Aid, Relief or Bailout: Differing Aims, Ways, and Ends, Vol. 1, No. 3 Spring & Summer 2010

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Presently receiving and reviewing submissions for the Spring & Summer 2010 issue

Authors are asked to examine meanings or perceptions of 'aid', 'relief' or 'bailout' that clash or align with conventional wisdom or common practices.

Possible themes, topics to be explored (in no way exhaustive):

1. How is aid, relief or bailout used as a political, cultural, economic, military, or hegemonic tool?
2. How does aid, relief or bailout communicate a political, cultural, military, economic, or hegemonic agenda?
3. What are the underlying, un-stated goals of those who supply aid, relief or bailout?
4. How is aid or relief itself a dyadic form of communication?
5. What does aid or relief entail for the recipient?
6. What is significant about the language of aid or relief?
7. What are the conventional methods of identifying the exigencies of aid distribution and what do these reveal about donors or donor agencies?
8. What are the unintended effects of aid or relief?
9. How is aid, relief, or bailout used or negotiated inter-personally, across genders or generations?
10. In what ways do these financial transfers transform or reproduce existing relationships of dependence and domination?

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All submissions will be evaluated using a double-blind (at least three reviewers) peer review process.

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