CFP: Globalizing Afghanistan (10/1/03; collection)

full name / name of organization: 
Jalalzai, Zubeda
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Proposed Collection:
Globalizing Afghanistan

Globalizing Afghanistan pulls together the work of distinguished scholars
in a variety of fields to examine how Afghanistan as a political and
cultural space has been situated in extensive global dynamics, both
Western and non-Western. Beginning with the September 11th attacks on the
United States, the collection as a whole explores the relations and
broader global networks, actors, and forces that gave rise to the
possibilities of such attacks as well as the retaliations against them.
The, collection, therefore, considers a number of distinct perspectives,
starting with Afghanistan and tracing its lines of international influence
to the United States and the Islamic world through the more pervasive
dynamics of globalization itself. The case of Afghanistan in contemporary
politics as well as the world's involvement in its history before and
after September 11th, necessitates an attention to global movements of
people, materials, and ideas.

Globalization in its breakdown of certain national boundaries and the
general compression of both time and space in a new world driven by
digital information and expansive economic growth and change accounts for
the permeability of national and regional boundaries in the Soviet-Afghan
war and the current Euro-American role in Afghanistan. Specifically, this
volume defines globalization as an economic, political, and cultural
process, heavily reliant on technology to effect global transfers of
information, money, culture, and people, manifested in numerous, varied,
and contradictory ways.

 To complete the collection I am seeking essays on the following topics:
1. Afghanistan's history in international contexts
2. Afghan nationalism today-nation building in a globalized world
3. International Feminism's role in Afghanistan, pre and post Taliban
4. International Aid organization in Afghanistan and the politics of relief

Please send 300 word abstracts by October 1. Finished papers should be 30
pages in length and in MLA style citation. Email submissions are welcomed.
Send either abstracts or articles as MS word attachments.

Dr. Zubeda Jalalzai <>
Department of English. Rhode Island College. Providence, RI 02908

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