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[Commlist] New book series - Political Communication and Media Practices in the Middle East and North Africa

Mon Sep 14 11:54:04 GMT 2020

*Political Communication and Media Practices in the Middle East and North Africa *

*I.B.Tauris is seeking book proposals for a new academic book series: Political Communication and Media Practices in the Middle East and North Africa.*

The**popular uprisings that rocked several Arab countries at the beginning of 2011, and the more recent ones in Algeria, Sudan, Lebanon and Iraq, arose, among other things, in the context of changing media practices and political communication in the region. Beyond the actions by political elites and institutions, several of these movements were characterised by grassroots communication on social media, and many included creative practises by a diverse range of actors.

Books in this seriescritically engage with the complex and fluid relationship between politics, communication and culture in the Middle East and North Africa, taking into account the specificities of social and political local contexts, diverse political and media systems, media institutions, media and political actors and populations as well as differentiations along religious, sectarian, ethnic, gendered and racial lines. Topics and themes include, but are not limited to, the following areas:

-Political communication and crises (wars, conflict, unrest).

-Digital activism in the Middle East and North Africa.

-Social networks as spaces for political communication.

-Gendered political communication in the Middle East and North Africa.

-Political communication and popular culture.

-Affective political communication.

-Journalism as political communication.

-Ethical political communication practices

-Media and emerging political alliances.

-Religion and political Communication

-Hate speech/racism as political communication.

The series publishes monographs and edited collections. All proposal and manuscripts are subject to rigorous peer review.

*Series Editors*

Dina Matar, SOAS, University of London

Zahera Harb, City, University of London

*Advisory Board*

Omar-Al-Ghazzi (LSE); Mohamed Zayani (Georgetown University); Gholam Khiabany (Goldsmiths); Marwan Kraidy (Northwestern, Qatar); Adel Iskander (Simon Fraser University); Joe Khalil (Northwestern, Qatar); Tarik Sabry (Westminster); Naomi Sakr (Westminster);  Annabelle Sreberny (SOAS)

*International Advisory Board*

Loubna Skali (University of California, Washington) ; Donatella della Ratta (John Cabot University); Reem Abou-El-Fadl (SOAS);  Noushin Laudan (City University); Kevin Smets (VUB University, Brussels);

Sophie Chamas (SOAS); Miriam Aaouragh (Westminster University); Dounia Mahlouly (SOAS); Sadia Jamil (Khalifa University of Science and Technology, Abu Dhabi;

*Forthcoming books ***

Transcultural Empire in the Middle East and North Africa: Political Communication,

Public Diplomacy, and Resistance by Adel Iskandar

If you have a book project or idea that you’d like us to consider for the series, please contact the series editors Dr Dina Matar - (dm27 /at/ <mailto:(dm27 /at/>, Dr Zahera Harb - (zahera.harb.1 /at/ <mailto:(zahera.harb.1 /at/> , or Rory Gormley, Commissioning Editor at I.B.Tauris – (rory.gormley /at/ <mailto:(rory.gormley /at/> – all of whom will be pleased to give you feedback on your idea.

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