Call for Work
Debt is arguably the central economic and political issue of our times. Since the recession triggered by the crisis subprime mortgage crisis in 2008, political economists have spent much time bringing to light the arcane financial instruments (e.g. Collateralized Debt Obligations) that have driven the crisis. Yet relatively little attention has been paid to the questions which debt and credit raise for culture and everyday life.
To address these key issues of our time, Social Text is publishing a dossier of essays on debt that builds on recent work by Michael Denning and the Yale Working Group on Globalization and Culture. Questions addressed in the dossier include the cultural meanings of debt in relation to the histories of migration, nation-building and state violence, to discourses around nature and intellectual exchange, as well as to the narrative structures that construct and reframe the meanings of debt in daily life.
To deepen and extend this discussion, Social Text is issuing a call for visual works relating to the culture(s) of debt. Preference will be given to web videos of less than 5 minutes, though Social Text is also interested in other visual works that can be presented online, such as site-specific Internet based work, short photo essays with or without text, and image based documentation of works.
Please direct all editorial correspondence to:
SOCIAL TEXT WEBSITE
welcomes proposals for website projects in the following categories:
guest-edited collections for Periscope; reviews of books, films, art exhibits,
etc., for our Reviews section; multimedia projects for online publication.
Please send an initial email to the Social Text Web Manager.
SOCIAL TEXT PRINT JOURNAL
welcomes submissions to the print journal of individual articles and essays,
and proposals for special issues. Please direct all editorial inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Length & Format
Articles submitted to the print journal should be no longer
than 8,000 words, including endnotes. Text should be double-spaced. Please
follow The Chicago Manual of Style,
16th edition, using the humanities style of documentation. The author's name,
affiliation, address, email, and phone number should be listed on the front
page of the manuscript.
Short-format pieces including essays, translations, and
experimental writing will sometimes be considered.
Transmitting Your Submission
Please submit manuscripts electronically as email
attachments in either Microsoft Word or Rich Text Format. Electronic
submissions may be sent to the managing editor at email@example.com.
Mailed submissions must be sent in triplicate and are not
returnable. Please direct submissions to Social Text, Columbia University,
Heyman HB1-5, 2960 Broadway (MC 5700), New York, NY 10027.
If your submission includes image files, please submit
images as low-resolution jpegs for ease of transmission and circulation to
readers. If your work is accepted for publication, images for print
reproduction must be provided as either 1) camera-ready hard copies, or 2) tiff
files with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi.
Social Text is indexed/abstracted in the following:
Academic Search Elite, Academic Search Premier, Alternative Press Index, Contemporary Culture Index, Current Abstracts, Humanities Abstracts, Humanities Full Text, Humanities Index, Humanities International Index, Iowa Guide, Literature Online, Magazines for Libraries, MLA Bibliography, OmniFile Full Text V, OmniFile Full Text, Mega Edition, SocINDEX, SocINFO, Sociological Abstracts.
Frequency of print publication: Quarterly