Call for Papers: Race, Ethnicity, and Appalachia

Race/Ethnicity: Multidisciplinary Global Contexts seeks submissions for Volume 6, Number 1 (Autumn 2012): Race, Ethnicity, and Appalachia. Papers must be received by January 15, 2012.

We invite papers that consider the following questions.

  • What are the political and ideological implications of the gap between the demographic realities of Appalachia and outsiders’ perceptions of those same demographics? . . .
  • As the touchstone of many of the “white poverty” stories we tell ourselves, it’s important to consider the particular metaphorical space Appalachia occupies within these stories. . . . What lessons about race, culture, and class should we be drawing . . .?
  • The plight of Appalachia’s natural resources defines Appalachian studies and politics. . . . How do these [boom and bust] cycles influence cultural and political realities? What kinds of interventions by activists and practitioners do the misuses of natural resources demand? . . .