Insight Palestina: Images, Discourses, and the Image of Discourse
We are currently looking for contributions to elaborate and enrich the scope of an edited volume that we are preparing for publication with a leading academic independent publishing house. Entitled "Insight Palestina: Images, Discourses, and the Image of Discourse" it focuses on commercial, artistic, amateur, academic and journalistic representations of the Israeli-Palestinian struggle. At this stage, we are particularly interested in receiving proposals from scholars working in disciplines such as:
Visual anthropology and visual sociology
Media and communications studies
The volume introduces alternative modes of critical engagement with images of the struggle, with a view to opening up other spaces for an innovative political imagination to emerge. New contributors should present a critical case study based on a close reading of images related to the struggle, using a perspective that overcomes the conventional, one-dimensional accounts used to narrate the struggle. To qualify, each essay is required to address three key elements:
1. How the representations used in your study have been understood, structured and mobilized in academic, popular and political cultures, in or away from the Middle East.
2. How, based on your scholarly study of primary sources, you propose to reconceptualize these representations, and why.
3. How your discussion contributes to modifying the research methodologies often used in the academic debates about the histories and realities of the Palestinian-Israeli struggle.
How to apply, and timeline:
We would specifically, though not exclusively, welcome contributions dealing with images such as popular/amateur or commercial photography, professional and/or experimental animation, caricatures, advertising or awareness campaigns, images circulated via social media etc.
If you are interested, please send us a short note indicating your intention to submit an abstract. Abstracts of up to 250 words should then be sent by the 13th of January 2014, in Microsoft Word or PDF format, and should include your name, title, email address, academic position and affiliation.
The deadline for the submission of complete essays of 7,000 words (including endnotes and bibliography) is the 14th of April 2014.
To apply or should you require further information, please email both editors:
Gil Pasternak: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lior Libman: email@example.com
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