call for contributions
We invite contributions from individuals or groups, regardless of
organizational or disciplinary location. Contributions might address
any of the following themes:
· what is critique?
· sex and sexuality
· bodies and embodiment
· marx today
· critical realism
· feminist theory
· postcolonial and subaltern studies
· labour process theory
· popular culture
· knowledge and information
· ontology, epistemology, methodology
· cyborgs and cyborganization
· chaos and complexity
· biology and genetics
· collective action
· political protest
(This list is by no means comprehensive or exclusive. All submissions
engaging critically with organization will be considered for publication.)
Type of Contributions
ephemera encourages contributions in a variety of formats including
academic articles, book and film reviews, field notes, interviews,
photo essays and other experimental modes of representations.
ephemera publishes theoretical papers and empirical studies, which
should not be longer than 8000 words. Besides academic articles
we will also consider proposals for special issues on specific themes.
Book Reviews: ...can include classics,
as well as recent publications and can be of any length. Longer
review articles will be considered where they deal with a number
of publications linked by a common theme, for example a topic based
literature review. If you would like to suggest a book for review,
please contact our reviews team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Film and television reviews: ephemera
publishes reviews of films and other visual media. We encourage
submissions of review of mainstream Hollywood blockbusters, as well
as less well known, underground productions, classics and popular
television events. The key criterion is that the review should make
productive connections with organization and encourage reflection
upon assumptions of developments in social theory, philosophy and/or
New media and the internet: Information
and communication technologies are giving rise to new forms of mediated
interaction, many with a particular relevance for academic discourse.
For this reason, ephemera encourages reviews of unconventional media,
such as internet sites (both private, corporate and institutional)
or discussion groups. Reviews can cover anything from ideological
analyses of organizational websites to summaries of relevant discussion
Events and case studies: ephemera also
encourages reviews of events. These can include anything from academic
conferences to political action on the streets. Although we particularly
encourage first-hand reporting, reviews of the media coverage of
events are also welcomed.
Reviews of other media and events are also welcomed and might include
reflections on research projects or reviews of published case studies,
in short anything that has implications for the study of organization
and suggests new points for critical engagement with that subject.
Notes provide the opportunity to step back from day-to-day activities
and engage reflexively with the theory of practice and the practice
of theory. For academics this forum is particularly useful for reporting
research in progress, highlighting methodological issues and presenting
rough data. However, we are keen to encourage submissions from activists,
practitioners and other members of organizations to report on events
and activities, reflecting on the power/knowledge relations assumed
by these work practices.
Examples of field notes might include:
- political reflections on research methodologies
- reports on union-management dialogue
- critical engagements by managers and consultants with the politics
of expert knowledge
- diaries by political activists reflecting on the relationship
between ideology and activity
Interviews present the opportunity to explore issues and themes
relating to organization in an open and explorative dialogic format.
Whilst they are less formally structured than a traditional academic
article, they enable complex issues and ideas to be examined from
alternative political and epistemological locations.
Examples of interviews might include:
- theoretical exchange between academics
- investigative interviews with whistleblowers
- political exchanges between activists
Photo Essays and Images
In order to exploit the potential of the electronic format of ephemera,
we also encourage the submission of alternative media, such as photo
essays, montages, short video clips and other artworks. Such formats
enable the exploration of alternative representations and articulations
of knowledge about organization.
All contributions should be electronically submitted to email@example.com.
For full submission guidelines, go to http://www.ephemeraweb.org/journal/submit.htm