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[email protected]: Special Issue on Popular Music Journalism

Posted: September 18th, 2012 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

Music journalism forms part of ongoing debate amongst IASPM members, in terms of music criticism, industry interests and identity politics.

[email protected], the Journal of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music, wishes to provide a platform for these debates with a special issue on popular music journalism for publication at the end of 2013.

Drawing on the extensive local and global expertise of our cross-cultural membership, we invite papers that can offer comparative insights into the relationship of music journalism to specific music genres, different media formats and critical approaches.

Topics related to popular music journalism can include, but are not restricted to:

  • Histories of popular music journalism
  • Event reporting
  • Music criticism and review techniques
  • Artist profiling
  • Music technologies
  • Canon and music genre
  • Gender representations
  • Issues of ethnicity, race, class
  • Sense of place: production of locality in a global context
  • Online and press music journalism
  • Music fanzines
  • Social networks
  • Photographic music journalism
  • Critical analysis of music journalism
  • Methodologies in researching music journalism

Please do not hesitate to contact [[email protected]] for editorial advice regarding a particular idea for a contribution.

Deadline for submissions: 5 April 2013

English is the official idiom but articles may also be submitted in the official language of any of its branches (adding an English abstract).

Depending on the language used, submissions are expected to be between 5000 to 8000 words in length, keeping the Word-document size to 2 MB.

Studies may use a range of research methodologies and critical approaches. Because our open access readership is diverse and interdisciplinary, we ask our contributors to present ideas in a way that a mix of sociologists, musicologists, music critics and practitioners can understand each other.

[email protected] is the journal of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music. As part of an international network the journal aims to disseminate IASPM members’ research work. In order to submit to [email protected] you must be an IASPM member and register both as Author on the journal’s site.

A full CFP can be found here: http://www.iaspmjournal.net/index.php/IASPM_Journal/index.



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