Conference Theme 2016

Media & Cultural Resistance: Beyond Gender Stereotyping”

It comes with no surprise that our world is transforming into a diverse global culture and media undoubtedly plays a significant role: culturally, socially, economically, politically and ideologically. Media is a constant influence and source of manipulation of people’s attitudes, beliefs & opinions thereby creating a constructed representation of reality. Media has the power to create certain types of messages, portray gender, cultures, values & different perspectives, focus on the elites and the dominant ideologies, subsequently neglecting the subordinate groups. In the case of gender roles, the societies have established the hegemony of males by institutionalizing of male dominance over women. However with the rapidly evolving and consumeristic markets, this complex relationship between genders is changing.

The Second Annual International Conference organized under the aegis of the Media & Communication Research and Analysis Wing (MCRAW) aims to deepen its understanding and contribute to the field of media and gender in the Middle East and around the world.

MCRAW 2016 serves as a premier forum to present research and new advances in the fields of theoretical, experimental, and applied Media, Journalism, and Mass Communication. The conference will bring together leading researchers, educators, administrators, and scientists in the domain of interest from around the world. Topics of interest for submission include, but are not limited to:

 

Conference streams: 

  • Communication and society
  • Digital divide and Neo-Imperialism
  • Social media and society
  • Youth and the Internet
  • E-learning, trends and possibilities
  • Media & Democracy
  • Communication and marginalized communities
  • Future of communication technologies
  • Alternative and community media
  • Media and gender
  • Society and new media
  • Education and new technologies
  • Development communication and social change
  • Broadcasting, past and present
  • Freedom of expression in transitional societies
  • Media history
  • Communication theory and ethics
  • Environment, climate and communication
  • Print media, past and present
  • Socio-political development and media
  • Cross-cultural influences and developments
  • Consumerism and media
  • Visual Communication
  • Digital Communication and globalization
  • Media Regulation and Policy in transitional society
  • Policy and communication
  • Media empowerment

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