Wednesday, April 11, 2007

CFP: Media, Religion, and Politics in the Age of Globalization

This call for papers might be of interest to researchers of religion and new media...

The American Edition of Global Media Journal invites the submission of essays and research reports that focus on the intersections across media, religion, and politics in the context of globalization for the fall 2007 issue. The guest editors, Debra Merskin and Karin Gwinn Wilkins, are particularly interested in critical work that considers the way religious and political groups engage global media systems in order to advocate particular perspectives. Global media refer to transnational, regional, and global media systems. Articles might address, but not be limited to, such topics as:

- the participation of religious and/or political leaders in the production of global media
- advocacy efforts of religious and/or political leaders and agencies to influence the content of global media
- ideological positions relating to religious and political perspectives evidenced in global media
- how religious and/or political groups interpret and engage global media
- intersections across religious and political groups in reference to media production and distribution

This special issue will include a Graduate Research Section. Authors should be sure to indicate current student status if to be considered in this section.

All papers must be submitted as Microsoft Word attachments no later than July 15, 2007. For submission guidelines, please go to: All papers MUST follow the APA style manual and must include: (a) Author's address and contact information, (b) a brief abstract--less than 200 words, (c) five to ten keywords which reflect the contents for the paper, and (d) a brief biography of the author--less than 50 words. Articles that do not follow appropriate submission guidelines will not be considered.

Please direct inquiries regarding this special issue to Karin Gwinn Wilkins, University of Texas at Austin, Inquiries pertaining to the graduate research section should be directed to Debra Merskin, University of Oregon,

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