In recent years, our society has become increasingly divisive socially, culturally, politically, and geographically. Just in the US alone, we have seen a rise in conflicts based on differing as well as emerging identities, political views, cultural origins, nationalities, and socio-economic backgrounds.
Chao and Wang are asking for essays and research articles/chapters that address the ways in which intercultural communication seeks to understand communicative practices and strategies between different and uniquely situated groups of individuals and communities. What are the potentials and limitations of intercultural communication practices and rhetoric as different people from different cultures, backgrounds, and sociopolitical understandings attempt (or not) to bridge divides and understand each other? More specifically, we are interested in how intercultural communication research intersects with a wide array of concepts including (but not limited to):
– Race, race relations, and power
– Gender and sexuality
– Ethnic identity
– Intergroup conflict
– Media representation and stereotypes
– Social media and digital cultures
– Social movements
Please submit a 500-word abstract to Cynthia Wang by September 15th, 2019. Full drafts will be due by February 1, 2020. If you have any questions, please feel free to email her.