Istanbul 2011 - Post-Socialist, Post-Authoritarian Communication Working Group Call for Papers
The Post-Socialist, Post-Authoritarian Communication Working Group welcomes submissions for the IAMCR 2011 Conference. This working group will meet during the IAMCR 2011 Conference in Istanbul, Turkey, 13-17 July 2011. The overall IAMCR-conference theme is 'Cities, Connectivity, and Creativity'.
This working group is dedicated to the studies of the post-socialist and post-authoritarian media systems and political landscapes in different countries in transition. Intercultural communication research is necessary to understand and explain the emerging new systems and models, and the differences between these numerous regional and national ways of overcoming authoritarian heritage in these countries.
The working group is particularly interested in the many different and changing processes in media and journalism of so-called 'transitional societies' or 'new democracies'. This includes work on national adaptation to new journalistic standards, new media, and the political functions of popular culture in different national contexts. Members also have an interest in comparative (multi-language) discourse analyses, the visualization of international journalism and the role of globalization and critical global justice movements in this process.
This year the general theme to be discussed in the Post-Socialist, Post-Authoritarian Communication Working is the mobile society and media in frames of cities, type of a city, inter- and out-cities communication. Papers addressing the theme are most welcome.
We also wish to focus the attention on papers that emphasize the theoretical and conceptual re-thinking of the mobile society, and new media functioning.
The Post-Socialist, Post-Authoritarian Communication Working Group covers four main themes:
- Citizen media and citizen journalism.
- New media and new communication principles.
- Media-communication model in condition of mobile society.
- Media and public understanding of human rights and citizenship in Post-Socialist, Post-Authoritarian countries.
- Mapping media systems in non-Western countries
The deadlines are as follows:
Submission of abstracts: February 8, 2011 (papers will be assessed and provisionally accepted on the basis of the abstracts).
Announcement of acceptances: March 25, 2011.
Full papers due: June 3, 2011.
IAMCR accepts presentations in English, French and Spanish. However, it is requested that abstracts, if at all possible, be submitted in English.
Further information about IAMCR and this conference will be available at the conference website.
Abstracts should be between 350-500 words long. Each abstract must include title, name(s), affiliation, institutional address and email address of author(s), and should be sent to the Post-Socialist, Post-Authoritarian Communication Working Group, and should be submitted only through the conference official website.
Dr. Yassen N. Zassoursky
Post-Socialist, Post-Authoritarian Communication Working Group, Chair
Dr. Anastasia V. Grusha
Post-Socialist, Post-Authoritarian Communication Working Group, Co-Chair
For additional information visit the official conference website.
Political Communication Research Section and Post-Socialist, Post-Authoritarian Communication Working Group - Joint Session Call for Papers: “Political Communication in the Post-Socialist countries of Eastern Europe”
In keeping with IAMCR traditions of exploring points of intersect between research groups, a joint panel common to the "Political Communication Research" Section and the "Post-Socialist, Post-Authoritarian and Intercultural Communication" Working Group will be convened, on the theme: “Political Communication in the Post-Socialist countries of Eastern Europe”. Those who wish to submit a proposal for this session are encouraged to contact:
Philippe J. Maarek
Head of the Political Communication Section
Deputy Head of the Post-Socialist, Post-Authoritarian Working group