Petition for NCA Communication and Military Division
The purpose of this petition is to gather a minimum of 200 signatures from NCA (National Communication Association) members (though others are welcome to sign as well!) in support of establishing a Communication and Military division.
The mission of the proposed Communication and Military Division is to promote scholarly, pedagogical, and service-related activities that highlight communication, messages, and discourses within and about the military. The primary purpose of the division is to bring NCA members who are working in this area together to help identify important issues, share knowledge, further understanding, and contribute to positive social changes concerning military-related topics. Topics include (but are not limited to) media and film framings of military-connected experiences, discourses that create and/or bridge military/civilian divides, computer-mediated communication by service members and their families; policy debates about military-related topics (e.g., women in combat, LGBTQ service members), rhetorical justifications for military interventions, and organizational structures and practices that empower student veterans. The division welcomes work from all epistemological, theoretical, and methodological perspectives that address these aims.
To see a complete copy of the proposal for this division, please email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.