CFP: Reconstruction 7.2: Eco-Cultures: Culture Studies and the Environment (8/15/06; journal issue)

full name / name of organization: 
Justin M. Scott-Coe

Call for Papers: Special theme issue of Reconstruction

Co-edited by

Alexandra Ganser, M.A., University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
Dr. Vibha Arora, Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, India AND

Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture is an open access,
electronic, peer-reviewed journal devoted to publishing essays in
cultural studies from emerging and established scholars worldwide.

Alexandra Ganser and Vibha Arora invite additional original essays as
well as book reviews for a themed issue on "Eco-Cultures: Culture
Studies and the Environment" of Reconstruction (April 2007, Issue 7.2)
exploring the significance and representation of the "natural"
environment cross-culturally and from a variety of scholarly
approaches and perspectives. With this special issue of Reconstruction
we aim to explain the articulation of the environment as an integral
part of cultural articulation and discourse systems, which complements
class, race, and gender. Whereas the latter three have been
established as the triadic focus of examination in Cultural Studies,
for instance, an ecological perspective is often ignored in the
analysis of cultural expression within this field. Thus, essays with a
Cultural Studies approach are strongly encouraged.

Contributors to this special issue include Brian Black, Chris
Drinkwater, C. Richard King, Lori Martindale, Mary Newell, and
Catherine Roach. We are now seeking 2-3 additional essays with a focus
on nature and nature perception in cultural representation (literary,
filmic , architectural, etc.); nature/culture/ecology in critical and
cultural theory (Raymond Williams, for instance); ecofeminisms;
indigenous ecologies, cosmologies, and narratives; travel, tourism,
and the environment; historical perspectives on nature politics and
representation; landscape aesthetics; etc.

Abstracts of 250 words must reach the editors by August 15, 2006, and
full papers for peer-review by September 15, 2006. Submission
guidelines are available at

In addition, we are looking for book and other (music, exhibitions,
photographic, etc.) reviews and review essays with a similar focus.
Please contact Vibha Arora at with a short CV,
the title of the book and its details for further information and
review copies. For submissions and further inquiries, please contact
the editors at or

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