The role of religion in the production of identity is not just a question of significant philosophical or theological importance but is one that possesses intriguing political, economic, and social implications as well. Scholars have long sought to understand the processes of religious identification, especially how religion is used to create, mediate, and resist social change. Exercises of religious power, ranging from fundamentalist to syncretic practices, are integral to the construction of personal, familial, community and national identities. The editorial collective of disClosure seeks submissions that explore issues of identity and religion, particularly the relationship between spiritual beliefs and social practices, within both mainstream and esoteric theologies and across both contemporary and historical time periods.
Possible topics for consideration might include religion as it intersects with:
Pop culture (kitsch value)
Effects on class/race/sexuality/gender
Religion and education
Flows and networks
Origins and evolutions
disClosure is a blind refereed journal produced in conjunction with the Committee on Social Theory at the University of Kentucky. The journal welcomes submissions from all theoretical perspectives and genres (scholarly articles, interviews, reviews, short fiction, poetry, artwork) and from authors and artists (academically affiliated or not) concerned with social theory. Editorial decisions are based solely on quality and originality.
SUBMISSION INFORMATION: Papers: Include three copies of text submissions, double spaced and no more than 10,000 words. Manuscripts, notes, and bibliographies should follow Chicago format. Art and other graphic material may be submitted as transparencies, prints, or electronic files (with hard copy provided for proofing). Please do not submit material that has been half-toned for publication (e.g., pictures in books or catalogues). Art/Poetry: Artists should submit digital or camera-ready material. Electronic submissions should be accompanied by a hard copy. Art cannot be returned, so do not send originals. Include one copy of poetry submissions. N.B. Authors are responsible for securing copyright and fair-use notices and must submit them prior to disClosure publication. All material accepted by disClosure for publication becomes property of the journal. disClosure is not responsible for loss or damage resulting from submission.
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