Catalan Journal of Communication & Cultural Studies | Special issue 15 Jan 2019

Discourses, actors and citizens in the communicative construction of conflicts: the Catalan case

 Catalan Journal of Communication & Cultural Studies

Call for issue CJCS 11.2 (Fall 2019) | Deadline for full proposals: 15 January 2019

Guest Editors

Alain-G. Gagnon (Université du Québec à Montréal) 

Marta Montagut (Rovira i Virgili University)

Carlota Moragas-Fernández (Rovira i Virgili University)

All political conflicts are constructed through communication (Castelló, 2012). Therefore, the field in which this communication takes place becomes a central issue in media studies, and indeed can be considered the conflict itself. The recent Catalan political conflict provides an opportunity to study how a particular case reflects the dynamics established between political actors, media and citizens in the public sphere

The main goal of this special issue is to collect different approaches to the communicative construction of the Catalan conflict from a broad point of view, with full articles and viewpoints on topics that may include, but are not limited to, the following:

- Big Data and Social Network Analysis

- Agenda setting 

- Discourse analysis of political actors, media and citizenship

- Political communication and journalistic principles and practices 

- Mediatization of the conflict

- Cultural products and national identities

- Audience studies related to media products about Catalan politics

- Internationalization of the conflict

- Comparative studies with other stateless nations within a communication scope

- Political pluralism in the media

The journal plans to include research articles of 6,000-7,000 words (including references), as well as brief research notes, experiences or progress reports of 2,000-3,000 words for the Viewpoint section. Full proposals should be submitted by 15 January 2019 in accordance with the Notes for Contributors through the following link:

All contributions will be subjected to double blind peer review, except for the Viewpoint articles, which will be evaluated by the Editors.