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Lingue Culture Mediazioni / Languages Cultures Mediation

Call Deadline: 20-Sep-2014

Call Information:
Issue nr. 1 vol. 2 (2015) of the journal Lingue Culture
Mediazioni/Languages Cultures Mediation (LCM, will focus on the
following theme: Tourism Communication, Representation and
Mediation between East and West (see Rationale below).

Authors are cordially invited to submit an abstract of 300 words (and
selected bibliographical references) in Italian, or English, or French, or
Spanish to the following address:, and by 20
September 2014.

Deadline for abstract submission: 20 September 2014
Notification of abstract acceptance: 30 September 2014
Deadline for paper submission: 15 January 2015
Deadline for revised version submission: 15 March 2015
All articles will undergo double-blind peer review.

Tourism Communication, Representation and Mediation between East
and West
Editors: Donatella Dolcini & Rana P.B. Singh
Today not only is tourism an extremely important economic resource
for many countries, but it also represents an extraordinary opportunity
for mediation between languages, cultures and civilizations, both in
terms of individual experience and on a systemic and institutional
level, being a site of exchanges and encounters. Given that occasions
of mediation are all the more meaningful the greater the geographical
and anthropological distance between the places and the communities
involved, of special interest are representations of the West and its
manifold territories and cultures addressed to the emerging sector of
Asian tourism and, symmetrically, representations of Eastern
landscapes and civilizations for the benefit of the Western tourist.
In light of the unprecedented expansion of tourist flows between East
and West, also resulting from the opening of the big tourist markets of
India and China, issue nr.2 of LCM is open to contributions that
explore the strategies of mediation enacted in this sector to
communicate and represent places, cultures and civilizations in
various forms of discourse - traditional, multimodal and digital -
deployed in tourism activities and in travel literature: tourist guides,
texts for destination promotion (fliers, brochures, advertising
campaigns), newspaper and magazine articles, documentary films and
movies, literary works, websites, blogs and travel journals. Especially
welcome are research works that investigate communication about and
representation of Europe and other countries in tourist communication
aimed at Asian audiences (e.g. India, Pakistan, China, Middle East) as
well as studies focusing on the representation of Asia in tourist
communication addressed to Western markets.