CFP: Transdisciplinary Work on Economics, etc. (7/25/03; e-journal)

full name / name of organization: 
afshin hafizi
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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS - The Transdisciplinary Journal of Emergence

SDA Bocconi Business School (Milan, Italy) announces the online =
publication of the first issue of "The transdisciplinary journal of =
emergence". TJE is an English-language on-line journal that will be =
published semi-annually starting from September 2003. We are seeking =
contributions for the first issue, to be sent by July 25th, 2003.

TJE is committed to fostering a critical dialogue across the social =
sciences and humanities and welcomes thinkers challenging existing=20
models of cultural/political/economical production. We are interested =
in adventurous takes on popular or classical subjects. We strive to =
support a broad range of participants and perspectives.
Of specific interest are perspectives and methodologies that cut across, =
or overcome altogether, disciplinary separations within the fields of =
social sciences and humanities

Although TJE is published by a Business School, we do not intend to =
assign a particular emphasis to disciplinary (or trans-disciplinary, for =
that matter) discussions of management, economics, marketing, finance, =
and the like. Indeed, we believe the above-mentioned disciplines have =
increasingly progressed over time on a path that is eventually going to =
bring them outside the domain of the social sciences. If the social =
sciences are to constitute a distinct knowledge endeavor that should not =
be, we believe, solely because their object is human beings. Instead, =
the reason for the existence of the social sciences as a separate field =
of inquiry should be epistemological.


Since the journal explicitly aims to overcome disciplinary separations, =
we felt it necessary to abandon the reviewing mechanisms =
institutionalized in most academic journals. We do not believe that an =
endeavor such as developing a "transdisciplinary journal" is possible =
within the context of the power/knowledge structure inherent in the =
traditional review process. Hence, papers will not be reviewed with the =
explicit purpose of suggesting modifications. Instead, the editor will =
assign the submitted papers to two members of the editorial board, and =
publish their reactions and observations along with the papers. =
Moreover, the editorial board will periodically modify this editorial =
statement in order to incorporate the emerging debate on emergence. In =
this way, we hope to overcome the disciplinary (in a Focauldian sense) =
emphasis of the traditional reviewing process in favor of dialogue and =

 The deadline for the Fall issue is July 25th.

The deadline for our Spring 2004 issue is December 1st. We are always =
accepting submissions and proposals for future issues.

We thank you in advance for your support.


Journal editor:

Angelo Fanelli

(University of Florida and SDA Bocconi Business School)

Editorial board:

Daniel Blochwitz (University of Florida)

Cristina Crucini (University of Reading)

Giuseppe Delmestri (Bocconi University)

Angelo Fanelli (University of Florida and SDA Bocconi Business School)

Derek Merrill (University of Florida)

Vilmos Misangyi (University of Delaware)

Afshin Hafizi (University of Florida)

Tom Odde (University of Florida)

Guillermina Seri (University of Florida)

Fred Young (University of Florida)


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