JSR: Journal for the Study of Radicalism—a print academic journal published by Michigan State University Press—announces a call for articles and reviews on the topic of countercultures. Possible subjects include the hippie movement and its antecedents; communalism; artistic countercultural forms such as murals, songs, and literature; psychological theory and the origins of the counterculture; the 1967 London “Dialectics of Liberation” conference and its significance; antinomianism; “free love” and radical views of sexuality; and entheogens, psychedelics, or hallucinogens. For this issue, in short, we anticipate articles on the nonviolent forms of radicalism that emerged during the 1960s and 1970s. 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 has a thematic focus, we also publish some articles as well as book reviews not specifically dedicated to that particular theme.
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 March 1, 2009. See http://www.radicalismjournal.net or 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.
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