Call For Papers: Anarchism on College Campuses
Anarchism on College Campuses: A Perfect Match or Just Strange Bedfellows?
As critical pedagogues, we push students to take their education in their own hands, to create a more humane world, and to counter systems of oppression. Anarchists work to destroy all systems of oppression. In this current climate of political protest, academics and anarchists might have a unique opportunity to bridge their mutual agendas and challenge each other at points of divergence. In this collection of essays, we explore the possibilities of merging critical academic and anarchist approaches to protest on university campuses thereby introducing students to far more radical approaches to change and potentially enacting far more radical forms of actual change in institutions of higher education. </td><td><img title="At least you got the 'match' part right" src="http://anarchistnews.org/files/pictures/2012/apple.jpg"></td></tr></tabl...
The questions this collection seeks to ask are these:
Is this a bridge either party wants to cross?
What are the limitations for academics seeking to build such bridges in the face of reactionary times and aggressive austerity?
What are the limitations for anarchists building bridges with academics within rigidly defined social structures?
How do anarchists avoid the disciplinary regimes of academia?
Do academics have a responsibility to maintain a safe and non-violent atmosphere on university campuses?
How do anarchists and academics negotiate this tension between violence and non-violence on campus?
What We Are Looking For:
We are accepting academic and non-academic papers. We hope to have an equal balance between anarchist and academic viewpoints represented in the collection. The submissions will be blind-peer reviewed. The collection is under consideration for publication with Peter Lang. As this is a timely topic, our goal for completion and submission to publisher is mid fall. We are moving quickly on our timeline.
Email all submissions in word or pdf by June 1st to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will be turning these around quickly and expecting final drafts by mid-August.
Academic papers must be between 5500 and 7500 words, not including bibliography.
Papers should be in APA format with references at the end of the essay.
Non-academic submissions can include creative works: poetry, essays, fiction, analysis of actions, responses to or reviews of academic works, and art. Non-academic submissions must be between 300 and 7500 words. Zines would also be great, but we will have to evaluate those based on size as opposed to words.