Forthcoming issues of Anthropologica include the following thematic sections:
Montrealogy/Montréalogie. Guest Editor, Martha Radice, Dalhousie University
Montréal has always been a city of encounters with difference – and has long been imagined and studied as such. Canada’s second largest metropolis not only has a highly diverse population, but also a unique sociopolitical and cultural context, due to the complex dynamic of majority-minority relations between Canada and Quebec. Moreover, with four major universities and several smaller ones, Montréal generates a significant amount of social research, some of which is directed towards the city itself. The aims of this interdisciplinary thematic section are to bring into dialogue the work of several ‘Montréalologists’ – scholars from different disciplines engaged in significant long-term research in and on Montréal – and to critically interrogate how the social reality of the city, images of the city and research on the city mutually influence each other, specifically on the theme of urban social and cultural diversity.
Time and the Expert/Le temps et l'expert. Guest Editors, Sandra Widmer, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science and Jean Mitchell, University of Prince Edward Island
This proposed special issue looks at the active social life of expert knowledge. In particular, the authors explore the ways in which expert knowledge promises particular futures, remembers specific pasts and compels people to orient themselves in time in particular ways. Thus, we are fascinated by the forms of expert knowledge, but even more so in how they circulate. Temporality is, of course, a multifaceted concept that we will map out in our papers.
Queer Anthropology/L'anthropologie queer, Guest Editor, Michelle Walks, UBC Okanagan
Since the formation of the Anthropological Research Group on Homosexuality in the 1970s (within the American Anthropological Association) the cross-cultural investigation of diverse gender and sexual practices has greatly changed and broadened. However, queer research in Canada and by Canadian anthropologists has not been widely recognized. This Special Issue of Anthropologica will address this dearth. Our contributors, all Canadian-based anthropologists, present their recent research with queer populations in Canada to highlight some of the key themes in queer anthropology today. While similar themes emerge in these pieces – such as identity, community, human rights, invisibility, and safety – the articles also bring attention to the diversity within the field of Queer Anthropology, to the history and development of queer anthropology as well as its significance to the discipline as a whole.
Ending War and Sustaining Peace in Pacific Societies / Mettre fin à la guerre et assurer la paix dans les sociétés du Pacifique. Guest Editor, Roger I. Lohmann, Trent University
The articles in this collection describe and analyze cases of warfare being abandoned or prevented in Pacific Island societies. The contributors explain how this occurred in particular cultural contexts and historical circumstances in order to derive lessons on ways cycling between war and peace can be replaced with sustainable non-violent conflict resolution practices. They are simultaneously works of pure and applied research and address anthropologically important questions on the causes of violent and peaceful exchanges between societies of various scales and power differentials.
We invite your ideas and contributions for future Ideas sections, as well as contributions to our new feature, Anthropological Reflections.
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