JSR: Journal for the Study of Radicalism—a print academic journal published by Michigan State University Press—announces a call for articles and reviews for its third issue, on the subject of ecological or environmental radicalism. Possible subjects include deep ecology, primitivism, the history of ecological radicalism, the sociology of radical groups, contemporary radical groups or individuals, and the origins and possible futures of ecological radicalism. JSR accepts articles on global topics, and we are interested in publishing articles and reviews on a wide range of related subjects and themes. While each issue of the journal will have a thematic focus, in each issue we also will publish some articles as well as book reviews not specifically dedicated to that particular theme. See www.msu.edu/~jsr for more details on the journal and on our forthcoming conference on radicalism January 25-27, 2007
Submissions should be 20-30 pages in length and conform to the Chicago Manual of Style. Please include a one-paragraph abstract. Images for possible use in an article should be 300 dpi. Authors are responsible for requesting and receiving permission to reprint images for scholarly use.
Send queries, proposals, and proposed articles to the editors at firstname.lastname@example.org by February 28, 2007. See http://www.msu.edu/jsr for more information.
JSR is devoted to serious, scholarly exploration of the forms, representations, meanings, and historical influences of radical social movements. With sensitivity and openness to historical and cultural contexts of the term, we loosely define “radical,” as distinguished from “reformers,” to mean groups who seek revolutionary alternatives to hegemonic social and political institutions, and who use violent or non-violent means to bring about socio-political change.
JSR’s primary purpose is to serve as a venue for fine scholarship in this developing academic field. We expect scholarly contributors to come from a wide range of perspectives and disciplines, and we especially welcome articles that reconceptualize definitions and theories of radicalism, feature underrepresented radical groups, and introduce new topics and methods of study. We seek articles that make a clear larger point, and that offer a real contribution to the field.
Our first issue (now in press) is devoted to the topic of radicalism and violence, our second issue (also in press) is on music and radicalism, and the third issue of the journal will be devoted to ecological radicalism.
Subsequent issues will be devoted to radical groups typically ignored in academic scholarship, such as the political categories of “left” and “right,” the role of science and technology in radical visions, transnational and regional understandings of radicalism, and the relationships of radical movements to land and environment.
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