Westminster Papers in Communication and Culture invites submissions from international and multidisciplinary perspectives that explore some of the key debates around media ethnography and/or draw on media ethnography (or studies inspired by it) to produce original empirical research. In keeping with the aims of WPCC, we welcome submissions from new and emerging scholars.
Possible topics include but are not limited to:
* Challenges and opportunities, strengths and weaknesses of media ethnography
* Ethical concerns in media ethnography
* Media ethnography, social activism and social change
* Sensory ethnography and anthropology of the senses
* Media ethnography, power and authority
* Media ethnography, presence, non-presence, digital ethnography and the concept of â€œthe fieldâ€
* We particularly encourage the submission of original empirical studies of media which draw on ethnographic approaches A 300 word abstract, full contact information for the corresponding author, and a biographical note (up to 75 words) on each of the authors should be submitted by no later than 3 February 2012. Authors of accepted abstracts will be notified in February
2012 and will then be invited to submit a full paper by 15 June 2012.
Complete manuscripts should be prepared in English in MS Word and adhere to the Manuscript Submission Guidelines (http://www.wmin.ac.uk/mad/page-1201); they should be 6000 – 8000 words, including notes and references. Papers should be accompanied by an abstract of 100-150 words and up to six keywords. The manuscript must contain a separate title page that should include: the title of the manuscript; the
name(s) and affiliation(s) of the author(s); full contact details of the author(s); the author’s brief biographical statement. An invitation to submit a full paper does not constitute a commitment for publication; all papers will be subject to anonymous peer review following submission.
Please send your abstract as an e-mail attachment to the issue editors, Dr Andrea Medrado and Helena Nassif at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline for abstracts: 03 February 2012.
Deadline for complete manuscripts: 15 June 2012.