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Date: Thu, 20 Mar 2003 12:05:41 -0500
Subject: CFP: "Solutions/Fixations" (Reconstruction 3.3)


Please forward to potentially interested parties:

Given the events of the past year and a half (9/11/2001 – 3/19/2003), 
both within the United States and around the globe, the need for 
intellectuals to engage the failures of democracy and the effects of 
globalization are more prescient than ever, as is the need for 
enlightened leadership.  Was Plato correct in arguing that tyranny 
arises from democracy, and, if so, what are the effects of the United 
States’ global exportation of “democracy”?  If Paul Virilio is correct 
in arguing that all unthinking action is action in support of the status 
quo, how are citizens to resist, and what forms might this resistance 
take?  With these tenets in mind, and the need to dislodge cynical 
thinking about war and politics gone awry, contributions are invited for 
a special issue of Reconstruction, “Solutions/Fixations.”  

Reconstruction <http://www.reconstruction.ws> is a culture studies 
journal dedicated to fostering an intellectual community composed of 
scholars and their audience, granting them all the opportunity and 
ability to share thoughts and opinions on the most important and 
influential work in contemporary interdisciplinary studies.

“Solutions/Fixations” will be published July 23rd, 2003.  Submissions 
should be received no later than June 18th, 2003 for consideration.

Submissions are encouraged from a variety of perspectives, including, 
but not limited to: geography, cultural studies, folklore, architecture, 
history, sociology, psychology, communications, music, political 
science, semiotics, theology, performance and theater studies, art 
history, queer theory, literature, criminology, urban planning, gender 
studies, etc. Both theoretical and empirical approaches are welcomed.  
Submissions may take the form of essays, articles, art, music, etc.  

Possible topics include: Manicheism, binarism and dichotomies; 
possibilities and probabilities of resistance; studies of historically 
important political dissidents and their effects; questions of 
obligation, pragmatism, democracy and tyranny; deconstructive approaches 
to “war,” “terrorism,” “peace,” and “justice,”; deception, lies, 
untruths and omissions; war as “deep play”; “doublespeak,” psyops, and 
information; strategies, tactics, and systems of power; failures of 
globalization; the meaning of “reconstruction”...

In matters of citation, it is assumed that the proper MLA format will be 
followed. Other citation formats are acceptable in respect to the 
disciplinary concerns of the author.

All submissions and submission queries should be written care of 
submissions-AT-reconstruction.ws.  Large files, such as Flash movies or 
essays with many large pictures, should be sent on a zip disk or CD-R 
to:

Reconstruction
104 East Hall
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH 43402

Please visit us at http://www.reconstruction.ws

Davin Heckman & Matthew Wolf-Meyer, Editors

[Note: Submissions for the previously announced Summer 2003 issue, 
“Science Fiction & Everyday Life,” will be considered for the Winter 
2004 issue, “Technology and Historiography.”  Our apologies for the 
displacement.]




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