CALL FOR PAPERS AND CHAPTERS: CONFERENCE AND BOOK ON IDENTITY IN SOUTH AFRICAN MEDIA
At the end of the rainbow: power, politics and identity in
post-apartheid South African media.
Edited by Herman Wasserman (University of Stellenbosch), Adrian Hadland (Human Sciences Research Council), Eric P. Louw (University of Queensland) and Simphiwe Sesanti (Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University).
Submissions are awaited for a conference and book project on the construction of identities by the post-apartheid media in South Africa. A number of submissions have already been received, but contributions are still needed on especially the following topics:
Media, gender and identity
Media and religious identities
Alternative/underground media and identity construction
New media technologies and identities
Identity, ethnicity and nationalism
Identity construction in political communication
Economic power and the impact on identity formation in the media
The political economy of identities in mass media
Market segmentation, niche marketing and mediated identities
Urban media culture and the formation of new black identities
Class, lifestyle and media idealization of identity
Identity on the margins of the media: Xenophobia/Rural Poor/Immigrants
Chapters/papers should critically address the intersection of different formations of power (political, economic, ethnic) and the media, and the impact thereof on the construction of identity.
Papers will be presented at a conference in Stellenbosch, South Africa on 6 and 7 July 2006.
A selection of these papers will then be revised and finalised for submission to the editors.
Deadlines and dates are as follows:
6 May 2006: Submission of abstracts for conference
6 June 2006: Full chapter/paper for conference to be submitted
6 and 7 July 2006: Conference
6 August 2006: Submit revised chapter for peer-review
6 November 2006: Notification of final acceptance for book
March 2007: Envisaged publication date
University of Stellenbosch, South Africa
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