Call for submissions for an edited volume on global media, cultures, and identities
We are seeking chapter proposals for an edited volume on global media, cultures, and identities. The volume will examine the relationship between culture, media, and identity in a global world from various disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives, in different geographic locations, and with respect to a range of media, both old and new. The collection will combine theoretical reflections with concrete analyses of the modes in which global media shape cultural identities and, conversely, cultural formations influence the political economy of global media.
How do we conceptualize the global culture, media, and identity problematic after the interventions of postcolonialism and poststructuralism, for instance, or as anthropologists, scholars of communication, historians, and literary scholars? Is the global in global television the same as the global audience of the internet? What do media representations of specific cultural discourses of food, fashion, travel, community, or civic engagement tell us about the contingent nature of notions of global identity at work here? Through such questions, the collection will critically examine the very categories and imaginaries of global media, global culture, and global identity.
Submissions are welcome on all relevant topics related to the broad focus of the collection. Contributors are requested to submit a proposal of 500 words as well as a brief biographical note to Rohit Chopra at rchopra73_at_gmail.com by September 10, 2008. We will be seeking a publisher for the collection shortly afterward. Full chapters would be due by early 2009.
Project /Volume Editors
Rohit Chopra, Assistant Professor of Communication, Santa Clara University, Email: rchopra73_at_gmail.com
Radhika Gajjala, Associate Professor, Department of Interpersonal Communication, School of Communication Studies, Bowling Green State University, Email: radhik_at_bgsu.edu
Department of Communication
Santa Clara University