Papers should be submitted to the appropriate member of the Conference Planning Committee listed above (see also Divisions). Please note: requests for audio-visual equipment must accompany paper submissions or other proposals.
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The Communication Law and Policy interest group boundaries will intentionally remain somewhat ambiguous in order not to exclude legitimate research interests. Researchers in the interest group might use any of a number of research methodologies, including traditional case and statutory analysis, historical methods, survey research, content analysis, and experimental design, as well as various permutations and combinations of these and other methodologies. What unites all of these disparate researchers is a common interest in observing, analyzing, and explaining various aspects of the same phenomenon: the role of law and policy-making processes in communication systems.
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The Visual Communication interest group seeks to enhance the understanding of the visual in all its forms -- moving and still images and displays in television, video and film, art and design, and print and digital media. The group sponsors research in creation, processing, function, meaning, and critical consequences of visual representation. Visual Communication research touches on all other communication fields, investigating such areas as the interaction of the visual with public policy and law, mass communication processes, corporate image and organization, technology and human interaction, elite and popular culture, philosophy of communication, education, and the social sphere.
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Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Studies is concerned with the analysis and critique of sexual systems, discourses and representations, particularly those which animate, inform and impinge upon the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. Such systems and discourses occur in institutional, community, domestic and intimate contexts, are closely connected to other social and cultural practices (such as nationalism, education or popular entertainment), and play a critical role in the formation and communication of individual and group identity. Members also work with the ICA leadership to represent the concerns of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender scholars in the Association.
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