Catalan Journal of Communication & Cultural Studies (Journal)

ISSN 17571898 , ONLINE ISSN 17571901

The Catalan Journal of Communication and Cultural Studies (CJCS) is committed to publishing research and theoretical articles in the fields of media studies, popular culture and cinema, public relations and advertising studies, social communication, new media, language uses in the media, communication and cultural policies, social and national identities, gender studies, sports and leisure, tourism and heritage, among other related issues. CJCS publishes double-blind peer-reviewed articles and its aims and scope cover not only Catalan media and cultural systems but also other social contexts.



Editor

Cilia Willem
Rovira i Virgili University
catalan.journal@urv.cat

Managing Editors

Carlota Moragas
Universitat Rovira i Virgili
catalan.journal@urv.cat

Antonio Caballer
Universitat Rovira i Virgili
catalan.journal@urv.cat

Associate Editor & Reviews Editor

Iolanda Tortajada
Rovira i Virgili University
yolanda.tortajada@urv.cat

The Catalan Journal of Communication & Cultural Studies (CJCS) aims to provide an international discussion forum for critical thought and study. CJCS is committed to publishing research and scholarship on the analysis of media and culture. The journal pays attention to original research, particularly but not exclusively, related to the Catalan cultural and media systems. CJCS’s approach is multidisciplinary, publishing articles dealing directly or through a comparative frame with media and communication history, media and cultural policies, audience and reception studies, cultural and national identity, media discourses, intercultural communication, sport and media, language and media language uses, new media and the Internet, gender studies, cinema, popular culture, media and cultural industries, public relations, advertising, tourism and cultural heritage.

All the submissions and proposals must be sent to the electronic address of the journal. CJCS publishes two issues per year containing peer reviewed articles, research notes and commentary, contemporary events, trends and debates, interviews, key documents and book reviews. Its overall aim is to disseminate research that will inform and stimulate scholarly interest in the above-mentioned fields.


Editor

Cilia Willem
Rovira i Virgili University
catalan.journal@urv.cat

Managing Editors

Carlota Moragas
Universitat Rovira i Virgili
catalan.journal@urv.cat

Antonio Caballer
Universitat Rovira i Virgili
catalan.journal@urv.cat

Associate Editor & Reviews Editor

Iolanda Tortajada
Rovira i Virgili University
yolanda.tortajada@urv.cat

Editor

Cilia Willem
Rovira i Virgili University
catalan.journal@urv.cat

Managing Editors

Carlota Moragas
Universitat Rovira i Virgili
catalan.journal@urv.cat

Antonio Caballer
Universitat Rovira i Virgili
catalan.journal@urv.cat

Associate Editor & Reviews Editor

Iolanda Tortajada
Rovira i Virgili University
yolanda.tortajada@urv.cat

Editor

Cilia Willem
Rovira i Virgili University
catalan.journal@urv.cat

Managing Editors

Carlota Moragas
Universitat Rovira i Virgili
catalan.journal@urv.cat

Antonio Caballer
Universitat Rovira i Virgili
catalan.journal@urv.cat

Associate Editor & Reviews Editor

Iolanda Tortajada
Rovira i Virgili University
yolanda.tortajada@urv.cat

DISCOURSES, ACTORS AND CITIZENS IN THE COMMUNICATIVE CONSTRUCTION OF CONFLICTS: THE CATALAN CASE


Call for issue CJCS 11.2 (Fall 2019)
Deadline for full proposals: 15 January 2019

Guest Editors
Alain-G. Gagnon (Université du Québec à Montréal)
Marta Montagut (Rovira i Virgili University)
Carlota Moragas-Fernández (Rovira i Virgili University)

All political conflicts are constructed through communication (Castelló, 2012). Therefore, the field in which this communication takes place becomes a central issue in media studies, and indeed can be considered the conflict itself. From this perspective, there are related topics that catch the attention of scholars: political mediatization (Mazzoleni and Schulz, 1999), relationship between media and politicians (Jamieson and Capella, 1997; 2007; Norris, 2000), critical approaches to political and media discourses (Van Dijk. 2005; Fairclough, 2001; Wodak, 2009; Charteris-Black, 2011), media systems and its political consequences (Hallin and Mancini, 2004; 2016), agenda and frame effects (Slotus and De Vreese, 2010; Esser and Strömback, 2014), social media and political activism (Cammaerts, 2008; Loader and Mercea, 2011; Gerbaudo, 2016), populist trends in political communication (Mény and Surel, 2002; Reinemann et al. 2017), etc.

The recent Catalan political conflict provides an opportunity to study how a particular case reflects the dynamics established between political actors, media and citizens in the public sphere (Castelló and Capdevila, 2015; Ordeix and Ginesta 2014; Perales and Pont, 2017; Pont et al., 2017; Xicoy et al., 2017; Micó and Carbonell, 2017; Moragas-Fernández et al., 2018; Dekavalla and Montagut, 2018; Valera, 2018). In this context, the three-year period that goes from 9 November 2014 to 1 October 2017 has witnessed a dialectical escalation between those political actors supporting independence and those who do not, entailing in a scenario of polarization and a deep crisis of political legitimation (Gagnon and Sanjaume Calvet, 2017; Cetrà, 2018).

This scenario has been supported by media actors and so sets out several debates on journalism ethics and standards, political communication practices, fake-news as a propaganda tool, the influence of Catalan and Spanish media system features in inciting the before-mentioned polarized discussion, the role of international press media in framing the conflict or the discourses and narratives constructed around the issue by political, media and citizens. Beyond the public discussion about the political conflict, the Catalan “process” has also acted as a catalyst of organizational communication of popular demonstrations and protests, bringing special attention to the role of social networks and apps as mobilization tools. Moreover, the Catalan conflict has also generated comparative views with other European regions and international contexts, such as the Quebeqois, with which it shares similar claims.

The main goal of this special issue is to collect different approaches to the communicative construction of the Catalan conflict from a broad point of view. We aim to confront different perspectives about one of the most controversial political issues in the recent history of Spain and so we invite scholars, researchers and practitioners from around the world to submit full articles and viewpoints on topics that may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Big Data and Social Network Analysis
    Agenda setting
  • Discourse analysis of political actors, media and citizenship
  • Political communication and journalistic principles and practices
  • Mediatisation of the conflict
  • Cultural products and national identities
  • Audience studies related to media products about Catalan politics
  • Internationalization of the conflict
  • Comparative studies with other stateless nations within a communication scope
  • Political pluralism in the media

The journal plans to include research articles of 6,000-7,000 words (including references), as well as brief research notes, experiences or progress reports of 2,000-3,000 words for the Viewpoint section. Full proposals should be submitted by 15 January 2019 in accordance with the Notes for Contributors through the following link: https://callisto.newgen.co/intellect/index.php/CJCS/about/submissions. All contributions will be subjected to double blind peer review, except for the Viewpoint articles, which will be evaluated by the Editors.

 

Journal contributors will receive a free PDF copy of their final work upon publication. Print copies of the journal may also be purchased by contributors at half price.


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Editor

Cilia Willem
Rovira i Virgili University
catalan.journal@urv.cat

Managing Editors

Carlota Moragas
Universitat Rovira i Virgili
catalan.journal@urv.cat

Antonio Caballer
Universitat Rovira i Virgili
catalan.journal@urv.cat

Associate Editor & Reviews Editor

Iolanda Tortajada
Rovira i Virgili University
yolanda.tortajada@urv.cat

International Advisory Board

David Altheide
Arizona State University

David Atkinson
University of Limerick

Catherine Benamou
University of California

Milly Buonanno
La Sapienza University of Rome

Josetxo Cerdán
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Alexander Dhoest
University of Antwerp

Trisha Dunleavy
Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.

Bradd Epps
University of Cambridge

Jordi Farré
Universitat Rovira i Virgili

Bernat López
Universitat Rovira i Virgili

Jaume Martí-Olivella
University of New Hampshire

Ruth McElroy
University of Glamorgan

Sabina Mihelj
Loughborough University

Miquel de Moragas
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Giusseppe Richeri
Università della Svizzera Italiana

Joan Ramon Resina
Standford University

Miquel Rodrigo
Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Isabel Simões-Ferreira
Instituto Politécnico de Lisboa

Miguel Vicente
Universidad de Valladolid

Carme Ferré-Pavia
Autonomous University of Barcelona

Hugh O’Donnell
Glasgow Caledonian University

Editor

Cilia Willem
Rovira i Virgili University
catalan.journal@urv.cat

Managing Editors

Carlota Moragas
Universitat Rovira i Virgili
catalan.journal@urv.cat

Antonio Caballer
Universitat Rovira i Virgili
catalan.journal@urv.cat

Associate Editor & Reviews Editor

Iolanda Tortajada
Rovira i Virgili University
yolanda.tortajada@urv.cat

 
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  • Volume (10): Issue (1)
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Editor

Cilia Willem
Rovira i Virgili University
catalan.journal@urv.cat

Managing Editors

Carlota Moragas
Universitat Rovira i Virgili
catalan.journal@urv.cat

Antonio Caballer
Universitat Rovira i Virgili
catalan.journal@urv.cat

Associate Editor & Reviews Editor

Iolanda Tortajada
Rovira i Virgili University
yolanda.tortajada@urv.cat

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