CfP- Special Issue of Identities – Journal of Politics, Gender and Culture: “Identities, Histories, and Social Transformation”

Call for Papers

Special double issue on

“Identities, Histories, and Social Transformation”
Editor of the issue: Alexander Lambevski

Deadline for Submission: May 1st, 2008

This issue of the Journal will focus on exploring the links between lived identities, historical story-telling, the appropriation of social, historical and political space, and the potential for personal/social transformation and historical change. The editor is particularly interested in how dominant/hegemonic national historiographies/myths/stories are inflected by gender, ethnicity, class, disability and sexual orientation, and how the story of a nation is told from and lived by all of those excluded from the dominant modes, genres and styles of national/ist (his)tory telling. This special double issue seeks contributions that explore the emotionally laden political struggle of marginalized and subaltern people to claim the right to speak for themselves, and the effect that a successful claim to a speaking/active subject with her/his own his/herstory has on transforming society and politics both on a micro- and macro level. The editor is also interested in articles exploring the links between normative regimes, dominant histories and social emotions that prop them up. Postcolonial, feminist, queer and disability perspectives and approaches to examining the relationship between emotions, social action and historical change are also particularly welcome.
The editor welcomes both theoretical/conceptual and empirical articles that investigate the abovementioned themes from multiple theoretical, disciplinary and personal perspectives. Articles should not be previously published.

About the Journal
Identities, Journal for Politics, Gender and Culture is a bi-lingual international, transdisciplinary Journal published by the Research Center in Gender Studies. The Journal is published semiannually and bilingually (in Macedonian and English/French/German), since 2001. Book reviews are published bilingually, in Macedonian and in Albanian.
The aim of the Journal is to primarily open up new and fresh ways of thinking about the social and political problems facing South-Eastern Europe within a globalised world. However, it welcomes contributions from scholars from all over the world. The journal is referenced by the Central and Eastern European Online Catalogue, and is distributed via many networks, including AOIFE – Association of Institutions for Feminist Education and Research in Europe, and ATHENA – Advanced Thematic Network in Activities in Women’s Studies in Europe. The Journal usually invites scholars to publish in it, but it also accepts unsolicited articles which are then submitted for peer-reviewing.

Deadlines for Submissions
The deadline for submissions of articles is May 1st, 2008. The articles should be emailed to the editor of the issue and to the office. Informal enquiries by email to the editor of the issue are also welcome. Decisions about which articles will be published in this special issue should be made by June 1st, 2008.

Guidelines for Contributors
1.  Papers should be app. 5,000 to 8,000 words in length, typed double-spaced (including quotations and excerpts, notes, and references), and the right margin should not be justified.
2.  Use font size 12, both for the notes and the reference list.
3.  Papers should include an abstract of 500 characters (or less).
4.  Please avoid text formatting (bold, bulleting).
5.  Notes should be placed at the end of the paper. 
6.  For citing references, please use The Chicago Manual of Style.
7.  A list of all works cited should be included after the notes in a section called “References.” Titles of articles and books in the references should follow title case capitalization.

Contact details
Dr Alexander Lambevski
Head of the Department for Contemporary Political Thought
Institute for Social and Humanities Research “Euro-Balkan”
1000 Skopje, Republic of Macedonia


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