We welcome the submission of individual papers and proposals for specially-themed forthcoming issues of Cultural Dynamics, a peer-reviewed, international, interdisciplinary journal of inquiry and critique edited at the University of Texas, Austin, USA and published by SAGE (UK, USA, Asia). The journal appears in print and online through a number of electronic access databases worldwide.
Scope: The world that gave birth to human sciences has changed, in ways that the human sciences have long ceased to comprehend. The contours of objects (nation-states, cultures, religions, histories, identities, the institutions of politics) are shifting, and the ways we go about imagining and thinking about those objects are also in turmoil: the several international theoretical and political movements-- such as marxism, feminism, Pan-Islam, Pan-Africanism, Non-Alignment, Pan Indianism or Pan-Americanism-- have been both causes and expressions of this turmoil.
The contact between and through cultures, histories, religions and forms of secularity is immensely fertile ground, and one with which Cultural Dynamics seeks to document and engage. What new concepts or forms of theory are necessary, then, for thinking culture in the 21st century? What are the distinct theoretical positions and possibilities that emerge from thinking through and across cultures, past and present? Cultural Dynamics provide a forum for reconceptualizing the human sciences by understanding how culture emerges as a site of theoretical debate and political contestation, and by tracking the ways in which theory works cross-cultures.
Srimati Basu: Shading the Secular: Law at Work In The Indian Higher Courts
Jennifer Sepez-Aradanas: Treaty Rights and the Right to Culture: Native American Subsistence Issues in US Law
Hussein Ibish: Nationalism, Secularism, Post-coloniality: An Interview with
Robert Winthrop: Defining a Right to Culture, and Some Alternatives
Leela Tanikella: The Politics Of Hybridity: Race, Gender, And Nationalism In Trinidad
Brian Axel: National Interruption: Diaspora Theory and Multiculturalism in the UK
Khaled Mattawa: A Poem: Tuned
Secularisms (ed. by Ali Mir and Satish Kolluri) Volume 14:1, 2002
Cultural Rights (ed. by Robert Winthrop) Volume 14:2, 2002
Your contribution: If you are interested in having your work considered for publication in the journal, please submit abstracts, individual papers, or proposals for specially themed issues electronically (WORD format or RTF) via email. Address all correspondence to Kamala Visweswaran, Editor (UT-Anthropology) or Guha Shankar, Associate Editor (Library of Congress). Please follow submission and formatting guidelines as they appear on the website at: www.utexas.edu/cola/depts/anthropology/CulturalDynamics/PAPER.HTML
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