Call for papers to volume on Specific Nationalisms
Call for Papers Deadline:
Call for Contributions to the volume of Essays on Specific Nationalisms
Sprawy Narodowościowe (Nationalities Affairs) is a premiere European biannual periodical devoted to the study of nationalism and ethnicity, brought out by the Polish Academy of Sciences.
After the breakups of the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia at the close of the 20th century, nationalism became the only truly global ideology. In the 21st century the basic political unit is the nation-state and its social counterpart is the nation. Thus, the necessity arises to spur up comparative research on specific nationalisms as embodied in various nation-states (India, Romania, Nigeria, Bolivia, the USA etc) and pursued by stateless nations/national movements (eg the Catalans, the Kurds, the Zulus, the Tamils, the Mayans). Without in-depth analyses of these nationalisms no sound explication of the world’s social, political and economic processes will be possible nor will statesmen be able to take learned decisions.
Since 2000 Sprawy Narodowościowe has strongly contributed to the creation of the comparative basis for the study of these nationalisms through publishing analytical essays devoted to them. Now we plan to publish a separate, extensive volume of Essays on Specific Nationalisms at the turn of 2004 and 2005.
Therefore, we open an urgent call for contributions.
We are looking for essays that focus on the rise and development of specific nationalisms through the overview and analysis of the most significant texts, symbols and events that have been employed for the building of a specific nation and/or national movement. If possible and practical, also local studies on nationalism in general, and the reception of the world literature on nationalism as translated into the local language(s), should be taken into account. We also welcome analytical articles on the overall dynamics of nation- and nation-state-building in the broadly defined regions of the world (Western Europe, the Americas, Eastern Europe, sub-Saharan Africa, Northern Africa and the Middle East, post-Soviet Central Asia, Oceania and the like).
Articles ought to be submitted in English. The world limit is 10,000 except in special cases to be discussed with the Editors. Depending on the nature of a study, references can be given in footnotes or in parentheses with, in the latter case, the list of literature attached at the end of the contribution. Titles of quoted books and articles should be romanized if not in the Latin script, and appended, in brackets, with English translations unless these titles are in English, German or French.
With your contribution, please, include the following:
abstract (up to 200 words);
key words (up to 7);
information on the Author (3-6 lines);
institutional affiliation of the Author;
email or postal address to be included in the volume.
The deadline for submissions is October 30th, 2004.
Sprawy Narodowosciowe (Nationalities Affairs)
Unit for the Study of Nationalities, Polish Academy of Sciences
Stary Rynek 78/79, 61-771 Poznan, Poland, Tel/Fax (+48) (61) 8520950
Editors of the volume:
Prof. Wojciech J Burszta (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Editor-in-Chief, Sprawy Nardowosciowe (Nationalities Affairs)
Dr Tomasz Kamusella (PERMANENT: email@example.com; THRU AUGUST 2004: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Initiator and Coordinator of the Project ‘Essays on Specific Nationalisms’
Dr Tomasz Kamusella THRU AUG 2004: email@example.com, AFTER AUG 2004: firstname.lastname@example.org
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