CFP: Human Rights, Human Wrongs: Slaveries and Freedoms Today (5/1/07; journal issue)

full name / name of organization: 
entertext
contact email: 
entertext@brunel.ac.uk

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

A Commemoration of the Abolition of the Slave Trade in 1807

 

Academic papers and creative submissions are invited for this special issue to mark the two-hundredth anniversary in 2007 of Britain's Abolition of the Slave Trade.

 

EnterText volume 7 number 2

 

Human Rights, Human Wrongs: Slaveries and Freedoms Today

 

Submissions are invited by 1 May 2007

 

Forms of slavery, quasi-slavery and the abuse or exploitation of one group by another remain widespread in the world today. Questions which might be addressed include:

 

- Slavery, bondage and related un-freedoms around the world: their origins, social organisation, and cultures of validation.

- Identity formation and the Other: who needs outcastes?

- Money and mastery.

- Intervention or reform: at local, national and international levels.

- Diverse definitions of individual and collective rights and responsibilities.

- Philosophy and practice in international law.

- The past and future roles of the United Nations.

- Violence as political tool.

- Media representation and power: news from nowhere?

- Language and licence.

- Circumventing censorship.

- The cultural conundrum: can art represent abuse without abusing?

- Works that have made a difference.

 

Related creative submissions in any medium suitable for electronic publication are also invited.

 

EnterText is a free-access peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal published by Brunel University, London. It can be viewed via Google or at www.brunel.ac.uk/entertext <http://www.brunel.ac.uk/entertext> where advice on submissions is also available.

 

 

 

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