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Tue Jun 08 2021

FYI: Second Call for Papers - Rethinking Ethnicity: Challenges, Perspectives for the Millennium

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 05-Jun-2021
From: Nailya Bashirova <>
Subject: Second Call for Papers - Rethinking Ethnicity: Challenges, Perspectives for the Millennium
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Rethinking Ethnicity: Challenges, Perspectives for the Millennium
Collection Editor: Nailya Bashirova
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Stark political change from the 1980s - disintegration of multi-ethnic states, the displacement of some ethnic groups from their homelands - produced complex contested changes in ethnicity, homogenization, and the rise of nationalism. Ethnic phenomena are tightly intertwined with political and social processes going on in the world and are contingent on specific geographical, socio-political, and cultural contexts. The diversity of ethnicity related manifestations results in a variety of scholarly approaches from questioning the relevance of the idea of ethnicity in modern cosmopolitan societies and studying ethnic relations in a broader context of social and cultural relations to underscoring a specific nature of ethnic identity among other identities and the effect of conceptualization of ethnicity problems on lives of concrete ethnic groups.

Rather than theorising general tendencies, concepts, and terminology, this multidisciplinary collection aims to present various in-depth case studies of ethnicity-related issues in concrete geographical and socio-political contexts using research paradigms from linguistics, social, cultural, and media studies.

The collection will address (though not limited to) the following questions:
- How much are ethnicity problems relevant in the present world? The answers are dependent on concrete contexts and are expected to differ from country to country.
- Do ethnic causes such as movements for ethnic minorities' rights correlate with broader democracy movements in multi-ethnic non-democratic countries?
- What traditional ethnic boundary markers are relevant today in various socio-political and cultural contexts?
- How is the phenomenon of ethnicity viewed both by insiders belonging to an ethnic group and outsiders belonging to other groups? How do ethnic group members describe themselves and how are they described by others?
- How is ethnic identity manifested in everyday life or in some specific contexts? How much are ethnic self-identification and self-ascription related to
and dependent on feelings and emotions? How are the ideas and feelings of togetherness and otherness revealed?
- What are the stereotypes of ethnic groups about themselves and what stereotypes do outsiders have about them?

About the Editor:
Nailya Bashirova, Ph.D., is an associate professor at the Kazan State Conservatoire (Russian Federation) with more than 30 years of experience in teaching foreign languages and linguistics. Research interests include intertextuality in the media and ethnic identity studied from the theoretical perspectives of semiotics and discourse analysis. The results of her research into the Tatar ethnos and the ethnonym were presented at international
conferences in Europe and the USA and her publications include “Representation of ethnic identity of Tatars through the ethnonym “Tatar” (with M. Solnyshkina) published with Cambridge Scholars Publishing in 2015. Bashirova has been a member of editorial boards of paper collections and proceedings of conferences on ethnicity and language among which “Kazan and the Altaic World: The Meeting of the Permanent Altaic Conference (PIAC)”, Kazan, 2007.

Submission Requirements:
Contributions should be previously unpublished manuscripts and contain a maximum of 8000 words including references and bibliography.
All works should be submitted to the editor, at the address provided at the top of this document.
The deadline for submission of chapters is July 15, 2021.
Notification of acceptance is August 15, 2021.

To see the Call on the Publisher’s website, please click here:, where you can download and complete a submission form.

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Sociolinguistics

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