Call for Book Chapters – Communicating Otherness

Call for Contributions to Edited Collection by Palgrave / Springer

Communicating Otherness, Vol.3, The process of becoming Other: communicative endeavours in Humanities, Culture, and

Editorial board:*Andreas Gonçalves Lind, UCP, ((alind /at/, Ana Paula Pinto, UCP ((appinto /at/, Dominique Lambert, UNamur ((dominique.lambert /at/ <mailto:(dominique.lambert /at/

This book is part of a six-volume international series entitled
/Communicating Otherness/, [Luísa Magalhães, UCP & Enrique
Castelló-Mayo, USC (Editors-in-chief)], whose**theme is the
development of the concept of Otherness, hereby presented within an
interdisciplinary perspective that combines Communication Studies
with disciplines from the realm of Art and Humanities, Philosophy,
Sociology, and Cultural Studies. We aim at entangling this concept
with the position of the Other. Hence, we propose interpreting the
process of othering from within, thereby switching the traditional
perspectives related to the use of power (by the Self towards the
Other). In so doing, we will investigate the realm of the Other (as
transformed into alternative Self) in multidisciplinary contexts of

The book will be developed in various strands. The strand of
Humanities will seek to develop the classical imagery of otherness
within different formats and representations, as well as to address
the problems of hospitality in contexts that imply the entrance of
someone or something anew in ordinary life. The Cultural strand will
approach the problem of the contact with this new knowledge, taking
the example of developing scientific knowledge, as unbeknownst,
challenging, and innovative material that must be shared and
understood by non-expert, ordinary individuals. Considering the
permanent need for learning and understanding the Other’s knowledge,
the Philosophical strand will consider the possibilities of
establishing relationships between unacquainted individuals and will
acknowledge the role of pedagogy in promoting the understanding and
developing of emotional behaviours that integrate and socialize self
and others.

Contributions to this volume might include (but are not limited to)
explorations of:

  • The classical imagery of Otherness: Classical worldviews; Classical symbolism; Identity; Alterity.
  • The concept of hospitality and its identitarian limits: Welcoming; foreigner; refugees
    • Production, sharing and reception of scientific knowledge: Ecology; Biodiversity; Human and Natural development
    • Intersubjectivity and pedagogy of emotions: Emotions; intersubjectivity; expression of feelings

    Submission Guidelines

    Please send an abstract of no more than 350 words, along with a
    brief bibliography (3-5 sources) demonstrating the proposed
    chapter’s theoretical foundations, and a short biography (75
    words) by February 1, 2023.

    Notifications will be sent to all authors as soon as the review
    process terminates.**Authors of approved abstracts will be asked to
    write chapters of up to 7,500 words, including references, which
    must be submitted by the final deadline of *July 28, 2023

    Please include “Communicating Otherness – Vol.3” in the email
    subject and copy all editors on initial submissions and any further

    NOTE: No payment from authors will be required.