CFP: Solutions/Fixations: Globalization, Failures of Democracy, etc. (6/18/03; e-journal issue)

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M Wolf-Meyer
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"Solutions/Fixations" (Reconstruction 3.3) [06/18/03; 07/23/03]

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Given the events of the past year and a half (9/11/2001 – 3/19/2003), both
within the United States and around the globe, the need for intellectuals to
engage the failures of democracy and the effects of globalization are more
prescient than ever, as is the need for enlightened leadership. Was Plato
correct in arguing that tyranny arises from democracy, and, if so, what are
the effects of the United States’ global exportation of “democracy”? If
Paul Virilio is correct in arguing that all unthinking action is action in
support of the status quo, how are citizens to resist, and what forms might
this resistance take? With these tenets in mind, and the need to dislodge
cynical thinking about war and politics gone awry, contributions are invited
for a special issue of Reconstruction, “Solutions/Fixations.”

Reconstruction <> is a culture studies journal
dedicated to fostering an intellectual community composed of scholars and
their audience, granting them all the opportunity and ability to share
thoughts and opinions on the most important and influential work in
contemporary interdisciplinary studies.

“Solutions/Fixations” will be published July 23rd, 2003. Submissions should
be received no later than June 18th, 2003 for consideration.

Submissions are encouraged from a variety of perspectives, including, but
not limited to: geography, cultural studies, folklore, architecture,
history, sociology, psychology, communications, music, political science,
semiotics, theology, performance and theater studies, art history, queer
theory, literature, criminology, urban planning, gender studies, etc. Both
theoretical and empirical approaches are welcomed. Submissions may take the
form of essays, articles, art, music, etc.

Possible topics include: Manicheism, binarism and dichotomies; possibilities
and probabilities of resistance; studies of historically important political
dissidents and their effects; questions of obligation, pragmatism, democracy
and tyranny; deconstructive approaches to “war,” “terrorism,” “peace,” and
“justice,”; deception, lies, untruths and omissions; war as “deep play”;
“doublespeak,” psyops, and information; strategies, tactics, and systems of
power; failures of globalization; the meaning of “reconstruction”...

In matters of citation, it is assumed that the proper MLA format will be
followed. Other citation formats are acceptable in respect to the
disciplinary concerns of the author.

All submissions and submission queries should be written care of Large files, such as Flash movies or essays
with many large pictures, should be sent on a zip disk or CD-R to:

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Davin Heckman & Matthew Wolf-Meyer, Editors

[Note: Submissions for the previously announced Summer 2003 issue, “Science
Fiction & Everyday Life,” will be considered for the Winter 2004 issue,
“Technology and Historiography.” Our apologies for the displacement.]

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