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[ecrea] Call for papers: An interdisciplinary book, Internet-Infused Romantic Interactions and Dating Practices

Tue Mar 06 09:23:17 GMT 2018

Call for Papers:*An interdisciplinary book on internet-infused romantic**interactions and dating practices*

Title:*/Internet-Infused Romantic Interactions and Dating Practices/*

Under Contract with:**

*Institute of Network Cultures, Amsterdam*(Expected publication - 2019)


*Prof. Amir Hetsroni*

College of Social Sciences and Humanities –

*Koç University*, Istanbul, Turkey**


*Meriç Tuncez*

Graduate School of Social Sciences and Humanities –

*Koç University*, Istanbul, Turkey


An interdisciplinary book,*/Internet-Infused Romantic Interactions and Dating Practices/,*_to be published by the house of the Institute of Network Cultures, Amsterdam_, aims to analyze intricacies of internet-infused romantic interactions and dating practices. The proposed collection aims to include contributions from communication scholars, social scientists, computer scientists, humanities scholars and design experts whose research and practice will shed light on the romantic interplay of affect, cognition, and behavior on the internet with special attention given to social media platforms such as Tinder, Facebook, Grinder, and OkCupid. The collection would aim to offer an array of international perspectives and methodological novelties and feature a volume of scientific research and practice from a multitude of disciplines and interdisciplinary outlooks.**

Quantitative as well as qualitative empirical research, theoretical essays and research reviews are all welcome. We aim to provide the readers with a theoretical and methodological assortment that is sensitive towards various approaches to the study of intimate relationships and romance as reflected in new media - from discourse analysis to visual network analysis; from in-depth interviews to experimental designs; from ethnographic observations to cross-sectional and longitudinal survey studies.

Feasible topics include, but are not limited to (please feel free to suggest additional themes):

  * Romantic socialization and impression management in social
    networking services (SNS)
  * Cross-cultural examinations of online dating scripts and practices
  * Analysis of stages of intimate relationship on the screen
    (courtship, breakup, etc.)
* Motivations for using casual hook-up apps (e.g. uses and gratifications)
  * Mobile representations and practices of deviant and alternative
    romance (e.g. threesome, swinger clubs)
  * Cross-platform examination of mobile romantic interactions (TV,
    Internet, Tinder, Grindr, Instagram etc.)
  * Construction of body, affect and love on online dating user profiles
    and role of selfies in exchanging affect
  * Algorithmic challenges and role of AI, VR, AR and Machine Learning
    on the future of dating online.
  * Chasing love while playing video games (falling in love with an NPC).
  * Intergenerational differences in online dating attitudes, intentions
    and behaviors
  * Privacy-protective behaviors, self-disclosure and impact of
    personality and context on online dating
  * Queer, gay, lesbian and LGBTQ accounts and ethnographies of online
    romantic practices
  * Role of interface, design and coding in online dating services

Please note that while as editors we remain open to any theoretical or methodological approach, the book is eventually an academic volume – not a collection o journalistic reviews or political-ideological polemic.

Please send extended abstracts (1,500 to 2,000 words) or complete papers (3,500 to 12,000 words) that should include a purpose statement, research questions and hypotheses (where applicable), theoretical frame, method(s) of analysis, expected results (for empirical studies), scholarly contribution and public appeal reference.

Because the book needs to be balanced, the chances of having a paper accepted depend not only on the quality of submissions but also on the rarity and innovativeness of their content. Using novel methodological approaches that are not typically employed in studies of online romantic interactions like controlled experiments, experience sampling, brain imaging and eye tracking techniques, intervention programs and action research may increase the likelihood of acceptance.

*The deadline for submission of extended abstracts –*1,500 to 2,000 words plus references is*: April 15^th , 2018.*

*Notification of accepted proposals and invitations to submit complete papers*                (4,500 to 11,000 words, APA style) will be made on or before*May 15^th , 2018*.**

*The complete papers’ due date*is*October 1^st , 2018.*

*Revisions requests (when required)*will be sent by*November 1^st , 2018*

*Revisions due date*is*December 1^st , 2018*

The book will be*sent to the publisher*by the*End of 2018*.

*_No publication fee would be required_.*

Please send submissions, inquires and proposals to:

*Prof. Amir Hetsroni *((ahetsroni /at/ <mailto:(ahetsroni /at/>)

***Meriç *Tuncez * (*(mtuncez /at/ <mailto:(mtuncez /at/>) * *

College of Social Sciences and Humanities *Koç University*, Istanbul, Turkey**

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