We are seeking contributors for an edited volume on “New Perspectives on Race and the Obama Era,” with the intent of capturing a unique analysis of race rooted in the experiences of “Generation X.” We invite submissions from members of this generation who have a perspective to offer on recent political and cultural events inspired by and/or relating to Barack Obama.
The election of Barack Obama has inspired an assortment of debates on race, racism, and American society. Conscious of the ways “our generation” sees and interprets the world in distinct ways, we invite essays confronting “race” from new perspectives. We welcome submissions on a range of topics including, but not limited to, race as incarnated in the recent election cycle, the inauguration, or the Obama Presidency in its infancy. Similarly, we welcome projects seeking meaning and (mis)understanding in the present moment; probing the possibilities and limitations of racial discourse and politics; or discussing the relationship between themes and the priorities of the Obama administration, in particular those considered representative of our generation.
Submissions may take the form of scholarly articles, rooted in a given disciplinary or interdisciplinary methodology; or non-scholarly pieces written in the first-person, in the style of testimonial or personal reflection. We also welcome creative endeavors which might broaden or challenge our scope.
We ask interested writers, scholars, and public intellectuals to send a one-page (no more then 300 word) abstract describing their proposed contribution. We also ask you include a brief biographical statement (name; age; profession/vocation; ethnic/racial background; place you call home). All submissions will be expeditiously reviewed and formal invitations will follow shortly.
The submission deadline for the above materials is Wednesday, September 30, 2009. Proposals should be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information, including a fuller and more detailed call for papers, please visit our website at http://deepschooling.wordpress.com
Queries may be directed to the project editors, Darryl A. Smith (email@example.com) or Tomás F. Summers Sandoval Jr. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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