CFP: Special Issue “Disturbed Traditions: Memory, Narrative, Race, and Ethnicity in the Anthropocene”

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Genealogy, an international, peer-reviewed journal is seeking abstracts and manuscripts for their special issue “Disturbed Traditions: Memory, Narrative, Race, and Ethnicity in the Anthropocene”. The deadline for the manuscript submission is December 5, 2023.

This special issue belongs to the section “Genealogical Communities: Community History, Myths, Cultures“.

The Special Issue adds several broader questions such as how should a recognition of the pervasiveness of human influence, in the form of commodity chains, global flows of media, and the intervention into or disruption of the natural environment, reorient people’s thinking about folklore? How should looking at disaster events not as discrete occurrences, but as part of this larger web of human-induced changes in the environment shift how we understand the processes of recovery, resilience, and sustainability through folklore that have been so well demonstrated in the past?

This Special Issue will focus primarily on addressing these questions with relation to the understanding of how people form, maintain, and challenge shared narratives and the social memory of place and community. The journal is particularly interested in essays that can also examine how these impacts and responses should be understood in terms of larger questions around issues such as race, ethnicity, class, identity, and inequality.

Interested authors should initially submit a proposed title and an abstract of 400–600 words summarizing their intended contribution. Please send it to the guest editor ([email protected]) or to the Genealogy editorial office ([email protected]). Abstracts will be reviewed by the guest editors for the purposes of ensuring proper fit within the scope of the Special Issue. Full manuscripts will undergo double-blind peer review.

Genealogy is an international, scholarly, peer-reviewed, open access journal devoted to the analysis of genealogical narratives (with applications for family, race/ethnic, gender, migration and science studies) and scholarship that uses genealogical theory and methodologies to examine historical processes. The journal is published quarterly online by MDPI.

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