Communication Theory

 Special Issue

 Theorizing Communication from the South

 

Guest Editors:

Mohan J. Dutta, National U of Singapore

Mahuya Pal, U of South Florida

 

Call for Papers

In this special issue, we take forward emerging calls for decolonizing communication to explore communication theories anchored in the cartographies of the Global South. We encourage submissions that question assumptions regarding internationalization, de-Westernization, and globalization, along with other key concepts, and that consider new directions for approaches to theorizing communication. Submissions should engage with questions concerning the production of knowledge, the role of communication in global relations, and the potential for communication to contribute to advancing imaginaries of the Global South.

The special issue will offer opportunities for theory construction that challenge the Eurocentric bases of communication theories, taking seriously scholars from and in the Global South. In doing so, we hope to foster new grounds for debate, conversation, and practice relevant to communication scholarship. While our emphasis is precisely on theorizing communicative imaginations from the South, scholars situated in the Global North engaged with the practical politics of centering theories from the Global South are also welcome.

 

The deadline for submission of full papers is 1 December 2017.

 

For submission guidelines, see http://www.icahdq.org/pubs/commtheory.asp. To submit, go to https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/comth. For queries regarding the Special Issue's theme, please contact Mohan Dutta (cnmmohan@nus.edu.sg) and Mahuya Pal (mpal@usf.edu).