**apologies for crosspostings**

international journal of

media & cultural  politics


call for papers


The International Journal of Media & Cultural Politics (MCP) is a new print journal launching with a special Double Edition in January 2005. MCP is committed to analyzing the politics of communication(s) and cultural processes. It addresses cultural politics in their local, international and global dimensions, recognizing equally the importance of issues defined by their specific cultural geography and those which traverse cultures and nations. MCP promotes critical, in-depth, engaged research on the intersections of sociology, politics, cultural studies and media studies. MCP aims to keep academic analysis in dialogue with the practical world of communications, culture and politics.


MCP welcomes full-length research articles of up to eight thousand words and occasional short commentaries.


Inaugural double edition January 2005

sixteen specially commissioned short essays

three full-length research articles

yasmin jiwani on war talk

vincent mosco on ground zero

martyn lee on the death of radical thought

kwela hermanns on ipr and traditional knowledge

lena jayyusi on power and performativity

mike cormack on gaelic language and the media

eileen r meehan on transindustrialism and synergy

chinyere stella okunna on invisible women

11 further special articles plus book reviews


submissions of papers to mcp@leeds.ac.uk

mcp published by intellect books: mcp website is


editors: katharine sarikakis,  university of leeds; karen ross,  coventry university;

neil blain, university of paisley



Dr. Katharine Sarikakis
Lecturer in Communications Policy and
Course Director MA in Communications Studies
Institute of Communications Studies
University of Leeds
Houldsworth Building
Leeds LS2 9JT

Tel: +44.113.3437603
Email: K.Sarikakis@leeds.ac.uk

Managing Editor
Media and Cultural Politics

"Consistency is the last resort of the unimaginative."   
Oscar Wilde

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