CfP Religions – Race, Religion, and Ethnicity: Critical Junctures
Abstracts: 1 May 2023
Article: 1 September 2023
What makes race, religion, and ethnicity work? This Special Issue of Religions is dedicated to studying, mapping, interpreting, analysing, dis/entangling, and de/constructing the manifestations, productions, and intertwinements of the categories of race, religion, and ethnicity. We, Mariska Jung and Martijn de Koning, invite scholars working in these often-separate fields of study, and also those working on the intersections of two or all three categories, to join in on the conversations about the historical and contemporary trajectories and workings of these categories. We specifically invite junior researchers working with majority and minority groups that engage with race, religion, and ethnicity in terms of talking back, meaning making, dialogue, and conflict.
The aim of this Special Issue is twofold. Firstly, we want to critically investigate the interactions between race/religion/ethnicity in a variety of contexts. Secondly, we aim to analyse the space afforded to and created by people to actively dis/engage with these categories.
We suggest that the interactions between race/religion/ethnicity matter for how they operate as governmental technologies of states, how they figure in people’s hopes and aspirations, and how they allow for certain ascriptions and assertions of identities, as well as for resisting these. This Special Issue, therefore, aims to excavate the analytical space to consider the mutual interactions within and between configurations of race, religion, and ethnicity, in history and contemporary times across different areas of the globe. This Issue should animate scholarly inquiry into the manifold intersections between race, religion, and ethnicity, as well as critical consideration of the kind of work these categories and constellations do.
More information, see Religions: Special Issue “Race, Religion, and Ethnicity: Critical Junctures”
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