Whose Right to Know? The Worldwide Web and the Free Market of Ideas, Vol. 1, No. 4 Spring & Summer 2011

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Synaesthesia: Communication Across Cultures / Graduate School of Intercultural Communication, Okinawa Christian University
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Presently receiving and reviewing submissions for the Spring & Summer 2011 issue.

Authors are asked to examine meanings or perceptions of 'freedom' and/or 'speech' across the Worldwide Web that clash or align with conventional wisdom or common practices.

Possible themes, topics to be explored (in no way exhaustive):

1. How is the Worldwide Web used as a political, cultural, economic, military, or hegemonic tool to maintain free speech or curb it?

2. How does the Worldwide Web itself embody a political, cultural, military, economic, or hegemonic agenda?

3. What are the underlying, un-stated aims of those people or institutions that seek to limit the free market of ideas?

4. What does a free or limited market of ideas in the Worldwide Web entail?

5. What is significant about the language used to maintain the right to know - or to limit the right to know?

6. What are some significant unintended effects of limiting or maintaining the right to know?

7. How is belief in the right to know negotiated inter-personally, across genders or generations?

8. In what way does economics reproduce the desire to limit or maintain the right to know across the Worldwide Web?

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All submissions will be evaluated using a double-blind (at least three reviewers) peer review process.

Details regarding the submission process appear at http://www.synaesthesiajournal.com/

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