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SEX-EQUALITY 2015 : Sex Equality and Social Media


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Submission Deadline Oct 15, 2014
Notification Due Jan 15, 2015
Final Version Due Mar 15, 2015
Categories    social media   women's studies   feminism   sex and gender

Call For Papers

* Submission Due Date
- 15 October 2014

* Guest Editor
- Jonathan Bishop, Centre for Research into Online Communities and E-Learning Systems, European Parliament, Brussels, BE

* Journal
- The International Journal of Internet Trolling and Online Participation

* Introduction
- Sex and Gender are terms often used synonymously, when sex is better thought of in terms of whether someone is physically a man or a woman and gender in terms of their mind, such as whether they are male, female or a combination. Sex equality is often thought of in terms of increasing the numbers of women in any given organisation as opposed to having more female-brained persons regardless of sex. This special issue seeks to look at how women and men are represented in social media, such as Twitter and Facebook and how the dynamics between and within sexes can be used to increase sex and gender equality online so that people regardless of whether they are a man, woman, transsexual, or whether they are male, female or transgender, can enjoy equal right to participate online.

* Objective
- The objective of the proposed Special Issue is to highlight the specific issues and challenges to supporting gender and sex equality in social networking communities. Research contributions in this special issue will provide insights about the nature of sex and gender online, differences between and within sexes in terms of their contributions to the Internet and attitudes to other Internet users. The contents in this special issue are of interest for researchers working in the domains of women studies, gender studies, feminism, cyberculture, e-politics, e-society, sociology, cybercultures and multimedia studies, and political science.

* Recommended Topics
Topics to be discussed in this special issue include (but are not limited to) the following in the context of Sex and Gender:

Misogyny, misandry, chauvanism, sexism
Gender differences between and within sexes
Internet trolling, rape-callout trolls, porn e-vengers
Corpus linguistics, narratives, iconography
Power structures, stereotypes

* Submission Procedure
- Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit papers for this special theme issue on Sex Equality and Social Media. All submitted papers will be reviewed on a peer review basis. Papers must follow APA style for reference citations.

NB. Papers can be submitted any time before the deadline, as reviewing will take place throughout the period of the advertising of this call for papers. Successful papers for the special issue will be give a letter of approval so the authors can put their publication on their CVs.

* Important Dates
- Submission Deadline: 15 October 2014
- Reviews to Authors by: 15 January 2015
- Final Submissions: 15 March 2015
- Publication: 30 April 2015

* All submissions and inquiries should be directed to the attention of:
- Jonathan Bishop
- E-mail:
- Centre for Research into Online Communities and E-Learning Systems, Swansea, Wales

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