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Tanks and Global Politics: Key Spaces in the Structure of Power
Labor Segmentation and Regulation: Varieties of Gender Gaps
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CALL FOR PAPERS
Studies Association UK Conference
Please send a brief bio of no more than 100 words and abstracts of no more than 300 words to GlobalStudiesAssociationUK@gmail.com by February 23, 2018. Abstracts should speak to one of the following themes:
THEME 1: Globalization and Borders: Thinking about Global Borders
THEME 2: Globalization, Consumer Society and Development
THEME 3: Human Rights in a Globalizing – and De-globalizing – World
THEME 4: Globalization and Ideology
THEME 5: Global Studies and the Challenge of the Anthropocene
THEME 6: Cosmopolitanism and the Challenges of Globalization
This summer, deepen your
commitment to environmental education and action. Contemplative
between the Damaged Life and Sane Society: Social Theory in the Age of
This conference is dedicated to illuminating the larger nexus of issues surrounding the condition of modernity (and especially persistent challenges relating to the study and the theory of modern societies) within the spectrum and the field of tensions between utopia and dystopia, with a special emphasis on circumstances in the United States. Theodor W. Adorno’s perspective on the “damaged life” will serve as a perspective on critical theory that stressed the importance of “deflation” (as one end of the spectrum), while Erich Fromm’s concept of the “sane society” will function as what remains the foremost effort to delineate, in “inflationary” fashion, a society in which the lives of individuals will not be fraught by the structural pathologies that have characterized modern societies to date (as the other end of the spectrum). Adorno and Fromm are especially well-suited as a frame since their versions of critical theory would have been inconceivable independently of their “American experience,” respectively.
CUBA with the Center for Global Justice
Enjoy two stimulating weeks in a country committed to building Socialism. Learn about Cuba’s public goods such as free health care and education provided by the state, its collective production and services in agricultural and urban cooperatives, its form of democratic governance, its private businesses, its community projects and more. Experience Cuba’s vibrant culture and people. Dialogue with leading thinkers about Cuba’s reforms as it reinvents its socialism for the 21st century. A unique, in-depth look at a changing society.
Talk with Cuban thinkers. Discussion will focus on The Future of Socialism, both in Cuba and worldwide. You are invited to present a paper (optional) on such topics as:
Join our delegation of activists, scholars, and cooperativistas as we explore this exciting society in motion. While many people are now able to visit Cuba more freely, few groups are able to offer such an in-depth experience focused on Cuba’s efforts to build socialism. Drawing on our 25 years of experience with educational trips to Cuba, we have unique access that goes beyond the usual tourist attractions.
It is estimated that the
basic 14-day trip will cost $2,000 to $2,500 plus airfare, including shared
hotel room, breakfasts, lunches, translation, guide, and the program of
activities. With regular commercial air service now open from many U.S.
cities, it is possible to fly directly to Havana. Deadline for
applications is March 15, 2018. Apply now as space is limited.
Another World is (Still) Possible
world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear
Dominant narratives in today’s global sociopolitical landscape reinforce a dichotomy between globalization and anti-globalization. This dichotomy ignores not only the connections between these two poles as they have emerged in the Global North but also the plethora of alternatives formulated by communities and movements at the margins. Alter-globalizations foreground myriad imaginaries from below, presenting a host of possibilities for another world:
These and many other less visible alter-globalization actors have remained defiant and resilient in an era of uncertainty, and attention to these dynamic alternatives is more important now than ever. This graduate student-organized conference hopes to serve as a forum for the sharing, discussion, and actuation of these possibilities. We welcome papers from all scholars--especially graduate students--on a wide range of perspectives, topics, and themes within alter-globalizations, including but not limited to:
If you are interested in presenting at our conference, please submit an abstract of 250-300 words along with your name, email, affiliation, and CV by November 30, 2017. Send all abstracts and any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Annual Global Crises & Global Change Undergraduate Conference
In recent years the extent and impact of multiple crises across various fields has increased significantly, affecting a growing number of people as well as the physical world we depend on. Experiencing or witnessing these crises on different levels, global and local communities are desperately seeking to find effective coping mechanisms, devise long-term solutions and develop viable alternatives. However, it appears that current approaches to these various and complex crises are often limited to a strictly defined academic discipline and have not provided sufficient answers and strategies to tackle the expansion of human suffering, destruction of nature, and systemic injustices. Thus, instead of looking at contemporary crises separately or from a single disciplinary perspective, there must be a shift towards interdisciplinary analysis that unveils the common roots of multiple, converging, intersecting and co-evolving crises, among which we find the following.
Our approaches to these convergent crises should transcend academic boundaries, addressing them from a critical and holistic collection of cross-cultural and intersectional perspectives. In addition to identifying the effects of various crises, the ability to critically analyze hegemonic systems and power relations, how they result in different forms of injustices, and how they exacerbate global and local crises, provides valuable insight on the root causes and converging nature of contemporary crises— as well as potential responses, resistance strategies, and alternatives. These hegemonic systems include, but are not limited to anthropocentrism, capitalism, the nation-state system and state-centrism, patriarchy, racism, imperialism, modernity/coloniality, ableism, speciesism, ageism, and cisheteronormativity.
This conference provides undergraduate students with a platform to present and discuss their work on these issues, their root causes, their intersections, their evolution, the range of resistances and responses juxtaposing these crises, and the solutions and alternatives developed to overcome them. We enthusiastically welcome papers and projects exploring transformational and systemic alternatives committed to social, environmental and global justice, as well as to diversity and subaltern struggles. Therefore, with the purpose of creating a broad variety of cross-disciplinary articulations, submissions from all academic fields are welcomed (e.g., global studies, international relations, political science, history, justice studies, political ecology, environmental studies, indigenous/American-Indian studies, ethnic studies, gender studies, development studies, public health, critical geography, literature, humanities, etc.). In addition to research papers, we also consider non-traditional projects such as films, creative writing, art, craftworks, music and other forms of expressions so long as they are grounded in academic research.
Guidelines for Paper/Project Submissions: Submit a 200-300 words abstract or short description of your proposed paper or project via email at email@example.com. The submission deadline is February 9.
For more information visit https://www.gcgcundergrad.org/new-page-1/.
The Journal of Pan African Studies
African Global Experiences
Africology: The Journal of Pan African Studies (formerly The Journal of Pan African Studies; JPAS), a trans-disciplinary on-line, peer reviewed scholarly journal devoted to the intellectual synthesis of research, scholarship, and critical thought on the African experience around the world, is seeking contributions for a special edition that aims to explore the full scope of the African world. We are especially seeking to broaden our scope of diasporic African content. To this end, we are seeking submissions from all disciplinary fields of academic inquiry, including the arts, humanities and social sciences, interdisciplinary studies, STEM-related fields (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), as well as Africology (i.e., African Diaspora Studies, African Studies, Africana Studies, African American Studies, Afro-American Studies, Black Studies, Pan African Studies, etc.). The non-exhaustive relevant topics sought for this special edition include the main topic as well as the following subtopics.
Africology: The Journal of Pan African Studies (A:JPAS) seeks work that: present original research methods/theory, add to a body of research, announce research findings, guide future research, explore theories, distribute new knowledge, present new ideas, invite discussion, introduce research reviews, and provide new Africology centered concepts and terminology. Hence, submitted articles should have: an introduction, literature review (annotated bibliographies accepted), a methodological construct, results, discussion, conclusions, and suggested steps for further research that can intellectually engage scholars, students and others with interest in African world community studies. In 2011 JPAS received the National Council for Black Studies Fannie Lou Hamer & Kwame Nkrumah Award for Outstanding Academic Leadership and Service in the African World.
to Being Published:
For additional information about Africology: The Journal of Pan African Studies, visit www.jpanafrican.org.
The Journal of Pan African Studies
Afro-Intellectualism: Past, Present and Future Dimensions
Africology: The Journal of Pan African Studies (formerly The Journal of Pan African Studies; JPAS), a trans-disciplinary on-line multilingual peer reviewed open-access scholarly journal devoted to the intellectual synthesis of research, scholarship and critical thought on the African experience around the world, is seeking contributions for a special edition focused on “Afro-Intellectualism: Past, Present and Future Dimensions,” hence, the global use, development, and exercise of the intellect by people of African heritage in all parts of the world (www.jpanafrican.org).
We are seeking submissions focused on: the African intelligentsia, the African brain drain, decolonizing education in Africa and the African world community, institutional development and support for the African intelligentsia, the internationalization of African intellectualism, organic scholars within the African intelligentsia, the sociology of African intellectualism, the scholar-activist tradition/practice within the African intelligentsia, critical biographical profiles of the African intelligentsia, book reviews, the motion and behavior through space and time of African intellectualism in relationship to energy and force (the physics of African intellectualism), interviews, art and the African intelligentsia, Afro-futurism, the African intelligentsia absent of egocentricity, the conscious and unconscious dynamics/psychology of African intellectualism, etc. All relevant topics and subtopics will be considered for this edition.
Frequency: A:JPAS is published four times a year in March, June, September, and December, with occasional supplemental special editions to accommodate specific topics or themes.
A:JPAS is a member of “The Task Force for Measuring Impact in Africology”
to implement an Afrifactor (an article/journal citation tracker that can
monitor author contributions and journal ranking and qualitative metrics
specific to Africology) for journals and academic units engaged in Africology,
and thus supports its “Black Paper 101” via:
A:JPAS is indexed via Academic OneFile (audio availability), EBSCO, Google
Scholar, International Index to Black Periodicals, Literature Resource
Center, ProQuest, Social Sciences Full Text (WilsonWeb), Thompson Gale,
World History Collection, etc.
Submission: All contributions must address the guest editor of the special edition, Dr. J. Vern Cromartie (firstname.lastname@example.org) via a cover letter stating: your name, current public affiliation, location, e-mail address, the title of your contribution, the originality of your contribution, that your contribution is not under consideration anywhere, and that you wish to publish in Africology: The Journal of Pan African Studies. Thereafter, contributors must submit their contribution to the guest editor, Dr. J. Vern Cromartie (email@example.com) in MS word in a Times New Roman typeface via an attachment in an e-mail (etiquette: avoid capitalizing every word in the subject line). The entire work should not exceed 25 double-spaced pages with a concise title, abstract, and current standard citations and references. Within the contribution, do not include page numbers or the title of your contribution on each page; all graphics (charts, tables, photos, etc.) must fit our page measurements; only use endnotes in your contribution (not footnotes), a list of references are needed for each contribution, and in regards to style (APA, MLA, Chicago, etc.), use the style most relevant to your area of study/research.
Dates and Deadlines: Please send your abstract by or before February 24, 2018 to Dr. J. Vern Cromartie (firstname.lastname@example.org) or email@example.com. The acceptance of abstracts will be approved by or before March 12, 2018. Full papers are due by or before May 24, 2018.
The Journal of Pan African Studies
Interdisciplinary Journal for the Studies of the Sahel
The Interdisciplinary Journal for the Studies of the Sahel (a specialized section of Africology: The Journal of Pan African Studies) is an on-line, open access, and peer reviewed scholarly journal devoted to research and analysis of policy, economic, social and political experiences of the Sahel region. The Journal is seeking submissions from all disciplinary fields of academic inquiry, including the arts, humanities, social sciences and STEM-related fields (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). Relevant topics include but are not limited to:
General Information: The Interdisciplinary Journal for the Studies of the Sahel (IJSS) seeks submissions that present original research methods/theory, add to a body of research knowledge, announce cutting-edge research findings, guide future researches, explore theories, distribute new knowledge, present new ideas, invite discussions, introduce research reviews, and provide policy recommendations on the Sahel Region.
Submitted articles should be in the following format:
Terminology: IJSS seeks to use an affirmative African-centered logic and language, therefore, we discourage the use of the term ‘tribe’ or “slaves” in reference to the African experience and we recommend that all contributors use alternative terms/concepts such as “ethnic group” and “the enslaved.” When using the term “black,” to indicate people of African heritage, we recommend that it be capitalized. Also, instead of “sub-Saharan Africa,” our preferred description is “Africa south of the Sahara Desert” or “Africa south of the Sahara.”
Publishing Language: The publishing language is English. However, contributions in languages other than English are acceptable when also presented in English.
Submission: All contributions must be addressed to the editor at one of the following addresses: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com in a cover letter stating: the name of the author(s), current institutional affiliation, location, e-mail address, the title of the contribution, the originality of the contribution, that the contribution is not under consideration anywhere, and that you wish to publish in The Interdisciplinary Journal for the Studies of the Sahel. Contributions must be submitted in MS word in a Times New Roman typeface via an attachment in an e-mail (etiquette: avoid capitalizing every word in the subject line). The entire work should be between 5,000 and 7,000 words in length, double-spaced pages with a concise title, abstract, and current standard citations and references. Within the contribution, page numbers should not be included and the title of the contribution should not be mentioned on each page. All graphics (charts, tables, photos, etc.) must fit our page measurements. Only endnotes (not footnotes) should be used. A list of references is needed for each contribution and Harvard Referencing Style is required (see Author’s Guidelines).
From Submission to Being Published: Respond to this call with “The Interdisciplinary Journal for the Studies of the Sahel” in the subject line to either firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. For the first issue of 2018, the deadline is March 30, 2018. After that, submissions are continuous. Notices of acceptance will be issued within four to six weeks. Should corrections or additions be needed, the editor will inform you.
For additional information about The Interdisciplinary Journal for the Studies of the Sahel, visit http://sahelconsortium.org/journal
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