JSR: Journal for the Study of Radicalism invites article submissions for a special issue on Christian radicalism. We particularly are interested in articles that help to “map the terrain” in this area—topics might include the extreme pro-life movement, Christian separatist groups or individuals, Christian anarchism, communal Christianity, the “Jesus Freak” movement of the 1970s, Christian militia movements, or the intersection between radical or extremist groups or individuals and their Christian beliefs. Generally speaking, the journal’s historical focus is from the early modern period to the present, and the geographic range is global, so we’d be interested in articles discussing groups or individuals whose influence is international, though this is not essential. JSRis an interdisciplinary journal, and we encourage articles from a range of disciplinary backgrounds. We are especially interested in articles that include some original fieldwork, for instance, interviews or use of archival sources.
Submissions should be 20-30 pages in length and conform to the Chicago Manual of Style with endnotes. Please include a one-paragraph abstract, and a brief author bio. Images for possible use in an article should be 300 dpi, and authors are responsible for requesting and receiving permission to reprint images for scholarly use. Send queries, proposals, and articles to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for submitting completed articles is July 1, 2008, and we encourage early submission to facilitate the review process. See http://www.msu.edu/jsr and www.msupress.msu.edu/journals/jsr for more information on the journal.
JSR—a print academic journal published by Michigan State University Press—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.
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