[WSF-Discuss] New journal: Kaleidoscope - the Journal of Alternative Media and Social Movements

Laurence Cox Laurence.Cox at nuim.ie
Tue Apr 5 14:15:24 CDT 2016


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Laurence

 

 

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Dear All,

We are happy to inform you on a new peer-reviewed international journal to
be launched in December 2016: Kaleidoscope: The Journal of Alternative Media
and Social Movements

 

Topics of interest:

·         Economic structure, sustainability and relational networks of
social movements/media

·         Alternative media and pre-figurative politics

·         Power relations and organizational structure within media
institutions and/or social movements

·         Degree of independence and relations with/to power

·         Autonomous decision making process and practices

·         Text/content production and action/programme organization based on
participation, sharing and solidarity

·         Alternative ethics

·         Struggle against legal and illegal (economic, political, legal and
cultural) pressures and violence of global and local hegemonies.

·         The relational history of social movements and alternative media.

 

Focus of the first issue: The theoretical and methodological challenges
concerning the convergence of two academic disciplines: alternative media
and social movements.

 

All researchers interested in this relatively new research field are welcome
to submit their original works (Articles, Book reviews, Commentaries,
Interviews and Field notes) to Kaleidoscope.

 

Deadline: September 1st, 2016.

 

Please contact the Editors Bora Ataman at  <mailto:boraataman at gmail.com>
boraataman at gmail.com and Barış Çoban at  <mailto:barishc at gmail.com>
barishc at gmail.com for academic purposes

and the Managing Editor Özlem Erkmen at  <mailto:oerkmen at dogus.edu.tr>
oerkmen at dogus.edu.tr for administrative affairs.

 

 

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Call for Papers for the very first issue of Kaleidoscope: The Journal of
Alternative Media and Social Movements

Kafka Kitap, led by Barış Çoban and Bora Ataman, initiated a new book series
titled Alternative Media and Social Movements at the beginning of 2015, in
Turkey. The series, which consists of translated and original books, is
intended to be a prolific and efficient discussion platform focused on media
and resistance for scholars from several disciplines in the Turkish speaking
world of academy.

Kaleidoscope features academic works on alternative media practices that are
structured around democratic participation, rights-based journalism,
amateur-professional solidarity in content production, anti-capitalist
structuring, and egalitarian and autonomous experiences. It is an
interdisciplinary medium that aims to promote researches and works on social
movements which strive for rights, justice, and equality, rebelling against
the dominance of global capitalism and media arising within and intertwined
with these movements.

The 21st century's new media platform; characterized by convergence,
digitalization and interactivity, has intensified the relationship between
alternative media and social movements, and integrated them. The boundaries
of traditional media research - mostly categorized according to its focus on
institution, content and audience - are becoming indistinct. Differences
between various familiar dualities such as the organizational and the
individual, the individual and society, the local and the global, producers
and viewers/consumers/users, etc., are gradually becoming trivial or need to
be re-assessed on the platform of fragmented and fluid new media of our
times. A similar perspective also reveals that the relationships between the
traditional new media and the former "new social movements" are also
undergoing transformation. Strong empirical research and critical
theoretical discussions are required in order to grasp the effects of these
changes and transformations on both the movements themselves and also on the
internal structures and operation of media, and to comprehend the key roles
they play on social transformation from a larger perspective.

The journal aims to extend the intersection set between alternative "new"
media studies and social movement research in order to meet this
requirement. Therefore, it also seeks to support the comprehension,
interpretation and transformation efforts of the participants of social
movements, along with activist-academicians that have a hybrid identity with
indefinite borders within the alternative universe. With a dual perspective
that does not detach works on alternative media and social movements from
each other, Kaleidoscope aspires to become a social science journal which
mainly focuses on the following issues:

·         Economic structure, sustainability and relational networks of
social movements/media

·         Alternative media and pre-figurative politics

·         Power relations and organizational structure within media
institutions and/or social movements

·         Degree of independence and relations with/to power

·         Autonomous decision making process and practices

·         Text/content production and action/programme organization based on
participation, sharing and solidarity

·         Alternative ethics

·         Struggle against legal and illegal (economic, political, legal and
cultural) pressures and violence of global and local hegemonies.

·         The relational history of social movements and alternative media.

With quality research articles, book reviews, forums and views from the
field, the journal aims to become medium force in the global arena for newly
emerging social science research under the title "alternative media and
social movements."

For the first issue, however, we would like to focus on the theoretical and
methodological challenges concerning the convergence of two academic
disciplines: alternative media and social movements.

 

Information for the journal

The journal will be published annually both in print and online starting in
December, 2016. The language of the journal is English. It is an open access
journal with six months embargo period. During this period all the original
articles and research papers will be offered at a lower, affordable price
for the research community. However, any subscriber who do not have
sufficient resources will be supported. Therefore, there won't be any
submission fees for the authors. Basic subscription will be free of charge
and allow subscribers to reach various content such as reviews, reportages,
field notes etc. The first issue will be disseminated freely to esteemed
academic institutions and libraries around the world. Detailed subscription
policies and procedures will be announced later in this year. The web site
of the journal is now under construction and planned to be active before
July.

For the time being please contact the Editors at
<mailto:boraataman at gmail.com> boraataman at gmail.com and
<mailto:barishc at gmail.com> barishc at gmail.com for academic purposes and the
Managing Editor at  <mailto:oerkmen at dogus.edu.tr> oerkmen at dogus.edu.tr for
administrative affairs.

 

Submission of manuscripts

Deadline: September 1st, 2016.

All researchers interested in this relatively new research field are welcome
to submit their original works to Kaleidoscope. Articles deemed by the
journal's editors to be in line with the objectives and scope of the journal
will then be submitted to two colleagues from the international referee
committee for a blind review process. Afterwards, the referees' reports will
also be shared with the authors, whatever the decision. We have a strong
commitment to the relatively rapid handling of all submissions. Authors can
expect a first decision on their submission within eight weeks.

 

Style and Format

Language: Manuscripts can be submitted in English.

File format: Manuscripts can be submitted in DOC, DOCX or PDF formats.

Length: The maximum length for each manuscript type (including titles,
endnotes and bibliography) is listed below:

·         Articles: 8000 words

·         Book reviews: 1500 words

·         Commentaries & Interviews & Field notes: 500-2000 words

Font and layout: The text should be written in a single column with:

·         Times New Roman, 12 pt. and 1,5 spacing for the main text,

·         Times New Roman, 10 pt. and single spacing for endnotes.

Headings: Sections and sub-sections should be limited to 3 heading levels.
Please assure that the heading levels are clearly indicated in the text.

Tables and Figures: should be numbered and inserted after the first
paragraph in which they are cited.

References: APA Style 6th Edition

 

Organization of the submissions

Each submission should contain, in the following order:

·         Cover page: Including the type and title of the manuscript, The
name(s) of the author(s), affiliation(s) and contact information, Abstract
and keywords

·         Title

·         Abstract (maximum 500 words)

·         Keywords (5 keywords in italic, alphabetically ordered)

·         Manuscript (including the following elements named and presented
in any order as needed: Introduction, Methodology, Findings, Discussion,
Conclusions)

·         Endnotes (numbered in Arabic numerals)

·         Acknowledgements

·         Conflicts of interests

·         References (APA Style 6th Edition)

 

Edited by

Bora Ataman and Barış Çoban - Doğuş University at Istanbul, Turkey.

 

Editorial Board

Adrienne Russell - University of Denver

Ahmet Taylan - Mersin University

Altuğ Akın - İzmir University of Economy

Clemencia Rodriguez - The University of Oklahoma

Çiler Dursun - Ankara University

Dal Yong Jin - Simon Fraser University

Dieter Rucht - WZB

Dorothy Kidd - University of San Francisco

Funda Başaran - Ankara University

Gülüm Şener - Arel University

Hamid Dabashi - Columbia University

Herbert Pimlott - Wilfrid Laurier University

Jaeho Kang - SOAS University of London

James Hamilton - University of Georgia

Jodi Dean - Hobart and William Smith Colleges

John Downing - Northwestern University of Qatar

Laurence Cox - Maynooth University

Lina Dencik - Cardiff University

Lyndon Way - İzmir University of Economy

Marco Briziarelli - University of New Mexico

Mario Diani - University of Trento

Mike Wayne - Brunel University London

Mine Gencel Bek - Ankara University

Murat Yüksel - Nişantaşı University

Muzammil M. Hussain - University of Michigan

Natalie Fenton - Goldsmiths University of London

Nilgün Tutal Cheviron - Galatasaray University

Noha Mellor - University of Bedfordshire

Olga Bailey - Nottingham Trent University

Pantelis Vatikiotis - İzmir University of Economy

Paolo Gerbaudo - King's College London

Perrin Öğün Emre - Kadir Has University

Richard Keeble - University of Lincoln

Richard Maxwell - Queens College - CUNY

Robert A. Hackett - Simon Fraser University

Ronaldo Munck - Dublin City University

Sevda Alankuş - Kadir Has University

Stephen J. A. Ward - University of British Columbia

Stuart Allan - Cardiff University

Suncem Koçer - Kadir Has University

Ülkü Doğanay - Ankara University

Veronica Barassi - Goldsmiths University of London

WJT Mitchell - Indiana University

Yasemin İnceoğlu - Galatasaray University

 

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