Call for Papers: Re:locations, Journal of the Asia-Pacific World

call for papers [150-2]Based out of the Asian Institute at the University of Toronto, Re:locationsJournal of the Asia-Pacific World  is a new peer-reviewed, student-run journal that seeks to foster dialogue among student researchers working across disciplines, institutions, and regions in Asia and the Pacific.

Call for Submissions

Re:locations is inviting submissions for a special issue to be published online in Spring 2015, “Leveled: The Meaning and Making of Disaster in Asia”. Over the past decade, Asia has featured in global headlines as the locus of disasters that are unprecedented in complexity and scope.  From the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami to the 2011 earthquake that precipitated the Fukushima nuclear disaster, these tragedies hint at new forms of calamity that extend far beyond national borders and challenge distinctions between “natural” and “manmade” disasters. Re:locations is seeking papers, reviews, poetry, and artwork that examine the impact that disasters have had on the region from cultural, environmental, economic, political, and historical perspectives. Themes may include, but are not limited to:

  • Exploring the limits of current “disaster management” paradigms, and evaluating historical shifts in how disasters are perceived and managed
  • Analyzing the different impact of disaster on marginalized groups
  • Exploring the role of religious and civil society groups in post-disaster scenarios
  • Investigating the politics of international aid in Asia
  • Examining how disaster is framed in art and media
  • Investigating the impact that recent disasters have had on climate change policy and public perceptions of risk and climate change in the region

Journal submissions should be emailed to the Senior Editor at relocationsjournal@gmail.comin .doc format by December 15, 2014.

Jennifer McCann; Jessica Wilczak; Jacob Hogan

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