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The Electronic Journal of Communication /
La Revue Electronique de Communication

Special Issue of the Electronic Journal of Communication (EJC)

This special issue, Communication and the Accomplishment of Personal and Professional Life, provides a forum for communication research broadly acknowledging that individuals have more than just a working existence-workers have some form of personal life. Communication scholarship on work and family has increased in recent years, but work-family does not always explicitly include single, LGBT and/or "childless" workers. Individuals without "traditional" family duties still negotiate multiple pressures on a daily basis as they accomplish their personal and working/professional existence.

Scholarship is invited that asks and answers questions such as, "What constitutes a personal versus a professional life? How do these realms of our experience diverge, and how do they intersect?" This focus includes work-family scholarship, yet also provides space to empirically research and/or theorize about personal and professional life through multiple lenses, including: experiences of single, LGBT and childless workers; organizational programs appropriating the personal (e.g., wellness, spirituality); and how this daily accomplishment is (or is not) gendered.

Publication is scheduled for spring of 2006. Deadline for completed manuscripts is Friday, June 3, 2005. Electronic (.doc or .rtf format, please) or hard copy submission is acceptable and should be directed to:

Erika L. Kirby, Ph.D.
Special Issue Editor, EJC
Department of Communication Studies
Creighton University
2500 California Plaza
Omaha, NE 68178
(402) 280-2630 phone