Call for Chapters: "Contemporary Multicultural Escapades"

Call for Chapters: "Contemporary Multicultural Escapades"

Vernon Press invites contributors to a volume dedicated to examining inter-cultural dialogue between the Middle East and the continental West.

This edited volume is an interdisciplinary multicultural escapade that brings together research in sociology, anthropology, literary analyses, and cultural studies that shed light on the psycho-social dimension emerging from the contemporary intercultural dialogue.

 There have been multiple theories and approaches regarding the discourse of Eastern values clashing with those of the West. However, none have yet analyzed the past decade based on this inter-cultural dialogue’s contribution to contemporary culture. Relying on present-day literature, this edited volume is expected to illustrate this clash as well as the spectrum of ideologies that emerge from it.

Contributing authors are anticipated to provide research that ranges from interpretations of this clash via globalization, to its impact on the consolidation of Eastern culture with those of the West. A substantial amount of attention is expected to be devoted to the recent crisis in the Middle East. Contributors are encouraged to look into the many ways in which the refugees emerging from this humanitarian conundrum set forth to change the course of acculturation in both cultural realms. Ideal research questions include, but are not restricted to:

- What is the destination of this current diverse socio-cultural dialogue? Is there such a thing as an emerging refugee culture/identity?

- Is globalization the ultimate melting pot of the 21st century? If so, is it to be feared or facilitated?

- How is the clash of these paradoxical cultures evident in contemporary literature?

- Who is bound to “win” the implicit cultural war? Is there such a thing as a predominant culture?

- Each culture is coupled with its own set of religious values and traditions. What is the current clash done to the party’s respective religions? Is the interpretation of Islam evolving due to its rapid exposure to the western world? What about Christianity?

- How are gender issues impacted by this rapid multicultural unison?

Deadline for abstracts: March 1, 2020

Deadline for first drafts: July 1, 2020

Please submit an abstract (300 words approx.) including a reference list and a short biographical note. For further questions or to submit your abstract, you can email the volume’s editor, Vicky Panossian (vicky.panossian@lau.edu).

A paper that has been published previously may not be included.

Selected abstracts will be notified by the end of April 2020. Complete chapter lengths should be between 8,000—10,000 words.

This proposal is due at March 1st 2020.

Page last updated on January 8th 2020. All information correct at the time, but subject to change.

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