CFP: [Medieval] Call for Papers â AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples

full name / name of organization: 
Phoebe Fletcher

Papers due: April 30, 2009

Perhaps one of the most radical challenges posed to Western epistemologies in recent times has
been the rapid growth of indigenous, traditional and aboriginal knowledge in the academy.
Through questioning teleological views of progress and presenting alternative histories,
indigenous perspectives shake the foundations of even the most established of disciplines by
offering other ways of being in this world.

AlterNative welcomes submissions from scholars around the globe engaging with indigenous
issues across all disciplines for its upcoming issue.

AlterNative is a multidisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal that profiles analysis by, with and on
indigenous peoples around the world. Founded in 2005, AlterNative is dedicated to creating a
space for critical dialogue on indigenous issues within the academy.

Suggested themes include:
- Origins, place and peoples
- Communities and culture
- Traditional and oral histories
- Heritage
- Colonialism, power and intervention
- Development and self-determination

It is expected articles will relate to one or more of these themes and convey a uniquely
indigenous world-view in its approach.

Each issue also features one article published in its original language alongside an English

Submission details
AlterNative primarily accepts articles between 5,000 â€" 7,000 words long.

Short, timely commentaries between 2,000 and 3,500 words that address critical issues are also

Book reviews are also encouraged. These should be no more than 1,000 words long.

Articles, commentaries and book reviews should be accompanied by a 100 â€" 150 word abstract.

Further details on submission and referencing guidelines are available on our website,

Deadline for submissions is April 30, 2009. Please send correspondence to

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