CFP: On the Subject of Emergence (9/25/06; journal issue)

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After Culture Emergent Anthropologies
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Call for Papers: After Culture: Emergent Anthropologies (9/25/2006)

Papers are sought for the inaugural volume of a new peer-reviewed
journal, "After Culture: Emergent Anthropologies." The first issue is
planned for release in January 2007, and thereafter will be published
semiannually (in January and July) and made available free through the
internet (URL forthcoming).

We are currently seeking article manuscripts for the first themed
issue, "On the Subject of Emergence." "Emergence" as a concept –
along with its cognates – has recently become of increased interest to
social scientists. How does "emergence" (or "complexity") differ from
preceding paradigms of social scientific theorizing? How does taking
such concepts seriously destabilize and reconfigure the social
sciences? How do such concepts alter extant theoretical and
methodological approaches? Contributors are encouraged to employ any
form of rigorous theoretical and methodological approach, not limited
to ethnography, historiography and textual analysis, in pursuit of
these themes and problematics.

Manuscripts should range between 8,000-10,000 words in length, be
paginated, and bear the title and author's name and affiliation on a
cover page. Please also include a 200-250 word abstract, a list of
keywords, and word count on the first page of the manuscript.
Manuscripts should be received no later than September 25th, 2006.

In addition to research articles and book reviews, we would like to
include within our first volume short essays in response to the title
of the journal. For example, what might it mean to live "after
culture," or to produce academic work without culture as an
explanatory tool? Or, how is culture still relevant? Alternatively,
responses to ideas of "emergence" and "anthropology" in its broadest
sense are also welcome. These essays should range between 3,000-5,000

All submissions may be sent to For the
purposes of citation, please employ AAA citation practices, which are
available at

Send all inquiries to Matthew Wolf-Meyer, Managing Editor, at
Further information can be found at

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