Call for papers: Temporalities in Non-Western and Western communication and media studies

April 1, 2019

Temporalities in Non-Western and Western communication and media studies

Deadline for submission of abstracts: April 30, 2019

This edited volume of the postgraduate Journal “Networking Knowledge” of UK’s Media and Cultural Studies Association invites scholars from a broad range of disciplines to submit manuscripts on the theme of “Temporalities in Non-Western and Western communication and media studies”.

The topic had its peak with every rise of a new medium, with the work of Innis and McLuhan in the 70s in the rise of television at the forefront. With the emergence of the internet as an ubiquitous phenomenon, the topic of temporalities rises to new levels and emergent phenomena with scholar such as Sharma, Wajcman, Qiu and others at the forefront. This call for submissions therefore hopes to contribute towards this emerging discourse on social time and the digital. Moreover, a lack of temporalities communication and media research in the Global South is attributed to the prevalent Western tradition in communication research. This special section also serves to overcome the dominance of Western approaches in temporalities studies. Following these considerations, scholars are invited to submit their original manuscripts that address the following topics, among others:

  • Comparative studies of temporalities in communication and media sciences
  • Methodologies investigating journalism, advertisements, PR, political communication, cultural studies, feminist or queer approaches investigating media or communication temporalities;
  • Time use research or time budget studies addressing communication and media (e.g. passive leisure (watching tv), multitasking (activities while watching tv), use of information and communication technologies)
  • Dynamic methodologies and longitudinal studies;
  • Memory or generational studies;
  • Theory development or contrasting theory streams explaining temporalities in communication and media studies;
  • Cross-cultural temporalities;
  • Social time and the digital in educommunication and/or approaching the study of (new) media in the learning environment
  • Other topics (please enquire with the editor in advance)

Theoretical as well as qualitative and quantitative approaches investigating such temporalities are welcome. Different disciplinary approaches can be pursued. Submissions must not have been previously published nor be under consideration by another publication. An extended abstract (up to 500 words) or a complete paper at the first stage of the reviewing process will be accepted. All the submissions must be received by April 30, 2019. If the extended abstract is accepted, the complete manuscript must be received by August 31, 2019. Manuscripts should be prepared in accordance with the guidelines on the website (http://www.ojs.meccsa.org.uk/index.php/netknow/about/submissions) and should have a length of about 4,000 to 6,000 words including tables and references. All manuscripts will be peer reviewed, and the authors will be notified of the final acceptance/rejection decision.

 

The detailed timeline will be as follows:

  • April 30, 2019 - Deadline for receiving abstracts or extended abstracts
  • May 10, 2019 - Deadline for informing authors of selection of abstract, and invitations for full papers
  • August 30, 2019 - Deadline for receiving full papers
  • September 10, 2019 - Deadline for carrying out first round of edits
  • September 10, 2019 - November 30, 2019 - Peer review process
  • November 30 onwards - Final edits, draft introduction, cover image etc.
  • February 1, 2020 - Publication

 

Please direct questions and submissions to Associate Editor Maria Faust M.A. at maria.faust@uni-leipzig.de, Guest Editor Tiago Rodrigues Ph.D. at tiagoedergarciarodrigues@gmail.com and Guest Editor Jorge Rosales Ph.D. at jorge.rosales@umayor.cl.