[Humanist] 29.676 pubs: Fat Studies cfp

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 29, No. 676.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Tue, 2 Feb 2016 02:35:44 +0000
        From: Jason Ensor <J.Ensor at westernsydney.edu.au>
        Subject: CFP : Themed journal on body weight and digital media

[Via Deborah Lupton, Centenary Research Professor, News & Media Research Centre, University of Canberra]

Call for abstracts for themed issue on body weight and digital media

I am editing a themed issue for Fat Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Body Weight and Society on the topic of body weight and digital media. Fat Studies is the first academic journal that critically examines theory, research, practices, and programs related to body weight and appearance.

If you are interested in contributing to this themed issue, please send me an article title and an abstract of 200-250 words outlining what you would propose to cover by 29 February 2016. Final submissions should be no longer than 7,000 words, including the abstract, all notes and references. Please email to deborah.lupton at canberra.edu.au

In keeping with the journal’s emphasis on ‘body weight and society’, the themed issue will include contributions that address the following and related topics from a critical sociocultural perspective:

·         representations of body weight and size in the digital news media (and also how readers may comment on news reports online)

·         apps and wearable devices for weight control, physical fitness and energy expenditure

·         selfies and body size

·         the discussion and portrayal of such issues as weight loss, body size, fat activism, thinspo, fitspo, pro-ana, pro-mia and fat pornography and erotica in blogs, social media platforms and other websites

·         big data and body weight

·         If your abstract is accepted, the following deadlines apply:

Full papers by 31 May 2016
Revised final versions by 30 August 2016




Dr Jason Ensor<http://www.uws.edu.au/staff_profiles/uws_profiles/doctor_jason_ensor>
Research & Technical Development Manager, Digital Humanities
Chief Investigator: Mapping Print, Charting Enlightenment<http://fbtee.uws.edu.au/mpce/> (ARC DP160103488)
School of Humanities and Communication Arts
Western Sydney University, Australia
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