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Wednesday, August 5, 2015

CFP Critical Ethnic Studies Association Journal

CRITICAL ETHNIC STUDIES ASSOCIATION has put out a call for papers for their upcoming special issue titled “What Justice Wants.” Submissions are due on September 30th, 2015. See below to find out more about the issue, submission guidelines, and to apply. 

[Subject] CFP - Critical Ethnic Studies Journal Special Issue, "What
Justice Wants," due 9/30!

What Justice Wants -- CESA Journal Special Issue!

This special issue will bring together compelling discussions of
corresponding and sometimes competing definitions of justice in
critical ethnic studies. Each paper will respond to a set of questions
designed to reveal the salient points of convergence and difference
between intellectual/political traditions and approaches (e.g.
Indigenous sovereignty, Black radical traditions, queer of color
critique, Native feminisms, third world feminisms, Afropessimism,
disability/crip studies, trans* and multigender theories, border and
migration studies, critical refugee studies).

The submission deadline for this Fall 2016 special issue is September 30, 2015.
Please email submissions and inquiries to justice@criticalethnicstudies.org

This Special Issue's Co-Editors are: Eve Tuck and K. Wayne Yang.


Special Issue Details

Perhaps because it is a term not always treated with respect in the
academy, “justice” is used frequently but rarely defined. Much goes
unsaid about what is meant by justice, but when considered from the
perspectives of different communities and their concerns, justice
takes on varying and sometimes contradictory meanings. Justice for one
group may mean greater integration and mobility within a nation-state
whereas for another group that definition may be regarded as

This special issue considers possibilities for contingent
collaborations and highlights important departures which emerge when
we theorize deeply what justice wants. Authors will consider the
imperatives and aims of justice by attending to the roots of
injustice, the contours of theory and knowing, and pathways to justice
within their intellectual traditions.

Prior to publication, authors will share abstracts/outlines and be
encouraged to identify points of saliency and divergence in ideas and
aims. Questions pertaining to the roles of the state, citizenship,
representation, voice, sovereignty, recognition, reconciliation, and
futurity might thread through each of the papers, as authors theorize
what justice wants.

Consider the following questions (but please don’t necessarily use
them to organize your paper)

1. Please say a few words about the intellectual/political
tradition/approach that you will engage in the paper. Of course, you
are invited to address one or several.
2. (Considering the history and radical futurities of these
intellectual traditions) What does justice want? What are the
imperatives and aims of justice?
3. What are the roots of injustice?
4. What contours of theory and knowing are relevant?
5. What are the salient pathways to justice?
6. What are the roles of (select whichever apply/appeal) the state,
citizenship, representation, voice, sovereignty, recognition,
reconciliation, theories of the future?
7. What are some of the incommensurabilities between these desires of
justice, and the desires of justice from other standpoints,
8. What questions do you have for other authors who will write for
this special issue?

Essay Submission Guidelines

Essays (between 6,000 and 10,000 words) should be prepared according
to the most recent edition of the Chicago Manual of Style using
endnotes and submitted electronically to
Author’s names should not appear on manuscripts. Instead, please
include a separate document with the author’s name, email, work
address, the title of the article, and abstract (150 words) with your
electronic submission. Authors should eliminate any self-identifying
information (such as notes or credits). References to the author’s
work should be in third person.