International Communication Association's
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies
Special Interest Group
We are organizing a Preconference! See the Upcoming conference page for more information!
Deadline has passed for ICA 2014. See the Upcoming conference page for more information on the conference.
International Journal of Communication
Publishes Special Section on
Communication Research on Sexuality
The International Journal of Communication has published a special section on
"Doing It: Methodological Challenges of Communication Research on Sexuality" guest-edited by Katherine Sender and Lynn Comella.
This special section draws together a diverse range of approaches to sexuality studies in communication. It addresses three key questions: 1) What can a communication approach bring to the study of sexual practices and representations in popular culture? 2) What can sexuality research bring, in turn, to the field of communication? And 3) What are the methodological challenges of doing sexuality research in communication?
The articles address such varied methodological approaches as archival work, transnational studies, and intimate conversation, as well as the dissemination and reception of sexuality research. With an introduction by Comella and Sender, this collection offers an argument for building a coherent field of sexuality studies within communication and media studies.
Authors for this special section include:
Lynn Comella, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Amanda Denes, University of Connecticut
Nora Draper, University of Pennsylvania
Beth Hartman, Northwestern University
Lisa Henderson, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Jimmie Manning, Northern Illinois University
Sara Mourad, University of Pennsylvania
Katherine Sender, University of Auckland
Read this new Special Section that published October 30, 2013 at http://ijoc.org.
About the ICA GLBT SIG:
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies is concerned with the analysis and critique of sexual systems, discourses, and representations, particularly those that animate, inform, and impinge upon the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. Such systems and discourses occur in institutional, community, domestic, and intimate contexts; are closely connected to other social, cultural, and political practices (such as nationalism, education, or popular entertainment); and play a critical role in the formation and communication of individual and group identity.
How to join ICA and the GLBT SIG:
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Remember, when you become a member your $3 contribution to the GLBT Interest Group goes to travel funding for the recipient(s) of our top student paper award.
Call for Papers for ICA Annual Conference:
The GLBT Interest Group welcomes quality research in the above areas, using any methodological approach. Papers should not exceed 25 pages, and panel proposals should provide a 400-word rationale for the panel and a 200-word abstract for each participant's contribution. Extended abstracts of 6-8 pages will also be considered, but preference will be given to complete papers and panel proposals.
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