JSR: Journal for the Study of Radicalism—a print and digital academic journal published by Michigan State University Press—announces a call for articles and reviews for our eighth year of issues.
Our current themes are religious radicalism and “political religion,” a term that could be applied in a range of contexts and fields. In particular, we are interested in political movements that can be interpreted as having a religious, quasi-religious, anti-religious, or pseudo-religious cast. Examples might include the Weather Underground group, the Red Army Faction, the Symbionese Liberation Army, the Khmer Rouge, radical environmentalist groups or individuals, radical movements of any type that could be understood through the concept “political religion.” To what extent do such groups or individuals represent in their thought and actions a “political religion?” What is the role of religion in such a political movement? Does a group or individual substitute a political for a religious faith, and to what extent is the group or individual hostile or indifferent to traditional religions? We are, of course, as always open to articles on other themes, provided that they are on radical and not merely reformist groups or individuals.
Submissions should be 20-30 pages in length, in .doc format, and conform to Chicago Manual of Style endnotes. 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.
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