CFP: Culture and Identity: Kasarinlan Journal of the Thirld World Studies Center (1/15/07; journal issue)

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Kasarinlan Philippine Journal of Third World Studies
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Call for Papers: Culture and Identity Issue

Rapid development of information technology, the proliferation of
transnational capital exchange, the broadening reach of mass media,
labor subcontracting, large-scale consumption, and mass migration have
opened up new pathways for the critical analysis of culture and
identity formation. These developments are sometimes heralded as
promising avenues of unbridled progress, which serve as resources for
the emergence of new modes of knowledge, identity and cultural
expression. But these developments also tend to conceal the reality of
uneven development, which prompts us to question contemporary identity
formation and construction, and its implications in everyday life,
especially in so-called Third World countries. Understanding
transformations of identity and culture also calls for a reexamination
of conventional discourses of gender, ethnicity, and nationhood.

This issue of Kasarinlan will feature theoretical, methodological and
conceptual issues of identity and cultural representation as they may
be linked directly or indirectly to politics, economy, military, and
social life, with the view to charting new alternative discourses.
Some topics include:

• nationalism
• regionalism
• transnationalism
• social movements
• democracy and human rights
• race, ethnicity and citizenship
• gender and sexuality
• language and literature
• mass consumerism
• tourism and the environment
• mass media and new technologies

The journal is interested in publishing concise,
theoretically-grounded empirical research with a high degree of
scholarship. Interested contributors must submit a draft article of at
least 6,000 but no more than 8,000 words, excluding the abstract. The
abstract should have a maximum of 300 words. In addition, the author
should indicate at least six keywords discussed in the paper.

Contributors must exercise care, precision, and honesty in citing
sources using the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th ed. It is assumed that
manuscripts submitted for publication have not been published in print
or electronically, in any other journal or some other form of
publication, or submitted for possible publication elsewhere.

For the complete notes for contributors:

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