Cultura. International Journal of Philosophy of Culture and Axiology
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December 2012 Issue CFP: Semiotics of World Cultures
This thematic issue seeks to examine semiotic practices specific to cultures and communities. It contemplates cultural communication as a process where biophysical, technological, and socio-cultural factors interact, and through which institutionalized technological media produce, transform and circulate sign-representations. The volume seeks to confront elements traditionally considered ‘essential’ and ‘universal’, and thus, ‘fixed’ (i.e. human perceptual modes), with the continuously changing patterns of cultural and technological manifestations. It proposes a revision of the ontology of perception and of the emergence of human communicative potential by relating neuroscientific research and sociocontructivist understandings of human physical development, and integrating these findings with the evolving nature of the technical media that social beings use to communicate at a distance. The volume will explore the semiotic resources used in specific institutional and social contexts at a global level, and help unveil how they reflect and conceal specific interests, power relations and communicative strategies that change over time for various reasons, among them economic interests and changing technologies. The issue welcomes papers on discourse analysis, multimedia analysis, cultural anthropology, political sociology, intersubjective perspectives to neuroscience, etc., and aims at the inclusion of the widest possible number of world cultures.
Call for Papers
Deadline: August 31st
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Editor-in-Chief: Prof. dr. Nicolae Râmbu, “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University, Faculty of Philosophy and Social-Political Sciences, Iasi, Romania
Co-Editors: Prof. dr. Aldo Marroni, Facoltà di Scienze Sociali, Università degli Studi "G.d'Annunzio", Chieti-Pescara, Italy PD Dr. Till Kinzel,
Englisches Seminar, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany
Executive Editor: Dr. Simona Mitroiu, Human Sciences Research Department, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Iasi, Romania Editorial Advisory
Prof. Dr. Alexandru Boboc, Correspondent member of the Romanian Academy, Bucharest, Romania
Prof. Emeritus Dr. Horst Baier, University of Konstanz, Germany
Prof. Dr. Nancy Billias, Department of Philosophy, Saint Joseph College, Hartford, USA
Prof. Dr. Teresa Castelao-Lawless, Grand Valley State University, USA
Prof. Dr. Fernando Cipriani, ‘G.d'Annunzio’ University Chieti-Pescara, Italy
Prof. Dr. Elif Cirakman, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey
Prof. Dr. David Cornberg, University Ming Chuan, Taiwan
Prof. Dr. Carmen Cozma, ‘Alexandru Ioan Cuza’ University Iassy, Romania
Prof. Dr. Paul Cruysberghs, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
Prof. Dr. Nic Gianan, University of the Philippines Los Baños, Philippines
Prof. Dr. Michael Jennings, Princeton University, USA
Prof. Dr. Maximiliano E. Korstanje, John F. Kennedy University, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Prof. Dr. Richard L. Lanigan, Southern Illinois University, USA
Prof. Dr. Asunción López-Varela Azcárate, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Prof. Dr. Mario Perniola, University of Rome "Tor Vergata", Italy
Prof. Dr. Christian Möckel, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany
Prof. Dr. José María Paz Gago, University of Coruña, Spain
Prof. Dr. Leszek S. Pyra, Pedagogical University of Cracow, Poland
Prof. Dr. A.L.Samian, National University of Malaysia
Prof. Dr. Dimitar Sashev, University of Sofia, Bulgaria
Prof. Dr. Kiymet Selvi, Anadolu University, Istanbul, Turkey
Prof. Dr. Traian D. Stănciulescu, ‘Alexandru Ioan Cuza’ University Iassy, Romania