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>From: "J.Rosenbaum" <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: CFP: Participations: Journal of Audience and Reception 
>Studies (ongoing; journal issue)
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>Announcement & Call for submissions
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>The fifth issue of Participations: Journal of Audience and Reception
>studies, a new journal which aims to provide an on-line, interdisciplinary
>forum for the fields of audience and reception studies, has just come out.
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>Issue #5 (May, 2006) includes an editorial by Sue Turnbull, the second part
>of Martin Barker's essay on Straw dogs, entitled; 'Loving and hating straw
>dogs: The meaning of audience responses to a controversial film. Part 2 -
>Rethinking straw dogs as a film', Alexander Dhoest's article on Flemish
>television fiction called 'Everybody liked it: collective memories of early
>Flemish television fiction', Donald Horton and Richard Wohl's 'Mass
>communication and para-social interaction: Observations on intimacy at a
>distance', and Dwan Lewcock's 'Converse with the audience in the
>restoration theatre', as well as various reviews.
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>Submissions
>Particip@tions is always on the look-out for contributions from a wide
>range of disciplines that focus on audience research. It publishes
>contributions from various approaches, such as, sociology, psychology,
>anthropology, linguistics/discourse theory and cultural and media studies.
>Additionally, since important notions about audiences have emerged from
>outside the 'mainstream'of media audience research, Particip@tions will
>also publish noteworthy contributions from fields such as museum and
>heritage studies; literary studies; educational studies, as well as
>interesting contributions from fields outside academia.
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>
>Briefly -
>Particip@tions aims to
>     * publish research from different approaches, without the limitations
>on length and presentation of evidence which can cramp and weaken such work;
>     * encourage open debate between different approaches and methodologies;
>     * encourage collaborations across academic disciplines, areas and
>countries;
>     * provide a place where people may find materials and bibliographies
>for use in teaching, and research training;
>     * provide a focal point for the development of the broad field,
>including the organization of conferences and other kinds of fora.
>Particip@tions is available full-text for no charge at:
>http://www.participations.org/
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