Call for Submissions, Journal of Advertising, Special Issue
Advertising and its Connection to Violence and Abuse
Special Issue Editors: Nora J. Rifon, Michigan State University, Marla Royne, University of Memphis
Les Carlson, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Manuscripts are solicited for a special issue of The Journal of Advertising devoted to the connection of advertising-related media on violence and abuse. Authors may submit empirical or theoretical papers, including literature reviews that offer strong theoretical frameworks for research programs, content analyses, surveys, and experiments.
Violence is defined by the World Health Organization as, “the intentional use of physical force or power, threatened or actual, against oneself, another person, or against a group or community that either results in or has a high likelihood of resulting in injury, death, psychological harm, maldevelopment or deprivation.” The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has identified violence to and abuse of children and youth as a tragic and preventable global public health problem. Child abuse, suicide, sexual abuse, youth violence, and related psychological disorders of self-abuse, are on the rise.
While much attention has been focused on violence in the general media with respect to mostly entertainment content, few researchers have actively studied issues related to commercial media content – ADVERTISING — and the role it may play in fostering violence by and abuse of children and adults in its many active and passive forms. Several recent phenomena suggest that it is time for researchers to focus on this topic.
A spate of recent highly visible advertising campaigns using violent themes, imagery, and acts elicited heightened scrutiny after the 2007 Superbowl. There are a growing number of highly successful video games with violence at their core such as Grand Theft Auto, World of Warcraft, and Halo to name a few, that receive advertising support. There are also a growing number of advertising-based Internet games offered and freely accessible to even young children. Indeed, the success of entertainment vehicles is highly dependent on advertising support systems. The recent intermingling of advertising and entertainment content points to the pivotal role of advertising for defining cultural norms and influencing behaviors of violence, abuse to others and self, and neglect.
Research questions and topics that may be addressed include but are not limited to:
* What are the magnitude, scope, and character of violence in advertising?
* Symbolic consumption of violence
* Dehumanization in advertising
* Media literacy
* Public policy issues related to violence and advertising
* Social Advertising and violence reduction
* New media, gaming and violence consumption as a contributor to active and passive child abuse.
* Special concerns for youth
* Is violence in advertising a correlate or contributing cause to violent behavior?
* In what ways does advertising influence violence and abuse?
* What is the potential role of advertising in the creation of violence to and abuse of children in modern society?
* Stereotyping and degradation
* Regulatory issues for violence in advertising
* Websites as advertising support for violent media content
* Advertising of children’s toys
* Advertising of weapons
* Social Advertising and child abuse prevention
* Violence in sports marketing
* Framing of messages for the prevention of child abuse
* Socialization agent influences on the effects of violence in advertising
Manuscripts should be submitted electronically to: email@example.com and in the subject line type Violence Issue.
General Submission Requirements
All submissions, reviewing, and notification regarding the special issue will be conducted electronically, by email. Submission deadline: March 31, 2009.
In the body of your email, please provide:
* Title of Paper
* Primary contact person’s name, affiliation, mailing address, phone number, fax number, and email address
* Names of other co-authors/participants, their affiliations,
* Key Words: 3 to 5 key words that identify the topic and the methods used in the research.
Electronic format for submission: Your submission will be a word document sent as an email attachment. All submissions should be scanned for viruses. Make sure to save a copy of your submission information until notification of the final decision. Please ensure that submissions do not have author names on the title page.
Acknowledgement of receipt: The primary contact person will receive an acknowledgement of receipt of your submission by email. If you do not receive an acknowledgement email within a couple of days of submission, you should send an email inquiring about the status of your submission to Nora Rifon or Les Carlson.
Nora J. Rifon Les Carlson
Professor Professor of Marketing
Department of Advertising, 310 College of Business Administration
Public Relations, & Retailing Department of Marketing
Michigan State University PO Box 880492
East Lansing, MI 48824-1212 University of Nebraska
Because reviewing will be blind, authors should refrain from identifying themselves or their affiliations in the body of the paper and in footnotes. Please note that it is the submitting author’s responsibility to make sure that the document does not contain any identifying information when saved as a Word file. (Right click on the file in Windows Explorer and go to “Properties” and then “Summary” to ensure that all identifying information is removed.)
Call for Papers, second issue of Volume 11 of the journal, The Pearson Papers
The Pearson Peacekeeping Centre (PPC) is pleased to announce a “Call for Papers” for its second issue of Volume 11 of our journal The Pearson Papers. Since its founding in 1994, the PPC has been engaged in innovative research in the area of peacekeeping and peace operations. The Pearson Papers provide a forum where researchers and practitioners can openly explore the complexities of evolving peace operations. The journal is peer-reviewed, and represents an opportunity for professionals and practitioners to engage and share in an interdisciplinary dialogue on the complexities experienced in peace operations within the global peace and security realm.
The complexity of peace operations and of the context in which civilian, military, and police are being deployed underscores the fact that there is no “one-size-fits-all” model of peace operations. With this in mind, while there should be space for some improvisation based on circumstances and context, contemporary peace operations should not rely entirely on ad hoc structures. In order to be effective, peace operations must evidence a balance between flexibility and coherence. While there seems to be a broad consensus on the need for integration, questions remain as to the what, when and how to integrate.
To facilitate the exploration and enhanced understanding of today’s complex peace operations, including Integrated Missions, Provincial Reconstruction Teams and Hybrid Operations, the upcoming issue of The Pearson Papers (Fall 2008) will further explore the theme of cooperation and coordination by focusing more specifically on the interoperability of integration.
How is integration of different actors conducted in practice? What factors are necessary for integration to be successful? How is success measured and evaluated?
The upcoming issue will complement the current issue of The Pearson Papers (Spring 2008) which looks at the Challenges of Effective Cooperation and Coordination in Peace Operations. The editors of The Pearson Papers welcome the submission of your academic papers, field notes or short articles for publication. We accept submissions in both official languages. The deadline for submission is July 15, 2008. We look forward to a wide breadth of submissions and aim to provide an environment where constructive dialogue, provocative questions, and thoughtful commentary will facilitate understanding integration.
Please visit The Pearson Papers webpage for further information, http://www.peaceoperations.org/web/la/en/pa/BE686F7BED4B4E71B8E69EC8D99AF736/template.asp including our Guidelines for Contributors and an All Call Poster for you to kindly distribute to your colleagues.
With our best regards,
Ann Livingstone, Ph.D., Editor, The Pearson Papers, Vice President, Research, Education and Learning Design
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