Braga 2010 - CFP for Media, Religion & Culture Working Group
Citizenship continues to be practiced, to evolve, and to be qualified by the mix of media, religion & culture, usually at implicit levels. It is not always clear, though, how religion serves in a communicative role, especially in the mass media. The IAMCR Media, Religion and Culture Working Group invites proposals for papers exploring clarifications of the religious as a context for civil participation and responsibility both more generally and also focused on the conference theme: "Communication and Citizenship: Rethinking Crisis and Change".
As issues concerning the specifically communicative character of religion, including its interfaith realizations, have often been central to recent working group discussions, presenters may find such matters appropriate areas for exploration (both descriptively but especially in methodologically adequate ways). However, all proposals for quality papers treating media in central religious communication processes, from community building to proclamation, from art to expressions of faith, apologetic and propagandistic media usage and reception within the wide field of Media, Culture and Religion are welcome. In other words, all approaches are welcome for proposed papers, provided they offer good quality, interesting, novel perspectives.
Abstracts/proposals (300-500 words) must be sent to the co-ordinators of the MRC working group through the conference website by January 31, 2010. Include title, abstract, author name, institutional affiliation, and email address with your submission. You will be informed whether your proposal has been accepted by March 15, 2010. Full papers are due April 30, 2010, again through the official conference website.
For more information contact one of the working group’s co-ordinators, J. Ehrat ehrat[AT]unigre.it or F. Coffey fdcoffey[AT]yahoo.com.