Special issue on Postcolonial-Postsocialist Decolonial Investigations: A Programmatic Overture

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Type: 
Call for Papers
Date: 
June 30, 2021
Location: 
India
Subject Fields: 
Area Studies, Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies, Humanities, Political Science, Social Sciences

Special issue on Postcolonial-Postsocialist Decolonial Investigations: A Programmatic Overture

Special Issue Editors: Dr. Mithilesh Kumar, Christ (Deemed to be University), Bangalore, India. and Dr. Kasia Narkowicz, Middlesex University, UK

The dialogue between postcolonial and postsocialist conditions have immensely enriched the debates around decolonization, transitions, globalization, and resistance. Working at a conjuncture this dialogue is making substantive innovations in the field of humanities and social sciences. It also has powerful affect in the ways social movements and acts of political transformation are imagined, mobilized, and organized. While there is a robust exchange at the theoretical level, there is a need for more empirical engagement across the postcolonial and postsocialist geographies, especially in active collaboration with the Afro-Asian postcolonial, post-soviet, and postsocialist experiences. This special issue is an invitation to scholars to think around the possibilities of such conjunctural studies, their methodologies and their epistemological and political aspirations. This open-access special issue located in an institutional space in South Asia wants to provide another POV (point-of-view) to the postcolonial-postsocialist dialogue which is primarily concerned with East European experiences institutionally located within Europe. In that sense, this special issue is also an invitation to reconnect to the Non-Aligned and Bandung project which imagined the current postcolonial and postsocialist geographies as a collective against the Imperial project of Global powers. This special issue is also a call for reimagining that spirit of decoloniality and decolonization in current times of rise of virulent nationalism and global predatory capitalism.

We welcome essays, reflexive pieces, field experiences, and research articles (3000-5000 words) on themes (indicative not restrictive) below. We especially welcome doctoral student and early career contributions:

            Right-Wing Populism

            Migration

            Social Justice

            Race, Caste, and Indigenous Identities

            Cultural Debates

            Urbanization

            Mobilities

            Nationalism

            Gender

            Queer and Trans Rights

            Extraction, dispossession, and commons

            Popular Culture

Artha Journal of Social Sciences (ISSN 0975-329X) is an open access double-blind peer-reviewed journal of Christ (Deemed to be University), Bangalore, India.

Last Date of Submission: June 30, 2021

For Submissions and related issues please follow the link:

http://journals.christuniversity.in/index.php/artha/about/submissions

Please contact: Mithilesh Kumar (mithilesh.kumar@christuniversity.in) and Kasia Narkowicz (k.narkowicz@mdx.ac.uk) in case of any queries.

Contact Info: 

Dr. Mithilesh Kumar, Christ (Deemed to be University), Bangalore, India. (mithilesh.kumar@christuniversity.in)

Dr. Kasia Narkowicz, Middlesex University, UK (k.narkowicz@mdx.ac.uk)