CFP: Race and Communication

Submission deadline: June 1, 2022

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We invite contributions for an edited volume on the intersections of communication and race, broadly construed. Contributions may be approached philosophically or from an interdisciplinary perspective. Possible topics include, but are not limited to, how we communicate about race, what one’s race communicates to others and/or to ourselves, ethics/functions/nature of racial slurs, epistemic, metaphysical and theological considerations of race, and the like.

This collection of essays will be compiled, edited and submitted to top academic presses for consideration for publication, with the anticipated release being late 2022 or early 2023.

While the quality, originality and fit will be the determining factors, we are particularly interested in contributions that maintain at least a modest level of accessibility. We are also particularly interested in contributions from members of groups that are underrepresented in philosophy, be it race, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, nationality, (dis)ability, religion, and age. We invite submission contributors to self-identify, if they so choose.

Submissions should be between 6,000 and 12,000 words, not including notes and references, and sent as a word or pdf document to Dr. Leland Harper at [email protected]. Please also include in the body of the email or as a separate attachment a cover letter stating contact information and professional or academic affiliation. Submissions will be accepted until June 1, 2022.   

Any initial queries can be sent to Dr. Leland Harper at [email protected] 

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