[OPE-L] Studies in Language and Capitalism

From: glevy@PRATT.EDU
Date: Mon Aug 28 2006 - 08:56:19 EDT

First Issue: November 2006
John E Richardson, Loughborough University, UK, Ian Roderick, Wilfrid
Laurier University, Canada, Katie Weir, Queensland University of Technology,

Studies in Language and Capitalism is a peer-reviewed online journal that
seeks to promote and freely distribute interdisciplinary critical inquiries
into the language and meaning of contemporary capitalism, and the links
between economic, social and linguistic change in the world around us. The
journal is a project of the LNC Group listserv and stems from our shared
concern regarding the global spread of new economic ideologies and
specifically the way that neoliberals attempt to naturalise, and hence
entrench, social, political and economic inequalities.

Studies in Language and Capitalism will publish substantial research
articles, shorter pieces and commentary. The journal will bridge the false
disciplinary boundaries erected between discourse analysis, linguistics,
communications, political science, sociology, history, and other related
fields. We welcome submissions not only from academics and researchers
analysing language in use, but also activists in social movements who see
language use as part of their concerns, journalists concerned with language
and rhetoric, and social researchers in other fields where the politics of
language is an issue.

Though language is foregrounded in our title, Studies in Language and
Capitalism is equally interested in presenting research that addresses the
roles which semiosis as a whole plays in making capitalism meaningful.
Further, SLC will not limit itself to the economic field. We are also
interested in publishing work that examines the ramifications of capitalism
in fields such as culture, education, the mass media, politics (both
national and international), public and civil society, and in relation to
structured social inequalities on the basis of nationality, 'race',
religion, gender and sexuality.

Possible areas of analysis include:
representations of scarcity and abundance
the state, governance and control
coercion, hegemony and pedagogy
dynamics of the public sphere
development, dependency and globalisation
historical and future conceptions of value
relationships between technology and social action
the restructuring of various public and private life domains including
education, labour, healthcare and development
neo-feudalism and neo-corporatism
the War on Terror and the Long War
people's movements and socio-economic alternatives
and a wide range of other topics.

Studies in Language and Capitalism is seeking articles for the early issues
of the journal. Longer articles should be no longer than 8,000 words and
shorter articles no longer than 4,000 words. A primary concern of the
journal is to provide open access to knowledge on a global basis. Therefore,
SLC will accept previously published papers, or drafts and revisions
thereof. Items previously published must still undergo the same peer review
process as all other submissions and will not necessarily be accepted for
publication by SLC. Please state if your submission has been previously
published, where, and whether the paper is a draft, an update, or a piece
you have permission to republish.

Submissions will be refereed by reviewers. All articles should be
accompanied by an abstract of approximately 150 words and 5-10 keywords. The
journal uses the Harvard system of referencing with the author's name and
date in the text, and a full reference list in alphabetical order at the end
of the article.
All submissions must be sent electronically as Microsoft Word documents to:

Forthcoming contributions include:

Robert de Beaugrande (Universitá del Litorale, Slovenia): Critical Discourse
Analysis: History, Ideology, Methodology.

Panayota Gounari (University of Massachusetts Boston, USA): Contesting the
Cynicism of Neoliberal Discourse: Moving Towards a Language of Possibility.

Phil Graham (Queensland University of Technology, Australia): Marxian

Peter Ives (University of Winnipeg, Canada): 'Global English': Linguistic
Imperialism or Practical Lingua Franca?

Richard Jackson (University of Manchester, UK): Genealogy, Ideology, and
Counter-Terrorism: Writing Wars on Terrorism from Ronald Reagan to George W.
Bush Jr.

Carmen Luke (University of Queensland, Australia): Eduscapes: Knowledge,
Capital and Cultures

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