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[ecrea] CFP special issue of Media Culture & Society:‘The Media and the Military’

Wed Jul 08 09:20:51 GMT 2015

Call for Proposals, ‘*The Media and the Military*’

The Sage journal /Media, Culture and Society/ (
calls for proposed contributions to a planned themed issue with the
working title ‘The Media and the Military’, co-edited by Katy Parry and
John Corner. Military involvement in, and use of, media flows, including
forms of social media, has developed significantly in the last decade.
In relation to this, media strategies have developed too, with
consequences both for military-political relations and military-civilian
relations. New lines of visibility and emphasis have emerged alongside
continuing strands of the invisible or marginalised.  An indication of
the agenda of questions the issue proposes to address would include:

·How do unfolding narratives concerning the military sphere become
interconnected with questions of foreign policy and what do these
interconnections tell us about wider political debates on military-civil

·How are ‘costs’ (diplomatic, economic and human, including forms of
mental and physical injury) variously calculated in relation to the
mediation of military activity?

·Do vernacular expressions of recent military experience (e.g. in social
media, memoirs, forums) challenge or complement official accounts? How
do they relate to the politics of ‘the war on terror’?

·How are national histories variously put to work or displaced in the
mediation of contemporary military action?

·What evidence is available about the ways in which public perceptions
of the military are constructed, about the tensions at work in that
construction and about shifts in evaluation?

Proposals should be a maximum of 400 words and indicate not only the
proposed topic but the kinds of approach, methods and forms of
illustration/documentation/data to be employed. Proposals for shorter
items (including discussion pieces) as well as for conventional length
articles (max 8,000 words) are welcomed. The deadline for receipt is *20
September 2015*. Proposals should be emailed to John Corner
((J.R.Corner /at/ <mailto:(J.R.Corner /at/>) and Katy Parry
((K.J.Parry /at/ <mailto:(K.J.Parry /at/>). Selection for
invitations to submit first draft papers in the following year will
follow within 6 weeks of the proposal deadline, along with details of
the planned schedule.


Dr Katy Parry,

Lecturer in Media and Communication; School Examinations Officer

Room 2.05

School of Media and Communication

Clothworkers' Building North

University of Leeds

Email: (k.j.parry /at/ <mailto:(k.j.parry /at/>

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