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CFP: Essays For Theorizing Cultural Practice

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Dr. Simon J. Bronner, distinguished professor of social sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, is calling for original essays for his upcoming editing volume titled Theorizing Cultural Practice. The deadline for submissions is December 1, 2021.

According to the CFP, the goal of the book is to globalize the discourse on practice theory in addition to showing regionalized versions of its relevance toward explanation of cultural thought and action. Especially desirable for this book are applications of method and theory to explain puzzling cultural customs in community, ethnic, regional, and transnational contexts; implications of practice theory for issues of political power and public policy; integration with constructed concepts of race, ethnicity, gender, class, and sexuality for practitioners of cultural analysis as well as the groups they study; comparative consideration of practices driven by contemporary forms of technology and media; relationship to twentieth-century streams of cultural work including structuralism, psychoanalysis, performance, and functionalism. 

The volume will emphasize interdisciplinary and international dialogue. and Clear, comprehensible writing will be a requirement for publication.  Essays will be vetted by an international advisory board for the book series “Studies in Folklore and Ethnology: Traditions, Practices, and Identities.”

Submissions should be 6,000-9,000 word essays in English, prepared electronically in Microsoft Word with automatic footnoting disabled. Essays should follow the Chicago Manual of Style 17th edition for spelling, quotation style, formatting, and author-date citation system. For the Citation Quick Guide, see https://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide/citation-guide-2.html

Contact Simon J. Bronner for more information and to submit a précis.

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