UPDATE: Teaching Material Culture (4/30/07; journal issue)

full name / name of organization: 
Edvige Giunta
contact email: 

> Teaching Material Culture
> Deadline Extended: 30 April 2007
> The editors of Transformations: The Journal of Inclusive Scholarship and
> Pedagogy seek articles (5,000 - 10,000 words) and media reviews (books,
> film, video, performance, art, music, etc. - 3,000 to 5,000 words) that
> explore the significance and uses of material culture in a variety of
> contexts, pedagogical-from the classroom to the museum-and
> disciplinary-literature, women's and gender studies, anthropology,
> folklore, history, psychology, sociology, art, photography, geography,
> religion, working-class studies, ethnic studies, cultural studies,
> science, and others. Essays should raise questions concerning, for
> example, authenticity, art, craft, tradition, community, or authority in
> relationship to the teaching of material culture Multidisciplinary
> approaches that focus on-or include-discussions of non-Western cultures
> are especially encouraged. Autobiographical criticism, narrative
> scholarship, photo-essays, and experimental work are welcome.
> Topics might include: teaching material culture in K-12 and higher
> education; museums and the appropriation and transformation of material
> culture; gender and technology; the politics and pedagogy of the archive;
> material culture and folklore; artifacts and identities; material culture
> and family/domesticity; food rituals/celebrations; the transmission of
> material culture in diasporic communities; history and interpretation of
> public spaces; intersections and manifestations of identities; clothes,
> costumes, fashion, and body politics; religious practices; music and
> performance; practices and politics of memorializing; the material
> construction of public events; make-overs and reality television; class
> and taste; globalization, tourism, and transnationalism.
> Send a hard copy in MLA format (6th ed.) and a 250-word abstract to:
> Jacqueline Ellis and Edvige Giunta, Editors, Transformations, New Jersey
> City University, Hepburn Hall Room 309, 2039 Kennedy Boulevard, Jersey
> City, NJ 07305 OR email submissions and inquiries to:
> transformations_at_njcu.edu. Email submissions should be sent as attachments
> in MS Word or Rich Text format. For submission guidelines go to
> www.njcu.edu/assoc/transformations.
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