[Air-L] Call for Papers – International Journal of E-Politics (IJEP)

Yasmin Ibrahim y.ibrahim at qmul.ac.uk
Fri May 22 11:14:25 PDT 2015

Call for Papers – International Journal of E-Politics (IJEP)
Themed Special Issue 
Wired Body and Watching through Technology

The technologically-wired body and its ability to capture, record and bear witness remain an area of growing scholarly interest. The wired body as a site of pervasive consumption, gaze and mnemonic memory making presents the possibilities to re-interrogate the corporeal; both its technological subjectivity and its ability to be ‘transformed’ as a witness through the act of watching, recording devices and publishing platforms. How is the corporeal body reframed as a political entity through this phenomenon?  How do we understand technology’s power to replicate a ‘moment’ or the notion of pervasive watching and capture through technology? How does it relate to truth, authenticity, re-configuration of the real or how we define witnessing in a technologically-mediated age? Have we falsely attributed the concept of the witness to the technologically-mediated body when our power to gaze at another is too pervasive to be distinct in a convergent world? How has technology mediated truth and social reality in recent political events and in spaces of trauma? What does it mean to capture moments of personal trauma or to publish these in public platforms?
We invite theoretical and empirical contributions for a themed special issue. Suggested topics include but are not limited to; 
•	Bearing witness through technology
•	The body as a site of recording and dissemination
•	Event creation through the public gaze
•	Visual culture and witnessing through technology
•	Media event and the wired body
•	The Politics of authenticity and witnessing 
•	Ethical dimensions of e-witnessing
•	Legal and ethical dimensions of non-stop capture
•	The wired body and power of technological gaze

All submissions are due by 30th August 2015.
All queries to
Yasmin Ibrahim y.ibrahim at qmul.ac.uk
Full papers to be submitted electronically, 
ABOUT International Journal of E-Politics (IJEP):
The mission of the International Journal of E-Politics (IJEP) is to define and expand the boundaries of e-politics as an emerging area of inter-disciplinary research and practice by assisting in the development of e-politics theories and empirical models. The journal creates a venue for empirical, theoretical, and practical scholarly work on e-politics to be published, leading to sharing of ideas between practitioners and academics in this field. IJEP contributes to the creation of a community of e-politics researchers by serving as a “hub” for related activities, such as organizing seminars and conferences on e-politics and publication of books on e-politics.

Editor-in-Chief: Yasmin Ibrahim, School of Business and Management, Queen Mary, University of London.
Founder, Celia Romm Livermore, School of Business Administration, Wayne State University, Detroit, USA

Published: Quarterly (both in Print and Electronic form)
The International Journal of E-Politics is published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the “Information Science Reference” (formerly Idea Group Reference) and “Medical Information Science Reference” imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit www.igi-global.com. 

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