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CfP: Radio and Revolution: Vol. 12:1

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“Call for Papers: RADIO AND REVOLUTION: VOL 12:1

Westminster Papers in Communication and Culture.

Arguably the first news transmission ever broadcast was at 5.30pm on
Tuesday 25^th April 1916, from a shop opposite the General Post Office
in Dublin. It went out via a 1 1Ž2 kilowatt ship’s transmitter, which
had been ‘liberated‘ from the nearby school of wireless telegraphy and
announced to the world that the Irish revolution had begun; the
intention being to alert passing US ships to the fact in the hope that
once the news reached America, help would be forthcoming.

Other revolutionaries were not slow to realize the potential of this new
medium; to Lenin it was ‘the newspaper without paper’ (and mindful of
his country’s vast size) ‘without distances.’ Trotsky thought it could
be used to encourage urban revolutionary fervor in Russia’s vast rural
interior. Nasser’s /Sawt al-Arab/ (Voice of the Arabs) electrified
audiences in the Middle East in the 1950s. In the 1960s, anti
imperialist and anti apartheid radical broadcast from friendly countries
like Tanzania and the ANC’s /Radio Freedom/ broadcast secretly inside S
Africa from 1963.//Throughout the Cold War prohibition of foreign radio
stations was countered not only by CIA-sponsored radio but local
community initiatives all in the name of social change.

Today, /Radio Rebelde/, founded by Che Guevara is still supporting the
Cuban revolution he helped launch.  In Venezuela there are over 300
communitarian socialist radio stations. The FARC has its own station.
Argentina boasts a thriving alternative communitarian radio network /La
Tribu/ whereas in Africa radio has been credited with the role of
developing listening communities that have radically transformed the
form of the public sphere from colonial times to the present.

Radio from its beginning has been a revolutionary technology. This issue
of /WPCC/ invites papers from established academics and those nearer the
start of their careers on the subject of radio and revolution.
Revolution is intended in its broadest sense, encompassing not only the
violent overthrow of governments and their counter measures but
revolution in the sense of radical social change.

Perspectives are welcome from history, media sociology, cultural
studies, communication theory, feminist studies and all disciplines
highlighting topics on radio and revolution from 1916 to the present
day. Theoretical and descriptive pieces are welcome with preference
being given to research articles that successfully combine both.
Submissions are encouraged related to the events and continents above
and all others not mentioned.  Research on digital radio and
contemporary and historical radio technologies are welcome as well as
pieces on public and commercial radio, radio celebrities and personnel,
news, factual, arts, music, drama and other types of programming and
more general perspectives on links between radio and revolution.

Proposed deadline for abstracts:  24 MARCH 2016

The editorial team of WPCC will inform authors of abstracts by the 5^th
of APRIL 2016 if the abstract meets the brief of the issue and if they
would like to request submission of a full text with a view to
inclusion, subject to peer review and editing on delivery.

Please send to: /WPCC2015@gmail.co/ <mailto:WPCC2015@gmail.com>*/_m_/*

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Deadline for full text submission:  31 JULY 2016

Authors of abstracts encouraged by WPPC or new submissions should
register at the journal website by this date attaching the article.
Authors will be notified as soon as possible about acceptance, revisions
or rejection and the outcome of the review process with a view to
publishing accepted articles subject to any amendments requested by the
end of 2016 after editing and proofing.  Please route communications
about articles via the journal’s online system.

Please route articles via:
http://www.westminsterpapers.org/about/submissions/

WPCC is published by the University of Westminster Press
(http://www.uwestminsterpress.co.uk/) with the Communications and Media
Research Institute, the University of Westminster.”

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