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CALL FOR PAPERS. The GLOBAL FUSION 2010 Media & Communication Conference will be held at Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA, October 22-24, 2010.

This year’s conference theme is “Sustenance and Globalization.” We
consider the concept of culture in relation to the nature of global
communication processes. Those interested in the role of the print,
electronic, and digital media might look at their role in sustaining
and modifying cultures. For those interested in non-mediated
communication, a focus could be brought to bear on the ways in which
folklore, traditional cultural practices, and ecology can act to
sustain and empower cultures.  Researchers exploring the development
perspective on international communication might consider addressing
community building, sustainability, development, and the roles of
communication in changing and sustaining cultures, polities, and
societies. Among many other possibilities, this theme also allows for an exploration of the ways in which communication technologies, both
as software and hardware, can sustain and/or undermine cultures and

Submissions on this theme are preferred, but proposals for conference panels and papers may be on any topic related to global media and
international communication. Panel and individual paper proposals may be submitted in the form of abstracts of 200-250 words, in MS Word or rich text format.  Paper abstracts should be submitted anonymously, without the name or other identifying information about the author in the document.

The Global Fusion conference offers a graduate student competition.
Papers submitted for the graduate student paper competition should be full length (about 25 pages in APA format), and clearly marked on the title page as being a submission for the competition.

The purpose of the Global Fusion conference series is to promote
academic excellence in global media and international communication
studies. These conferences bring together scholars and professionals
interested in media and communication in global contexts. The
conference series is sponsored by a consortium of schools including
Texas A&M University, the University of Texas at Austin, Ohio
University, Temple University and Southern Illinois University. The
organizing committee members are Patrick Burkart, Antonio C.
La Pastina, and Srivi Ramasubramanian.

Submission deadline: Tuesday, July 1, 2010
Email address for submissions: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>
Conference contact: Patrick Burkart, [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>