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01 July 2021
Palestine: From Normalization to Oppression
Even though Palestine and the lives of Palestinians has begun to receive the attention of a small number of scholars within the discipline (Afifi, Afifi, Robbins, & Nimah, 2013; Ghabra & Hasian, 2018; Ghabra & Calafell, 2017; Mislán & Shaban, 2019; Hasian & Flores, 1997; Tawil-Souri, 2012), there has never been a journal special issue that has been devoted to understanding the experience and voices of Palestinians. This one will do so.
We expect that some scholars will approach this call by centering around what Palestine means in the midst of patriarchy, whiteness, heterosexuality, globalization, and transnationalism, while others will address the Palestinian experience through a different set of lenses or ideological commitments and, in some cases, social scientific theory to answer a particular set of hypotheses or research questions.
We welcome all submissions that (a) give voice to the experience of Palestinians (inside or outside the occupied Palestinian Territories) and that (b) provide an analysis directly relevant to the Communication discipline. All methods and epistemological approaches are welcome, from the critical/cultural to the social scientific and everything in between, from empirical pieces to theory pieces to critical analytic pieces, and from transnational analyses to those focused exclusively on local Palestinian lives. Submissions that subjugate the Palestinian experience, that fail to meet relevant submission criteria, and/or that fail to adequately advance the scholarly conversation within the Communication discipline about the Palestinian experience will not be accepted.
We hope to receive a wide range of submissions. An incomplete list of (alphabetically ordered) topics and/or approaches includes:
Borderlands and transnationalism
Colonialism, postcolonialism, neoliberalism or/and settler colonialism
Coping and stress
Critical rhetoric of Palestinians in western discourse
Feminist and intersectional Studies
Health communication and health outcomes
Marriage, divorce, and the social structure
Media content analyses
Memory and identity
Military, occupation and imperialism
Monstrosity and horror
Queer/ed approaches to MENA/Palestinian identities
Social media and youth
Theater, film and performance Studies
Transnationalism and diaspora
Trust and community
Uncertainty and control
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Submissions must be limited to no more than 6,000–7,000 words inclusive of references, figure captions, endnotes. Short research reports or scholarly review pieces are also welcome. To format your essay, please follow the styling requirement for Journal of International and Intercultural Communication. See the details for https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/rjii20/current
The submission deadline is July 1st, 2021. Manuscript and all required materials are submitted through https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/rjii.
- January 2021: Post call on JIIC website
- July 1, 2021: Contributors submit their essays
- September 15, 2021: Peer-reviews will be sent back to contributors
- January 1, 2022: Contributors resubmit revised essays
- March, 2022: If needed, peer-reviewed will be sent back to the contributors.
- May 1, 2022: Contributors will finalize their essays.
- Fall/Winter 2022: Publication
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