Call for papers. The International Journal of E-Politics, SPECIAL ISSUE ON: The Politics of Digital Visual Cultures

SUBMISSION DUE DATE: February 1, 2011
 Guest Editor: Yasmin Ibrahim, University of London, UK
This special issue explores the tenuous terrain of visual culture and image capture facilitated by new forms of information and communication technologies. How have new multimedia platforms, image capture and recording technologies facilitated event creation and the communication of politics in the digital age? The convergence of technologies and the ability to capture and upload images on the move makes the body a site for image capture, surveillance and witnessing. This conjoining of the corporeal body and mobile telephony provides new ways to communicate images and to circulate them to a wider audience on the internet. The pervasive circulation of still and moving images on the internet with multimedia platforms and the creation of counter-sites of visual pleasure calls for a re-examination of this visual culture where notions of the private and public are re-configured and where consumption of images and videos can be de-contextualised from the context of production providing a stage for new forms of ritualization and commemoration. The issue will explore the social, political and cultural impacts of this visual culture in different societies and communities.
Topics to be discussed in this special issue include (but are not limited to) the following:
•         Image and political communication
•         Image, mobile telephone and protest
•         Advocacy and campaigning through images
•         Political campaigning and spoof videos
•         Image, revolt and revolution
•         Politics of pornography
•         Image and humanitarian communication
•         Visual culture and privacy
•         Image and social networking
•         Image, body and surveillance
•         Image and event creation
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit papers for this special issue on the Politics of Digital Visual Cultures on or before February 1, 2011.
All submissions must be original and may not be under review by another publication. INTERESTED AUTHORS MUST CONSULT THE JOURNAL’S GUIDELINES FOR MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSIONS at:
 All submitted papers will be reviewed on a double-blind, peer review basis. Papers must follow APA style for reference citations.
Important Dates:
February 1, 2011: Paper submission
March 8, 2011: Review Results Returned to authors
June 8, 2011: Submission of final papers to editor
July 1, 2011: Submission of all materials to the publisher
ABOUT International Journal of E-Politics (IJEP):
The mission of the International Journal of E-Politics (IJEP) is to define and expand the boundaries of e-politics as an emerging area of inter-disciplinary research and practice by assisting in the development of e-politics theories and empirical models. The journal creates a venue for empirical, theoretical, and practical scholarly work on e-politics to be published, leading to sharing of ideas between practitioners and academics in this field. IJEP contributes to the creation of a community of e-politics researchers by serving as a “hub” for related activities, such as organizing seminars and conferences on e-politics and publication of books on e-politics.
This journal is an official publication of the Information Resources Management Association
Editor-in-Chief: Celia Romm Livermore
Published: Quarterly (both in Print and Electronic form)
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All submissions should be should be directed to the attention of:
Yasmin Ibrahim, Guest Editor