01.05.2011, Call for papers
Anthropology + Materialism, A Journal of Social Research, an international and multidisciplinary journal at the crossroads of anthropology and materialism, which focuses on the critique of social phenomena, announces a call for papers for its inaugural issue to be published in September 2011.
The first issue of the journal will be dedicated to the topic “Walter Benjamin and anthropological materialism”, but propositions related to a “materialist anthropology” inspired by Michel Foucault, Pierre Clastres and other contemporary thinkers are welcomed.
Both theoretical and ethnographic articles are invited in relation to the general topic of the journal. All articles are peer reviewed and are submitted on the condition that they are not in consideration for publication elsewhere.
The present deadline for articles to be included in the first issue of the journal is set for the 1st of May 2011.
Articles should typically be between 5,000 and 10,000 words (notes and bibliography inclusive), and should also include an abstract of 100-200 words as well as a short note of 20-50 words on the contributor.
Manuscripts should be typed in double-spaced format including notes and bibliography. Acknowledgements should form an unnumbered note at the end of the text before the numbered endnotes. Quotations of more than 50 words should be indented after a double hard return. Foreign words, excluding proper names, should be italicized.
British spelling conventions are to be followed for contributions in English (e.g. labour, not labor), including “-ise” instead of “-ize”.
References should be in the form of in-text citations, and not in the form of footnotes, and should in all cases include the last name of the author, the date of publication and page numbers for direct quotations, e.g. (Benjamin 1974: 3), or if the name of the author is mentioned in the text by date and page number only, e.g. “According to Benjamin (1974: 3)”. Endnotes should be used for elucidating points only.
Bibliographical entries should be in alphabetical order including name and initial of author, date of publication, title and, in the case of books, place of publication and publisher. In the case of articles the full name of the journal should be included as well as volume, number and pagination.
Allen, N.J. 2000. Categories and classifications: Maussian reflections on the social. New York: Berghan Books.
Sutphen, M. 1997. Not What, but Where: Bubonic Plague and the Reception of Germ Theories in Hong Kong and Calcutta, Journal of History of Medicine and Allied Sciences 52, 81-113.
Tapper, R. 1994. Animality, humanity, morality, society. In What is an Animal? (ed.) T. Ingold, 47-63. London: Routledge
Contributors are required to send two electronic copies of their articles, one including their personal information (author copy) and one anonymised (reviewer copy), to firstname.lastname@example.org.