Call for Papers: Monograph Series on Diaspora, Migration, Transnationality, and Identity

May 07, 2013

Globalization has resulted in diaspora—the dispersal of immigrants to different parts of the globe—as well as the transnational circuiting of commodities. Borders previously perceived as physically real and tangible have become porous. Geographical displacement has resulted in shifting identities among numerous people. Literary and cultural studies scholars and critics have theorized and researched on the category “diaspora,” along with affiliated concepts such as “nostalgia,” “homeland,” “diasporic identity,” “hybridity,”  “ethnicity,” “authenticity,” among others. These categories, in turn, have been reconceptualized and refunctioned by specific sectors within the diasporic communities.

Kritika Kultura aims to take part in the dialogue emerging from the multi-faceted, often contradictory, methodological approaches, discursive practices, and theoretical dispositions pertaining to diaspora. Kritika Kultura aims to explore issues that result from the dialectics between a diasporic community and vagaries of the hegemonic culture and nation-state.

Kritika Kultura invites contributions for its Monograph Series from scholars in the Humanities and Social Sciences who work on diasporic formation, particularly—but not exclusively—in the Philippine context. Kritika Kultura invites scholars to submit manuscripts that interrogate the subject of diaspora and its related categories:

1.         The politics of location and identity

2.         The negotiation or reterritorialization of  diasporic space, like narrative-making and

“definitional ceremonies”

3.         Intersection of global economy, transnational circuiting of goods, services, and market

in diasporic communities

4.         Reproduction of diasporic identity vis-à-vis the demands and pressures of the new host

country and the originary country

5.         The currency of roots, origin, and “authenticity” for diasporic communities

6.         How categories of identification—gender, class, race, and ethnicity—constitute and

regulate immigrants

7.         Emergence of new diasporic languages and cultural forms

Submission Guidelines

Kritika Kultura accepts monographs for possible inclusion in the February 2013 issue. Manuscripts must be submitted by 31 October 2012. E-mail a soft copy of the full paper, an abstract, and a brief bionote to Ma. Soccoro Q. Perez, PhD (; cc:; subject heading: KK Monograph Series). For further details regarding the editorial policy and monograph format, please refer to the Editorial Policy section in the Kritika Kultura website.

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