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Dialectical Anthropology

Dialectical Anthropology

Co-Editor: W. Lem; A. Marcus

ISSN: 0304-4092 (print version)
ISSN: 1573-0786 (electronic version)

Journal no. 10624

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Forthcoming Special Issues

Call for Papers 

The Making of the US Working Class

The term “working class” seems to have returned from the dead in US public life in recent times. In its current usage -- whether as a pejorative moniker or as an apparent assertion of class belonging -- it often appears to be as empty of content as the “middle class” self-identification of choice that had preceded it. It hardly needs to be said here that we are not dealing with a demographic category devised for the convenience of political pollsters and market researchers. Nor is class merely a location in the system of production – we seek to understand the multiple histories and the diverse facets of working class experience in the US.
Dialectical Anthropology invites paper submissions for possible inclusion in its special issue on “The Making of the US Working Class.” This issue aims to provide a platform for scholars and activists to debate ideas, share experiences, and present new research. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, the following topics:
  • US labor history
  • Working class organizations – labor unions, the worker center model, etc.
  • Race, racism and working class formation
  • Intersectionality -- working class communities of color, working class women in the US etc.
  • The state and working class formation
  • Working class politics – working class radicalism, working class conservatism
  • Working class cultures in the US
  • The US working class in the context of Whiteness studies, Critical Race Theory
  • The future of the US working class in the context of the restructurings of 21st century capitalism
You will need to indicate your intention to submit your full paper by email to the guest editors with the title of the paper, authors, and abstract. The full manuscript should be approximately 7,000 words including notes and bibliography and submitted to the editorial manager on line system.

Important Dates:

Abstract – June 1, 2017
Full Version- September 1, 2017

Guest Editors:

Chandana Mathur
Department of Anthropology
National University of Ireland, Maynooth
Chandana.Mathur@nuim.ie
Sharryn Kasmir
Department of Anthropology
Hofstra University
Sharryn.M.Kasmir@hofstra.ed

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    Dialectical Anthropology is an international journal that seeks to invigorate discussion among left intellectuals by publishing peer-reviewed articles, editorials, letters, reports from the field, political exchanges, and book reviews that foster open debate through criticism, research and commentary from across the social sciences and humanities. We provide a forum for work with a pronounced dialectical approach to social theory and political practice for scholars and activists working in Marxist and broadly political-economic traditions, and those who wish to be in dialogue or debate with these traditions. Since 1975, Dialectical Anthropology has been dedicated to the transformation of class society through internationalizing conversations about the stakes of contemporary crises and the means for social change.

    Our format is shaped by these goals. Following peer review, accepted manuscripts are sent to select scholars and activists whose comments are published with the article and a reply by the manuscript author. These exchanges aim to provide space for comment, criticism, agreement, and disagreement, about significant issues of our time, from a broad range of perspectives. We also publish timely reports from the field by scholars, activists, and informants. Our "Dialectical Forum" is dedicated to back-and-forth discussion among scholars and activists. Finally, our book review section rejects the traditional 1000 word format in favour of substantial essays that analyse several books or other significant texts in a dialectical way and contextualize them within contemporary politics, economics, society and culture.

    We invite contributions from authors interested in raising the level of political engagement internationally and across disciplinary divides and welcome participation by scholars, activists, and commentators from all perspectives seeking discussion about the union of theory and practice towards significant social change. Dialectical Anthropology is committed to reaching beyond an Anglophone readership and encourages submissions, dialogue and active participation in languages other than English. The journal will publish these submissions to the extent that its resources and capabilities allow. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically via the Springer Website at http://dial.edmgr.com and should include abstract, five keywords, and three suggested reviewers.

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