[URBANTH-L]Call for Papers For the Third Issue Indigenous Politics: Migration/Citizenship/Cyberspace

Angela Jancius jancius at ohio.edu
Thu Oct 4 00:34:30 EDT 2007

Alternatives: Global, Local, Political Special Three Part Series on Indigenous Politics 

Department of Political Science University of Hawaii at Manoa 

Alternatives: Global, Local, Political, a cutting-edge journal in international politics, is seeking submissions for the last volume in a series of three special issues focusing on the theme of indigenous politics.  The special issues will explore how indigenous politics can broaden the parameters of political practice and identity under increasingly global conditions.

Issues surrounding native peoples, institutions and traditions have come to the forefront of scholarly debate, politics, and public policy since 1992, the 500th anniversary of Columbus voyage to North America. This surge of interest in how nation states in North and South America, Asia, Africa, Europe and Oceania interact with those residents and communities indigenous to their borders but considered external to their cultural and political history has affected scholarly and policy debate from real estate development, to fishing rights, to affirmative action. Such developments often distinguish indigenous from minority issues without accepted definitions of what constitutes these groups, nor even agreement on the wide range of debates initiated by the use of these terms. 

The objectives of this series of special issues of Alternatives are to provide 1) clear thinking about the term indigenous, 2) a resource for scholarly programs integrating indigenous issues into existing curricula and creating new programs in indigenous studies (as distinct from programs focused on one particular indigenous community); 3) a conceptual foundation for policy and activist institutions working on indigenous issues; and 4) a platform for further empirical and theoretical research within and outside the academy. 

Call for Papers For the Third Issue Indigenous Politics: Migration/Citizenship/Cyberspace (2008) 
Guest Editors: Petrice Flowers, Jungmin Seo 

Possible topics for the final issue might focus on the relations between race and space in conceiving the indigenous. Historically, migration and diasporic communities have created indigenous/non-indigenous divides related, but not identical to race and ethnicity. How are these flows of people and ideas as well as the institutions to manage then, impeded or assisted by the state and other social, political, and economic institutions? What does improved knowledge and understanding of these flows contribute to how one defines an indigenous person or community? What role do global technologies play in linking migrant and diasporic communities to each other and to the homeland? If you are interested in contributing to this issue, please submit an abstract by November 30, 2007 to Petrice Flowers (pflowers at hawaii.edu) or Jungmin Seo (seoj at hawaii.edu). Detailed abstracts should be approximately 1,000 words that describe the argument, methodology, theoretical approach and description of the case study. After review of abstracts, authors will be invited to submit a manuscript by March 3. Manuscript reviews will be completed by May 31. Please do not send completed manuscripts at this time.

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