Call for Papers the 4th issue of Localities

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Center for Locality and Humanities, Korean Studies Institute, Pusan National University (South Korea)
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Call for Papers the 4th issue of Localities

Localities is an interdisciplinary journal aimed at developing new theories and practices in the humanities and related disciplines, with an emphasis on local people, society, culture, and nature. It seeks to highlight various aspects of newly emerging relations occurring on the level of the local and the global as well as the national. People, commodities, and knowledge can move across/beyond diverse forms of boundaries due to the rapid development of information technology and the intensification of globalization. New theories and practices in the humanities are required to explain such trans-phenomena and also to suggest possible solutions to socio-economic, cultural, political, and environmental problems resulting from the transnational and trans-local dissemination of people, commodities, knowledge, etc. We welcome innovative or critical articles dealing with specific topics, including trans-locality, multiculturalism, hybridity, "in-betweenness," and post-humanism, and also theoretical ones on basic theories and methodologies of locality or trans-locality.

1. Formal Articles

Focused Issues
New or Critical Theories and Practices on the Following Subjects:
․ Trans-locality, Liminality, "In-betweenness"
․ Hybridity, Multiculturalism, Post-humanism

General Topics
Various Subjects on the Foundations and Practices of Humanities-oriented Locality (HOL):
․ Theories and Methodologies of HOL
․ Empirical Studies on Local or Trans-local Phenomena
․ Practices or Movements for Solving Various Local and/or Trans-local Problems

2. Local Stories

Local stories are about various local issues, events and ideas which are not presented in formal papers. However, they are not limited to a particular locality, but can be extended to include such topics as trans-localities, "in-between" localities and nations or global societies. Any local stories are appropriate for the 4th issue of Localities.

3. Book Reviews

Classic or new books on locality or translocality can be reviewed. Please submit your reviews via email at

◎ Information for authors

Academic Papers should not exceed 12,000 words including an abstract of 150 words or less and 5-6 key words. They also should be prepared according to the rules for the manuscripts. Please refer to the Author Guidelines in the journal's website ( for the details. The accepted papers will be guaranteed 1,000,000 KRW as an honorarium.

Local Stories should not exceed 2,000 words and could include 5 or less photos and figures. (200,000 KRW as an honorarium)

Book Reviews should not exceed 1,500 words and there are no rules in writing a book review. (200,000 KRW as an honorarium)

․ Copyrights of all contributions will be reserved to the publishing institute of the journal.
․ All honoraria will be paid in USD and the exact payment will be subject to the current exchange rates.

For further information and manuscript submission,
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Deadline for Submission: September 30, 2014