Friday, August 17, 2007

CFP: Fieldwork and Interdisciplinary Research (10/31)

UPDATE: Fieldwork and Interdisciplinary Research (10/31/07; journal issue)

Due date for submissions moved up to October 31, 2007.

Call for Papers
Fieldwork and Interdisciplinary Research
Journal Issue, Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture

Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture (ISSN: 1547-4348) is an innovative online cultural studies journal dedicated to fostering an intellectual community composed of scholars and their audience, granting them all the ability to share thoughts and opinions on the most important and influential work in contemporary interdisciplinary studies. Reconstruction publishes one open issue and three themed issues quarterly.

Vibha Arora and Justin Scott-Coe invite submissions of papers and review essays for Reconstruction 9.1: Fieldwork and Interdisciplinary Research (2009). Fieldwork transforms our identities in the field, in our discipline, and the discipline itself. In this issue we aim to situate the contours of future fields of study, and celebrate the intersecting pathways that unite the diverse disciplines through hybrid methodologies. This special issue of Reconstruction explores the relationship between fieldwork and interdisciplinary research on the environment, health, social science and science and technology, cyberspace, visual culture and communications, films and public culture, music and the performing arts, sociology and anthropology and literature, development and public policy. Young researchers play a critical role in dissolving disciplinary barriers and experimenting with new research methodologies and thematic areas; hence, submissions by advanced graduate students are being encouraged. Multi-media projects are also welcome.

Abstracts giving the title of paper, author’s name and affiliation (with a short biographical note) are due 31 October 2007. Selected abstracts will be invited to submit full papers for peer-review by 15 December 2007. Publication is expected in the first quarter of 2009. Send submissions and further inquiries to Dr. Vibha Arora and Justin Scott-Coe .

Reconstruction Style guidelines are available at

In addition to papers, we are soliciting book reviews, review essays, and reviews of music, exhibitions, photographs, etc. having an interdisciplinary focus.

Vibha and Justin

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