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Axel Bruns on Thu, 29 Apr 2010 20:46:26 +0200 (CEST)

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<nettime-ann> CFP: M/C Journal 'waste' Issue


                          M/C - Media and Culture
            is calling for contributors to the 'waste' issue of

                                M/C Journal

M/C Journal is looking for new contributors. Founded in 1998, M/C is a crossover journal between the popular and the academic, and a blind- and peer-reviewed journal. 

To see what M/C Journal is all about, check out our Website, which contains all the issues released so far, at <http://journal.media-culture.org.au/>. To find out how and in what format to contribute your work, visit <http://journal.media-culture.org.au/journal/submission.php>. 

                         Call for Papers: 'waste'
              Edited by Kirsten Seale and Caroline Hamilton 

Walter Benjamin's work eloquently testifies that reading 'the rags, the refuse' reveals much about the constitution of culture. What a culture does not value speaks as much about that culture as what it does value. In any economy that fetishises the commodity and consumption the realm of waste, that which is left over or left behind, is politicised. The politics of waste, however, are problematic. The production and classification of waste is systemic with capitalist modes of production and their social and cultural taxonomies. Consequently, there are compelling reasons for waste to be brought to the fore as a topic for cultural enquiry. It is all the more timely given the environmental dimensions and pressures of waste.

In this issue of M/C Journal we seek contributions that consider the matter and metaphor of waste in diverse cultural contexts. Beyond considerations of waste in terms of trash and refuse we seek to delve into areas of waste overlooked: wasted time, wasted bodies, getting wasted, literal and metaphorical wastelands and dumping grounds.

Contact the editors at waste {AT} journal.media-culture.org.au, and submit articles of 3,000 words in length through our Website at http://journal.media-culture.org.au/

Article deadline:     25 June 2010
Issue release date:   25 Aug. 2010

M/C Journal was founded (as "M/C - A Journal of Media and Culture") in 1998 as a place of public intellectualism analysing and critiquing the meeting of media and culture. Contributors are directed to past issues of M/C Journal for examples of style and content, and to the submissions page for comprehensive article submission guidelines. M/C Journal articles are blind peer-reviewed.

Further M/C Journal issues scheduled for 2010 and 2011:

'waste':     article deadline 25 June 2010,   release date 25 Aug. 2010
'pig':       article deadline 20 Aug. 2010,   release date 20 Oct. 2010
'coalition': article deadline 15 Oct. 2010,   release date 15 Dec. 2010
'doubt':     article deadline 21 Jan. 2011,   release date 23 Mar. 2011
'diaspora':  article deadline  4 Mar. 2011,   release date  4 May  2011
M/C - Media and Culture is located at <http://www.media-culture.org.au/>.
M/C Journal is online at <http://journal.media-culture.org.au/>.
All past issues of M/C Journal on various topics are available there.


                                                     Dr Axel Bruns

 General Editor                              editor {AT} media-culture.org.au
 M/C - Media and Culture                http://www.media-culture.org.au/
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