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CRISIS, SOCIAL MOVEMENTS AND REVOLUTIONARY TRANSFORMATIONS
Interface: a journal for and about social movements

Volume two, issue one:

Crises, social movements and revolutionary transformations. The third issue of Interface, a peer-reviewed e-journal produced and refereed by social movement practitioners and engaged movement researchers, is now available at http://www.interfacejournal.net on the special theme of ‘Crisis, Social Movements and Revolutionary Transformations’.

Interface is open-access, global and programmatically multilingual. Our overall aim is to “learn from each other’s struggles”: to develop a dialogue between researchers and practitioners, but also between different social movements, intellectual traditions and national contexts.

This issue of Interface includes 28 pieces. There are a number of writings on the theme and other peer-reviewed articles:

* John Charlton, “Another world was possible”? Anti-capitalism in the year 2000

* Colin Barker, Crises and turning points in revolutionary development: emotion, organization and strategy in Solidarnosc, 1980

* Kirk Helliker, The state of emancipation: with, within, without?

* Samuel R Friedman, Sociopolitical and philosophical questions of organization in making a human society

* Jean Bridgeman, A matter of trust: the politics of working-class self-education

* Alfredo Duarte Corte, Pensar las luchas autónomas como potencia, pensar la autonomía como categoria abierta (Autonomous struggles as power; autonomy as an open category)

* Peter Waterman, Labour at the 2009 Belém World Social Forum: between an ambiguous past and an uncertain future

A special section dialogue is devoted to David Harvey’s essay Organizing for the anti-capitalist transition, with responses from six writers: Willie Baptist, AK Thompson, Benjamin Shepard, Laurence Cox, Anna Selmeczi, Marcelo Lopez de Souza

Action notes and event analysis from:

* Anne Elizabeth Moore on The outdoor games of the 2009 Winter Olympiad at Washington Park

* Maria Kyriakidou on “Another world is possible as long as it is feminist too”: dissenting acts and discourses by Greek leftist feminists

* Beth Gonzalez and Walda Katz-Fishman on New openings for movement and consciousness in the US

Key documents: Producción colectiva, En boca de todos: apuntes para divulgar historia (Everyone’s talking about it: notes on disseminating history)

This issue’s reviews includes the following titles:

* The will of the many: how the alterglobalisation movement is changing the face of democracy

* Chains of Babylon: the rise of Asian America

* Rise of the Ku Klux Klan: right-wing movements and national politics

* Zones of proletarian development

* Black flame: the revolutionary class politics of anarchism and syndicalism

* Contesting patriotism: culture, power and strategy in the peace movement

* Networking futures: the movements against corporate globalization

A call for papers for issue five (Vol 3/Issue 1) of Interface is now open, on the theme of ‘Repression and Social Movements’ (deadline November 1 2010). We can review and publish articles in Afrikaans, Catalan, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Maltese, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish and Zulu. Full details at: http://interface-articles.googlegroups.com/web/3%20-%20CFP%205.pdf  

Issue 4 on ‘Voices of dissent: activists’ engagements in the creation of alternative, autonomous, radical and independent media is due to be released in November 2010.

Interface is keen to find IT collaborators who can help us make our site more useful and accessible to movement activists, and translators to support our multilingual project; for more details see: http://www.interfacejournal.net/2009/01/looking-for-it-activist-allies.html  

We are also looking for activists or academics interested in helping out, particularly with our African, Arab world, South Asian, Spanish-speaking Latin American, East and Central European, and Oceania / SE Asian groups. For details please see: http://www.interfacejournal.net/2008/03/editorial-contacts.html  

Please forward this to anyone you think may be interested.

Interface: ISSN 2009 – 2431

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CANADIAN JOURNAL OF FILM STUDIES – CALL FOR PAPERS

CALL FOR PAPERS

CANADIAN JOURNAL OF FILM STUDIES

REVUE CANADIENNE D’ÉTUDES CINÉMATOGRAPHIQUES

http://www.filmstudies.ca

email: cjfsedit@filmstudies.ca

The editors of CJFS/RCEC – Charles Acland (Communication Studies) and Catherine Russell (Cinema Studies) at Concordia University, Montreal – seek submissions of manuscripts in film and moving image studies for the following special topics issues:

1. FILM PUBLICS RECONSIDERED:  Few concepts have been as influential to contemporary film studies as the concept of the public sphere, as theorized by Habermas, Negt and Kluge.  Especially as advanced in Miriam Hansen’s Babel and Babylon, the public sphere has been a central way in which film and media scholars have written about the relationship between text, space and the prospects for democratic life.  With this special issue, we are seeking work that reassesses the legacy of this framework. Papers may be exemplary applications of the concept of the public sphere (e.g. examining film festivals or non-theatrical exhibition) or may be theoretical surveys and evaluations.

Deadline for FILM PUBLICS RECONSIDERED – September 1, 2009

 2. STAR PERFORMANCE:  Film and media stars, by definition multi-media figures, evolve as a complex mix of individually embodied- and industrially-generated assemblages of gesture, expression and narrative.  This special issue seeks research that specifically addresses the intersection of performance and persona in star-making, and star-sustaining, enterprises.  Papers may investigate star performance styles, cross-media manifestations of star personas, and star labour in creative cultural industries.

Deadline for submission for STAR PERFORMANCE – December 1, 2009

3. EXPANDED SCREENS:  The site, situation and occasion of moving image culture is so varied that it can no longer be contained under Gene Youngblood’s groundbreaking category of “expanded cinema.”  Accordingly, this special issue will assemble research that explores the outermost boundaries of the implications and consequences of our broadening screen culture.  Future cinema, miniaturized formats, clip culture, game aesthetics, and digital moving image circulation are all possible areas of research attention for contributions to this issue.

Deadline for submission for EXPANDED SCREENS – March 1, 2010

As always, we continue to seek high quality research for general topic issues. The CJFS/RCEC is Canada’s leading scholarly venue for moving image studies, refereed using a double-blind review process.  We publish innovated research on all topics and formats related to moving image studies.  We also regularly publish book reviews.

Complete guidelines for contributors can be found in each issue of the journal, as well as on our website at: http://www.filmstudies.caSend queries and manuscripts to cjfsedit@filmstudies.ca.

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