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Multimodality & Society


eISSN: 26349809 | ISSN: 26349795 | Current volume: 4 | Current issue: 2 Frequency: Quarterly
Multimodality & Society consolidates and advances the development of multimodal research theory, methodologies, and contributes to empirical understanding of how multimodality shapes the social landscape of interaction and communication.

https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/2634979521992902

Multimodality & Society is an inter-disciplinary journal that understands communication and representation to be more than about language. The field of multimodality has been developed over the past 20 years to systematically address much-debated questions about changes in society, for instance in relation to new media and technologies. It provides concepts, methods and a framework for the collection and analysis of visual, aural, embodied, material, and spatial aspects of interaction and environments, and the relationships between these. Multimodality & Society consolidates and advances the development of multimodal research theory, methodologies, and contribute to empirical understanding of how multimodality shapes the social landscape of interaction and communication. It welcomes high-quality research with a commitment to multimodality, with a scope that emphasizes:

  • Accounting for a full range of modes, moving beyond the visual and language
  • Foregrounding multimodal interaction and texts-in-action, rather than texts or objects
  • Interrogating the digital, and how its use reshapes multimodality
  • Investigating the role of material, social and cultural resources in multimodal interaction and Communication
  • Critiquing, mapping, consolidating, and advancing multimodal theory, concepts and methods
  • Exploring the potentials of interdisciplinary innovative multimodal research

The journal engages with the social landscape of interaction and communication, drawing on multimodal work undertaken within a range of fields of application (e.g. health and well-being, work, formal and informal learning, leisure, governance and politics), and with respect to a range of topics (e.g. identity, social justice). Multimodal theory has significant international reach and the journal focuses on the international social landscape of interaction and communication.

Editors
Elisabetta Adami University of Leeds (United Kingdom)
Arlene Archer University of Cape Town, South Africa
Anders Björkvall Örebro University, Sweden
Clarice Gualberto Universidad Federal do Minas Gerais, Brazil
Carey Jewitt University College London, UK
Lalitha Vasudevan Teachers College, Columbia University
Fei Victor Lim Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Editorial Advisory Board
Ahmed Abdel-Raheem University of Bremen, Germany
Adeyemi Adegoju Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria
Danielle Almeida Universidade Federal da Paraiba, Brazil
Felix Banda University of the Western Cape, South Africa
Jeff Bezemer University College London, UK
Mehul Bhatt Örebro University, Sweden
Wendy Bowcher Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China
Christopher Brown Minnesota State University, USA
Kristina Danielsson Linnæus University, Sweden
Zhang Delu Tongji University, China
Sophia Diamantoupoulou University College London, UK
Emilia Djonov Macquarie University, Australia
Nina Eidsheim University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
William Feng Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Vaike Fors Halmstad University, Sweden
Øystein Gilje Oslo University, Norway
Anna Harris Maastricht University, the Netherlands
Anna Hickey-Moody RMIT University, Australia
Tuomo Hiippala University of Helsinki, Finland
Markus Höellerer UNSW Sydney Business School, Australia
David Howes Concordia University, Canada
Hsuan l. Hsu University of California, USA
Annelies Kusters Herriot-Watt University, UK
Theo Van Leeuwen University of Southern Denmark
Fredrik Lindstrand University of Arts, Crafts, and Design, Sweden
Deborah Lupton University of New South Wales (UNSW) Sydney, Australia
David Machin Shanghai International University
Arianna Maiorani Loughborough University, UK
Simon McKerrell Glasgow Caledonian University, UK
Ilaria Moschini University of Florence, Italy
Nina Nørgaard University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
Kay O’Halloran University of Liverpool, UK
Mark Paterson University of Pittsburgh, USA
Amiena Peck University of the Western Cape, South Africa
Bruna Petreca Royal College of Art, UK
Gitte Rasmussen University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
Jennifer Rowsell University of Sheffield, UK
Rose Satiko Hikiji University of São Paulo, Brazil
Sachi Sekimoto Minnesota State University, USA
Ulrike Schroeder Universidade Federal do Minas Gerais, Brazil
Chiao-I Tseng University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Phillip Vannini Royal Roads University, Canada
Lalitha Vasudevan Columbia University, USA
Dylan Yamada-Rice Royal College of Art, UK
Michele Zappavigna University of New South Wales, Australia
Yiqiong Zhang Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, Guangzhou

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