Announcing the New Critical Ethnic Studies CFP!

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GENERAL CALL FOR PAPERS – SEPTEMBER 01, 2016

Critical Ethnic Studies provides a space for unique and insurgent critique within ethnic studies. It explores the guiding question of The Critical Ethnic Studies Association, which is: how do the histories of colonialism and conquest, racial chattel slavery, and white supremacist patriarchies and heteronormativities affect, inspire, and unsettle scholarship and activism in the present? By staking a unique interest in interdisciplinary scholarship that repositions the guiding assumptions of other fields, this journal will appeal to scholars interested in the new methodologies, philosophies, and discoveries of this new intellectual formation.

The submission deadline for the Fall 2017 issue is September 01, 2016.

For submission guidelines, see www.criticalethnicstudiesjournal.org/calls-for-papers

Please email inquiries to justice

The co-editors for this issue are: Eve Tuck and K. Wayne Yang

We seek to publish essays that address one or more of the following criteria:

1) That link and productively expand the rubrics of what has been called “identitarian” scholarship (e.g. Asian American Studies, African American Studies, etc). To this end, we seek projects that will help to untether ethnic studies from the limitations of neoliberal multicultural institutionalization within the academy, which often relies on a politics of identity representation that is diluted and domesticated by nation-building and capitalist imperatives. We welcome essays that advance relational and global frameworks for analyzing racism and colonialism, and those that shed a critical light on the extra-national effects of globalization and privatization, as well as structural redevelopment programs on people of color.

2) That engage in a productive dialogue with critical Native/Indigenous studies. We seek to publish essays that unsettle discussions of race, civil rights, immigration, labor exploitation, and the discourse of inclusion and exclusion tend to presume settler colonialism as the transparent, taken-for-granted, and therefore un-interrogated ground or terrain.

3) That critically theorize race beyond understandings of "race" as a descriptive (sociological) category. Such understandings attempt to explain race and racism, but often simply describe them. By explicitly foregrounding white supremacy, antiblackness, and settler colonialism as logics and social formations intimately abetted by race and racism, we hope to provide trenchant critiques of how and why race and racism persist and not merely state or describe their persistence.

4) That integrate critical feminist, queer, and trans studies with ethnic studies. Critical Ethnic Studies is an intersectional project that sees categories such as race, class, gender, and sexuality not as additive modes of identity, oppression, or discrimination, but rather as constitutive, as robust analytics for critically apprehending and theorizing alternatives. The journal would be a crucial place for the specific interventions being made to counteract the lack of gender and sexuality studies in ethnic studies, as well as the lack of attention to race theory within feminist, queer, and sexuality studies.

Critical Ethnic Studies provides a space for unique and insurgent critique among academic and activist intellectuals within ethnic studies. It invites interdisciplinary works that reposition the guiding assumptions of other fields, and engage the new methodologies, philosophies, and propositions of this emerging intellectual formation. It recognizes that distinct fields have been collapsed in the institutionalization of Ethnic Studies in universities, and presses back against equivocations which domesticate critique and action.

The Journal encourages and enacts several related, multilayered lines of inquiry. First, this journal questions the nation state model, paying attention to the present manifestations of colonialism, extra-national effects of globalization and privatization, as well as structural redevelopment programs on Indigenous people and people of color.

Second, this journal appraises the productive tensions between fields that have institutionalized together under the umbrella of Ethnic Studies. Particularly, Indigenous Studies has attended to ongoing settler colonialism and ongoing Indigenous resistance to occupation and erasure, whereas Ethnic Studies has often been vexed by the ways in which discussions of race, civil rights, immigration, labor exploitation, and inclusion may ignore settler colonialism.

Third, by explicitly foregrounding white supremacy as a logic and social formation intimately abetted by race and racism, the journal provide trenchant critiques of how and why race, racism, and antiblackness persist and not merely state or describe their persistence.

Fourth, the journal reflects intersectional, feminist and queer analyses that treat categories such as race, class, gender, and sexuality not as additive modes of identity, oppression, or discrimination—but rather as constitutive, as robust analytics for critically apprehending and theorizing alternatives.

The journal is peer-reviewed and published bi-annually by the University of Minnesota Press.

For more information about the journal: www.criticalethnicstudies.org/content/journal

For subscription rates: www.upress.umn.edu/journal-division/Journals/critical-ethnic-studies-ces

Journal subscription is also included with CESA membership: www.criticalethnicstudies.org/content/membership

Essay Submission Guidelines

Essays (between 6,000 and 10,000 words) should be prepared according to the most recent edition of the Chicago Manual of Style using endnotes and submitted electronically to justice.

Please submit manuscripts in Microsoft Word. Author’s names should not appear on manuscripts. Instead, please include a separate document with the author’s name, email, work address, the title of the article, and abstract (250 words) with your electronic submission. Authors should eliminate any self-identifying information (such as notes or credits). References to the author’s work should be in third person.

Critical Ethnic Studies Fall 2017 Call for Papers.pdf