New Book on Communication and Social Justice and Call For Book Manuscripts
Call for Papers Date:
New Book on Communication and Social Justice
I am pleased to announce that the second book in the new Communication and Social Justice book series with Troubador Publications has been published. Kevin J. Callahan’s Demonstration Culture: European Socialism & the Second International, 1889-1914. This insightful study of how international socialism prior to World War I overcame internal disunity and external obstacles by developing a new style of political culture and communication centered on mass-based demonstration. In it, Dr. Callahan studies the diverse repertoire of activities such as public display, political symbolism, the popular press, the issuance of manifestos, massive antiwar rallies, and the convening of impressive political spectacles that marked this powerful social movement. ISBN-10: 1848763832
Previous book published in this series:
Amardo Rodriguez, Revisioning Diversity in Communication Studies, which explores the potentiality of new definitions of communication to fundamentally expand our notions of diversity, identity, community, and justice. Its primary thesis is that communication studies is yet to realize its full capacity to make an important and sustain contribution to resolving many of the pressing and perilous problems that the world increasingly faces as our spaces and distances collapse and implode. Through many contemporary examples, the book demonstrates how new definitions of communication can help us revision these problems in ways that promote the collective good. Ultimately, the book endeavors to offer the beginnings of a new vision of communication studies. ISBN-10: 1848761775
Debbie S. Dougherty, The Reluctant Farmer: An Exploration of Work, Social Class, and the Production of Food.
Ellen W. Gorsevski, Dangerous Women: The Rhetoric of the Women Nobel Peace Laureates.
Amos Kiewe, Anti-Semitism: The Rhetoric of Hate.
Shane Ralston, Pragmatic Environmentalism: Toward a Rhetoric of Eco-Justice.
Toniesha L. Taylor, A Tradition of Her Own: Womanist Sermonic Rhetoric and Social Justice.
Philip C. Wander, Shadow Songs: Reflections on Rhetoric, Culture, & Human Survival
For those interested in submitting work to the series, please see below:
Communication and Social Justice: Call For Book Manuscripts
Social justice is a powerful political and ideological concept in the 21st century; it has become an increasingly central idea for those trying to gain a fuller understanding of national and international grassroots politics. An implicit assumption of a social justice perspective is that the integrity of any community is violated when some of its members are systematically deprived of their dignity or equality. This assumption often leads to research whose findings are not comfortable for the status quo: governments, institutions, and disciplines. Troubador’s new Communication and Social Justice book series maintains that the relevance of scholarship should be judged by the degree to which scholarship advances social democratic values, and that these values must advance by way of valid research that provides honest critique and redescription of those institutions that promote and reify poverty, hierarchy, and/or social inequality.
Books in our series recognize that concern for underprivileged and underresourced groups is becoming an increasingly important topic about which to theorize and for which to develop interventions. The goal of this series is to explore the theoretical and practical ways that communication scholars can reconceptualize national and international societies so as to enable inclusive and equitable communities to emerge; to seek to construct communities that protect individual freedom while insuring equality and dignity for everyone. Specifically, this series takes the position that potential contributors are intellectual laborers who view their professional commitments as indistinguishable from their social and political identifications. From varying perspectives, each book published in the series will illustrate the vitality of engaged scholarship and the claim that a scholarship of social justice is not incompatible with more traditional “ivy tower” research. A fundamental assumption of the books is that there is no worthier end for measuring social utility than the abolishment of social injustice.
For information, please contract series editor Omar.Swartz@ucdenver.edu or visit us online at http://www.troubador.co.uk/socialjustice/.
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