[CITAMS] ESMC New Calls for Papers: Guest Editors Julie Wiest and Heloisa Pait

Emerald Editorial editorial at emeraldmediastudies.com
Fri Jun 28 16:51:56 EDT 2019

*ESMC announces new calls for two volumes—details below.*

*Volume: Crime, Criminals, and Mass Media*

*Editor: Julie B. Wiest  Initial Abstract Deadline: September 30, 2019*

*Volume: Media, Development and Democracy: historical and current

*Editor: Heloisa Pait Deadline: December 15, 2019*

*Also see: http://www.emeraldmediastudies.com/Calls---Volumes.html


*Crime, Criminals, and Mass Media*

*Editor: Julie B. Wiest*

*Initial Deadline: September 30, 2019*

This volume will include social science research that advances knowledge
about the complex relationships between media and crime. Chapters will be
divided into central focal areas within this literature to seek the widest
breadth of current scholarship. In particular, studies are sought that
examine: representations of crime and criminals in mass media; links
between media representations of crime and related public beliefs and
behaviors; the use of new/digital media in the commission/detection of
crime or in the dissemination of crime stories; and advances in theory
and/or methods relevant to studies of media and crime.

Topics might include:

1. Crime and Criminals in Mass Media: Chapters may examine the
representation of crime and/or criminals in news or entertainment media,
possibly focusing on depictions of crime rates, criminal incidents, or
characteristics of criminals such as race, gender, age, nationality,
occupation, etc.

2. Theorizing Media and Crime: Chapters may explore classical and emerging
theories used in

studies of media and crime, such as uses and gratifications theory, the
mean world syndrome, mediatization, media logic, and others.

3. Mediated Perceptions of Crime: Chapters may focus on relationships
between media representations of crime/criminals and public perceptions,
attitudes, and/or behaviors related to criminality and/or criminal

4. Crime and Criminals in a New Media Landscape: Chapters may examine the
role of new/ digital media technologies in the commission of crime, the
detection/policing of crime, or the dissemination of information about
crime and/or criminals.

5. Methods for Studying Media and Crime: Chapters may explore classical
and/or emerging research methods used to study the relationships between
media and crime, including quantitative, qualitative, and/or mixed methods.

Volume Deadlines

 Proposal submissions: Sept. 30, 2019 (acceptance notifications by Nov. 1,

o Proposals should be emailed to jbwiest at gmail.com as an attached Word file

in the form of an extended abstract of 500 to 1,000 words, plus references.

o All proposals should include information about the purpose and

of the study, the data and methods employed, and major findings.

 Chapter drafts: Feb. 3, 2020 (peer review feedback by March 16, 2020)

 Final chapters: May 15, 2020 (about 8,000 – 10,000 words, including notes
and references)

QUESTIONS? Contact the volume editor at jbwiest at gmail.com

Editor Julie Wiest is Associate Professor at West Chester University of
Pennsylvania USA.  As a sociologist of culture and media, Julie Wiest
applies mainly symbolic interactionist and social constructivist
perspectives to studies in three primary areas: (1) the sociocultural
context of violence, (2) mass media effects, and (3) the relationship
between new media technologies and social change. Wiest received her Ph.D.
in sociology from the University of Tennessee and M.A. in journalism and
mass communication from the University of Georgia. Before academia, she
worked as a print and online journalist for nearly a decade.


*Media, Development and Democracy: historical and current connections*

*Editor: Heloisa Pait*

*Deadline: December 15, 2019*

Connections between the emergence of national democracies, economic
development, and the introduction of mass media have been studied for many
decades, but there are still missing links in this complex web. In 1949,
Daniel Lerner suggested the existence of a relationship between new media
and the modern mentality in developing nations. Although much criticized,
his insights influenced optimistic views of the impact of television and
the internet around the globe. Here we ask a different question: what is
the impact of State censorship and material restrictions on the press, in
countries that have been witnessing continuous economic development?

Do restrictions on the functioning of the media in the formative period of
a nation have long-term impacts on economic development? Looking from a
different angle, can a limited labor market, with few formal vacancies in
competitive firms, make literacy less rewarding, discouraging private
investment in education? How do low literacy rates influence political
culture and the nature of the public sphere in a modern society? In this
volume, we would like to examine the multiple relationships between
economic development, adoption of new media, literacy and education, and
democratic culture.

We are interested in studies of so-called developing countries, and in
particular those where there have been restrictions on the printing press,
such as colonial Brazil and the Ottoman Empire, or which somehow differ
from the Northern European and North American model of media development.
We welcome papers using a variety of methods, particularly those bridging
interdisciplinary gaps. Our goal is to point to new paths in the
understanding of the challenges to achieving a free and just society. We
welcome papers that discuss public policy regarding educational or economic
reforms within that larger investigative framework, as well as research on
the experience of particular groups. Research is particularly welcome on
women, the African diaspora, and/or Marranos.

The article “Liberalism Without a Press: 18th Century Minas Geraes and the
Roots of Brazilian Development”, by the editor, which appeared on volume 18
of Studies in Media and Communications, further elaborates on the possible
relations between media, development and the public sphere. Please send
your inquiries to Dr. Heloisa Pait, heloisa.pait at fulbrightmail.org with the
subject “Emerald Book Series”. Submissions should be sent before January
15, 2020.

Editor: Heloisa Pait is a tenured professor of sociology at the São Paulo
State University Julio de Mesquita Filho. She has written on Brazilian
telenovelas, on the role of new media in political action and on higher
education in Brazil and in the United States. Heloisa Pait is an active
participant of public debates; she has recently launched Revista Pasmas, an
online women’s magazine. Her published articles are listed in the Lattes
platform at www.bit.ly/helopaitLattes.

Contributing editor: Renata Nagamine is a postdoctoral fellow in the
Graduate Program in International Relations at the Federal University of
Bahia, Brazil. She received her PhD in international law from the
University of São Paulo Law School. Nagamine has worked as a researcher at
the Brazilian Centre of Analysis and Planning (Cebrap) and was a Kathleen
Fitzpatrick Visiting Fellow with the Laureate Program in International Law
at the University of Melbourne in 2018. Her areas of interest are
international humanitarian law, human rights, and political theory.Her
published articles are listed in the Lattes platform at

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