Call for papers for June, 2018 Issue
The second issue of Texture: A Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences has been published. You can visit the journal at barjournal.online. Henceforth, the two issues of this bi-annual journal will be published in June and December. While the June issues will remain open, the December issues will be topic specific.
The journal is concerned with ways of negotiating the various epistemological, cultural, social, and political links and disjunctures between postcolonial, western, and diasporic communities. In particular, this e-journal examines the relationship between postcolonial studies, diaspora studies and such newly emerging fields as transnational cultural and globalization studies. The journal invites work that is concerned with different concepts of the nation; transnational and translocal forms of belonging; cosmopolitanisms; competing sites and venues of cultural knowledge production; the aesthetics and politics of postcolonial writing; cultural memory; globalization; and the relationships between various modes of scripting oral, written, and visual texts across different cultures.
The journal operates at the crossroads of contemporary work in the humanities and social sciences in the following areas of research, theory and politics:
• Theories of colonialism, settler colonialism, occupation, and postcolonialism
• The histories, impact, and long-term effects of imperialism and colonialism on all aspects of society
• The role of culture in the operation of imperialism and in the formations of national resistance
• Contemporary Marxist philosophy and related cultural theory
• The economics of neo-colonialism and neoliberalism and their effects on the global South
• Liberation struggles, past and ongoing
• The political and cultural struggles of Indigenous, “fourth-world”, and nomadic peoples
• The philosophy and theory of indigeneity
• Genocide, conflict intervention and resolution, human rights and humanitarian ethics
• Contemporary slavery, child soldiers, refugees, camps and detention centres
• Diaspora, migration, immigration
• Ecological imperialism, violence, and activist counter-strategies
• The role of religion and culture in contemporary political formations
• Philosophies of religion and secularism
• Cultural and global issues in law, colonial law, occupier law
• The contemporary politics of race, caste and ethnicity; indigeneity; gender and sexuality
• Languages, especially “minor” languages, and translation
• Philosophy of translation and translation theory
• Theoretical, philosophical, and analytical questions of postcolonial and world literatures, art, photography, cinema and music.