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[Commlist] CFP: Themed Issue on 'Axes of Oppression in the Cultural Sector' - IPED International Journal
Wed Aug 28 22:58:42 GMT 2019
*Call for Papers – **Themed Issue on 'Axes of Oppression in the Cultural
Sector'**- IPED International Journal*
/*The Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Equality and Diversity*/*(IPED)*
international journal invites submissions to a special issue
titled: ‘Innovations, Intersections, and Institutions: Axes of
Oppression in the Cultural Sector’.
There has been an increasingly visible discourse on diversity -- and
more precisely, the lack of it -- in many cultural sectors across the
Global North, particularly in major global ventures such as Hollywood
(Hunt et al. 2019) and through national reporting practices (DCMS 2016).
This increased awareness is usually followed by discursive calls to
increase diversity in cultural institutions, as in the Arts Council
England’s “Creative Case for Diversity” and various institutional
initiatives in the US, Australia and others, which have been launched in
the last decade. Furthermore, there have been many activist calls to
decolonise public spaces and cultural practices, which are starting to
make an impact on institutional practices.
However, the term diversity is a problematic one that often fails to
account for the importance of the intersectionality of multiple axes of
oppression and the interplay of varied social constructs such as
race/ethnicity and gender, religion, sexuality, class, disability, and
so on. Moreover, institutional diversity initiatives are typically the
result of an institution being reactive to short-term funding calls or
political agendas, and ultimately fail to address structural
inequalities or understand the artistic and economic value of diverse
artists and content.
Artistic works that negotiate these intersections -- of oppression and
marginalisation -- often offer fertile ground for innovative artistic
processes to address the complexity of their subject matter and
challenge the hegemonic nature of the cultural sector. This special
issue is interested in highlighting these artistic negotiations,
creative processes, and survival strategies, as well as the
contributions of ethnic minority and decolonial artists, that unsettle
hegemonic structures in the Global North. A particular emphasis is on
articulating and unpacking, in artistic and ethnographic detail
(Conquergood 1985), these creative processes and the negotiations that
marginalised artists/voices undertake while they are creating new work.
Further, this special issue recognises the ongoing reinvention and
regeneration of the cultural sectors in the Global North, while aiming
to examine the grassroots efforts that are contributing to these
changes. These efforts could refer to new economic, artistic, and/or
social initiatives that are revitalising the sector from the bottom up.
We welcome contributions from a range of disciplines including cultural
studies, performance studies, sociology, and anthropology that take the
form of articles (4000-6000 words) or reflections (1000-2000 words) in
responseto one or more of the following questions:
1)Using recent attempts to diversify cultural institutions in the Global
North as a point of departure, what processual value does the
mainstreaming of marginalised artists/voices add to the cultural sector
as a whole?
2)How do multiple axes of oppression manifest in creative artistic
3)What strategies of survival do marginalised artists/voices use to
create and showcase work in a cultural space dominated by hegemonic
4)Through engaging cultural production, how have marginalised
artists/voices instigated institutional and structural change?
5)How do the recent calls to decolonise culture and public spaces
contribute to imagining alternative cultural spaces, and generating new
modes of cultural production?
Abstracts (250 words) with a title and a short bio (100 words) should be
sent to the editors: Roaa ((roaa.ali /at/ manchester.ac.uk)
<mailto:(roaa.ali /at/ manchester.ac.uk)>) and Asif
((asif.majid /at/ manchester.ac.uk) <mailto:(asif.majid /at/ manchester.ac.uk)>)
by* 1st of September 2019*. We expect that contributors will submit
first drafts by *February 2020*, but we are happy to extend this -
please let us know and we can negotiate a new submission date. After
receiving editorial and peer-reviewed feedback, second drafts are due by
*July* *2020*, with an expected publication date of *September 2020*. We
may be able to accept submissions in languages other than English,
please contact Roaa for more details or if you have any questions.
/The Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Equality and Diversity/
<http://journals.hw.ac.uk/index.php/IPED/index>is an open access journal
open to academics and practitioners globally.
Conquergood, Dwight. 1985. “Performing as a Moral Act: Ethical
Dimensions of the Ethnography of Performance.” /Literature in
Performance/ 5 (2): 1–13. https://doi.org/10.1080/10462938509391578
Department for Culture Media and Sport (DCMS). 2016. “Creative
industries: Focus on Employment”.
Hunt, Darnell, Ana-Christina Ramón, and Michael Tran. 2019. “Hollywood
Diversity Report.” /UCLA./
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