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CALL FOR ARTICLE SUBMISSIONS
SIGNO Y PENSAMIENTO JOURNAL- N 44
First Semester 2004
Signo y Pensamiento, the journal published by the Communications
Department of Universidad Javeriana's School of Language and
Communications (Bogot, D. C., Colombia), invites all researchers,
teachers, and scholars interested in the area of communication -and in
Social Sciences- to submit their articles or papers for the journal's
issue No 44 (January-July 2004), which will be devoted to the subject
"Information Society: Which Society are We Talking about?". In so doing,
the journal wants to join and take part in the national and international
debates that have emerged around the Information Society World Summit.
People interested can submit research findings, essays and reports within
the general framework of mass media, culture and media, and/or the use
and appropriation of cultural assets. Papers on any of the following
general themes can be submitted:
1. Knowledge, Information and Culture vs. Economy and the Markets, How to
Balance the Scales? Articles concerning the relationship between the
quality and quantity of cultural consumption and revenue criteria;
copyrights and intellectual property; broadening ownership, the right to
free information, and the democratization of culture,
2. The digital gap (cultural and social) Articles on national, regional
and global milieus; conflict, cooperation and integration (reality and
possibilities); production and commercialization of communication and
information technology; development possibilities and indicators
(infrastructure, users, access and weight within the economy); the
presence and conciliatory strategies of the State and other political
actors in the policies and regulation of information and communications
as a public service.
3. The global and the local milieus: tensions and possibilities Articles
dealing with the right to be different, plurality and cultural
homogenization; research and use of communications and information
technology and socio-cultural integration (memory, the social fabric, the
public and cultural spheres); citizenship participation and interaction
(CIT); appropriation, participation, interaction and transformation of
daily life and culture; literacy and virtual education.
4. Historical perspectives: From the new world order of information and
communications to the information society? Articles on the continuities,
transformations and ruptures that have taken place due to the shifts and
displacements experienced by research and reflection on the national
policies on communications, on communications for development, on social
Deadline for article submission:
All articles must be submitted by March 8, 2004.
* Preferably, all texts should be unpublished. Otherwise, the
name, date, and place of publication, the publisher's address, and a
letter from the author or editor authorizing the publication of the text
must be included.
* The journal will give precedence to the following type of
articles received: research results including introduction, methodology,
results and conclusions; reflections based on the results of research
worked from an analytic, interpretative or critical point of view;
re-examined papers showing results, systematizations and progress in the
particular field of studies accompanied by careful and comprehensive
* Preferably, papers should be written in Spanish but texts in
either English or Portuguese are accepted.
* All articles should be 20 to 25 pages long, double-spaced and in
'A' format (28.000 characters approx.) in Times 12-point font.
* All articles must include a brief abstract (100 - 120 words) in
either English or Spanish.
* Charts and graphics should be sent separately.
* Information on the author should be sent on a separate sheet of
papaper stating: full name, nationality, address, e-mail, telephone,
institutional membership or affiliation, recent publications and major
areas of interest.
Submissions must be sent to:
Signo y Pensamiento
signoyp at javeriana.edu.co
Jorge Ivn Bonilla V.Catalina Montoya L.
jibonill at javeriana.edu.co
catalina.montoya at javeriana.edu.co
SIGNO Y PENSAMIENTO is an academic publication devoted to reviewing
progress and advancements on communications theory, practice and
It aims at being a forum for debate and spreading the contributions of
teachers and researchers mostly in the following areas:
* The foundations of communication as a scientific, humanistic and
artistic discipline, and the reflections about research methodologies and
knowledge construction in the are of communication.
* Analysis of contemporary communications issues and the
reproduction and transformation of cultural contexts.
* Ethics of communication.
* The relationship between communications and religious
* Analysis of different forms of expression and the multiplicity
of the media's own language and discourse.
* Analysis of the processes and languages that emerge in the
interaction with new communication technologies.
* The analysis and teaching of publicity, educational
communication, journalism and organizational communication as
professional fields and objects of study.
* Communications policies, planning and regulation.
* Communication and political culture.
REVISTA SIGNO Y PENSAMIENTO No. 44
Primer semestre de 2004
La revista Signo y Pensamiento, publicacin del Departamento de
Comunicacin de la Facultad de Comunicacin y Lenguaje de la Pontificia
Universidad Javeriana, convoca a todos(as) los(as) investigadores(as),
profesores(as) y pensadores(as) del campo de la comunicacin -y las
ciencias sociales- a presentar sus artculos para el nmero 44
(enero-julio, 2004) de nuestra publicacin, dedicada al tema: Sociedad
de la informacin: de qu sociedad estamos hablando?. En esta
ocasin la revista ha querido unirse a los debates nacionales e
internacionales en torno a los asuntos de la Cumbre Mundial de la
Sociedad de la Informacin, CMSI.
Todas las personas interesadas en esta convocatoria pueden enviar
artculos que presenten resultados de investigacin, artculos de
reflexin, de revisin temtica y reportes de caso, cuyo horizonte de
anlisis tenga alguna relacin los medios de comunicacin, las culturas
mediticas, los usos y apropiaciones de los bienes culturales. Se pueden
enviar trabajos en cualquiera de los siguientes ejes temticos:
1. Conocimiento, informacin y cultura vs. economa y mercados Cmo
equilibrar la balanza?: Se aceptan artculos asociados a la calidad y
cantidad del consumo cultural en relacin con los criterios de
rentabilidad; derechos de autor y propiedad intelectual; expansin de la
propiedad, libre derecho a la informacin y democratizacin de la
2. La brecha digital (cultural y social): Se aceptan artculos
relacionados con entornos nacionales, regionales y globales; conflicto,
cooperacin e integracin (realidades y posibilidades); investigacin,
produccin comercializacin de las tecnologas de informacin y
comunicacin; indicadores y posibilidades de desarrollo (infraestructuras
materiales, usuarios, accesos, peso en la economa); presencia,
concertacin del Estado y otros actores en las polticas y la regulacin
comunicacin, informacin como servicio pblico, entre otros
3. Entre lo mundial y lo local: tensiones y posibilidades: Se aceptan
artculos relacionados con los derechos a la diferencia, la pluralidad y
la homogenizacin cultural; investigacin/uso de las tecnologas de la
informacin y la comunicacin e integracin sociocultural (la memoria, el
tejido social, lo pblico y lo cultural); TIC, accin e interaccin
ciudadana; apropiacin, accin, interaccin, transformacin de la vida
cotidiana y la cultura; alfabetizacin y educacin virtual.
4. Miradas histricas: Del nuevo orden mundial de la informacin y la
comunicacin (NOMIC) a la sociedad de la informacin?: Se aceptan
artculos que den cuenta de las continuidades, las transformaciones y las
rupturas que ha implicado el desplazamiento de la reflexin y la
investigacin sobre asuntos relacionados con las polticas nacionales de
la comunicacin, la comunicacin para el desarrollo, el cambio social,
Fecha lmite para la recepcin de los artculos:
Los artculos se recibirn hasta el 8 de marzo de 2004.
- El material deber ser preferiblemente indito. En caso contrario, se
deber incluir el nombre y la fecha de la publicacin en la que ha
aparecido, la direccin del editor y una carta del autor o del editor en
la que se autoriza su reproduccin.
- La revista dar prioridad a los siguientes tipos de artculos enviados:
artculos de resultados de investigacin que incluyan una introduccin,
metodologa, resultados y conclusiones; artculos de reflexin basados en
resultados de investigacin trabajados desde una perspectiva analtica,
interpretativa o crtica por parte del autor; artculos de revisin que
muestren resultados, sistematizaciones y avances del campo de estudios y
que presenten una revisin bibliogrfica cuidadosa y exhaustiva.
- Deben ser preferiblemente escritos en castellano, aunque se aceptan
artculos en ingls y portugus.
- Los artculos deben tener una extensin entre 20 y 25 pginas escritas
a doble espacio en hoja tamao carta, o 28.000 caracteres
aproximadamente. La fuente debe ser Times 12 puntos.
- El artculo debe incluir: resumen en espaol e ingls (entre cien y
ciento veinte palabras).
- Los cuadros y grficas deben enviarse por separado.
- Debe enviarse una hoja separada con los datos del autor: nombre
completo, nacionalidad, direccin, correo electrnico, telfono,
afiliacin institucional, publicaciones recientes y reas de inters.
Las colaboraciones pueden ser enviadas a:
Signo y Pensamiento
signoyp at javeriana.edu.co
Jorge Ivn Bonilla V. Catalina Montoya L.
jibonill at javeriana.edu.co catalina.montoya at javeriana.edu.co
Editor Coordinadora Editorial
Rhetoricians for Peace, a nationwide progressive organization for
teachers and students of rhetoric, was founded in the Spring of 2002,
and currently has over 140 members. With the next Presidential election
less than one year away, writers and teachers are in positions to exert
real influence in the election's outcomes and to work for peace and
justice more broadly. We invite you to join us in our efforts to raise
the level of political discussion through exposing manipulations of
language and supporting serious rhetorical engagement with questions of
the future of our nation and world.
The organization's mission statement is:
Rhetoricians for Peace is a grassroots network of global citizens who
advocate the open exchange of accurate information and responsible
analysis in order to promote social justice and the peaceful resolutions
To achieve this end, Rhetoricians for Peace will examine public
communications and their contexts in the following ways:
- analyzing public discourses and the rhetorical situations in which
those discourses occur;
- countering manipulative rhetoric, lies, dishonest representations of
facts, and appeals to the power of force over reason and empathy for
- networking with organizations dedicated to open inquiry, particularly
organizations that promote peace, environmental responsibility, and
RFP's current projects include:
- rhetorical analysis of public statements, including policy and media
sources, and the circulation of analyses to the public and to political
activists, through the organization's website and other media;
- the promotion of dialogue dedicated to open inquiry of public
discourses in communities and educational venues, including schools and
- liaison with other groups, in academia and elsewhere, who advocate
goals similar those of the organization, with the ultimate goal of
creating a virtual think tank addressing issues of politics and
- publicly recognizing through an annual award rhetors who have
contributed to sane and courageous discussion of American foreign policy
- the creation of a network of individuals willing to speak on these
matters in public forums.
To join the group, go to
Request for Proposals
The Engagement Innovation Test Fund
SUMMARY: The Engagement Innovation Test Fund is seeking proposals for
creative efforts to engage or recruit new members and activists in the
work of your organization while educating the public about your
organization's mission. Grants of between $3,000 and $6,000 for a
short-term project (6 months or less) are competitively available to
public charities that qualify under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal
Revenue Code that wish to undertake a project with replicable results.
NEED: For too long the progressive movement has relied upon the same
tired mechanisms for engaging new members and activists and getting its
message out to the public. The result of this has been an aging activist
population and a lack of diversity in the activists who have been
BACKGROUND: Many public interest organizations are seeking to bolster
their membership and activist rolls in order to more effectively educate
the public and to develop support for their missions and goals. Some
organizations are gearing up to spend large sums on tried-and-true
mechanisms for recruitment like direct-mail solicitations, marches,
door-to-door canvasses, and conventions. However, new techniques, both
online and offline, have shown that members can be "acquired" for a lower
cost per member than traditional efforts cost. The Engagement Innovation
Test Fund will competitively test a number of recruiting techniques from
a variety of different organizations and movements and share the lessons
learned widely. The goal is to use a limited investment in a six month
test effort to guide foundations and non-profits in their investments in
PROCESS: Organizations which qualify as public charities under Section
501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code wishing to undertake a project
should complete the proposal form and e-mail it to the Common Assets
Defense Fund at engage at commonassets.org. A review committee will review
your proposal based on the following criteria.
* Number of members/activists potentially generated
* Diversity of members/activists generated
* Leadership potential of members/activists potentially generated
* Plan for ongoing engagement of members/activists
* Replicability of test results
* Plan for evaluation and sharing of results
The application asks that applicants evaluate their own proposal; the
review committee does not expect any project to score 10 points in all of
the categories. We are willing to take risks with non-traditional
projects. Proposals must be received by January 7th, 2004.
NETWORKING:If suitable, approved applicants will be placed in touch
with each other during the six month testing period. This will be an
excellent opportunity to network with other organizations who are clearly
interested in exploring new methodologies of membership/activist
EVALUATION/CONCLUSION: All recruitment efforts will be evaluated upon
completion and the results will be shared with all grantees. Similarly,
results will be shared with other organizations that may be able to
utilize recruitment methods developed as a result of these grants.
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATIONS:General Service Foundation supports
grantmaking programs in International Peace/Human Rights, Reproductive
Health and Rights and Western Water. Find them on the web at:
www.generalservice.org. Common Assets Defense Fund is a
multi-disciplinary organization that seeks to educate the American public
about the rapidly diminishing assets we hold in common and defend those
assets from misuse, privatization and destruction. Our three major
campaign areas are: airwaves, energy, and water. In each area we seek
to provide tools to help organize emerging networks of new leaders and
CONNECTED, or What It Means to Live in the Network Society
University of Minnesota Press | 240 pages | 2003
ISBN 0-8166-4362-8 | hardcover | $49.95
ISBN 0-8166-4363-6 | paperback | $17.95
Electronic Mediations Series, volume 9
Connected is made up of a series of mini-essays on cyberpunk, hip-hop,
film noir, Web surfing, greed, electronic surveillance, pervasive
multimedia, psychedelic drugs, artificial intelligence, and evolutionary
psychology, among other topics. In this breathtaking work, Steven Shaviro
investigates popular culture, new technologies, political change, and
community disruption and concludes that science fiction and social
reality have become virtually indistinguishable.
Shaviro argues that our strange new world is increasingly being
transformed in ways, and by devices, that seem to come out of the pages
of science fiction, even while the world itself is becoming a futuristic
landscape. The result is that science fiction provides the most useful
social theory, the only form that manages to be as radical as reality
For more information, including the table of contents, visit the book's
SPECIAL ISSUE: PROTEST CULTURES
CALL FOR PAPERS
In the wake of the demonstrations against the Iraq War that met George
Bush, Jr. in London, and the anti-FTAA demonstrations in Miami, Bad
Subjects [http://eserver.org/bs] is publishing a year-end special issue on
Protest Cultures. This issue will be dedicated to examining the role of
public protest in confronting the dominant orders of the American Empire
and capitalism; economic, cultural, and media globalism; and the
modalities of state violence, visible and less visible. What current
strategies of confrontation and protest are most effective in creating a
shared resistance to the normalization of imperial culture? How do
mobilizations occur and to what effect? How does staging protests
contribute to the creation of peaceful civil societies and social justice?
What forms of political organization and collective action emerge from
protests to energize democratic practice and confront anti-democratic
This special issue emphasizes the co-location of many political movements
and cultures within a broad, transnational oppositional camp. Essays might
address protest planning, staging geographies, personal experience,
spontaneous protests, anti-capitalist and labor protests, independent and
corporate reportage, internal organization, ideological conflicts among
protestors, artwork and creative protest, or policing and control, and
should articulate some argument concerning protest praxis and politics.
Relevant essays on historical protests are also invited.
Send essays of 2000-3500 words to Cynthia Hoffman [choff at lmi.net] and Joe
Lockard [Joe.Lockard at asu.edu]. Essay submissions can be reviewed and
published in English, Spanish, German, and French, with or without
translation. Protest graphics and photography may be submitted without
essays. For all submissions, include a brief author bio and e-mail
address; see Bad Subjects issues for style.
The submission deadline is December 24, 2003; the special issue will be
published on January 1, 2004.
Bad Subjects is also calling for papers on upcoming issues. For more
information, see http://eserver.org/bs
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