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Call for Papers
CfP – Family Communication-Based Case Studies
Working title: Going Behind Closed Doors: Case Studies in Family Communication
Editor: Sarah Symonds LeBlanc, Purdue Univeristy Fort Wayne (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The editor is seeking family-based case studies for an accompaniment or stand-alone case study book, which will be published with Kendall Hunt. The text will consist of a variety of case studies that incorporate various theoretical approaches in order to expose students to the complex nature of family as well as have them consider multiple perspectives of different family types.
Each case study should be original work and be about 5-8 pages in length (10-12 pages double spaced). Case studies may be fictional and/or nonfictional. If the case study is based on a real family/real situation, it is advisable that names and details are modified to protect the family’s privacy. Case studies should have an undertone of theory. Also, case studies should begin with an abstract and key words, and then conclude with 3 or 4 discussion questions.
Possible topics for exploration include:
• The changing nature of family (such as unexplored family types like singles-as-family)
• Families and technology
• Work/family balance
• Stay-at-home dads/bread-winner moms
• Changing of family identity (first generation college students)
• Family rules (from formation to communication to breaking of)
• Parenting styles
• Dark family communication
• Family power plays
• Family conflict
• Family violence
• Health issues
• Gender socialization
• Customs and traditions
• Other topics are welcome
For consideration, please send a 1-page proposal including a description of your case study and a biographical paragraph by August 27 to email@example.com. Decisions will be made by mid-September with first drafts due late October and final drafts due by January 31.
CfP – Journal of Adolescent Research – Special Issue: Adolescent Development in an Age of Social Media
Guest Editors: Katie Davis, Linda Charmaraman, Emily Weinstein
There is no shortage of public opinion—from unbridled enthusiasm to desperate hand wringing—about the impact of networked technologies on today’s young people. The positions our society adopts about this impact are consequential: they will shape how decisions are made about parenting practices, pedagogical approaches inside and outside of the classroom, the structure and organization of schools and out-of-school learning environments, and mental health interventions for high-risk youth. Although there is a growing body of research addressing the dimensions, effects, and implications of young people’s technology use, the ratio of uninformed speculation to sound empirical evidence remains large and problematically distorted. Particularly lacking is empirical research that goes beyond main effects studies and investigates how specific youth engage with and experience specific platforms and applications within specific social, cultural, political, and economic contexts.
This special issue of Journal of Adolescent Research (JAR) will feature empirical articles that address the developmental dimensions of adolescents’ and emerging adults’ networked technology use. In keeping with the inter-disciplinary focus of JAR, we welcome papers from a variety of fields such as psychology, sociology, education, anthropology, communication, social work, and human-computer interaction. JAR’s focus on mixed-methods and qualitative research makes it a perfect platform for showcasing high quality studies that explore the multi-faceted, nuanced dimensions of youth’s social technology use. This special issue will contribute needed insight into the complex interactions between human development and networked technologies.
Topics of interest to this special issue may include, but are not limited to:
self-presentation, audience interaction/cultivation
parenting, family relationships
gender, sexuality, sexual orientation
race, ethnicity, culture
socioeconomic status/digital divide
mental health and wellbeing
problematic internet behaviors
formal and informal learning
different uses of specific social media sites across development, e.g., Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter
Journal of Adolescent Research (JAR) aims to publish informative and dynamic articles from a variety of disciplines focused on adolescence and early emerging adulthood development. JAR has particular interest in papers that use mixed-methods, systematically combining qualitative and quantitative data and analyses and seeks rigorous qualitative research using a variety of strategies including ethnography, in-depth interviews, case studies, social media content analysis, and photo elicitation.
For regular proposals:
Submission deadline is September 20, 2018. All manuscripts should be submitted through the Scholar One website and follow the usual JAR submission guidelines, which can be found here. In your cover letter, please indicate that this is a submission for the special issue on Adolescent Development in a Networked Age.
CfP – Journal of Children and Media
The Journal of Children and Media is an international interdisciplinary and multi-method peer-reviewed publication that provides a space for discussion by scholars and professionals from around the world and across theoretical and empirical traditions who are engaged in the study of media in the lives of children and adolescents. It is a unique intellectual forum for the exchange of information about all forms and contents of media in regards to all aspects of children’s lives, and especially in three complementary realms: Children as consumers of media, representations of children in the media, and media organizations and productions for children as well as by them.
It is committed to the facilitation of international dialogue among researchers and professionals, through discussion of interaction between children and media in local, national, and global contexts; concern for diversity issues; a critical and empirical inquiry informed by a variety of theoretical and empirical approaches; and dedication to ensuring the social relevance of the academic knowledge it produces to the cultural, political, and personal welfare of children around the world.
Dafna Lemish and Amy Jordan, the co-editors of the JOCAM, and Vicky Rideout, the Review & Commentary section editor, invite you to visit the journal’s website for more information about the journal and submission instructions. Taylor & Francis, the publisher of JOCAM has been a strong supporter of CAM from its inception, sponsoring receptions and offering discounted subscriptions.
Submission Deadline: Permanent Call
Three PhD student positions at Leuven School for Mass Communication Research
The Leuven School for Mass Communciation Research at KU Leuven in Belgium has announced three open PhD student positions on media ideals, media effects, and positive sexual media effects. The detailed project descriptions and applicatoin details can be found here: