Call for Essays, Studies in the Humanities, special issue on Globalism from Below (deadline extended to Dec 30th, 2012)

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Studies in the Humanities
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reena.dube@iup.edu

Call for Papers *Deadline Extended*

A Call-for Papers for a double issue of Studies in The Humanities on the subject of globalism from below, with an original deadline of September 30th, 2012 and scheduled to be out in December, 2012, has been extended. Articles and essays are invited by December 30th, 2012, on an examination of globalizing flows and circulations at the periphery/margins as well as the center, especially as they relate to resistance to neo-liberal globalization as neo-colonialism. The objective is to illuminate neoliberal corporate globalism as only one destructive model of globalization; not only are there other alternative sustainable paradigms of economic globalization but these other globalization movements are aligned to global peace and social justice movements. These alternative globalization movements from below are vibrant indigenous cultural global resistance movements like the Arab Spring and Occupy movements and include the active reception and engagement with, and resistance to neocolonial neoliberal corporate globalization. In late capitalism the ninety nine percenters are not only consuming and distributed publics, they are producing publics who re-produce and re-make the media and culture.

Essays are welcome that address any aspect of the re-production and re-making of media, literary-cultural, and creative output : topics may include but are not limited to the creative translation, localizing and indigenizing potentialities in corporate globalism through the re-claimation of technologies of the past and the present to assist in mounting and arming the resistance to counteract the depredations of neoliberal globalization; the dialectical movement between the local and the international or global (expressed in the clichéd phrase “glocalism”) and the hybrid or mestiza, mixing the past (the premodern) and the modern, into the postmodern; the status of postcolonial theory in Globalization Studies and the recontextulization of globalization studies within postcolonial theory; the destructive developmental legacy of colonialism with a fresh elucidation of the complicity of the nation state in the neocolonization of its own resources and peoples in neoliberal economic globalism; the subversion of binaries like the city and the countryside, the center and the periphery, low/popular and high/elite culture, the post-industrial information societies and developing societies, the eternally new in postmodernism and the postmodern in the pre-modern or the new in the old, and vice versa. The reversal also puts the media-tion of the counter-publics or multitudes or ninety-nine percent in the forefront of the agenda for globalization studies in general and cultural studies in particular.

The journal website is still in development so an electronic copy of the manuscript, double-spaced, in 12-pt. Times New Roman font using Chicago style of documentation should be submitted to reena.dube@iup.edu or dubereena@gmail.com. Please do not include your name anywhere on your manuscript. Place it on an accompanying letter or separate page. Also please do not use embedded endnotes or footnotes. Footnotes should be at the end of the essay with no division between them and the text or the Works Cited list that should follow it. Email inquires regarding possible essay topics may be sent to reena.dube@iup.edu. or snail mailed to Reena Dube, Editor, Studies in the Humanities, Department of English; 110 Leonard Hall; Indiana University of Pennsylvania; Indiana, PA 15705.

cfp categories: 
american
ethnicity_and_national_identity
interdisciplinary
postcolonial
twentieth_century_and_beyond