Call for Chapters: Contemporary Approaches to Orientalism in Media and Beyond

Call for Chapters

Proposals Submission Deadline: October 8, 2020
Full Chapters Due: December 1, 2020


Orientalism begins to involve much more than the information gathering about the East in its general postcolonial period. In this period, this issue is reshaped with the work named Orientalism written by Edward Said. According to Said, who was influenced by Michel Foucault's discourse theory, Orientalism is a Western discourse that dominates and reshapes the East. When we look at history, the West has established itself through the East with a dualist approach. The East has been the information object of the West. There is "otherization" in Orientalist discourse. There are stories of travelers in the past, novels that tell the East, and today the reconstruction of the East in discourse through all kinds of media. Discourse is established on all kinds of media such as cinema, television, news, newspaper, magazine, internet, social media, photography, literature etc. Today, under the headings of post-orientalism, neo-orientalism or self-orientalism, new orientalist forms work together with new media and traditional media. Therefore, this study aims to show how both new media and traditional media deal with orientalism today. Gender, race, religion, culture etc. are the main topics of orieantlist theory. Therefore, this study can be a source to show how orientalism is handled in cinema, series, painting, art, news, photography, writing, advertising etc. In addition, the study is not limited to media representations, but also invites different approaches beyond media.
It is expected to collect a visionary set of contributions of renowned academicians and professionals working over the issue of the orientalism and media. This book is intended to provide a snapshot of the current state of orientalism and media.

Target Audience

The book is mainly intended to support an academic audience (academics, university teachers, researchers and post-graduate students – at both Master and Doctorate levels). In addition, this book will be of benefit to researchers on media

Recommended Topics

Orientalist representation Post-orientalism Neo-orientalism Self-orientalism Orientalism and cinema Orientalism and television Orientalism and advertising Orientalism and new media Orientalism and social media Orientalism and photography Orientalism and news Orientalism and literature Orientalist images Orientalist representations Otherisation and orientalism Orientalism and gender Orientalism and race Orientalism and religion Orientalism and cultures Orientalism and anthropology Oirentalism and archeology Orientalism and history

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before October 8, 2020, a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. The authors will be notified by October 22, 2020, about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by December 1, 2020, and all interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at prior to submission. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.

Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication, Contemporary Approaches to Orientalism in Media and Beyond. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.

All proposals should be submitted through the eEditorial Discovery® online submission manager.


This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), an international academic publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea Group Reference), "Medical Information Science Reference," "Business Science Reference," and "Engineering Science Reference" imprints. IGI Global specializes in publishing reference books, scholarly journals, and electronic databases featuring academic research on a variety of innovative topic areas including, but not limited to, education, social science, medicine and healthcare, business and management, information science and technology, engineering, public administration, library and information science, media and communication studies, and environmental science. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit This publication is anticipated to be released in 2021.

Important Dates

October 8, 2020: Proposal Submission Deadline
October 22, 2020: Notification of Acceptance
December 1, 2020: Full Chapter Submission
December 31, 2020: Review Results Returned
January 31, 2021: Final Acceptance Notification
February 21, 2021: Final Chapter Submission

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