CFP: M/C Journal 'street' Issue (5/1/06; journal issue)

full name / name of organization: 
M/C - Media and Culture
contact email: 
mc@media-culture.org.au

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - 7 March 2003

                          M/C - Media and Culture
                     http://www.media-culture.org.au/
           is calling for contributors to the 'street' issue of

                                M/C Journal
                   http://journal.media-culture.org.au/

M/C Journal is looking for new contributors. M/C is a crossover journal
between the popular and the academic, and a blind- and peer-reviewed
journal.

To see what M/C Journal is all about, check out our Website, which contains
all the issues released so far, at <http://journal.media-culture.org.au/>.
To find out how and in what format to contribute your work, visit
<http://journal.media-culture.org.au/journal/submission.php>.

                         Call for Papers: 'street'
                    Edited by Kate Oakley and Jinna Tay

Street in its most conventional sense represents the link between physical
places, but more than that, they are spaces where cultural negotiations are
made. They are everyday spaces where the informal meets the formal, and the
public meets the private. In other words, they are spaces where
unanticipated, sudden encounters may take place, or where ordinary space
may be made special. Their utilitarian purpose may be subverted and they
become spaces for Formula 1 races, charity runs, street parties,
revolutions, protests, and markets. They may be formal sites known for
consumption, entertainment, and recreation or where drugs, sex and gambling
are found behind closed doors.

Streets are not accidents, they are shaped by social and economic change
and in popular media are often seen as shorthand for class and lifestyle
differentiation - think Coronation Street, Sesame Street, 42nd Street,
Wisteria Lane (Desperate Housewives), or Ramsey Street (Neighbours). They
are sites of social inclusion and exclusion - loitering on the street,
street kids, living on the street, wrong side of the street, and graffiti
on the street all present conflicting notions surrounding shared city
spaces.

Yet, knowing your back streets distinguishes one as a local from the
outsider. Being street wise is integral to top selling computer games like
Grand Theft Auto, Gangland or Sim City, where the strategy lies in
competent negotiation of streets. Street credibility is the badge of
acceptance for the privileged outsider.

The street is thus a transformative site, given to different cultural
practices and a multiplicity of uses. This issue of M/C Journal invites
articles relating to 'street' on any of the range of themes outlined above.
Send 1000-1500 word articles to street_at_journal.media-culture.org.au.

Article deadline: 1 May 2006
Issue release date: 28 June 2006

M/C Journal was founded (as "M/C - A Journal of Media and Culture") in 1998
as a place of public intellectualism analysing and critiquing the meeting
of media and culture. Contributors are directed to past issues of M/C
Journal for examples of style and content, and to the submissions page for
comprehensive article submission guidelines. M/C Journal articles are blind
peer-reviewed.

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Further M/C Journal issues scheduled for 2006:

'free': article deadline 26 June 2006, release date 23 August 2006
'filth': article deadline 21 August 2006, release date 18 October 2006
'jam': article deadline 16 October 2006, release date 13 December 2006

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M/C - Media and Culture is located at <http://www.media-culture.org.au/>.
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M/C Journal is online at <http://journal.media-culture.org.au/>.
All past issues of M/C Journal on various topics are available there.
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                                                     Dr Axel Bruns

-- General Editor editor_at_media-culture.org.au M/C - Media and Culture http://www.media-culture.org.au/ ========================================================== From the Literary Calls for Papers Mailing List CFP_at_english.upenn.edu Full Information at http://cfp.english.upenn.edu or write Jennifer Higginbotham: higginbj_at_english.upenn.edu ==========================================================Received on Tue Mar 07 2006 - 18:50:09 EST

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film_and_television