Call for submission of bibliographical essays on specific nationalisms


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Call for submission of bibliographical essays on specific
nationalisms


PLEASE FORWARD THIS CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS TO YOUR COLLEAGUES AND OTHER
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Call for submission of  bibliographical essays on specific
nationalisms

Sprawy Narodowosciowe (Nationalities Affairs) is the premiere European
biannual periodical devoted to the study of nationalism and ethnicity.

After the breakup of the Soviet bloc, the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia
at the close of the 20th century, nationalism became the only truly
global ideology. The world got divided into the nation-states steeped
either in civic or ethnic nationalism. Even the par excellence
non-nationalist polities such as Gibraltar and Monaco are busy
reinventing themselves as nation-states.

In the 21st century the basic political unit is the nation-state and
its social counterpart is the nation. Although the processes of
globalization, hybradization and regionalization may change this
current political and social reality of the world in future, it will
not happen any time soon. Thus, the necessity arises to spur up
comparative research on nationalism as embodied in various
nation-states and pursued by national movements without their own
states. The dynamics of these nationalisms and interactions among them
maintain the current political and social shape of the world, and will
change it accordingly.

Without the in-depth analysis of these nationalisms neither sound
explication of social, political and economic processes will be
possible nor taking learned decisions by politicians.

Therefore, Sprawy Narodowosciowe (Nationalities Affairs) wishes to
contribute to the creation of the basis for the comparative study of
the extant nationalisms through attracting bibliographical essays
devoted to them.

FORMAT

1. The bibliographical essay presents publications that create and
analyze the nationalism of a given nation state (or of a stateless
national movement/group/nation). These publications were brought out
in the state's national language, or, in the case of
non-existence/recent standardization of such a language, in a language
or languages popularly used on the territory of such a nation-state.

2. The essay focuses on the following texts:
- publications (poetry, fiction, scholarly works etc.) that shaped the
nationalism of a given nation-state;
- publications that analyze and describe this nationalism;
- local publications that contribute to theoretical thought and
research on nationalism in general;
- if possible the essay should be wrapped up with information on the
local reception of the global discourse on nationalism, this is, on
translations into the national language of the premiere international
works devoted to nationalism.

3. The essay's closing section (this is, the list of references)
includes the bibliographical details of the mentioned texts. If some
important titles could not be treated in extenso in the essay itself,
their bibliographical entries in the list of references can be
appended with additional information in the form accepted in annotated
bibliographies.

The additional information in regard of some issues discussed in the
body of the text, is included in footnotes.

4. The essay should not be longer than 10,000-15,000 words including
footnotes and references. However, in the case of 'large' or
complicated nationalisms (for instance, as that of Russia) as well as
in other special instances (to be discussed with the Editor and the
Coordinator of the Project beforehand) the rule may be omitted.

We wish to attract authors to write bibliographical essays in
accordance with the guidelines as sketched above. However, we are also
ready to consider the already published bibliographical essays should
they conform with the format's broad framework.

We are interested in receiving bibliographical essays on all extant
nationalisms including the stateless ones. Obviously, due to the
Eurasian location of the Editorial Head Quarters of Sprawy
Narodowosciowe (Nationalities Affairs), our interest is most in the
nascent nationalisms busy building their nations and nation-states on
the territories of the erstwhile Soviet Union and of ex-Yugoslavia.

As the rule we can consider accepting submissions in all languages.
But for the sake of expedience we encourage to submit essays in
English and Russian if possible.

The accepted submissions will be brought up in Sprawy Narodowościowe
(Nationalities Affairs) in Polish translation.

This is an on-going call for submissions and there are no deadlines,
Thus, when the amount of submitted essays allows it they will be
gradually published in the succession of separate volumes. We predict
to bring out these volumes in English for the sake of improved
world-wide discussion on nationalism.

Address for further correspondence:
Sprawy Narodowosciowe (Nationalities Affairs)
Unit for the Study of Nationalities
Polish Academy of Sciences
Stary Rynek 78/79
61-771 Poznan
Poland
Tel/fax (+48) (61) 8520950

Editor: Prof. Wojciech J Burszta (wojbur@amu.edu.pl)

Initiator and Coordinator of the Project 'Bibliographical Essays on
Nationalisms': Dr Tomasz Kamusella (tomek672@poczta.onet.pl;
tomasz.kamusella@umwo.opole.pl).

PLEASE FORWARD THIS CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS TO YOUR COLLEAGUES AND OTHER
INTERNET DISCUSSION LISTS, ESPECIALLY NON-EUROPEAN ONES. THANK YOU.

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