The journal Condition Humaine / Conditions politiques is issuing a call for papers to be published in its “Varia” (miscellaneous) section. These substantial articles may explore a wide array of issues, topics or themes, primarily in political anthropology, and should be 25,000- to 45,000-character-long.
They are to peer-reviewed, and if submitted to the journal before the end of June 2022, may be published from the journal issue 5, due to be available on line at the beginning of 2023.
Articles should be sent to the following address:
redaction.ch-cp [at] ehess.fr, and comply with the author’s guidelines.
Do not hesitate to circulate this call.
Supported by the IIAC, Condition humaine / Conditions politiques was launched in December 2020 by a group of researchers based in France. This new journal proposes to develop and disseminate French and international research devoted to anthropological insights into politics in today’s world.
Condition humaine / Conditions politiques aims to mobilize and implement the methods, approaches and concepts of political anthropology. It is grounded in the ethnographic method, in anthropological and historical knowledge, both in remote and close spaces, and in anthropological comparison. Its disciplinary territories overlap with those of other social sciences and humanities, historical and political sciences.
Condition humaine / Conditions politiques is a French biannual multilingual journal. The journal hosts articles in French, English, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese.
All the articles must include a long abstract of 3,000 to 4,500 characters, in English and in French.
The Journal comprises five sections. We welcome authors’ contributions to the Journal’s following sections: Reshaping categories, Turbulences, Varia, Current Debates, and Reviews and Interviews. Submissions to the first three sections will be especially welcome.
Reshaping categories, reflecting on theoretical practices
This section analyzes the circulation of theories and categories in between the various disciplines dealing with the political (as an) object of scrutiny. The aim is to apprehend the current renewal of political anthropology through an in-depth conversation between the theory and the field.
(Papers are to be 25,000 to 40,000 characters.)
This section intends to account for the points of disruption, semantic shifts and muddling of categories that arise in media debates nowadays and deserve particular attention from those committed to scientific and civic engagement.
(Papers are to be around 15,000 characters.)
N.B. : Here are a few examples of topical, controversial issues that may inspire articles to s ‘Turbulences’ and ‘Reshaping categories’ :
— ‘Racism’, ‘State racism’ and ‘Anti-racism’ ;
— ‘Universal’, ‘Creolization’ and ‘Métissage’ ;
— ‘Beyond Intersectionality ?’ ;
— ‘Genesis, uses and misuses of a category : what is islamo-leftism ?’ ;
— ‘Thinking the gap : from anthropological decentering to historical anachronism’, etc.
A set of articles on categories, theories, and topical issues subject of scientific debate and controversy may be proposed for publication in the Current Debates Section (see below).
This section will feature articles focusing primarily on political anthropology , as well as papers on visual arts, musics, litterature, etc.
(Articles shall range from 25,000 to 45,000 characters.)
This section focuses on specific issues, practices or geographical areas. Multidisciplinarity is welcome.
(Articles shall be 25,000 to 40,000 characters.)
Reviews and Interviews
This section welcomes reviews on books (15,000 characters) and Interviews (15,000 to 35,000 characters) with prominent protagonists in the field of political anthropology.