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Call for Papers
2019: Volume 11, Issue 1

The Global Media Journal — Canadian Edition (http://www.gmj.uottawa.ca/)

“Mediations of Food: Identity, Power, and Contemporary Global Imaginaries”

Guest Editor:

Dr. Tina Sikka, Newcastle University, UK

In the field of transnational media studies, food and food cultures are traditionally examined as a type of media content, environmental/commodity object, or mode of sustenance (with some cultural significance), or, alternatively, as medium through which relations of gender, class, sexuality, and dis/ability are made manifest. Given this bifurcated lens, this issue seeks to bring together articles that examine the nexus between food cultures, identity, and media representation in more detail. Specifically, we seek submissions that use food as a lens through which to study how it’s mediated representation (e.g. television, print, film, the Internet/social media) reflects complicated histories of colonialism, empire, neoliberalism, and inequality, but also cultural resilience, social belonging, community, and political awareness.

Papers that draw into this discussion the complicated relationship between food media and racialisation, gender, class, sexuality, dis/ability, and other manifestations of identity are particularly welcome – especially those that take an intersectional approach and engage with the significance of changing and culturally contingent conceptions of health and bodily comportment. Articles that examine the use of food as a form of power and resistance, in both productive and dangerous ways, and which reveal how larger patterns of oppression and marginalization intersect with the social imagery, political economy, public policy, and cultural survival are also desirable.

Topics for this issue might include (but are not limited to):

  • Digital media representation and food culture
  • Food and intersectional identities
  • Food and the politics of representation
  • Food and post-colonialism
  • Neoliberalism and global food regimes
  • Food, privilege, and mediated cultural capital
  • The cultural economics of food
  • Food and transnational identities
  • Food and social activism
  • Food, power, and bodies
  • Food, power, and discourse
  • Food, capitalist forms of signification, and resistance

The Global Media Journal — Canadian Edition (http://www.gmj.uottawa.ca/) welcomes high-quality, original submissions on related topics to the above theme. Authors are strongly encouraged to contribute to the development of communication and media theories, report empirical and analytical research or present case studies, use critical discourses, and/or set out innovative research methodologies. The Journal is a bilingual (English and French) open-access online academic refereed publication.

Deadline: April 15th, 2019

Submissions: Papers (5,000 to 7,500 words), review articles of more than one book (2,500 to 3,000 words), and book reviews (1,000 to 1,200 words).

Method: All manuscripts must be submitted electronically as Word Document attachments, directly to understanding of communication and media in Canada and around the globe.

Submissions: Papers (5,000 to 7,500 words), review articles of more than one book (2,500 to 3,000 words), and book reviews (1,000 to 1,200 words).

Method: All manuscripts must be submitted electronically as a word document to Dr. Tina Sikka (tina.sikka@newcastle.ac.uk)

Guidelines: Available at: http://www.gmj-canadianedition.ca/for-author

Decision:  April 30th, 2019

Publication: June 30th, 2019

Call for Themes

Global Media Journal — Canadian Edition invites thematic proposals (400-500 words) for future issues.

GMJ — CE welcomes themes that examine the broad boundaries of communication and media studies, including, but not limited to, print media, broadcasting, radio, advertising, public relations, information and communication technologies, emerging media, alternative media, political communication, political economy of communication, journalism, research methodology, rhetoric, cultural studies, media effects, media ethics, communications law and policy, and so on. Given that the themes covered by this journal have implications that transcend national borders, proposed themes need not focus exclusively on Canada.

Topics related to the above specializations are numerous. However, priority for future issues of GMJ — CE is given to themes that encompass the following topics:

  • Communication and Empire
  • Crises and Conflicts
  • Communication and Media Ethics
  • Economics of Communication
  • Foreign Policy, National Security, and Terrorism
  • Human Rights
  • Immigration and Citizenship
  • Innovation, regulation, and control
  • Mobile Technologies and Digital Consumption
  • Multiculturalism
  • Ethnicity and Identity

Theme proposals should be sent electronically as Word Document attachments to Dr. Mahmoud Eid at gmj@uOttawa.ca.