Sunday, November 07, 2004

Call for Reviews - Iraq War Culture (Bad Subjects)

NOTE: Given the number of books published and to be published on this topic, it may be a good discussion for librarians at both public and academic libraries

Call for Reviews - Iraq War Culture
Bad Subjects
Deadline: Open
Bad Subjects is issuing an open call for review essays of 1000-3000 words dealing with the cultural landscape created by the Iraq War. We are interested in essays that examine cultural products (art, film/video, photography, writing, music, theater, dance, software) or public-sphere phenomena (protests, political events, media coverage, educational projects, public reports, law) that respond to the war and its social environment.

This review essay series will be especially concerned to address issues created by the ideologies of the American Empire and 'democratic imperialism'; permanent military mobilization and domestic security watches; diminution of civil liberties and human rights; religious triumphalism and its relations with state violence; and the deepening of economic inequalities and poverty under global capitalism. How are such issues reflected in Iraq War culture and challenged through cultural critique? The editors will be interested equally in essays that review resistant cultural or political responses to Iraq War culture.

Bad Subjects is a heterodox progressive journal publishing on 'the politics of everyday life.' It currently serves approximately 5000 readers daily from the English Server at Iowa State University and is the oldest cultural studies publication on the Internet. The journal is located at the web address shown below.

This is currently an open-deadline call. Submit review essays as Word attachments to Joe Lockard (English Department, Arizona State University) to the e-mail address given below.

Joe Lockard
English Department
Arizona State University
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