CfP: Bibliographic essays on nationalisms
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Date: Sun, 9 Sep 2001 16:51:17 +0200
From: Tomek <tomek672@...>
Subject: Call for submission of bibliographical essays on specific
Call for submission of bibliographical essays on specific nationalisms
Sprawy Narodowosciowe (Nationalities Affairs) is the premiere European
biannual periodical devoted to the study of nationalism and ethnicity.
After the breakup of the Soviet bloc, the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia at
the close of the 20th century, nationalism became the only truly global
ideology. The world got divided into the nation-states steeped either in
civic or ethnic nationalism. Even the par excellence non-nationalist
polities such as Gibraltar and Monaco are busy reinventing themselves as
In the 21st century the basic political unit is the nation-state and its
social counterpart is the nation. Although the processes of globalization,
hybradization and regionalization may change this current political and
social reality of the world in future, it will not happen any time soon.
Thus, the necessity arises to spur up comparative research on nationalism
as embodied in various nation-states and pursued by national movements
without their own states. The dynamics of these nationalisms and
interactions among them maintain the current political and social shape of
the world, and will change it accordingly.
Without the in-depth analysis of these nationalisms neither sound
explication of social, political and economic processes will be possible
nor taking learned decisions by politicians.
Therefore, Sprawy Narodowosciowe (Nationalities Affairs) wishes to
contribute to the creation of the basis for the comparative study of the
extant nationalisms through attracting bibliographical essays devoted to
1. The bibliographical essay presents publications that create and analyze
the nationalism of a given nation state (or of a stateless national
movement/group/nation). These publications were brought out in the state's
national language, or, in the case of non-existence/recent standardization
of such a language, in a language or languages popularly used on the
territory of such a nation-state.
2. The essay focuses on the following texts:
- publications (poetry, fiction, scholarly works etc.) that shaped the
nationalism of a given nation-state;
- publications that analyze and describe this nationalism;
- local publications that contribute to theoretical thought and research on
nationalism in general;
- if possible the essay should be wrapped up with information on the local
reception of the global discourse on nationalism, this is, on translations
into the national language of the premiere international works devoted to
3. The essay's closing section (this is, the list of references) includes
the bibliographical details of the mentioned texts. If some important titles
could not be treated in extenso in the essay itself, their bibliographical
entries in the list of references can be appended with additional
information in the form accepted in annotated bibliographies.
The additional information in regard of some issues discussed in the body
of the text, is included in footnotes.
4. The essay should not be longer than 10,000-15,000 words including
footnotes and references. However, in the case of `large' or complicated
nationalisms (for instance, as that of Russia) as well as in other special
instances (to be discussed with the Editor and the Coordinator of the
Project beforehand) the rule may be omitted.
We wish to attract authors to write bibliographical essays in accordance
with the guidelines as sketched above. However, we are also ready to
consider the already published bibliographical essays should they conform
with the format's broad framework.
We are interested in receiving bibliographical essays on all extant
nationalisms including the stateless ones. Obviously, due to the Eurasian
location of the Editorial Head Quarters of Sprawy Narodowosciowe
(Nationalities Affairs), our interest is most in the nascent nationalisms
busy building their nations and nation-states on the territories of the
erstwhile Soviet Union and of ex-Yugoslavia.
As the rule we can consider accepting submissions in all languages. But for
the sake of expedience we encourage to submit essays in English and Russian
The accepted submissions will be brought up in Sprawy Narodowo=B6ciowe
(Nationalities Affairs) in Polish translation.
This is an on-going call for submissions and there are no deadlines, Thus,
when the amount of submitted essays allows it they will be gradually
published in the succession of separate volumes. We predict to bring out
these volumes in English for the sake of improved world-wide discussion on
Address for further correspondence:
Sprawy Narodowosciowe (Nationalities Affairs)
Unit for the Study of Nationalities
Polish Academy of Sciences
Stary Rynek 78/79
Tel/fax (+48) (61) 8520950
Editor: Prof. Wojciech J Burszta (wojbur@...)
Initiator and Coordinator of the Project `Bibliographical Essays on
Nationalisms': Dr Tomasz Kamusella (tomek672@...;