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Monday, September 26, 2005

Call: (Book) Globalization & Communicative Democracy

Call for contributions. Please circulate and apologies for cross-posting.

Globalization and Communicative Democracy: Community Media in the 21st Century

Editor: Kevin Howley, DePauw University

Combining seminal work on community and alternative media with new essays written by academics, activists, and community media workers, this volume offers new insights into the global struggle for communicative democracy from the perspective of local communities. Organized thematically, this anthology examines the intersection between community media and issues of democratic theory and the public sphere, cultural politics and social movement theory, neoliberalism and media reform efforts, as well as media activism and international solidarity building.

This collection seeks to bring together scholars, activists and cultural critics from the fields of media and cultural studies, development communication, political economy, sociology, anthropology, community informatics, and media literacy, among others, to examine community media from theoretical, empirical, and practitioner perspectives. Historical and contemporary case studies are especially welcome. Possible topics include, but are not limited to the following:

* Community Media and Social Movements
* Media Activism and International Solidarity Efforts
* Community Media and/as Cultural Politics
* Media and Community Development
* Innovative Cultural Forms & Practices in Community Media
* Community Media & New Technologies
* Indigenous Peoples┬╣ Media
* Communication Policy and the Public Interest
* Media Literacy, Pre-professional training and Community Media
* Tactical/Autonomous/Community Media
* Community Journalism And Investigative Reporting
* Community Media and Civil Society
* NGOs and Community Media
* Community Media & Local Cultural Production
* Media Reform, Media Activism and Community Media
* Community Media and Collective Memory
* Production and Distribution through Global Networks

Potential contributors should send a biographical sketch along with an extended abstract (800-1000 words) in a Word attachment to by January 31, 2006. Inquiries regarding submissions should be sent to Dr. Kevin Howley at the same address.

Kevin Howley is author of Community Media: People, Places, and Communication Technologies (Cambridge University Press, 2005). Dr. Howley┬╣s work has appeared in the International Journal of Cultural Studies, Transformations, the Journal of Radio Studies, Ecumene, Journalism: Theory, Practice and Criticism, Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, and Social Movement Studies.


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