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<nettime-ann> CFP: M/C Journal 'equal' issue


                          M/C - Media and Culture
            is calling for contributors to the 'equal' issue of

                                M/C Journal

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. In 2008, M/C Journal celebrates its tenth anniversary.

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

                         Call for Papers: 'equal'
                   Edited by Bruno Starrs and Sean Maher

Equal is a value that has been scrubbed into many of us since childhood. A
paragon of human virtue in democratic society, equal has become synonymous
with equality and the cleansing panacea, or justification, of a globalised

The concept and catholicon of being or attaining the status of 'equal' is
rarely questioned as a fundamental goal of civilised society. What we would
like to explore in this issue of M/C Journal is how the ideals associated
with all things being equal coexist with the competing ideals of diversity,
pluralism, difference, and the contrasts and disparties that underpin
vibrant cultural ecologies. Does every advantage gained in moving closer to
the venerated status of equal produce trade-offs that threaten to erase
differences, iron out diversity and standardise the multifarious quality of

We are calling for essays of up to 3000 words in length addressing the word
'equal,' as it applies to your understanding of media and culture, and as
viewed through the lenses of your own particular academic disciplines.

Submit papers of 3,000 words in length to the editors at
equal {AT} journal.media-culture.org.au.

Article deadline:     7 March 2008
Issue release date:   7 May 2008

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

Further M/C Journal issues scheduled for 2008 and 2009:

'able':    article deadline  2 May 2008,     release date  2 July 2008
'publish': article deadline 27 June 2008,    release date 27 August 2008
'country': article deadline 22 August 2008,  release date 22 October 2008
'recover': article deadline 10 October 2008, release date 10 December 2008
'still':   article deadline 16 January 2009, release date 11 March 2009
M/C - Media and Culture is located at <http://www.media-culture.org.au/>.
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.


                                                     Dr Axel Bruns

 General Editor                              editor {AT} media-culture.org.au
 M/C - Media and Culture                http://www.media-culture.org.au/
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