JSR: Journal for the Study of Radicalism—an academic journal published by Michigan State University Press—announces a call for articles and reviews for our fifteenth year of issues.
We are interested in articles for an issue that explores the history of anarchism, including recent history of anarchist movements, groups, and individuals. We are also interested in related currents, which include Black bloc, antifa, and the creation of autonomous zones, as well as ecological movements or groups like Extinction Rebellion.
See http://msupress.org/journals/jsr/ for more information.
We seek articles on transnational subjects as well as on lesser-known examples of radicalism, as well as in articles that include theoretical and methodological considerations. We are interested in articles on radicalism in a wide range of contexts and areas, and encourage articles from humanities and social science perspectives. The Journal for the Study of Radicalism engages in serious, scholarly exploration of the forms, representations, meanings, and historical influences of radical social movements. With sensitivity and openness to historical and cultural contexts of the term, we loosely define “radical,” as distinguished from “reformers,” to mean groups who seek revolutionary alternatives to hegemonic social and political institutions, and who seek the sudden dramatic transformation of society through violent or non-violent means. The journal is eclectic, without dogma or strict political agenda, and ranges broadly across social and political groups worldwide, whether typically defined as “left” or “right.” We expect contributors to come from a wide range of fields and disciplines. We especially welcome articles that reconceptualize definitions and theories of radicalism, feature underrepresented radical groups, and introduce new topics and methods of study.
Submissions should be 20-30 pages in length, in .doc format, and conform to Chicago Manual of Style endnotes. Please include a one-paragraph abstract. Images for possible use in an article should be 300 dpi. Authors are responsible for requesting and receiving permission to reprint images for scholarly use.
Subsequent issues will be devoted to radical groups typically ignored in academic scholarship, and we remain interested in articles that challenge conventional notions of or received versions of the history of radicalism.
JSR’s primary purpose is to serve as a venue for fine scholarship in this developing academic field. We expect scholarly contributors to come from a wide range of perspectives and disciplines, and we especially welcome articles that reconceptualize definitions and theories of radicalism, feature underrepresented radical groups, and introduce new topics and methods of study. We seek articles that make a clear larger point, and that offer a real contribution to the field.
Arthur Versluis, Michigan State University
Associate Editor and Book Review Editor
Morgan Shipley, Michigan State University
Constance Bantman, University of Surrey
Michael Barkun, Syracuse University
Colin Beck, Pomona College
Steven Biel, Harvard University
Pero Dagbovie, Michigan State University
Daniel Farber, University of Kansas
Tor Egil Førland, University of Oslo
Scott Henkel, University of Wyoming
Ariel Hessayon, Goldsmiths College, University of London
Richard Bach Jensen, Louisiana Scholars’ College, Northwestern State University
Alex Khasnabish, Mount Saint Vincent University
Ruth Kinna, Loughboro University
Ann Larabee, Michigan State University
Martha Lee†, University of Windsor
Michael Loadenthal, Miami University
Jean-François Mayer, Religioscope Institute
Mick (Michael) Smith, Queens University