CFP: Cultural Expression and Transmission in Post-Industrial Societies (3/1/05; e-journal issue)

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Call for Submissions The Transdisciplinary Journal of Emergence

"The transdisciplinary journal of emergence" is an English-language
on-line journal published semi-annually. We are seeking contributions of
papers/essays as well as visual work (e.g., photography, web art, etc)
for the fourth (Spring 2005) issue, to be sent by March 1st, 2005.

The Theme of the issue is: Cultural Expression and Transmission in
Post-Industrial Societies.

TJE is committed to fostering a critical dialogue across the social
sciences and humanities and welcomes thinkers challenging existing
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

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.

Although this particular structure makes the quality of any received
paper difficult to determine, we believe that the very criteria of
"academic quality" should be subject to discussion, rather than taken
for granted or simply inferred from the presence of a structured and
systematic reviewing process. The editorial board is currently involved
in such a debate, which will result in future modifications to this call
for submissions. A similar issue concerns our lack of a clear definition
for the term "emergence", which is, similarly, subject to an ongoing
debate within the editorial board resulting in periodic modifications to
the editorial statement of the Journal.

In this way, we hope to overcome the disciplinary (in a Focauldian
sense) emphasis of the traditional reviewing process as well as of a
crystallized definition of a concept in favor of dialogue and

The deadline for our Spring 2005 issue is March 1st. We are always
accepting submissions and proposals for future issues.

We thank you in advance for your support.

Sincerely, Journal editor: Angelo Fanelli (HEC School of Business and SDA Bocconi Business School)

E-Mail your submissions to:

Editorial board:
Daniel Blochwitz (Whitney Museum of Modern Art)
Cristina Crucini (University of Reading)
Henry F. Dahmns (Florida State University)
Giuseppe Delmestri (Bocconi University)
Angelo Fanelli (HEC School of Management and SDA Bocconi Business
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)
Luca Palumbo (Training Director, Italcementi, Italy)
Giuseppe Soda (SDA Bocconi)
Clotilde Calabi (Università Statale, Milan)
Mojtaba Mahdavi (University of Western Ontario)
Antonio Payar (Confartigianato)
Massimo Daniele Sapienza (Tor Vergata University, Rome)


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