UPDATE: Thresholds: Unlocking Intimacies (4/18/05; journal issue)

full name / name of organization: 
Sean Michael Dummitt
contact email: 
dummitt@uky.edu

Deadline extended:

Call for Papers
disClosure
a journal of social theory
Issue 15: Intimacy

In recent years, scholars from a broad range of disciplines have engaged the issue of intimacy. From these various efforts, at least one fact is clear: There is not one intimacy, but many. How do we describe these intimacies, and what complicates our descriptions? Intimacy is not simply synonymous with love, but it is different from friendship, and often quite different from sex. Or is it? Moreover, once we have discovered what intimacy is, where do we find it: in communities and nations, between or among friends, between or among lovers? How is intimacy negotiated and produced, maintained, or, often, lost?

The editorial collective of disClosure seeks submissions that explore issues of intimacy as it is found in a variety of areas. Possible topics for consideration might include intimacy as it intersects with the following:

 
Politics of Intimacy
Gay marriage
Public intimacies/private intimacies
Surveillance
Race
Deviance
Sex/gender
Class
Activism
Civic intimacy
Colonialism

Spaces of Intimacy
Boundaries
Crowds
Sexual spaces
Enclaving

Sex
Taboos
Transgressions
Fetishism
Homosexuality/heterosexuality
Love
HIV/AIDS

Family
Children
Households
Parenthood
Divorce
Extended families

Losses of Intimacy
Death/illness
Loneliness
Grief
Alienation

Coupling/Grouping
Dating
E-dating
Fidelity/infidelity
Strangers
Friendship
Love

Media/Rhetorics
Technology
Art
Pop culture
Language
Photos
Memorabilia
Cyber intimacy
Sex industry
Medicine
Religion
Love
Psychology
Propriety
Rituals
Knowledges
Networks
Professions

 
disClosure is a blind refereed journal produced in conjunction with the Committee on Social Theory at the University of Kentucky. The journal welcomes submissions from all theoretical perspectives and genres (scholarly articles, interviews, reviews, short fiction, poetry, artwork) and from authors and artists (academically affiliated or not) concerned with social theory. Editorial decisions are based solely on quality and originality.

SUBMISSION INFORMATION: Papers: Include three copies of text submissions, double spaced and no more than 10,000 words. Manuscripts, notes, and bibliographies should follow Chicago format. Art and other graphic material may be submitted as transparencies, prints, or electronic files (with hard copy provided for proofing). Please do not submit material that has been half-toned for publication (e.g., pictures in books or catalogues). Art/Poetry: Artists should submit digital or camera-ready material. Electronic submissions should be accompanied by a hard copy. Art cannot be returned, so do not send originals. Include one copy of poetry submissions. N.B. Authors are responsible for securing copyright and fair-use notices and must submit them prior to disClosure publication. All material accepted by disClosure for publication becomes property of the journal. disClosure is not responsible for loss or damage resulting from submission.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: April 18, 2005

Mail to: disClosure
College of Arts and Sciences
213 Patterson Office Tower
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40506-0027

If you have any questions regarding submissions, please feel free to contact the editor of disClosure 15, Sean M. Dummitt, at DC-EDITOR_at_LSV.UKY.EDU

disClosure is an annual journal of social theory featuring scholarly articles, creative writing, interviews, book reviews, and original artwork from international contributors. For a look at previous issues, please visit http://www.uky.edu/AS/SocTheo/DisClosure/disclose.htm

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