[csaa-forum] Call for Chapters: Globalization and Communicative Democracy

Kevin Howley khowley at depauw.edu
Fri Jan 27 08:20:06 CST 2006

*Apologies for cross-posting*


MARCH 15, 2006


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

Editor:  Kevin Howley, DePauw University

Combining seminal work on the 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

This collection seeks to bring together scholars, activists and cultural
critics from the field 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
NGOs and Community 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
Local Cultural Production
Indigenous Peoples' Media
Media Reform, Media Activism and Community Media
Community Media and Collective Memory
Production and Distribution through Global Networks

"Globalization and Communicative Democracy" will be aimed at advanced
undergraduate and graduate studies programs, as well as activists,
community organizers and media workers.  Potential contributors should
send a biographical sketch along with an extended abstract (1000-1200
words) to khowley at depauw.edu by March 15, 2006.  Inquiries regarding
submissions should be sent to Kevin Howley at the same address.

Kevin Howley is author, most recently, 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.

Dr. Kevin Howley
Department of Communication & Theater
Pulliam Center for Contemporary Media
DePauw University
Greencastle, IN

Recently released

"Community Media: People, Places, and Communication Technologies" 

Kevin Howley Ph. D.
Department of Communication & Theater
Pulliam Center for Contemporary Media
DePauw University
609 S. Locust Street
Greencastle, IN 46135
Tel. (765) 658-4491
Fax. (765) 658-4499

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