Postcolonial Studies ~ Special Issue ~ Postcolonial Food: CFP
Postcolonial Studies Journal: Special Issue: "Postcolonial Food" Postcolonial Studies is calling for contributions on the topic of ‘Postcolonial Food’. An early reviewer of Claudia Roden’s 1968 A Book of Middle Eastern Food, described the text as ‘a work of cultural anthropology’. The quote is a little misleading: for Roden not only describes a set of foreign culinary practices, she gives recipes for their recreation. Imagine of Postcolonial Studies saw that as its mission. We have devoted a great deal of time to the critique of representation, but rather less to the possibility of intercultural communication, not to mention learning. By taking postcolonial food as our empirical and conceptual object, we are seeking to investigate alternative ways of thinking through issues of ethnic identity, global communication, interculturality and translatability. This investigation could involve descriptions of the postcolonial thinking either implicit or explicit within the cookery writing of figures like Roden, Ken Hom, Madhu Jaffrey etc. It could enter into empirical analyses of the actual spread of various cuisines throughout the world. It could entail considerations of TV chefs as agents of cultural diffusion, reconsiderations of the metaphor ‘consumerism’, or even general philosophical / political considerations of the issues raised in this call for papers. This special issue of Postcolonial Studies will mainly comprise peer-refereed academic articles. We are, however, also devoting some space to creative writing, creative non-fiction and other artwork on the theme. If you are interested in submitting work in such a format please contact guest editor Paul Magee: firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, please send up to 2-page abstracts or writing samples by 30 April 2004 to Postcolonial Studies at the email address below. Final submissions will be due by 30 June 2004.
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