Papers are sought for the inaugural volume of a new peer-reviewed journal, “After Culture: Emergent Anthropologies.” The first issue is planned for release in January 2007, and thereafter will be published semiannually (in January and July) and made available free through the internet (URL forthcoming).
We are currently seeking article manuscripts for the first themed issue, “On the Subject of Emergence.” “Emergence” as a concept – along with its cognates – has recently become of increased interest to social scientists. How does “emergence” (or “complexity”) differ from preceding paradigms of social scientific theorizing? How does taking such concepts seriously destabilize and reconfigure the social sciences? How do such concepts alter extant theoretical and methodological approaches? Contributors are encouraged to employ any form of rigorous theoretical and methodological approach, not limited to ethnography, historiography and textual analysis, in pursuit of these themes and problematics.
Manuscripts should range between 8,000-10,000 words in length, be paginated, and bear the title and author’s name and affiliation on a cover page. Please also include a 200-250 word abstract, a list of keywords, and word count on the first page of the manuscript. Manuscripts should be received no later than September 25th, 2006.
In addition to research articles and book reviews, we would like to include within our first volume short essays in response to the title of the journal. For example, what might it mean to live “after culture,” or to produce academic work without culture as an explanatory tool? Or, how is culture still relevant? Alternatively, responses to ideas of “emergence” and “anthropology” in its broadest sense are also welcome. These essays should range between 3,000-5,000 words.
All submissions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. For the purposes of citation, please employ AAA citation practices, which are available at http://www.aaanet.org/pubs/style_guide.htm.
Send all inquiries to Matthew Wolf-Meyer, Managing Editor, at email@example.com.
Further information can be found at http://www.tc.umn.edu/~wolf0358/afterculture.htm.
Department of Anthropology
University of Minnesota
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