CFP: Interactions: Studies in Communication & Culture

ISCC Call for Papers Special Issue 9.1: Reggae Studies in a Global Context


Submission deadline: 10 March 2017


Guest Editors: Carolyn Cooper and Leonardo Vidigal (Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais – UFMG, Brazil)


A substantial body of academic literature on reggae is now established globally, with many scholars studying this phenomenon with a transcultural approach and covering a wide range of inter/disciplines. This special issue of Interactions invites original articles on Reggae Music, from its emergence and development in Jamaica to the transformations the music has undergone in its global dispersal.


ISCC is especially interested, but not limited to, the following themes:


  • History of Reggae
  • Reggae as culture
  • Reggae Music and Media
  • Musical and sociological analysis of Reggae Music
  • Reggae’s influence on Global Popular Music
  • Global manifestations of Reggae Music
  • The Bob Marley phenomenon
  • Sound-Systems and other Reggae Music collectives
  • Reggae Films and videos
  • Reggae Music in the context of creative industries 

Prospective authors should submit an abstract between 200 and 350 words to and by 10 March 2017.


Please include your name, institutional affiliation and contact details in all correspondence.


A selection of authors will be invited to submit a full paper (from 6000 to 8000 words, including references) due on 15 June 2017.


Full paper submissions are to be:

  • Original, scholarly manuscripts that follow the journal’s submission guidelines
  • Formatted according to Intellect House Style guidelines
  • Sent in Microsoft Word .doc/.docx format ONLY as e-mail attachments to and 

All submissions will be peer-reviewed and the issue is scheduled for publication in March 2018.

All inquiries about this Call for Papers can be addressed to Prof. Carolyn Cooper at or Dr. Leonardo Vidigal at 

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