[Air-L] CFP extended: CyberOrient: Online Journal of the Virtual Middle East

Vit Sisler vsisler at gmail.com
Tue Jul 26 10:01:47 PDT 2011

Call for Papers extended: CyberOrient: Online Journal of the Virtual Middle East
New submission deadline: 31 October 2011

Call Description

CyberOrient (http://www.cyberorient.net/) is a peer-reviewed journal
published by the Middle East Section of the American Anthropological
Association in collaboration with the Faculty of Arts of Charles
University in Prague. The aim of the journal is to provide research
and theoretical considerations on the representation of Islam and the
Middle East, the very areas that used to be styled as an “Orient”, in
cyberspace, as well as the impact of the internet and new media in
Muslim and Middle Eastern contexts. This issue of CyberOrient aims to
bring together the state of the art research dealing with the growing
influence of the internet and new media in the Middle East.

Key questions include, yet are not limited to, the following:

- What is the role of the internet and new media, including social
sites, in the ongoing political and social changes in the Arab world
and the Middle East?
- Does the proliferation of sites by individuals from various cultural
backgrounds democratize political and religious behavior in the Middle
- What does the internet and the social networks it enables offer to
groups who have not traditionally had access to an open public domain
for expression, especially women and marginalized sects?
- Does the wide range of views posted on the internet foster tolerance
and greater understanding on current issues of political and religious
- What is the impact of the virtual Islamic community on the practices
of Muslims worldwide?
- How does access to internet cafes and global connections influence
cultural norms in Middle Eastern societies?
- What role do new media such as video games and video clips play in
the identity construction of Middle Eastern and Muslim youth?

Submission Details

Please submit a manuscript no longer than 8000 words to the editors as
an e-mail attachment to Daniel.M.Varisco at hofstra.edu and
vsisler at gmail.com no later than 31 October 2011. Please format your
submission as follows:

- Cover page with your name, affiliation, address, article title
- Second page with article title, abstract (150-200 words) and four or
five key words. Do not put your name on this page or on the pages of
the following text.
- Article with references at the end, following the AAA format
(http://www.aaanet.org/publications/guidelines.cfm). Please note all
papers will be subject to anonymous peer review following submission.

Important dates

31 October 2011: Deadline for manuscript submission
31 December 2011: Announcement of results of peer-review
February 2012: Publication of the issue

Inquiries and submission of manuscripts should be addressed to:

Daniel Martin Varisco
Department of Anthropology
200 Davison Hall
Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549
(516) 463-5590 (office)
(516) 463-6250 (fax)
Daniel.M.Varisco at hofstra.edu

Vit Sisler
New Media Studies
Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague
U Krize 8, Praha 5, 158 00
(+420) 251 080 205 (office)
vsisler at gmail.com

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