"The Net Worth of the Arab Spring" CFP - Special Issue CyberOrient: Online Journal of the Virtual Middle East

"The Net Worth of the Arab Spring" CFP - Special Issue CyberOrient: Online Journal of the Virtual Middle East

 

The Net Worth of the Arab Spring

Call for Papers - Special Issue

CyberOrient: Online Journal of the Virtual Middle East

Editor-in-Chief: Daniel Martin Varisco

Guest Editor: Ines Braune

Submission deadline: 31 May 2012

 

Aim

 

As the first anniversary of the "Arab Spring" nears, several

long-standing dictators have been toppled, protests still continue in

other countries and new governments are being formed.  Arguably,

throughout this last year digital media have played an important, if

not defining, role through Twitter, Facebook, blogs and the extensive

news coverage in cyberspace. This is a call for papers across

disciplines aiming for critical and evidence-based evaluation of the

use of social media in the Arab Spring, the coverage of the Arab

Spring in cyberspace and beyond, and the remediation and appropriation

between social media and traditional media outlets, including

satellite TVs and the press. First-person and ethnographic accounts

are welcomed, but CyberOrient welcomes contributions from any field.

 

About CyberOrient

 

CyberOrient (published by the Middle East Section of the American Anthropological

Association in collaboration with the Faculty of Arts of Charles

University in Prague. The aim of the journal is to provide research

and theoretical considerations on the representation of Islam and the

Middle East, the very areas that used to be styled as an ?Orient?, in

cyberspace, as well as the impact of the internet and new media in

Muslim and Middle Eastern contexts.  The articles will be published

online with free access in early autumn, 2012.

 

Submission

 

Articles should be submitted directly to Ines Braune

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