AnthroNews Deadline Reminder: Submit Your 300-Word Article Proposal by Jan 20
- Dear Colleagues,
This is a friendly reminder that the deadline to participate in the upcoming Anthropology News census issue is January 20. Simply email a 300-word abstract and 50-100-word author biosketch to AN editor Dinah Winnick at dwinnick@.... Selected authors will be asked to submit commentaries of 1000-1400 words or shorter pieces for other article types. Please see details below, or the full CFP at www.aaanet.org/issues/anthronews/CFP-Census.cfm. Please feel free to circulate this message and URL. I look forward to hearing from you soon!
Managing Editor, Anthropology News
American Anthropological Association
Anthropology News Census CFP: Submit Your 300-Word Article Proposal by Jan 20
A census is a powerful mechanism that both reflects and constructs social taxonomies in profound ways, impacting nations’ perceptions of themselves, the distribution of government funds, the provision of public services, and even legislation. In this US Census year we ask our readers to critically consider this tool: how it is (re)constructed over time, its uses and limitations, its intended and unintended effects.
How have past and present censuses measured race and ethnicity, linguistic diversity, family relationships and residency? How are identities and relationships differentially constructed, recognized, legitimized or made invisible through these metrics? What populations remain uncounted or undercounted, why, and how can this be addressed? In what ways do census measures inform policy and public discourse in areas such as immigration and education? We invite submissions for a May 2010 Anthropology News issue on the census responding to these questions and more, and particularly welcome article proposals from anthropologists who have been involved in census work or regularly make use of or otherwise engage with census data.