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New Issue of Cultural Analysis Now Available

A new volume (=issue) of Cultural Analysis, volume 7, has just been published. It has a special focus on “Memory.” Find the new issue as well as the entire back content, plus information on the journal at http://socrates.berkeley.edu/~caforum.  CA is an open access journal that publishes peer-reviewed articles and assorted editorially reviewed genres in PDF and HTML formats.

The editors also announce a call for papers for a special issue (volume 9).  The CFP follows:

CALLS FOR PAPERS:

1. Call for Papers for Special Issue Volume 9: Here, There, and In-Between: Virtual and Actual Social Space

Cultural Analysis is currently seeking submissions for an upcoming special volume on the virtual. Folklore’s power to constitute collectivities has made it a frequent site of shared virtual spaces. As scholars increasingly engage with the effects of digital media on culture, it is useful to reflect on the historical virtualities of folklore as well as the newly emerging folklore of the digital virtual.

The editors welcome submissions from a variety of disciplines and perspectives that touch on the production, transmission, performance or reception of virtual social spaces. Possible subject areas could include the digital virtual (The cultural geography of digital spaces, online social memory sites, etc), other forms of virtual presence (“real but not actual” social spaces) or connections between virtual and actual spaces.

2. General Submissions

In addition to submissions for our special volume, we always welcome submissions for our general issues. These submissions should critically interrogate some aspect of folklore or popular culture, but can approach these topics from a range of disciplinary perspectives. Cultural Analysis encourages submissions from a variety of theoretical standpoints and from different disciplines including anthropology, cultural studies, folklore, media studies, popular culture, psychology, and sociology. As the mission of Cultural Analysis is to promote interdisciplinary dialogue on the topics of folklore and popular culture, pieces that engage with multiple methodologies are especially welcome. For a representative sample of our publications, previous volumes can be viewed on our website.
Submission Guidelines:

Authors should submit research articles of approximately 20-25 pages in length, in accordance with the Chicago Manual of Style, and include an abstract of 100 words and a “Works Cited” section. Microsoft Word (version 95 or later) is the preferred format for all electronic copies. Electronic copies may be submitted on a PC formatted disk or sent as e-mail attachments to caforum@socrates.berkeley.edu. Further submission information can be found on our website.

About Cultural Analysis:

Cultural Analysis is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to investigating expressive and everyday culture. The journal features analytical research articles, but also includes notes, reviews, and cross-disciplinary responses. Cultural Analysis is global in scope, with an international editorial board. The journal was founded in 2000 at the University of California, Berkeley.

Cultural Analysis is published electronically in HTML and PDF formats as well as in a limited print run. Access to these files is available free of charge at the Cultural Analysis website,
http://socrates.berkeley.edu/~caforum.

Please feel free to email Cultural Analysis with any questions:
caforum@socrates.berkeley.edu

Address all postal correspondence to:
Cultural Analysis
232 Kroeber Hall
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720
USA

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