Call for Papers The Journal of American Culture - Theme Issue: Generations

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Call for Papers
May 1, 2021 to October 1, 2021
United States
Subject Fields: 
Popular Culture Studies, Urban History / Studies, Women's & Gender History / Studies, Public History, Indigenous Studies

Generational Studies is growing as an area of research as multiple generations now co-exist in the workforce. Each generational cohort brings with it diverse viewpoints and varied lived experiences—sometimes quite disparate of one another. Therefore, exploring these age cohorts potentially provides an opportunity to discuss and better understand the challenges of creating cohesiveness as well as discovering the interrelatedness of cultural experiences that have the potential to connect generations.

We welcome papers on topics related to America’s generations including: Baby Boomers, Generation Jones, Generation X, Xennials, Millennials (Gen Y), and iGen (Gen Z).

Potential topics could include generational cultural production/consumption (literature, film, music, etc.); generation-specific demographics, characteristics, attitudes, and behaviors; generational identities and realities (then and now).
We are especially interested in papers that connect (or disconnect) multi- generational pop culture experiences. This special issue of The Journal of American Culture is interested in building a better understanding of generational attitudes and experiences.

Authors of manuscripts accepted for publications must subscribe to JAC for at least one year at the time of the acceptance. Subscription includes membership in the American Culture Association.

Manuscript submissions should be 4000-6000 words in length, double-spaced, and in current MLA format. The issue will be published in early 2022. We will begin vetting potential articles May 2021. No articles will be considered for this issue after October 1, 2021. Send an email attachment, in Microsoft Word or Rich Text Format, to Shay Rahm at

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Shay Rahm

Guest Editor, Journal of American Culture

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