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Call for Papers

Issue 27, Winter/Spring 2019 on “Media and Identity”

Arab Media & Society, the biannual journal of the Kamal Adham Center for Television and Digital Journalism in the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the American University in Cairo, is seeking submissions for our next issue on “Media and Identity”. In our globalized world, the concept of identity has become increasingly fluid. In the Arab world, with a history of contested notions of Arab identity, deeply ingrained cultural and religious traditions, and more recent national and regional upheaval, questions of identity have garnered newfound discourse and debate. With this in mind, we are hoping to compile a diverse and representative issue on media and identity in the Arab world. Papers may address (but are not limited to) the suggested subtopics below:

  • Media and identity formation
  • Media, identity, and representation
  • Identity and the digital divide
  • Agenda setting and identity
  • Preserving cultural identity in a global media environment
  • Language in Arab media: identity and ideology
  • Media, religion, and identity
  • Media and concepts of Arab identity
  • Media and minority identities
  • Media influence on Arab arts and entertainment
  • Gender identity in the Arab world
  • Growing up online: media influence in the digital age

While we welcome submissions from diverse disciplines and perspectives, articles should relate in some way to the Arab world and its diaspora, and media or communication technology. Submissions for peer-review consideration should be received by January 15, 2019. All other submissions, including book and conference reviews, shorter research papers, and columns, should be received by January 30, 2019. While we encourage shorter pieces, submissions may be up to 10,000 words, including footnotes, and should conform to the Chicago Manual of Style. All submissions should be sent using our online form, or be sent as .doc or docx files, including the author’s name as it will be published, affiliation, and a brief abstract of no more than 150 words. If submitting manually, send articles and ideas to Sarah El-Shaarawi, Managing Editor, at editor@arabmediasociety.com.