Technology, Democracy, and Citizenship: March 31, 2010
Humanities and Technology Review (HTR)
CALL FOR ARTICLES AND BOOK REVIEWS
Topic: Technology, Democracy, and Citizenship
HTR is the interdisciplinary peer reviewed journal, published annually, of the Humanities and Technology Association (HTA). Generally, it explores the interface between the humanities and technology. For the Fall 2010 edition, we are looking for article submissions and reviews of books that address the 2009 conference theme: Technology, Democracy, and Citizenship.
The theme of Technology, Democracy and Citizenship raises important questions about how technology mediates relationships between individuals, civil society, and the nation-state. How does the management of technology affect democracy? How is technology used by under-represented or oppressed groups to address their condition? How do the socio-technical systems such as voting machines and social networking tools influence democratic processes? How does technology impact decision making with regard to public policy? How are media and ideology related? What challenges do ambient intelligence and surveillance pose to democracy? How do fiction, cinema, hip hop, and other art forms articulate such issues?
POSSIBLE TOPICS INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
• The consequences of limited access to technology.
• Technological literacy and its relation to citizenship.
• The politics of expertise.
• The history of technology in relation to democracy.
• The concepts of utopia and dis-utopia.
• Thoughtfulness and the public sphere.
• New media platforms and social networking tools.
• Cross-cultural perspectives.
• War technology and nation building.
• Environmental justice, social justice and diversity.
• National security and homeland defense.
• Hazard and disaster prevention, preparation, and recovery.
Author guidelines: Send all queries or manuscripts via email attachment to Frederick B. Mills, Editor, HTR (firstname.lastname@example.org). All submissions must use APA format, MS Word 2007 without any special formatting, 12 font times new roman, and double spacing throughout. Do not insert page numbers, headers or footers. All manuscripts should be prepared for blind review. The deadline for papers is March 31, 2010.