[csaa-forum] ANZCA 2014 CFP

Diana Bossio dbossio at swin.edu.au
Fri Oct 4 11:48:06 CST 2013

ANZCA 2014 Melbourne Call for papers
The Australian and New Zealand Communications Association's annual conference will be held on 9-11 July, 2014 at Swinburne University in Melbourne Australia.
The conference theme for 2014 is: 'The digital and the social: communication for inclusion and exchange'

With communication becoming increasingly 'social', there have been unprecedented opportunities for people to communicate across geographic, political and economic divides. Social media platforms reach across barriers of distance, time and culture to create a decentralised and increasingly interactive communications environment. At home, at play, and at work, social media is increasingly a part of our everyday lives.

The utopian vision is that these platforms satisfy diverse communication needs: they allow internet users to protest, to raise awareness of social issues, to publicise political actions, to unify minority voices and to create new media forms. However more recently critics have cautioned that social and digital media have also been used for surveillance, to stifle communication, to repress minorities and to ensure violent sanction against those who press for political or economic change.
The ANZCA Melbourne 2014 conference is focussed on social media, broadly defined, and the paradoxical nature of our ubiquitous communications environment. The conference recognises that while social media is reorganising the communications environment it is simultaneously giving rise to diverse and complex forms of social change. The conference also recognises the long and diverse histories of social media, which predate current Web 2.0 platforms.
We invite papers that examine how social media is influencing our understanding of social inclusion and exchange and what the implications are for communications and media. Topics may include, but are not limited to:
-the possibilities for inclusion across social divides using social and digital media
-challenges of social media in civic engagement and communications
-social media in organisational communication
-the ethics of digital and social communication
-the economic possibilities and challenges of digital participation
- advertising, marketing and PR dimensions of social media
-regulatory and governance debates
We also invite papers that explore the wider relationship between digitality and sociality at a conceptual level or via case studies of particular communication practices.
Abstracts and proposals should be sent to anzca14 at swin.edu.au<mailto:anzca14 at swin.edu.au> with the following information:
1.                       Title of presentation
2.                        Name(s) of presenter(s) and affiliations
3.                        Email address(es) of presenter(s)
4.                        Indicate clearly whether the paper is intended as a refereed or non-refereed paper
5.                        Abstracts should be between 200- 500 words

Presenters MUST submit their paper under ONE PRIMARY KEYWORD of the following list of keywords that best describes the abstract/paper:
Citizenship : Creativity/Creative Industries : Cultural Studies : Cross-cultural, interpersonal and intrapersonal communication : Cultural Politics (including ethnicity, multiculturalism, religion, etc.) : Community Media: Disability : Environment and science : Ethics and law : Games : Gender : Global Media and development : Health : Indigeneity  : Journalism : Media Arts : Media history : Media Studies : Mobile or locative  media : New media (including games, mobile media, social media, digital media) : Organisational communication (business, corporate, advertising): Pedagogy (media education, approaches, etc.) : Political and Government Communication : Public Relations : Sports  : Open stream
All original, unpublished papers presented or submitted to the ANZCA 2014 conference will be eligible to be considered for the conference proceedings strictly via a double-blind review process.

Abstract submission deadlines
28 February 2014: Abstracts, Panel and Poster Proposals Due
4 April 2014: Acceptance Notification and instructions emailed
2 May 2014: Full Papers (Refereed) Due
30 May 2014: Early bird registration closes (at discounted rate)

25 July: Final papers due

For further information regarding this call for papers, please contact the ANZCA 2014 Conference Convener: Dr Diana Bossio (Swinburne University, Faculty of Life and Social Sciences) via email: anzca.2014 at swin.edu.au<mailto:anzca.2014 at swin.edu.au>

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