LINGUIST List 32.2397

Thu Jul 15 2021

FYI: Deadline Extended. Call for Papers - Rethinking Ethnicity: Challenges, Perspectives for the Millennium

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 15-Jul-2021
From: Nailya Bashirova <>
Subject: Deadline Extended. 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
Contact Email:
New deadline: August 31, 2021.

Stark political changes in the 1980s—the disintegration of multi-ethnic states and the displacement of some ethnic groups from their homelands—produced complex and contested changes in ethnicity, homogenization, and the rise of nationalism. Ethnic phenomena are tightly intertwined with political and social processes going on across the world and are contingent on specific geographical, socio-political, and cultural contexts. The diversity of ethnicity-related manifestations today has resulted 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 the conceptualization of ethnicity problems on the lives of concrete ethnic groups.
Rather than theorising over general tendencies, concepts, and terminology, this collection presents various in-depth case studies of ethnicity-related issues in concrete geographical and socio-political contexts using research paradigms drawn from linguistics, social, cultural, and media studies.

The collection will address (though is not limited to) the following questions:
- To what degree are ethnicity problems relevant in the world at present? 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? To what degree 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 hold about them?

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 call.
The deadline for submission of chapters is August 31, 2021.

To see the Call on the Publisher’s website, please click here:

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

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