CFS: Families & Communication Privacy

Call for Manuscripts for a Special Issue of the Journal of Family Communication: Families and Communication Privacy Management

Guest Editors: Sandra Petronio, IUPUI, and Mary Claire Morr Serewicz, University of Denver

Mission of Special Issue: This special issue is geared toward investigations into family issues surrounding the management of disclosure, confidentiality, and overall privacy regulation using the Communication Privacy Management (CPM) perspective. Given the challenges families face with the array of privacy concerns across the life span, this volume targets the application of CPM within a family context to better grasp these current-day problems that family members encounter. Though not exhaustive, CPM applications of such matters as disclosing genetic testing results to family members, navigating privacy boundaries after divorce and in step-families, coping with online privacy regulation for parents and children, marital and partner privacy dilemmas, decision making and disclosure anxieties in end of life choices, intercultural differences and similarities in privacy management for family life, and the privacy predicaments family members face across the life course represent examples of areas appropriate for this special issue. All methodologies are welcome. The manuscripts must actively use the CPM perspective. Manuscripts should be vetted by colleagues prior to submission to achieve the highest caliber of work to be considered. Because this is a special issue, only one round of revisions is possible.

Editorial Board: The Special Issue Editorial Board will include members currently on the JFC board who have an expertise in CPM theory in addition to inviting other CPM scholars to be members of the special issue board. As an outcome, the following individuals will serve as board review members: Loreen Olson, Tamara Afifi, Dawn Braithwaite, John Caughlin, Kathleen Galvin, Karla Mason Bergen, Jennifer Bute, Elizabeth Suter, Aimee Miller-Ott, Jack Sargent, Mark DiCorcia, and Ashley Duggan.

Submissions: Please use the Journal of Family Communication on-line submission process. The manuscripts should be no longer than 7,000 words including references, endnotes, and tables and follow all other criteria stipulated in the journal’s submission parameters found in the front pages of the journal or online.

Manuscripts Due: March 1, 2012

For more information please contact: Mary Claire Morr Serewicz, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies Department of Communication Studies, 2000 E. Asbury Ave., University of Denver, Denver, CO 80208, Phone: 303-871-4332, Office: Sturm Hall 293,


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