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<nettime-ann> CfP: Arab Women & New Media
Bishop Zareh on Tue, 2 Apr 2013 15:32:51 +0200 (CEST)

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<nettime-ann> CfP: Arab Women & New Media


> Arab Women in a Changing Region: Revolutionizing the Political,
> Social, and Communication Landscapes
> CyberOrient: Online Journal of the Virtual Middle East
> Editor-in-Chief : Daniel Martin Varisco
> Guest Editor: Sahar Khamis
> Submission deadline: October 1st, 2013 (Full Papers)
> Aim
> On the second anniversary of the “Arab Spring”, many challenges
> present themselves in transitioning countries, protests still continue
> in some countries, while new governments are being formed in others.
> Arguably, throughout these last two years, and before, Arab women
> played a critical and vital role in paving the way for the eruption of
> the “Arab Spring” movements: mobilizing their fellow citizens to take
> part in the revolts, documenting the unfolding events with their own
> cameras and cell phones, both as citizen journalists and professional
> reporters, and shaping public opinion about ongoing issues, changes,
> and challenges, through the extensive use of digital media, such as
> Twitter, Facebook, and blogs.
> This is a call for papers, across disciplines, aiming for critical and
> evidence-based evaluations of the multiple roles played by Arab women
> in this changing region, both as senders and receivers of mediated
> messages, through the use of different types of media before, during,
> and beyond the Arab Spring, including both new, social media, as well
> as other media outlets, such as satellite television channels and the
> press. First-person and ethnographic accounts are welcomed, but
> CyberOrient accepts contributions from any field of study and using
> any methodological orientation.
> About CyberOrient
> CyberOrient (http://www.cyberorient.net/) is a peer-reviewed journal
> published by the American Anthropological Association, in
> collaboration with the Faculty of Arts of Charles University in
> Prague. The aim of the journal is to provide research and theoretical
> considerations on the representation of Islam and the Middle East, the
> very areas that used to be styled as an “Orient”, in cyberspace, as
> well as the impact of the internet and new media in Muslim and Middle
> Eastern contexts.
> Submission
> Articles should be submitted directly to Sahar Khamis
> (skhamis {AT} umd.edu) and Vit Sisler (vit.sisler {AT} ff.cuni.cz). The
> submitted article should be between 6,000 and 8,000 words (including
> references). It should follow the AAA style in referencing and
> citations. The accepted articles will be published online with free
> access in early spring, 2014.
> More information can be found here:
> http://www.cyberorient.net/detail.do?articleId=3682
> --
> Vit Sisler, Ph.D.
> Charles University in Prague
> Faculty of Arts & Philosophy
> Institute of Information Science and Librarianship
> New Media Studies
> http://uisk.jinonice.cuni.cz/sisler/
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