JRC Vol 28 Now Open for Submissions

For the 28th edition, the Journal of Religion and Culture (JRC) is seeking articles on the topic of Activism and Social Change (A&SC) in the fields of Religion and Culture.

We are looking for articles that examine or critique the involvement, interaction and dynamics of religion and/or culture with activism, human rights, reproductive rights, postcolonial movements, indigenous rights, and other social movements, either in the present or the past. We are specially seeking articles that explore the social implications of these interactions, and the consequences of religiously motivated activism on communities and/or individuals.

The use of different theoretical tools are welcome, including but not limited to discourse analysis, gender theory, race theory, disability theory, postcolonial theory, performance theory, ritual theory, and literary approaches. We are seeking submissions from all relevant fields (religion, theology, philosophy, anthropology, history, etc.). Explorations of diverse methodological approaches, historical periods, traditions and geographic locations are strongly encouraged. We are interested in research that breaks the boundaries and exhibits novel approach, methodology and/or interpretation.

We accept currently unpublished articles (which contain original scholarship) and book reviews of recent publications pertaining to our topic. Papers can focus on any tradition, time period or particular issue surrounding activism and social change. Some submission ideas we’re particularly interested in, include:

  • Case studies on particular instances of A&SC
  • Case studies on particular instances of A&SC
  • Legal and Political Reforms• Contemporary discourses on A&SC
  • The role of myths and narratives
  • The place and function of Cosmology and Soteriological
  • The role of media in A&SC
  • Impact of Resistance and its discourse to A&SC
  • Artistic expressions and its impact during moment of crisis

The due date for submissions is December 1st, 2017. Papers will be evaluated according to the order in which they are received. Papers are to be submitted using the online submission form at www.jrc-concordia.ca/submit. Be sure to read the guidelines; incorrect submissions may be rejected for editorial reasons.

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