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Event Date: 2024-10-01 Abstract Due: 2024-10-01

We are inviting essays for a survey of 1960 - 1970s military operations such as: COINTELPRO (US); CHAOS (US); Phoenix (Vietnam); Condor (in South America); ORDEN (El Salvador); Jakarta (Indonesia); OBAN (Brazil) and other operations, both inside and outside the US. These operations networked societies prior to the advent of the Internet. Authors are requested to include whatever information they can about how evident or non-evident the communication equipment was that supported these operations; the staffing and hardware; what the operations were used for; and, how much the operations contributed to social and financial inequality and political polarization, in the populations they monitored; and works that pertain to the theoritical or methdological approaches applied to the findings.

In depth analysis is fine although not necessary. A cursory overview of the operation is encouraged; so the reader has a general introduction to these different operations and can see similarities and differences.  Making the operations less complex and easier to understand and compare is more the goal. This may be the first time these networked operations are described and compared in one source which will be a helpful, one-of-a-kind, historical-comparative, resource for media scholars, media users and social scienctists around the world. 

Charatersitics of the networked operation might include: what role interactive computers and non-evident, wireless networks (radios, satellite communications, sonar, radar, microwave networks along the railroads, microwave towers, listening posts, teletype machines) played in the program; who used the networks and for what purpose; how visible were these communication systems to the civilian population?; how did the civilians know or not know how they were spied on by these networks; and as an outcome, in general terms, how did the program help stratify the population, create financial inequality and political polarisation.

American Behavioral Scientist (ABS), is peer-reviewed and published fourteen times a year, it provides in-depth perspectives on intriguing contemporary topics throughout the social and behavioral sciences.For more information about American Behaviioral Scientist see https://journals.sagepub.com/home/abs

Article abstracts are invited for a theme issue of American Behavioral Scientist entitled:"Pre-Internet Networked Operations" guest edited by Noel Packard PhD Media, Film and Television, BA Honors, Sociology, MA, Sociology, Master of Public Administraton, and B.A. Economics. 

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Dr. Bradley Simpson, Associate Professor of History and Asian and Asian American Studies  at University of Connecticut and author of Economists with Guns: Authoritarian Development and U.S.-Indonesian Relations, 1960-1968. He holds a joint appointment in the Department of History and Asian and Asian American Studies Institute in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. He is national and international expert on U.S. foreign policy and Indonesia, and a founder and director of a project at the non-profit National Security Archive to declassify U.S. government documents concerning Indonesia and East Timor during the reign of General Suharto (1966-1998).

If interested, please submit an abstract in English of 400 words maximum, describing your longer essay and a brief bio by 1 October 2024 to Noel Packard at: npac825@aucklanduni.ac.nz or via the submission portal.

Tentative Timeline:

October 1, 2024: Deadline for submission of abstracts.

November 1, 2024: Deadline for submission of draft essays.

January 1, 2025: Authors of selected articles are notified of acceptance.

March 1, 2025: Authors receive peer reviews.

Early September 2025: Authors submit revised manuscripts

December 2025: American Behavioral Scientist publishes issue entitled "Pre-Internet Networked Operations: A Survey"

Please send two copies of the draft essay to lead editor Noel Packard at npac825@aucklanduni.ac.anz or through the CFP portal 

For more information, please send questions to

Noel Packard MRSNZ, PhD, BA Honors, MA, MPA, BA (pronounced Noelle she/her)
 ORCID: https://orcid.org/ 0000-0001-6589-3362
Email: npac825@aucklanduni.ac. nz 
"Exploiting and Neutralising the ‘Communist Threat’ for the Privatised Internet” [Doctoral thesis, University of Auckland, New Zealand]. ResearchSpace https://hdl. handle.net/2292/64456 
Sociology of Memory: Papers from the Spectrum (Ed) Cambridge Scholars Publishing 
 
 

 

npac825@aucklanduni.ac.nz

Noel Packard