[artinfo] FW: Call for artworks - Cultural Politics

Andreas Broeckmann abroeck at transmediale.de
Mon Oct 4 09:11:37 CEST 2004


Cultural Politics



We are looking for relevant exciting  and provocative artwork contributions
for Cultural Politics, a new interdisciplinary peer reviewed journal
published by Berg and co-edited by John Armitage (Northumbria,
UK), Ryan Bishop (National University of Singapore) and Douglas Kellner
(UCLA). Cultural Politics achieves its aims through the efforts of an
editorial board and an editorial advisory board composed of globally
recognized and active scholars in cultural and political studies. The journal
publishes cutting-edge work exploring new meanings of the cultural and the
political from the mainstream to the marginal and presents innovative
conceptions of cultural politics whilst contributing to contemporary and future
           The traditionally limited definition of cultural politics,
understood as a sub-discipline of cultural studies, is being
questioned from numerous directions. The journal is committed to opening a
global space for discussion of alternatives to a limited comprehension of
cultural politics. The shift from cultural studies to cultural politics is
intentional and significant. Moving to the emergent discipline of cultural
politics denotes a considerable mistrust of every suggestion that cultural and
political theories and interpretations can any longer be wholly
incorporated within cultural studies. Alternatively, the journal aims 
to support the
examin! ation and discussion of interdisciplinary understandings,
developments, potentialities and alternatives that may comprise the
contemporary nature and future of cultural politics. Cultural 
Politics embraces the
study of transnational cultural identities and processes in addition to
the analysis of political problems and the examination of the character and
agency of cultural and political explanations.
Cultural Politics is an international, refereed journal that
explores the global character and effects of contemporary culture and
politics. Cultural Politics explores precisely what is cultural about 
politics and
what is political about culture. Publishing across the Arts, Humanities
and Social Sciences, the journal welcomes articles from different political
positions, cultural approaches and geographical locations.
           Cultural Politics publishes work that analyses how
cultural identities, agencies and actors, political issues and conflicts,
and global media are linked, characterized, examined and resolved. In so
doing, the journal supports the innovative study of established, embryonic,
marginalised or unexplored regions of cultural politics.
           Cultural Politics, while embodying the interdisciplinary 
coverage and discursive critical spirit of contemporary cultural 
studies, emphasizes how cultural theories and practices intersect 
with and elucidate
analyses of political power. The journal invites articles on: 
representation and visual culture; modernism and postmodernism; 
media, film and communications; popular and elite art forms; the 
politics of production and consumption; language; ethics and 
religion; desire and psychoanalysis; art and aesthetics; the culture 
industry; technologies; academics and the a! cademy; cities, 
architecture and the spatial; global capitalism; Marxism; value and 
ideology; the military, weaponry and war; power, authority and 
institutions; global governance and democracy; political parties and 
social movements; human rights; community and cosmopolitanism; 
transnational activism and change; the global public sphere; the 
body; identity and performance; heterosexual, transsexual, lesbian 
and gay sexualities; race, blackness, whiteness and ethnicity; the 
social inequalities of the global and the local; patriarchy, feminism 
and gender studies; postcolonialism; and political activism.

Cultural Politics invites artwork contributions for the page 
comprising a broad range of subjects, methodological approaches, and 
historical and social events. Such contributions may take the form of 
visual essays, interventions and case studies.

Should you have a contribution you would like Cultural Politics to 
consider, please send the relevant material to the arts editor in the 
first instance:

Louise K Wilson
21 Spinkfield Road
West Yorkshire
lkwilson at dircon.co.uk

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