CfP: Social Media in Post-Communist Europe, Acta Universitatis Sapientiae, Social Analysis
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I'd like to share with you the following CfP. However the deadline is tight, it is possible to postpone it, by request.
The forthcoming, 2/2011 issue of the Acta Universitatis Sapientiae,
Social Analysis seeks to investigate the many facets, challenges and
risks social media can play in the making and remaking of today’s society. We
are especially interested in empirical studies and theoretically well-grounded essays which analyze the rising of network society in post-socialist
Common wisdom assesses that this part of the world constitutes a laggard
in terms of Internet penetration and access to digital devices. Meanwhile,
Internet, social media, web 2, etc. represent an emerging social reality in
these countries as well. We wish to look beyond the common sense and to seek
answers to the following main questions:
How social media are received and used in these countries in order to
link different levels and strata of the social? How and to what degree the
Internet can contribute to the dissolution of social inequalities or, on the
contrary, are we legitimated to talk about new, specific, Internet-mediated
inequalities in this part of the world?
How the Internet and social media are used, misused and abused in
specific areas of the social (e.g. education, research, health-care, business,
leadership, etc.)? How and to what degree the Internet in general and social
media in particular can contribute to social and political campaigns and
Manuscripts centered on the above or connected topics should be about
5,000-7,000 words and should arrive to the Editorial Board of the Acta Universitatis Sapientiae, Social
Analysis no later than July 31, 2011.
In order to submit your
manuscript, please use the electronic address of the journal:
We kindly ask you to check the Instructions
for Authors section of the journal before submitting your manuscript: http://www.acta.sapientia.ro/acta-social/social-main.htm
Should you have any questions, please consult the website of the
or write directly to the editors: acta-social@...
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