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Special Issue Call for Papers
Guest editors: Silvio Waisbord and Claudia Mellado
Submission deadline: April 1, 2013
Although Western perspectives have been dominant in the study of communication, scholars have called for the emancipation of non-Western theories and new conceptual and theoretical perspectives. Researchers have shown the importance and vitality of communication theories grounded in various philosophical conceptions in Africa, Asia and Latin America. This call should not be understood as an effort to "de-Westernize" communication studies. On the contrary, the task is to explore whether non-Western perspectives expand the analysis and challenge central assumptions and arguments.
Communication Theory therefore invites authors to submit papers for a future special issue on "Questioning geocultural boundaries of communication theories: De-Westernization, cosmopolitalism and globalization." Keep Reading!