UPDATE: Culture and Identity: Kasarinlan Philippine Journal of Third World Studies (4/1/07; journal issue)

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NEW DEADLINE 4/1/07 CFP: CULTURE AND IDENTITY Kasarinlan Philippine Journal of Third World Studies

UPDATE: Deadline extended to April 1, 2007
Call for Papers: Culture and Identity Issue

Rapid development of information technology, the proliferation of
transnational capital exchange, the broadening reach of mass media, labor
subcontracting, large-scale consumption, and mass migration have opened up
new pathways for the critical analysis of culture and identity formation.
These developments are sometimes heralded as promising avenues of unbridled
progress, which serve as resources for the emergence of new modes of
knowledge, identity and cultural expression. But these developments also
tend to conceal the reality of uneven development, which prompts us to
question contemporary identity
formation and construction, and its implications in everyday life,
especially in Third World countries. Understanding transformations of
identity and culture also calls for a reexamination of conventional
discourses of gender, ethnicity, and nationhood.

This issue of Kasarinlan will feature theoretical, methodological and
conceptual issues of identity and cultural representation as they may be
linked directly or indirectly to politics, economy, military, and social
life, with the view to charting new alternative discourses.

We accept papers on the following topics :

=95 nationalism
=95 regionalism
=95 transnationalism
=95 social movements
=95 democracy and human rights
=95 race, ethnicity and citizenship
=95 gender and sexuality
=95 mass consumerism
=95 mass media and new technologies

The journal is interested in publishing concise, theoretically-grounded
empirical research with a high degree of scholarship. Interested
contributors must submit a draft article of at least 6,000 but no more than
8,000 words, excluding the abstract. The abstract should have a maximum of
300 words. In addition, the author should indicate at least six keywords
discussed in the paper.

Contributors must exercise care, precision, and honesty in citing sources
using the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th ed. It is assumed that manuscripts
submitted for publication have not been published in print
or electronically, in any other journal or some other form of publication,
or submitted for possible publication elsewhere.

For the complete notes for contributors:


Kasarinlan: Philippine Journal of Third World Studies
Third World Studies Center
College of Social Sciences and Philosophy
University of the Philippines
PO Box 210
Diliman, Quezon City 1101
Telefax: +63 2 920 5428
Email: kasarinlan_at_up.edu.ph
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Received on Tue Mar 13 2007 - 20:43:26 EST