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Call for Papers: Special Issue of The Global South on the Caribbean


THE GLOBAL SOUTH 4.2 (Fall 2010)

The Caribbean and Globalization

The Global South is an interdisciplinary journal,
published semiannually by Indiana University
Press. The journal focuses on how world
literatures and cultures respond to
globalization. Its premise is that the various
Souths­from the North American South to the
European South, Latin and Central America,
Africa, Asia, and Australia­share comparable
experiences that differentiate them from
mainstream and hegemonic cultures in their
locations. Since many of these Souths share not
necessarily a common wealth, but various issues
of marginalization and inadequate access to means
of production and amenities under globalization,
TGS is concerned with the intersections among
their experiences. The journal is interested in
how authors, writers, and critics respond to
issues of the environment; poverty; immigration;
gender; race; hybridity; cultural formation and
transformation; colonialism and postcolonialism;
modernity and postmodernity; transatlantic
encounters, homes, and diasporas; resistance and
counter discourse; among others under the
superordinate umbrella of globalization. The
current Call for Papers is for a special issue on the Caribbean.

The Caribbean is a culturally rich and complex
society due to a blend of cultures and
ethnicities, including Native Peoples, European,
African, and Asian. A discussion of the
Caribbean in relation to globalization must,
therefore, account for the rich diversity of the
region in language, literature, history,
religion, culture, economy, science, and
technology. The Global South 4:2: The Caribbean
and Globalization will feature responses to
globalization by scholars of Caribbean studies
and we invite high-quality original essays. As
consistent with the journal's interdisciplinary
scope, we welcome submissions from scholars
working in all areas of Caribbean
studies. Possible topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

* The Caribbean as Contact Zone
* The Colonization of the Caribbean and Globalization
* Resistance, Independence, and
Post-Independence Struggles in the Caribbean
* Nationalisms and Ethnic Identities in the Caribbean
* Music (Reggae, Soca, Calypso,etc.) and Globalization
* The Race for Theory: Marxism,
Postcolonialism, Feminism, Globalization, etc.
* The World Bank, IMF, Structural Adjustment
Programs, Capitalism, Communism, and Economic State of the Caribbean
* History, Regional Organizations, and Globalization
* The Caribbean and Natural Disasters (Hurricane, Tsunami, etc.)
* Mineral Wealth, Resource Control, and the Environment
* Political Activism in a Global Age
* Gender and Globalization
* Orality and Globalization
* Hybridity and Globalization
* Popular Culture, Carnival, and Globalization
* Creativity, Production, and Globalization
* Religion and Globalization
* Postcolonial International Relations and Globalization
* The African Diaspora
* The Asian Diaspora
* Reparation and Globalization
* US and British Virgin Islands, the Caribbean Region, and Globalization
* Languages of The Caribbean, including Patois and Nation Language
* Literatures of the Caribbean

This Special Issue of The Global South is
scheduled for publication in Fall 2010. Please
submit abstracts and a short bio by March 19,
2010, final drafts of essays by June 19, 2010,
and inquiries to Adetayo Alabi,
Essays should be 25-35 double-spaced pages long
and should follow the MLA style.

You can read more about The Global South at

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