SEAMSJ Special Issue 4.1 - Southeast Asian Media Studies: Histories, States, Theories, and Futures
SOUTHEAST ASIAN MEDIA STUDIES JOURNAL
SPECIAL ISSUE 4.1:
SOUTHEAST ASIAN MEDIA STUDIES: HISTORIES, STATES, THEORIES, AND FUTURES
Media studies as an academic discipline is at a critical juncture on its development in the region. An interdisciplinary look on the history of Southeast Asia reveals that centuries before the idea of ASEAN integration was conceptualized, our precolonial ancestors had already established political, economic, and commercial linkages. From the Western colonial upbringing of print media and the silver screen, media practitioners have since then localized and innovated broadcast, online, and social media content to the tastes of its regional audience. Following the advent of the Internet, transnational media consumption increased dramatically as content became accessible to the greater public. This progress enabled media studies scholars to theorize on the political, cultural, social, economic, and linguistic issues that affect media production and consumption in the region. The media studies scholarship landscape in Southeast Asia features an uneven development. As such, there is a lack of collaboration and discussions on the histories, states, theories, and futures of the field in Southeast Asia.
AREAS OF INTEREST INCLUDE
Southeast Asian media during the COVID-19 pandemic
Current and emerging media theories in and about the mass media
Critical reviews (meta-analysis) of studies in and about the mass media
Methodological issues in media studies
Interdisciplinary and comparative studies in Southeast Asian media
Critical Histories of media industries
Political economy of media: business, ownership, control, and programming
Media, information, and news literacies
Media education and pedagogy
Audience and fandom studies
Media convergence, technologies, and processes
Media trends, futures, and directions
Media cultures: Mainstream, popular, regional, local, glocal, and indigenous practices
Multilingualism in media studies
Media, gender, sexuality, and identities
Ecomedia in Southeast Asia
Diaspora and transnationalization of media studies
Discourses in press and media freedom in Southeast Asia
Media law and ethics
- Authors submit a 500-word abstract with 5 keywords, a list of 5 main references, and a short bio of up to 50 words by September 1, 2021.
- Submissions of academic articles adhering to the journal’s aims and scope will be considered for publication.
- Submitted articles must focus on the media in Southeast Asia (Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and/or Vietnam).
- Authors wishing to submit book reviews, event reviews, and/or film reviews that adhere to the theme of the special issue should submit a short proposal and wait for approval.
- In the email subject line, state that your submission is for special issue 4.1.
- September 1, 2021 Deadline for submission of 500-word abstracts
- September 15, 2021 Notification of accepted abstracts
- January 15, 2022 Deadline for submission of full papers (6000-7000 words)
- Review Process: Double-blind peer review and feedback
- April 15, 2022 Revised paper due
- June 15, 2022 Target publication date
ABOUT THE GUEST EDITOR
Jerimiah F. Morris, PhD, is Program Director of the Media and Communication Program and Chair of the Fine and Applied Arts Division at Mahidol University International College, Mahidol University, Thailand. He has 12 years of experience living and working as an academic in Thailand. He holds a doctoral degree from the School of Communication Studies at Ohio University, United States. His research explores the intersections among media, self and society, looking at how the use of media and communication impacts notions of what is made possible for individuals and society in an interconnected, global environment.
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