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The Journal of Arab and Muslim Media Research is a new refereed academic publication dedicated to the study of communication, culture and society in the Arab and Muslim world. It aims to lead the debate about the rapid changes in media and society in that part of the world. This journal is also interested in diasporic media like satellite TV, radio and new media especially in Europe and North America. The journal serves a large international community of academics, researchers, students, journalists, policy makers and other members of the public in the West as well as the Arab and Muslim countries.
Call for Papers: Special Issue
JOURNAL OF ARAB & MUSLIM MEDIA RESEARCH
‘ARAB WOMEN & THE MEDIA’
The sudden increase in the number of Arab satellite channels targeting Arabs inside and outside the region has been paralleled by an explosion in the number of women working as TV presenters, producers, and news
reporters in these various channels. Their appearance has not been confined to women’s and children’s programmes, but has been markedly noticeable in the serious genres of news and current affairs too. Furthermore, women from the most conservative societies in the Arabian Gulf have also gained access to these channels, and their presence has indeed been enforced by the establishment of dedicated Gulf channels such as Al-Jazeera, MBC, Rotana Gulf, IQRA, Dubai, Sharjah and Saudi Channel2 to name a few.
The aim of this special issue of Arab and Muslim Media Research is to develop and publish a timely collection of papers representing current research in gender and Arab media. Of particular interest are papers that present empirical findings of fieldworks among Arab women media professionals and which offer conceptual, methodological and analytical rigour. Example topic areas for inclusion in this special issue include, but are not necessarily confined to:
1. Factors that enabled, or conversely restrained, women’s access to and success in media industries
2. How women negotiate their success in a male-dominated field
3. How Arab women media professionals identify themselves and are identified by others
4. Women’s representation in the media and the impact of this on their interest in joining the media industries
5. The success criteria as defined by men and women in the media industries.
6. Arab women’s consumption/interaction of a media congested world
This special issue will be dedicated to articles dealing with this rather under-represented issue and it aims to gather scholarly views on gender and identity in Arab media industry. Contributions based on empirical studies are particularly welcome. To ensure the quality of the contributions a variety of papers will be considered including for example theory-informed case studies and critical review of current literature (particularly in Arabic).
Special Issue Editors:
Dr Noha Mellor, Senior Lecturer in Media & Cultural Studies, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, Kingston University. She is the author of The Making of Arab News (2005) and Modern Arab Journalism (2007).
Dr Noureddine Miladi, Senior Lecturer in Media & Sociology, School of Social Sciences, University of Northampton, UK.
Manuscripts to be considered for publication should be submitted via e-mail. Each manuscript should be no more than 8500 words in main text and150 words in abstract. All submissions will be blind-refereed.
Please refer to the Submission Guidelines for the Journal of Arab and Muslim Media Research before you formally submit your paper. Please make sure that submitted papers include the following: Title, name of the author, affiliation, complete contact details, abstract, keywords, author’s bio, main body, bibliography etc. The style referencing must follow the Harvard system all the way through.
Deadline for submission of full papers: 15th January 2010
Please send your complete papers to:
Noureddine Miladi: firstname.lastname@example.org
Noha Mellor: email@example.com
We welcome contributions on but not restricted to the following themes:
- Communication and development in the Arab region
- Media and the Construction of public opinion
- Media and social change in the Arab and Muslim world
- Media coverage of wars and conflicts in the region
- New media, culture and society in the Arab and Muslim World
- Arab/Muslim youth, identity and the media
- Media and women empowerment
- Diasporic media and diasporic audiences
- Global media and its impact on local cultures
- Blogging and the changing face of journalism practice
- Reality TV and the tabloidisation of Arab media
- Pan-Arab Satellite TV and audience research
- Media, subcultures, and resistance in the Arab and Muslim countries
The journal serves a large international community of academics, researchers, students, journalists, policy makers and other members of the public in the West as well as the Arab and Muslim countries.
In addition to academic refereed papers the journal includes:
- Reports from academic conferences and symposia, organised both in the Arab and Muslim countries and in the West, and which are related to the topics of concern to the journal.
- Book, film and internet reviews.
- Interview section with scholars, broadcasters as well as policy makers.
Journal of Arab and Muslim Media Research
welcomes contributions from around the world about the above mentioned areas of enquiry. Manuscripts to be considered for publication should be submitted electronically, via e-mail, to the Editor. Each manuscript should be no more than 8000 words in main text and 150 words in abstract. Review articles should be between 1500-2000 words and interviews should approximately be 3000 words. All submissions will be blind-refereed.
Articles should be original and not be under consideration by any other publication. They should be written in a clear and concise style. All submissions should be made electronically via e-mail. Margins should be at least 2.5cm all round and pagination should be continuous. Full articles and all correspondence with respect to any aspect of editorial policy should always be addressed to the Editor.