Exclusions in the History and Historiography of Communication Studies
International Communication Association
May 26 & 27, 2021
Organizers: David W. Park, Jefferson Pooley, Peter Simonson
Last year we distributed a call for papers in pursuit of a pre-conference that would respond to our historical moment when we should be “intensively interrogating patterns of exclusion and hegemony that have continued to constitute it: around global region (de-Westernizing, theory from the South, persistent patterns of American influence/hegemony), race (#communicationsowhite), gender (#metoo, #gendercom, Matilda effects,), and indigeneity/colonization (postcolonial and decolonial initiatives).” After receiving an abundance of excellent submissions, we are happy to say that we have now programmed a pre-conference that very much lives up to this promise. This pre-conference is animated by papers that benefit from a rigorous application of historical methods and a focused application of the concept of exclusion. The papers in this pre-conference interrogate patterns of exclusion, focusing in particular on exclusion as it pertains to—individually and in concert with each other—gender, political identity, race, intellectual traditions, patterns of colonialism, geography, and methodology. The presenters come from diverse geographical and intellectual backgrounds, and in service to a more inclusive vision for our pre-conference, the pre-conference will be robustly bilingual, with simultaneous interpretation in Spanish and English.
We hope you will join us on May 26 & 27, 2021. You can see the preliminary program for the pre-conference here.
You need not be an ICA member or a registered attendee of ICA 2021 to register for the pre-conference. You can register here.