Bad Subjects (http://eserver.org/bs) calls for essays for an Extra Bad! issue on the culture of the Iraq War. This is an unscheduled issue that responds to the immediate US invasion of Iraq and the massive global anti-war movement in opposition. The deadline for draft essays will be Friday, April 4 and the issue will appear on Monday, April 7, 2003.
We will be especially interested in essays that report and analyze global anti-war protests; global challenges to US political and cultural hegemonism; anti-Americanism, anti-imperialism and anti-globalization; the effects of the Iraq War and counter-protests on US culture and its international marketing; comparative historic American violences and their manifestations in the current war; critiques of mutually reinforcing religious and military cultures in the United States; political repression and loss of civil rights, in the US and globally; the rise of Homeland Security ideologies; mass communication and the commodification of social fear; CNN and the high-tech battlefield; representation of Arab peoples; cultural and artistic responses to the war; and the Dixie Chicks story.
The issue editors welcome a diverse international range of perspectives, and will review and publish Spanish, French, German or Portuguese submissions in the original (200-250 word English summary requested). Send Word attachments with full texts only – no abstracts or queries – to the email below. Bad Subjects essays typically run 2000-3500 words and employ accessible language.
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