Category: Call for Papers
Subject: Palgrave Communications - Call for research papers - Mediated Populism
Palgrave Communications, the peer-reviewed academic journal published by Palgrave Macmillan, is currently inviting research paper proposals for a special issue on: Mediated Populism, edited by Dr Michael Higgins (University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK).
Authors who are interested in submitting a paper should send a short abstract-length summary to the Editorial Office (firstname.lastname@example.org) outlining the scope of their proposed paper; any general enquiries can also be directed to this address.
Full details on the special issue can be found below or here: http://www.palgrave-journals.com/palcomms/authors/call-for-papers#Russia
Editor: Dr Michael Higgins (University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK)
This article collection examines the relationship between populism and media culture and practice. In its original conception, populism describes a political alignment with the ordinary people against the interests of the governing, cultural and corporate classes. It assumes that formal elites are dedicated to self-enrichment and the retention of power, and only the aggressive animation of popular interests can counter their protective norms and tactics. This political stance has occasioned forms of rhetoric and practice claiming association with popular sentiment, often based on constructions of anti-politics and authenticity.
Populist discourses have become essential in understanding the relationship between media and contemporary politics. This article collection promises to examine mediated populism as it continues to innovate in a multi-modal media setting and amid shifting political circumstances.
Articles should make a contribution to the understanding of mediated populism and its histories. Contributions that expand the study of populism across new contexts and political movements, and encourage an emphasis on emergent media platforms, are encouraged. Topics welcomed include, but are not restricted to:
• Populist politics and social media
• Mediated populism across the political spectrum
• Mediating authoritarian populism
• Mediated populism and emotionality
• Populism and mediatization
• Populism in a cross-national and international setting
This is a rolling collection and as such submissions/proposals will be welcome throughout 2017. However, full submissions received by October 1 will be considered for publication as part of the collection’s formal launch.
Palgrave Communications is a fully open access journal. More information: http://www.palgrave-journals.com/palcomms