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CALL FOR EDITORS: FANS Law and Politics

The Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Association, an internationally recognized academic organization, invites applications for membership in its Law and Politics Studies Area. This group will examine the interconnections between fandom and media on the one hand and politics and law on the other. “How is political culture played out in the media?” “How is law (mis)represented in fiction?” and similar questions will fit into this field.

Palgrave Communications special issue launch: Perspectives on Soft Power

Palgrave Communications – the fully open access journal published by Palgrave Macmillan – is pleased to announce the launch of the special issue, Perspectives on Soft Power.      
In the late 1980s American political scientist Joseph Nye coined the term ‘soft power’ to describe the ability of states to obtain preferred outcomes by attraction rather than coercion or payment.

Call for Proposals: Women's Suffrage and the Media, A special issue of American Journalism

American Journalism: A Journal of Media History announces a call for proposals for a special issue to be published in April 2019 to commemorate the adoption of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution that granted the women of all states the right to vote. We seek original historical research on the role of media in and about the suffrage movement, work that illuminates lasting cultural, political, economic, ideological, and social problems.

New Article of Interest in the Pacific Historical Review

The Pacific Historical Review recently published the following article that may interest H-Pol list subscribers:

 

- “‘The Greatest Nation on Earth’: The Politics and Patriotism of the First Anglo American Immigrants to Mexican Texas, 1820-1824,” by Sarah K. M. Rodriguez

 

This article can be accessed via the following link: http://ucpressjournals.com/journal.php?j=phr.

Senator Joseph McCarthy?

I am launching a biography of McCarthy, for Houghton-Mifflin, and would love help with these searches:

1) Trying to find surviving friends and relatives, colleagues, first-hand fans and foes. I'm in touch with some, most in their 90s or beyond, and suspect there are lots of others;

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