Special Issue 4.2. Fall 2012
Gender Relations in the Media: Conflicting Pictures and New Representational Practices
Guest editors: Sofie Van Bauwel and Iolanda Tortajada
In the field of gender and communication studies, there is wide agreement on how significant media representations are in order to understand the way gender(ed) identities and relations are constructed. When media depict gender relations, they constantly produce meanings that reproduce dominant views on gender itself, yet they also build a space through which feminist discourses can be articulated and were new identities are created, thus rounding male-female relations more firmly in dialogue, respect and equality. Representations on gender (and gender relations) are not static, and we still aim to understand both the social and political context where such transformations take place.
This special issue aims to be a contribution to this relatively recent strategic nationwide/statewide interest in the study of both traditional media expressions of equality/inequality between women and men, and new media representational practices. Therefore, the Catalan Journal of Communication and Cultural Studies welcomes article proposals (coming both from Catalonia and other national contexts) on this central theme approached from either a more local perspective or a more transnational one. Possible topics might include:
♦ gender representations in media;
♦ mediated intimacy;
♦ gender and ICT, new media practices;
♦ representation politics;
♦ alternative media and feminist activism;
♦ gendered representations;
♦ employment policies;
♦ reception of gendered representation,
but not exclusively. Empirical studies and theoretical manuscripts, uni- and multi-disciplinary will be taken into account for publication.
The journal plans to include articles of around 6-7.000 words, plus short research notes and reports of around 2-3.000 words for the Viewpoint section. Full articles for proposed contributions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by 31 January 2012. Acceptance of papers will be confirmed by 30 March 2012. All contributions will be subjected to anonymous peer review. For more details about the journal guidelines please visit our page on Intellect or our Guidelines section here.
Content of the CJCS is available on Ingentaconnect here.