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[Commlist] cfp: Current Theories and Practice in the Political Economy of Communications and,Media

Tue Mar 26 16:45:19 GMT 2019

Proposal Submission Deadline: March 30, 2019
Current Theories and Practice in the Political Economy of Communications and

A book edited by Serpil Karlidag (Baskent University) and Selda Bulut (Ankara Hacı Bayram
Veli University)
The political economy approach deals with communication and media as
commodities produced by capitalist industries. Media operates as an industry
that produces and distributes commodities. As Golding & Murdock (1997:49)
identified, the media outputs produced by these industries (newspapers,
advertisements, TV programs, movies, music, the gaming industry, etc.) play
a vital role in organizing images and discourses that people make the world
meaningful. In a sense, media do not only transmit information but also have
the function of producing and spreading the symbols that can be called
symbolic production. The cultural production produced by the media has a
very complex structure. Although the cultural production process has its own
characteristics, it is still part of the production of commodification area.
While analyzing the cultural products produced by the media, it should be
taken into consideration the relation of this symbolic production with the
ideological processes on the basis of material production of society. It is
considered that the area of cultural production is not pointless, on the
contrary, it is a part of the social control mechanism.
Objective of the Book
The purpose of this book is to provide new approaches besides current trends
in the political economy of communication researches in the process of
globalization. Specific examples from the above-mentioned subjects including
different countries particular in Turkey will contribute to the field and
extend the border of the political economy of communication studies into the
relatively undiscovered areas. Since the political economy is a holistic
field, it can focus on the whole system with more complex and richer
analysis. This tradition is also instrumental in attracting the target

Target Audience
The target audience of this book will be composed of academics, postgraduate
students, teachers, researchers, professionals.
Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
1) What is Political Economy approach?: Historical development, features,
methods, and importance. 2) Media property/ownership relations: the ownership of media products and copyright policies 3) Propaganda model: Factors affecting the news production process 4) What Media Produces? Properties of media products, Ideology 5) Audience commodification: commodification, the commodification of audience, the commodification of user in new media 6) The political economy of culture: production, distribution and consumption processes of cultural products, Culture Industry. 7) Labor process: conceptualizations on labor and working in media. 8) The political economy of digital media: new communication technologies, the structure of digital media production. 9) Structures determining consumer preferences and discussions on audience
freedom within these structures. 10) Media and state relations.
Submission Procedure
Contributors are invited to submit on or before March 30, a chapter proposal
of 400 to 500 words clearly identifying the topic of the chapter. Proposals
should be submitted through the IGI-Global submission system. Authors will
be notified of the status of their proposal no later April 29, 2019. Once
accepted, all submitted chapters must be original, of high quality 7,000-
10,000 words in length at the publication stage. All submissions will be
refereed through a double-blind review process. Author(s) of the accepted
proposal are required to submit their full chapter no later than September
30, 2019 to facilitate the review process. Submitted chapters should not
have been previously published nor be currently under review for publication
at other venues. Submissions should follow the manuscript format guidelines
from IGI Global. All authors are encouraged to visit the IGI Global resource
site below before beginning the writing process: Note:
There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this
book publication, Current Theories and Practice in the Political Economy of
Communications and Media. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double
blind peer review editorial process.
This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group
Inc.), an international academic publisher of the "Information Science
Reference" (formerly Idea Group Reference), "Medical Information Science
Reference," "Business Science Reference," and "Engineering Science
Reference" imprints. IGI Global specializes in publishing reference books,
scholarly journals, and electronic databases featuring academic research on
a variety of innovative topic areas including, but not limited to,
education, social science, medicine and healthcare, business and management,
information science and technology, engineering, public administration,
library and information science, media and communication studies, and
environmental science. For additional information regarding the publisher,
please visit This publication is anticipated to be
released in 2020. Important Dates
March           30, 2019: Proposal Submission Deadline
April              29, 2019: Notification of Acceptance
September   30, 2019: Full Chapter Submission
November    30, 2019: Review Results Returned
December     30, 2019: Final Acceptance Notification
january         30, 2019: Final Chapter Submission

Editorial Advisory Board Members:

Serpil Karlidag, Baskent University, Ankara/Turkey Selda Bulut, Ankara Hacı Bayram Veli University, Ankara/Turkey
Inquiries can be forwarded to
Serpil Karlidag, Baskent University
Selda Bulut, Ankara Hacı Bayram Veli University
Editor's Contact Information
(serpilkarli /at/
(seldabulut /at/

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