Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Kultur-, Sozial- und Bildungswissenschaftliche Fakultät - Institut für Asien- und Afrikawissenschaften

26.02. CfP: Imaginations and Mediated Performances of Solidarity in South Asia (RePLITO & Doing Sociology)

  • Wann 26.02.2021 00:00 bis 27.02.2021 01:00
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Media Culture and Repertoires of Coexistence (GAMS, Humboldt University Berlin)

Media Series of Doing Sociology Blog (JNU, India)


Joint Call for Contributions to a Research Blog for a Special Issue on

Imaginations and Mediated Performances of Solidarity in South Asia


We invite students of Area Studies, Sociology, Social Anthropology and Media Studies as well as young independent researchers to submit research-based articles on imaginations and mediated performances of solidarity in contemporary social and protest movements in South Asia. We welcome short videos/visuals/podcasts to accompany written texts.


In the face of divisive politics and societal polarization, the need to express new forms of solidarity and respectful coexistence acquires exceptional urgency. The special issue seeks to shed light on the richness of media-related strategies, practices and repertoires of individual and collective actors who reclaim or create spaces for resistant imaginations and solidarity. In increasingly media-saturated societies, articulations of solidarity are simultaneously performed in as well as for digitally mediated and material public spaces. In the same way, they often connect translocal spaces and networks across different contexts and borders. The role of these mobile networked publics in the changing public spheres of South Asia therefore demands careful attention. 


We are particularly interested in contributions by MA students, doctoral scholars and early career researchers who specialize in the field of media, culture and society in contemporary South Asia. 


If you would like to suggest a paper for the special issue, please send us a shorter draft of your article (500-600 words).


The deadline for submissions is 26th February 2021. 


Selected authors will be informed by the beginning of April and invited to discuss their draft articles with another selected author. The expanded article version (1000-1200 words) shall be presented in a joint digital workshop on October 4th and 5th, 2021, co-organised by the Department of Gender and Media Studies for the South Asian Region at HU Berlin (GAMS) and Doing Sociology (JNU), India. 


The final version of the papers and special issue will be published simultaneously at the two research blogs - Doing Sociology (JNU) and RePLITO - Global Repertoires of Living Together (BUA).


Please submit suggested articles to:


Prof. Maitrayee Chaudhuri (JNU):

Prof. Nadja-Christina Schneider (HU):