In the 21st century there are hardly any aspect of human existence left unexplored by postmodern theories of the individual, of hybridity and identity, of race and ethnicity. Within this range of objects of inquiry is a discussion of the category of class. Its absence from the discourse of postmodern society is alarming in a time where post capitalism feeds on cultural fragmentation, and an oversight that keeps the potentially collective and hence potentially threatening categories away.
We are currently soliciting contributions for an essay collection on the function and future of the category and discourse of class in the US. We are interested in essays addressing issues pertaining to this overall theme from a variety of disciplines, American studies, history, philosophy, sociology, women studies, religion, gender studies, comparative politics, cultural studies, ethnic studies etc.
Papers may address topics such as (but not limited to):
discourse of civic society
(the history of) migrant labor
art (visual arts, literature, film etc.)
”the end of history”
globalization of culture
Please send essay proposals (300 – 500 words) and short CV’s by September 1st. Completed first drafts of contributions will be expected by December 1, 2004. Email submissions preferred in MS Word attachment. Address all correspondence and/or questions to one of the addresses below.
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