Call for Articles for a Special Issue of the Journal of Genocide Research.
Professors Charles Desnoyers (LaSalle University, Philadelphia) and Richard C. Kagan (Emeritus at Hamline University) are jointly editing articles on Genocide in Asia.
The topic of Asian genocide has been covered either in a few specific cases such as Cambodia, Tibet, Indonesia and East Timor, or has been included as an article in collected works on genocide. Professor Ben Kiernan is, of course, best known for his publications and his research center on genocide in Cambodia. Edited collections include Genocide: A Comprehensive Introduction (Routledge, 2006 (Adam Jones); Annihilating Differences: The Anthropology of Genocide (Alexander Hinton), and The Specter of Genocide (Robert Gellately and Ben Kiernan). War, Race and Revolution (Eric Weitz) is one of the few full-length comparative works on Asian and European genocide.
Our project has grown out of our panel on comparative genocide at the January 2009 meeting of the American Historical Association. Although we are historians, we welcome pieces from specialists in all academic disciplines. We will accept articles in languages other than English. But the final articles must be in English. We reserve the right to publish some of these articles in abstract form if translations are not available. We also invite book reviews of works on Asian genocide.
In this special issue, we seek contributions that will develop the following areas of thought. (Note that this is not an inclusive or limited list.)
• New methodological studies of Asian genocide.
• Comparative studies of Asian genocide with other historical and geographical cases.
• Analysis of lesser-known incidents of genocide in Asia.
• Analysis of well-known genocides that open up new areas of research and knowledge.
• Historiographical essay. The Journal of Asian Studies has wonderful such essays on topics of Asian studies.
• Critique of genocide studies.
• Book reviews.
The finished articles must be limited to 8,000 words including notes.
We will forward them to the Journal’s editors who will send them out for outside review.
We would be glad to discuss preliminary topics and drafts directly with the writers.
Please send a proposal of 5 pages maximum and a short curriculum vitae by November 2009 to the guest editors: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Richard Kagan, Hamline University, Charles Desnoyers, La Salle University
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