Journal of Dialogue Studies, Vol 3 No 1

ISSN: 2054-3131
Spring 2015, Volume 3, Number 1.
The Journal of Dialogue Studies is a multidisciplinary, peer-reviewed academic journal published twice a year.

Paper Submission Deadline: 11th January 2015

Index

SPRING 2015, VOLUME 3, NUMBER 1, 'Social Scientific and Historical Analysis of Dialogue Practice’

Call for Papers

This is a call for papers for the Journal of Dialogue Studies, a multidisciplinary, blind-peer-reviewed academic journal published twice a year. The Journal seeks to bring together a body of original scholarship on the theory and practice of dialogue that can be critically appraised and discussed. It aims to contribute towards establishing 'dialogue studies' as a distinct academic field (or perhaps even emerging discipline). It is hoped that this will be directly useful not only to scholars and students but also to professionals and practitioners working in different contexts at various cultural interfaces.

The Editors would like to call for papers providing 'social scientific and historical analysis of dialogue practice' for the forthcoming issue. However, authors are also welcome to submit papers that address the topic of the previous issues, namely 'dialogue ethics', 'critiquing dialogue theories', or indeed any other paper that comes within the remit of the Journal as described below. All papers, regardless of their particular theme, will be considered so long as they are in line with the aims and focus of the Journal. Please see below for more information.

For the Journal's Editorial Team, Editorial Board, article submission guideline, style-guide and past issues please click here or visit: www.DialogueStudies.org

Papers within General Remit of Journal

The Journal publishes conceptual, research, and/or case-based works on both theory and practice, and papers that discuss wider social, cultural or political issues as these relate to the practice and evaluation of dialogue. Dialogue is understood provisionally as: meaningful interaction and exchange between individuals and/or people of different groups (social, cultural, political and religious) who come together through various kinds of conversations or activities with a view to increased understanding. Some scholars will want to question that description of dialogue, and others may be sceptical of the effectiveness of dialogue as a mechanism to produce increased understanding. The Editors of course welcome vigorous discussion and debate on these and other fundamental questions.

The Editors do not have any preference as regards the general disciplinary background of the work. Indeed contributions will be welcome from a variety of disciplines which may, for example, include sociology, anthropology, cultural studies, linguistics, the study of religion, politics, international relations or law.

Papers on 'Social Scientific and Historical Analysis of Dialogue Practice'

The Editors invite papers on the social scientific and historical analysis of dialogue practices, including papers critically appraising the following areas:

  • Where do dialogue practices come from, sociologically and intellectually?
  • How has dialogue practice changed/developed over time in a particular place, religious/interreligious context and/or post conflict context?
  • How have dialogue practices been shaped by overlapping areas of theory, policy and practice?
  • How have dialogue practices themselves impacted upon societal issues or discourse?
  • Mapping the existing field of practice and study.
  • Sociological and historical analysis of the perception of the need for 'dialogue' given its current status as a preferred means of community engagement or management of community/intergroup tensions or conflict.

(See Fern Elsdon-Baker, JDS 1:1)

Papers on 'Dialogue Ethics'

The Editors invite papers with a focus on dialogue and ethics, including papers critically exploring the following areas:

  • Dialogic ethics as conceived by dialogue theorists such as Buber, Gadamer, Freire (and developed by others)
  • Ethics espoused and/or enacted by leaders of/participants in dialogue
  • Dialogue as a process of ethics formation/refinement
  • Underlying and perhaps unstated values in dialogue:
  • What kind of interaction is seen valid or as meaningful? What are the criteria? Who decides? (Fern Eldson-Baker, JDS 1:1)
  • Where building understanding is conceived as goal of dialogue, 'what understandings are valued and how [are] such understandings. defined'? (Michael Atkinson, JDS 1:1)
  • Ethical pitfalls in the practice of dialogue

Papers on 'Critiquing Dialogue Theories'

By dialogue 'theories' is meant developed, significant understandings or principles of dialogue. The Editors are open to papers exploring theories extrapolated by the author from the significant and distinctive practice of a dialogue practitioner who has perhaps not elaborated his/her ideas in writing. They invite papers which address critical/evaluative questions such as the following:

  • Which dialogue theories are/have been most influential in practice?
  • Do dialogue theories make sense in relation to relevant bodies of research and established theories?
  • Do dialogue theories sufficiently take account of power imbalances?
  • How far are dialogue theories relevant/useful to dialogue in practice?
  • Do normative dialogue theories have anything to offer in challenging contexts in which circumstances often suggested as preconditions for dialogue (for example, equality, empathetic listening, the bringing of assumption into the open, safety) simply do not obtain?

The Editors welcome papers which address these questions in relation to one or more than one specified dialogue theories. They also welcome critical case studies of the application of specified dialogue theories in practice.

In all papers submitted, a concern with the theory or practice of dialogue should be in the foreground.

While the Editors do not wish to be prescriptive about the definition of dialogue, they do specify that papers should have a clear bearing on 'live' dialogue - actual interaction between human beings; papers which analyse written, fictional dialogue without relating this clearly and convincingly to 'live' dialogue are not suitable for the Journal.

Case studies should include a high level of critical evaluation of the practice in question, and/or apply dialogue theory in a way that advances understanding or critique of that theory and/or its application.

Papers should be submitted by email attachment to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and must be received by 11th January 2015 in order to allow sufficient time for peer review. Manuscripts should be presented in a form that meets the requirements set out in Journal's Article Submission Guidelines and Style Guide, provided here The running order for Volume 3, Number 1, listing the papers to be published in that issue, will be announced by the beginning of March 2015.

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Poster of Call for Papers

To download the Call for Papers A4 sized poster please click here.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Aim and Scope
The Journal of Dialogue Studies (hereafter 'the Journal' or 'JDS') is a multidisciplinary, peer-reviewed academic journal published twice a year. Its aim is to study the theory and practice of dialogue, understood provisionally as: a meaningful interaction and exchange between individuals and/or people of different groups (social, cultural, political and religious) who come together through various kinds of conversations or activities with a view to increased understanding. Some scholars will want to question that description of dialogue, and others may be sceptical of the effectiveness of dialogue as a mechanism to produce increased understanding. The Editors of course welcome vigorous discussion and debate on these and other fundamental questions.

The Journal will bring together a body of original scholarship on the theory and practice of dialogue that can be critically appraised and debated. It will publish conceptual, research, and/or case-based works on both theory and practice, and papers that discuss wider social, cultural or political issues as these relate to the evaluation of dialogue. In this way, the Journal aims to contribute towards establishing ‘dialogue studies’ as a distinct academic field (or perhaps even emerging discipline). Doing so will be directly useful not only to scholars and students but also to professionals and practitioners working in different contexts at various cultural interfaces.

The Journal is a publication of the Dialogue Society which has been promoting the concept of 'dialogue studies' since its inception by putting forward the notion of dialogue as a form of activity in and of itself while also supporting its development as a distinct field through specific projects like the Masters in Dialogue Studies and its forthcoming Dialogue Theories book (2013).

Method
A concern with the theory or practice of dialogue should be in the foreground of papers that are submitted, but the Editors do not have any preference as regards the general disciplinary background of the work. Indeed contributions will be welcome from a variety of disciplines which may, for example, include sociology, anthropology, cultural studies, linguistics, the study of religion, politics, international relations or law.

Editorial Team
Prof Paul Weller, Academic Editor
Ozcan Keles, Executive Editor
Dr Taptuk Emre Erkoc, Assistant Editor
Dr Omer Faruk Sener, Assistant Editor
Frances Sleap, Assistant Editor

Editorial Board
Prof Ronald Arnett, Duquesne University, US
Prof Michael Barnes, Heythrop College, UK
Prof Joseph Camilleri, La Trobe University, Australia
Prof Donal Carbaugh, University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA
Prof Tony Evans, Winchester University, UK
Dr Cem Erbil, Dialogue Society, UK
Prof Max Farrar, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK
Prof Eddie Halpin, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK
Dr Carool Kersten, Kings College, UK
Dr Simon Keyes, St Ethelburga's Centre for Reconciliation and Peace, UK
Prof Ian Linden, Tony Blair Faith Foundation
Dr Johnston McMaster, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Dr Karim Murji, Open University, UK
Prof Alpaslan Ozerdem, Coventry University, UK
Prof Ali Paya, University of Westminster, UK
Dr Fabio Petito, University of Sussex, UK
Prof Simon Robinson, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK
Dr Erkan Toguslu, University of KU Leuven, Belgium
Prof Pnina Webner, Keele University, UK
Dr Nicholas Wood, Oxford University, UK

Article Submission Guidelines

  • Papers should be emailed to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • Papers should be in English
  • Papers submitted to JDS for publication should not be under review with another journal
  • The first page of the manuscript should contain:
    • The title
    • The name(s) and institutional affiliation(s) of the author(s)
    • The address, telephone, and fax numbers (as well as the e-mail address) of the corresponding author
    • An abstract of 250 words
    • A biography of 250 words
    • 6 keywords
  • Manuscripts should be approximately 4,000 to 8,000 words, excluding bibliography. Longer manuscripts will be considered only in exceptional circumstances.
  • Articles will be peer reviewed by members of the Editorial Board

Journal of Dialogue Studies Style Guide for Contributors

Manuscripts should be presented in a form and style as set out the Journal's Style Guide below.

  1. Spelling: Use Webster’s Dictionary (11th edition) for questions of spelling.
  2. Page layout: Word standard document page layout, with justified columns. No other format.
  3. Headings: The typescript should be set out in such a way that the heading levels within chapters are immediately apparent. To indicate the different levels of heading and subheading in your manuscript, please use [A] in front of main headings, [B] in front of sub-headings and [C] in front of sub-subheadings if necessary
  4. Font: All text to be in Times New Roman. Main text to be font size 11 pt. Indented quote font size 10.
  5. Emphasis: To emphasis a word or phrase please italicize it in the text. Do not use bold or underline.
  6. Quotes: Quotes of less than three lines should be run on in the text of the paragraph, in 11 point. Quotes of greater than three lines should be in 10 point, one line spaced above and below the quote, and indented with one tab. Use the UK convention for quotes (i.e. single quote marks; double quote marks within the quotation) – e.g. 'The Marxist epithet "The philosophers have interpreted the world, the problem is to change it" remains as apt in the 21st century as it was in the 19th'
  7. Line spacing: Single
  8. Between Paragraphs: Single space
  9. Citations:

Use the Harvard Style, following the version explained and exemplified below.

Works should be cited in the text by the name/date system: that is, give the author’s surname, year of publication and, where relevant, the page reference immediately after the material derived from the source, e.g. (Jones 1998, 64). When referring to text spanning more than one page: (Max 1997, 81-83).

Please include page numbers for journal articles as well as books.

In the bibliography, for books, please follow this style (punctuation, upper/lower case) exactly: Surname, Initial. Initial. (Date of publication) Title, Place of publication: Press. E.g. Dawkins, R. (1989) The Selfish Gene, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

For journals (again please follow this style exactly): Surname, Initial. Initial. (Date of publication) ‘Title of paper’, Title of Journal, volume number (issue number), x-y.

See 17 below for further bibliography examples.

  1. Include page reference numbers for all direct citations.
  2. Where there are two or more works by the same author in the same year, they should be distinguished by adding letters: 1997a, 1997b, etc.
  3. When quoting a work by three or more authors, use et al. in the text, but give all the authors’ names in the reference list/bibliography.
  4. Bibliography: Reference and bibliographical lists must always be arranged in alphabetical order by author. Titles of books and journals must be given in italics.
  5. Every work quoted from or mentioned in the text must be included in the reference list/bibliography. Please check that all references are present, and that dates in the text and in the reference list/bibliography are identical.
  6. Bibliography examples:

Books

Colorado, J.A. (2006) Economic theory in the Mexican context: recent developments on the ground, trans. K. Smith, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Makkai, A. and Lockwood, D. G. (1973) Stratificational Linguistics: A Reader, Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press.

Pike, K. L. (1967) Language in Relation to a Unified Theory of the Structure of Human Behaviour, revised edn., The Hague: Mouton.

Rajiv Mehrotra (ed.) (2006) Understanding the Dalai Lama, London: Penguin Books.

Chapter in an edited volume:
Veltman, R. (1982) ‘Comparison and intensification: an ideal but problematic domain for systematic functional theory’, in J. Benson and W. Greaves (eds.), Systematic Perspectives on Discourse, Norwood, NJ: Ablex, 15–32.

Journals

Flyvbjerg, B. ‘Habermas and Foucault: Thinkers for Civil Society?’ The British Journal of Sociology, 49 (2), 210-233.

Halliday, M. A. K. (1961) ‘Categories of the theory of grammar’, Word, 17, 241–92.

Lamb, S. M. (1964) ‘The sememic approach to structural semantics’, American Anthropologist, 66 (3, Part 2), 57–78 (reprinted in Pike, 1967).

Conference papers

Published paper:
Gouadec, D. (2001) Training translators: certainties, uncertainties, dilemmas, in B. Maia, J. Haller and M. Ulrych, (eds.) Training the language services provider for the new millennium: proceedings of the III Encontros de Tradução de Astra-FLUP, Universidade do Porto, 17 March. Porto: Universidade do Porto, 31-41.

Paper published online:
Said, M (2006) Reading the World In Fethullah Gulen's Educational Philosophy, Second International Conference on Islam in the Contemporary World: The Fethullah Gülen Movement in Thought and Practice, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, 4-5 March. Available at: http://www.fethullahgulenconference.org/dallas/read.php?p=reading-world-fethullah-gulen-educational-philosophy (Accessed 26 March 2013).

Unpublished paper:
Scollo, M. (2012) Antiguan contrapuntal conversation in the Bronx, New York. Paper presented at The ethnography of communication: Ways forward, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska, 10-14 June, unpublished.

Internet

Web document:
Department of Industry, Tourism and Resources (2006) Being Prepared for an Influenza Pandemic: a Kit for Small Businesses, Government of Australia. Available at: http://www.innovation.gov.au. (Accessed 28 February 2009).

Webpage:
Byrd, K. (2013) Report on Sufi-Yogi Dialogue. Available at: http://www.sevenpillarshouse.org/article/report_on_sufi-yogi_dialogue/. (Accessed 1 March, 2013).

Dialogos (n.d.) Create inspired futures. Available at: http://dialogos.com/about/overview/ (Accessed 26 March 2013).

(Please use ‘n.d.’ to indicate that no date for the document or webpage is available, both in the in-text citation and in the bibliography.)

NCVO (2013) Budget 2013: NCVO’s Response. Available at: http://www.ncvo-vol.org.uk/news/politics/budget-2013-ncvo’s-response. (Accessed 26 March 2013).

Blog:
Newton, A. (2007) Newcastle toolkit, Angela Newton blog, 16 January. Available at: https://elgg.leeds.ac.uk/libajn/weblog/. (Accessed 23 February 2007).

Newspaper articles

Independent, The (1989) Limits to mutual tolerance (editorial), The Independent, 18 February.

Jones, J. (2013) Life and death in Pompeii and Herculaneum – review, The Guardian, 26 March. Available at: http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2013/mar/26/life-and-death-pompeii-review. (Accessed 26 March 2013).