Call for Papers: Race/Ethnicity: Multidisciplinary Global Contexts

Call for Papers:

Race/Ethnicity: Multidisciplinary Global Contexts encourages and welcomes contributions by scholars, researchers, grassroots activists, policy advocates, and organizations.

Submissions are invited to explore the politics of contention and social movements in the postcolonial world (Africa, Asia, and Latin America), with particular regard to the ways in which race and ethnicity relate to identities and claims revolving around class, gender, nationality, and religion. Comparative discussions of social contestation in different societies are welcome.

We welcome submissions from activists, advocates and practitioners working on relevant issues, as well as from scholars in the social sciences and the humanities. In this issue, we look to engage the following questions:

  • How are racial and ethnic identities implicated in collective mobilization (including rural, labor, women, youth, indigenous, and religious movements) in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the “global South”?
  • Is the concept of “social movement” useful to understand contemporary forms of social contention and grassroots politics?
  • How do racial inequalities shape local contentious politics and everyday forms of social contestation?
  • How do claims for racial and ethnic justice relate to grassroots politics in realities of of economic liberalization and privatization?
  • In which ways do intersections of race and ethnicity with current social conflicts interrogate the legacies of nationalism and decolonization?
  • Do processes of migration and diaspora internationalize postcolonial political identities?
  • How do grassroots identities, and their elaborations of race and ethnicity, interrogate political institutions and ideas of citizenship and civil society?
  • How have postcolonial social movements responded to the global economic crisis and its impact on racial and ethnic dynamics?

Contributions from scholars, activists, and social movement participants can include, but are not limited to, case studies, theoretical discussions, and experience-based reflections.

Papers must be received by September 15, 2012 to be considered for publication.

Contact Information:

Leslie Shortlidge


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