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Subject: CFP Piracy and Social Change - Popular Communication: The International Journal of Media and Culture
Call for Papers
Popular Communication Special issue: Piracy and Social Change
Co-editors: Patrick Burkart and Jonas Andersson Schwarz
editors of Popular Communication: The International Journal of Media
and Culture invite submissions for a special issue on the topic of
piracy and social change.
Scholarship on piracy and pirates is
changing, partly in recognition of the fact that “pirate” culture and
everyday culture increasingly mix in popular communication. Piracy
reflects social changes that transgress legally proscribed orders, while
the “piracy” label is often used to shore up support for entrenched
political and economic interests. For this special issue, we solicit
contributions that take a novel and inquisitive approach to piracy and
popular communication, while also mapping the current state of the
field. Contributors can focus on one or more communicative aspects of
piracy, such as pirate cultures, practices, politics, aesthetics,
ethics, law and policy, and modernities.
The special issue
endeavors to explore the linkages between practices that could be deemed
“piratical” or transgressive and their contribution to social change or
stasis. Submissions can focus on piracy and cultural production and
consumption, politics, business and entrepreneurship, activism and
hacktivism, and other topics presented from diverse intellectual,
methodological and disciplinary affiliations and orientations.
Communication provides a forum for scholarly investigation, analysis,
and dialogue on communication symbols, forms, phenomena and systems
within the context of contemporary popular culture across the globe.
Popular Communication publishes articles on all aspects of popular
communication, examining different media such as television, film, new
media, print media, radio, music, and dance; the study of texts, events,
artifacts, spectacles, audiences, technologies, and industries; and
phenomena and practices, including, but not limited to, fan, youth and
subcultures, questions of representation, digitalization, cultural
globalization, spectator sports, sexuality, advertising, and consumer
Submitted papers should be 6,000 words in length
(inclusive of all elements). Some manuscripts may not be sent out for
review if deemed inappropriate for the journal. The deadline for
submissions is January 15, 2014. Instructions for submitting your
article can be found at http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/hppc20/current