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[liberationtech] CfP: "Cultural workers: Mediation and sociocultural movements"

sergio d'antonio maceiras sergiodm.mail at gmail.com
Fri Oct 26 11:19:36 PDT 2012


We are glad to send you the Call for Papers for our next issue at 
Teknokultura Journal: CULTURAL WORKERS: MEDIATIONS AND SOCIOCULTURAL 
MOVEMENTS (Dic. 2012)
For more information about submissions or Editorial policies, please 
visit the page "About the journal"
We will appreciate as well your help with the spread of the CfP and the 
Journal.

Thank you,
Teknokultura Journal.

*CALL FOR PAPERS TEKNOKULTURA JOURNAL (DIC 2012)
*

*CULTURAL WORKERS: MEDIATIONS AND SOCIOCULTURAL MOVEMENTS
*

**In light of new economic and technocratic interventions and in the 
context of further social and cultural downsizing and financial cuts, 
this issue joins other initiatives which from the standpoint of activism 
and social mobilization have been able to identify and organize around a 
number of concerns in urgent need of attention. By calling on cultural 
workers (teachers, artists, researchers, activists, cultural 
associations, journalists, social workers ...), /Teknokultura/ hopes to 
organize and mobilize the individualized uneasiness of cultural workers, 
a collective as diffuse as it is broad, as capable as it is fragmented, 
in order to confront the adverse and apparently overwhelming 
circumstances of recent years. Against the progressive buying and 
selling of a culture transformed into commodity, exalted by the 
withdrawal of the State and the public sphere, we also want to render 
visible the idea that culture is a right and a basic means of 
socialization and social participation. This is a common point of 
departure from which we interpellate ourselves and our audience as part 
of a wider community of cultural workers.

 From this editorial position we encourage the exploration of the 
following practices, cases and initiatives, together with their analysis 
and theorizing, in different cultural and institutional contexts:

  * Practices that refuse to understand as purely personal concerns
    wider institutional, economic and social issue and relations. It is
    important to emphasize the personal and collective benefits derived
    from these "refusals".
  * Analyses that illustrate in rigorous ways the ability to activate
    new or already existing affinities or networks in adverse
    institutional environments without necessarily appealing to strong
    notions of militancy or full time activism. Again, it is important
    to emphasize the personal and group benefits that can be derived
    from these initiatives
  * Examples of solidarity and mutual aid of groups and collectives that
    have been able to activate alternative forms of "welfare and social
    support" and that may be considered as paradigmatic examples for
    future initiatives.
  * Case studies about cognitive workers or forms of immaterial work
    (academics, intellectuals, journalists, cultural critics ...) which
    have felt the need to turn to more "tangible" issues with more
    "material" effects, and the way this material turn has affected
    their own intellectual/immaterial work and politics.

In harmony with our editorial approach, we seek original and unpublished 
work, preferably based on rigorous research and analysis, not just from 
academics and intellectual workers, but also from social movements, 
activists, neighbourhood movements, rural experiences and associative 
urban experiences, whether local, national or international. Indeed, we 
invite contributions from all those spaces where sociocultural 
mediations and capitals are moving towards more sustainable social 
changes and orders.

In addition to conventional articles, /Teknokultura/ publishes other 
formats within its diverse sections: 'A des/propósito de...' (dedicated 
to short essays or critical comments about techno scientific topics and 
debates), 'Activismo y Movimentos sociales' ('Activism and Social 
Movements'), dedicated to a variety of initiatives and experiences 
supported by social networks, groups and social movements), 'Pantallas' 
('Screens') (this section is about audiovisual work like videogames, 
cinema, web projects, etc.); we also have 'Convers-acciones' 
('Convers-actions') (including debates and collective interviews on 
relevant topics around technology and/or social mobilization) and 
  'Reseñas' ('Book Reviews').



Articles should be up to 7000 words in the main section. For other 
sections, see theEditorial Policies. 
<http://teknokultura.net/index.php/tk/about/editorialPolicies>

Submissions are accepted in English and Spanish.

For more information please contacttk at teknokultura.net 
<mailto:tk at teknokultura.net>

_Coordinators:_Sergio D'Antonio, Angel Gordo y Luis Moreno-Caballud

_Deadlines_

Final articles:_NOVEMBER, 30^th 2012_

Publication date:DECEMBER, 2012

Use theguidelines 
<http://teknokultura.net/index.php/tk/about/submissions#onlineSubmissions>on 
our website when preparing a proposal for presentation.

Indicate"Cultural Workers"in the draft

Registration and login are required to submit items online and to check 
the status of current submissions.

Online Submissions <http://teknokultura.net/index.php/tk/about/submissions>

If you already have a Username/Password for Teknokultura GO TO LOGIN 
<http://teknokultura.net/index.php/tk/login>

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