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INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF COMMUNICATION - IJC
(Vol. 18, No. 1-2, JAN-DEC 2008)
Deadline: April 30, 2007

Special Number on:
NORMATIVE FOUNDATIONS OF A CULTURAL DIALOGUE

We live in a world of cultural diversity where we are inescapably interconnected, yet separated by divergent worldviews that make it increasingly difficult to communicate with each other. Cultural differences include various aspects of our identities, ranging from ethnicity to social background to geographical origins to religious beliefs. The structural multicultural reality presents numerous challenges not only to individual identity, but also to the global civil society. The demand for intercultural dialogue today is especially high. As an indication of this, the European Commission proposed that the year of 2008 be declared as the Year of Intercultural Dialogue. However, intercultural dialogue is vital not only for the European Union, but for all the world cultures. In fact, dialogue must be viewed as a prerequisite for living in our increasingly multicultural environment.

In view of this, an issue of International Journal of Communication IJC, a peer-reviewed international journal published by Bahri Publications (New Delhi) since 1991, has been specially planned on Normative Foundations of Cultural Dialogue. It thus invites research papers on the following broad areas:

  • Epistemological principles of a cultural dialogue
  • Contemporary approaches to a cultural dialogue
  • Cultural clash and cultural dialogue
  • Value systems and cultural dialogue
  • Historical traditions and cultural dialogue
  • Cultural dialogue in the postmodern world
  • Normative foundations for civil society and cultural dialogue
  • Ethical dimensions of a cultural dialogue
  • Communicative praxis and cultural dialogue

The papers pertaining to the areas mentioned above should be written in English, and be submitted in MS-Word format to the Guest Editor/Editors at their contact addresses given below not later than 30th April 2007.

Papers should not exceed 10,000 words and should be preceded by an abstract of 250 words. The title, the name(s) and full mailing address(es) of the author(s), including e-mail addresses, should appear on the first page of the manuscript.

All papers submitted to IJC should be original, neither having been previously published nor being considered elsewhere at the time of submission.

The editor will select contributions for the special issue and notify authors of acceptance or otherwise once reports are received from the reviewers.

The file containing the authors instructions for the preparation of camera-ready contributions is attached herewith.

Contact the Guest Editors for submission guidelines.

Guest Editors:
Dr. Boris L. Gubman, gubman@mail.ru
Dr. Galina V. Sinekopova, gsinekopova@mail.ewu.edu

Editors:
Harpreet Kaur Bahri, bahrius@vsnl.com
Deepinder Singh Bahri, bahrius@vsnl.com

 
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