[Air-L] CFP: Global Fusion Conference on Sustenance and Globalization

Heidi Campbell hcampbe1 at yahoo.co.uk
Sat Jan 30 05:32:42 PST 2010

CALL FOR PAPERS. The GLOBAL FUSION 2010 Media & Communication Conference will be held at Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA, October 22-24, 2010. 

This year’s conference theme is “Sustenance and Globalization.” We consider the concept of culture in relation to the nature of global  communication processes. Those interested in the role of the print, electronic, and digital media might look at their role in sustaining and modifying cultures. For those interested in non-mediated communication, a focus could be brought to bear on the ways in which folklore, traditional cultural practices, and ecology can act to sustain and empower cultures..  Researchers exploring the development perspective on international communication might consider addressing community building, sustainability, development, and the roles of communication in changing and sustaining cultures, polities, and societies. Among many other possibilities, this theme also allows for an exploration of the ways in which communication technologies, both as software and hardware, can sustain and/or undermine cultures and environments.
Submissions on this theme are preferred, but proposals for conference panels and papers may be on any topic related to global media and international communication. Panel and individual paper proposals may be submitted in the form of abstracts of 200-250 words, in MS Word or rich text format.  Paper abstracts should be submitted anonymously, without the name or other identifying information about the author in the document.
The Global Fusion conference offers a graduate student competition. Papers submitted for the graduate student paper competition should be full length (about 25 pages in APA format), and clearly marked on the title page as being a submission for the competition.
The purpose of the Global Fusion conference series is to promote 
academic excellence in global media and international communication studies.. These conferences bring together scholars and professionals interested in media and communication in global contexts. The conference series is sponsored by a consortium of schools including Texas A&M University, the University of Texas at Austin, Ohio University, Temple University and Southern Illinois University. The organizing committee members are Patrick Burkart, Antonio C. La Pastina, and Srivi Ramasubramanian. 
Submission deadline: Tuesday, July 1, 2010
Email address for submissions: globalfusion2010 at tamu.edu
Conference contact: Patrick Burkart, pburkart at tamu.edu



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