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Dominican Blackness (special issue); EXTENDED DEADLINE: Abstracts by 7/31/2014, Articles by 12/15/2014
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The Black Scholar
The editors of The Black Scholar welcome essays for a special issue examining the complexity of black cultural politics and identity in the Dominican Republic. This special issue seeks to analyze Dominican racial relations against the grain of the cross-disciplinary consensus, primarily U.S.-based, that focuses on Dominicans’ “negrophobia,” “anti-Haitianism,” and “self-hatred.” In this way, the issue inserts itself into a globally comparative Black Studies, including the articulations and disarticulations between blackness in the US, the Dominican Republic, and Haiti.
Aiming to include a cross-disciplinary group of writers, scholars, and activists from the Dominican Republic and Dominicanists from abroad, the issue invites essays on the following topics:
• Methodologies of studying blackness and Africanness in the Dominican Republic
The issue anticipates that the suggested topics in the list above, or relevant topics not listed, will engage scholars in Black/Africana Studies, Caribbean & Latin American Studies, Psychology, Literary Studies, Theater & Performance Studies, Sociology, Anthropology, Geography, Political Science, Media Studies, Ethnomusicology, and History.
The issue will also feature poetry, art, and fiction by black- and Afro-affirming Dominican writers and artists, in English translation.
Abstracts should be submitted by July 15, 2014, and full articles will be expected by December 1, 2014 to special guest editors, Raj Chetty (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Amaury Rodríguez (email@example.com). Publication of the special issue is slated for late 2015. When preparing manuscripts, please follow The Black Scholar Submission Guidelines: http://www.theblackscholar.org/submission.php.
For more on the journal’s history and philosophy, please visit its website: http://www.theblackscholar.org/about.php