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>From: "Judith Rosenbaum" <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: CFP: Participations: Journal of Audience and Reception 
>Studies New Issue and Call for
>Announcement & Call for submissions
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>A new, special 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, is now available.
>
>Volume 3, Issue #2 (November, 2006) is a special issue on 
>international audience
>research, guest edited by Ramaswami Harindranath. It includes a wide 
>variety of
>contributions, from Montiel's study into television news in Mexico, to
>Machado-Borges' work on the reception of telenovelas in Brazil, to Jung's
>article on Japanese female fandom. In this issue you will also find 
>articles on
>phenomenological geography, fantasy literature, and a piece by Egan and Barker
>on the challenges, problems, and possibilities of international 
>audience research.
>
>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.
>
>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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