CALL FOR PAPERS, postamble,Volume 5.1,2009:"RESISTANCE IN AFRICA"
Call for Papers Date:
postamble, Volume 5.1, 2009.
Call for Papers
RESISTANCE IN AFRICA
Submission deadline: July 31 2009
postamble is a dynamic interdisciplinary, graduate student journal based in the Centre for African Studies at the University of Cape Town and published bi-annually on-line, postamble serves as a nexus and forum for emerging critical thinkers. We call all postgraduate students to submit essays, photographic pieces and book reviews for this edition. Essays 5000-8000 words. Photographic essays no bigger than 1.2 MB.
The next edition of postamble is centred on forms and acts of resistance and protest in the African terrain. While we recognize the ongoing importance of the historical discourse of struggle and resistance in Africa, we have chosen to focus on the contemporary postcolonial terrain.
The scope of this theme is broad: from organized incarnations of struggle in Africa, such as armed rebellions,riots, urban unrest, labour and social movement, mobilising advocacy and nationalist struggles, to individual expression in art, song, literature and theatre. Submissions addressing less overt forms of resistance and struggle are also welcomed, for example, constructions/manifestations of ‘subversive’ or resistant belief systems, attitudes and behaviours within and in response to contexts of crisis or reform. We also call for submissions that address perceptions of resistance in Africa and theoretical debates around action and inaction – of and from the continent.
The issue would like to address questions such as:
How can one theorise/ respond to the environment of resistance today in Africa? If the ‘official struggle’ of colonialism has been fought, what forms of control and regulation are inciting responses, violent or not, from citizens and organizations on the continent? How are citizens, organizations and in some cases, African states still fighting for agency and rights in both local and global economic, socio-political and cultural systems?
The interdisciplinary nature of postamble and the importance of understanding the causes, effects, manifestations and the idea of resistance within global and local contexts mean that this call applies to submissions from ALL disciplines.
Please send abstracts or submissions to the editor at firstname.lastname@example.org or post your abstract or submission and contact details on the submissions page of our site, www.postamble.org.
Centre for African Studies
Ex: Emma O'Shaughnessy(journal editor)
Centre for African Studies
Harry Openheimer Institute
University of Cape Town
Tel: 021 650 2308
Fax: 021 686 1505 Email: email@example.com Visit the website at http://www.postamble.org/default.aspx
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