Call for papers: “Online Courtship: Interpersonal Interactions across Borders”

Southern Illinois University



A Call for Papers Regarding Online Courtship

October 31, 2013

Call for papers:
“Online Courtship: Interpersonal Interactions across Borders”
Editors: I. Alev Degim, James Johnson and Tao Fu 

We are seeking papers for an edited volume on Online Dating practices across the world. The volume will be published by the Institute of Network Cultures, from Amsterdam in 2014 and all the papers will go through blind review process. You can find previous publications by INC on the website: 

The authors can explore the following topics, but are not limited to:

- Online Dating practices in specific countries (case studies),

- Online dating and cultural practices,

- Online dating as discourse,

- Social norms and traditions as continuations and/or conflicts on online environments,

- Psychological and social implications of online dating,

- Political economy of online dating (monopolies and conglomerates controlling our emotional world),

- Self-presentation of males and females in dating TV programs and at online dating sites,

- Globalization, neo-liberalism, and online dating,

- Online dating and identity, race, gender, sexual orientation.

Abstracts of 500 words should be sent to until 5 December 2013. We will contact authors of the accepted manuscripts by early January with further details.