CALL FOR MANUSCRIPTS FOR INTERNATIONAL COMMUNICATION GAZETTE SPECIAL ISSUE – CRITICAL INTERSECTIONS @ THE CENTER: REFLECTIONS ON CENTRALITY OF INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION IN A CONFLICT-TORN WORLD
Editors: Sudeshna Roy, Stephen F. Austin State University; Ibrahim Seaga Shaw, Northumbria University
Volume 13, Spring 2013
The world is experiencing new forms of conflict post 9/11. Some of these are overt military actions and some of them are covert statements of protest. Many of these conflicts arise from cross-cultural tensions, cross-border political goals and tensions arising from multi-ethnic, multi-religious populations. To date, neither mainstream media nor scholarly debate has successfully addressed the issue of how modern conflicts affect intercultural communication both at the theoretical level as well as at the level of specific case studies. In order to curb the flaring up of conflicts or for conflicts to come to sustainable, creative endings, it is important to bring to public attention the key uses and contributions of intercultural communication. In this context, this special issue seeks manuscripts that explore the intersection of intercultural communication, peace research and public activism. The rapid increase of communication technologies has made trans-border understanding and communication more viable today. The special issue, thus, also reflects on the effect of communication technology on intercultural communication in stimulating lasting peace. Topics of interest include but are not limited to: • contribution of intercultural communication to international understanding, peace and security • use of new media/technologies to communicate across cultures in times of conflict • influence of media representation of conflicts on intercultural communication • intercultural communication and cyberactivism • development of normative theories in intercultural communication and peace studies in conditions of cultural pluralism in conflict-affected areas of the world • influence of social media on intercultural communication in times of conflict • elements of intercultural communication in peace journalism • the role of intercultural communication in world politics. Differing methodological perspectives are welcome.
Timing, length, style: Please send completed manuscripts by the November 15, 2011, to the first editor: Dr. Sudeshna Roy, Stephen F. Austin State University firstname.lastname@example.org. The maximum length is not to exceed 9000 words. When preparing your manuscript, please click on the link ‘Submit a Manuscript’ on the International Communication Gazette website (http://gaz.sagepub.com/) which provides guidance on paper length, referencing style, etc. Manuscripts will be evaluated by the editors. Special issue papers are handled directly via email with the special issue editors. Aims and Scope International Communication Gazette aims to contribute to a fuller knowledge and understanding of the structures and processes of international communication, the regulatory regimes in the field of international communication, the interaction between international and national flows of communication and the complexities of intercultural communication across national borders.