Call for Papers, Radical History Review, Special Issue on HOMELAND SECURITY
Call for Papers Deadline:
Radical History Review
Special Issue on HOMELAND SECURITY
Radical History Review invites submissions for a forthcoming
thematic issue devoted to "Homeland Security."
The shift in U.S. domestic and international agendas in the wake of 9/11 -- with the accompanying rhetorics of national defense, the war on terrorism, and "homeland security" -- establishes a complex challenge for radical scholars and activists. While the agencies and policies grouped under the rubric of "homeland security" ostensibly address
issues of the safety of this nation and its citizens, its implications reach far beyond the borders of the U.S. They raise both new and familiar questions about transnational mobility, imperialism, nation, and citizenship. Increasingly, governments around
the world are adopting the discourse of "national security" to beef up their militaries, quash dissent, and crack down on those considered alien to particular conceptions of national identity.
What is the role of radical historians and engaged intellectuals under this "new normalcy"?
RHR invites submissions that address topics such as the following:
The genealogies of "homeland security" - both its geopolitical contexts and its intellectual underpinnings
The creation of the national security state and its implications for the nation-state
The new imperialism at home and abroad and its various guises: “democracy”, free markets, global anti-terrorism alliances, the war on drugs
The internationalization of Plan Colombia and the restructuring of clientelism, especially in Latin America;
The War on Terror, the war in Afghanistan, the occupation of Iraq the coalition and allies, and international critique and resistance to the coalition
The new domestic normalcy in the U.S. and the militarization of everyday life, and their implications for citizenship, immigration policy, surveillance, and urban policy; new domestic agendas in non-U.S. contexts (e.g. Israel, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan)
The resurgence of nativism in various national contexts
Right wing popular culture in the U.S. and the legacies of McCarthyism, Vietnam, and the '60s
Resistance and popular culture; art in/as activism; the internet and activism
The academy and the national security state (including issues such as the contribution of the University to "homeland security," the state and scholarship, the role of the intellectual under the new normalcy, the student body and travel restrictions)
The role of the "other" in the constitution of nation/homeland: race, gender, itizenship, and transnational flows
Reproduction, bodies, and medicine in the new global order
We are also interested in short essays that can trace the histories of several key concepts through the laws, institutions and policies of various national regimes. These concepts may include but are not limited to: Homeland Security, National Security State,
Intelligence, and Citizenship.
We are eager to broaden the discussion beyond the domestic policies of the Bush administration and welcome submissions that treat any of the above issues in terms of non-U.S. national contexts.
Submissions are not restricted to traditional research articles; we welcome short reports and reflections, including ones that describe specific cases or document the impact of these policies; and artwork on related themes (along with an artists' statement or brief
commentary). We also welcome interviews with activists or intellectuals, teaching resources including syllabi and original documents, and film, exhibit and book reviews.
The deadline for submissions is February 1 2004. Essay submissions should be no longer than 25-30 double-spaced pages, and should follow the guidelines for RHR submissions, available at http://chnm.gmu.edu/rhr/guidelin.htm.
Submissions should be sent to the contact below.
Essays should be submitted electronically, as an attachment, with “Issue 92 submission” in the subject line. For artwork, please submit 3 copies by mail. For preliminary e-mail inquiries, please include “Issue 92” in the subject line.
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