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1427CfP: Kremlin's Information Campaign Against Ukraine, JSPPS 1:1 (Deadline: 1.9.2014)

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  • Andreas Umland
    Jul 7, 2014
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      JSPPS CALL FOR PAPERS 2015/1 -- http://www.ibidemverlag.de/


      Call for Papers for the Inaugural Special Issue of the newly established
      "Journal of Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics and Society", vol. 1, no. 1:


      Working Title of the Special issue:
      "The Russian Media and the War in Ukraine"
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      The Russian war in Ukraine has been accompanied, fuelled and legitimized by a Russian information war campaign that is unprecedented in its scope and nature. Increasingly lurid in form, sometimes surreal, the Russian state-media propaganda campaign has been surprisingly successful in disguising and distorting the nature of the war and shaping the way it is perceived and understood, both in Russia and beyond.


      Submissions of articles based on original research are invited for the inaugural issue of the Journal of Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics and Society. This special issue sets out to launch an interdisciplinary discussion on the Russian information warfare being waged in parallel with the military war in Ukraine.


      How is the war being packaged and narrated for domestic and international audiences? How are these narratives being received in Russia and in the West? What new trends can be observed in the identification and construction of ‘enemies’? How do we interpret and explain the imperial hysteria and hatred currently on display on Russian TV? What are the appropriate responses? How can we avoid the trap of allowing Kremlin

      propagandists to shape the terms and language in which the war is viewed?


      Submissions might include reflections on:


      - the role of journalists as combatants;


      - the circulation of atrocity stories;


      - online and other initiatives aimed at combating disinformation and propaganda;


      - the connections between Russian and Western media agenda-setting.


      Comparative and interdisciplinary studies are especially welcomed. Submissions are accepted in English, German, and Russian.
      Abstracts (300 words) of proposed articles should be sent to the General Editor by 15 July 2014.


      Full articles will then be due by 1 September 2014 (for publication in early-mid 2015).


      Formal style and formatting instructions:


      ► Preparing an English-Language Master-Copy for Printing (PDF): http://www.ibidem-verlag.de/pdf/preparing_an_english_language_manuscript.pdf


      ► Erstellung einer Druckvorlage in deutscher Sprache (PDF): http://www.ibidem-verlag.de/pdf/erstellung_einer_deutschen_druckvorlage.pdf


      ► Preparing a Russian-Language Master-Copy for Printing (PDF): http://www.ibidem-verlag.de/pdf/preparing_a_russian_lanuguage_manuscript.pdf


      Additional questions on the formal style:
      http://www.ibidemverlag.de/info/Further-information-for-authors.html


      CONTACT THE EDITORS:
      Julie Fedor (General Editor): julie.fedor@...
      Andriy Portnov (Russian Language Editor): aportnov2001@...
      Andreas Umland (German Language Editor): andreas.umland@...


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      The "Journal of Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics and Society" (JSPPS) is a new project of ibidem Press (Stuttgart/Hannover), and will complement the already established book series the "Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics and Society" (SPPS): http://www.ibidemverlag.de/Series/Soviet-and-Post-Soviet-Politics-and-Society/
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      PLEASE ALSO NOTE THE TOPICS FOR THE FORTHCOMING ISSUES OF THE "JOURNAL OF SOVIET AND POST-SOVIET POLITICS AND SOCIETY":


      2015/2: Victory Day in Post-Soviet Space: Reflections on the 70th Jubilee


      2016/1: Sex and the State: Gendered Dimensions of Emerging Ideologies in Post-Soviet Space


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