(mis)Representing Difference in Media and Everyday Items

full name / name of organization: 
Humanities Education and Research Association
contact email: 
lewestman@utep.edu

The journal "Interdisciplinary Humanities" invites papers for the Fall 2011 special issue: "(mis)Representing Difference in Media and Everyday Items," edited by Susan Booker Morris, Former Director of Jim Crow Museum, Ferris State University.
Although reason and discourse are important in framing and communicating ’truths’ about the human being, increasingly visual representation is serving to communicate attitudes, histories, beliefs, and values. This special issue on the representation of the ‘other’ invites your analysis of race, ethnicity, nationality, queerness, or gender as found in representations in television, ads, films, photographs, video games, computer images, etc. As these othernesses are constructed, the visual representation is one arena in which the construction takes place and is disseminated. Any theoretical bases are welcome. Use of the Jim Crow Museum at www.ferris.edu/jimcrow is particularly encouraged but not required. Please send queries and submissions electronically to Dr. Morris at morrisus@ferris.edu. Submissions should not exceed 6000 words.
For more information about "Interdisciplinary Humanities," see our web site at: http://www.h-e-r-a.org/hera_journal.htm

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