Call for Special Issue Proposals (publication date December 2021)
Culture, Agriculture, Food, and Environment (CAFE)
Megan Styles & Debarati Sen, Co-Editors
Deadline: November 1, 2020
The editors of Culture, Agriculture, Food, and Environment (CAFE), a peer-reviewed journal published by the American Anthropological Association, invite prospective authors to submit proposals for a special issue to be published in December 2021. We welcome proposals focused on all topics related to the cultural, political, and ecological aspects of agriculture, food production, and the environment. We are especially interested in proposals that engage with matters of urgent intellectual, theoretical, and practical importance to the fields of agricultural and environmental anthropology, such as attempts to decolonize and/or build an anti-racist anthropology and the effects of COVID-19 on farmers and food systems. We encourage authors to engage with the work of BIPOC scholars/artists/authors and to assemble a group of special issue contributors that reflects a range of scholarly perspectives, lived experiences, academic backgrounds, and research contexts.
All proposals should consist of the following:
- a special issue title and the names and contact information for the convener or co-conveners who will serve as guest editor(s) for the issue
- guest editors curate the collection of articles and write a 2-page introduction to the special issue; in most cases, they also contribute an article to the issue
- a special issue description of around 1000-1500 words explaining the proposed topic, why this is of interest and importance, and how the authors will build on and/or unsettle previous scholarship/discourse/pedagogy in anthropology and the related social sciences and humanities
- titles, author information, and abstracts for each of the five-six papers that will make up the special issue collection
- Paper abstracts should be 250-300 words and should describe the topic of the paper, the central argument, and the analytical approach or methods used.
- Papers included in the special issue collection can be original research articles (7500 words maximum, including references) or brief research commentaries, technical reports, review essays, and grassroots profiles (3500 words with references).
For more information about CAFE visit: http://wileyonlinelibrary.com/journal/cuag. More information about style and citation requirements can be found on our Author Guidelines page: https://anthrosource.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/hub/journal/21539561/about/author-guidelines
Proposals should be submitted to the CAFE co-editors by email at email@example.com by November 1, 2020. A decision will be made by November 15, 2020, and manuscripts will be due March 1, 2021. All manuscripts will be peer reviewed. Those accepted for publication will be published in December 2021. If you have any questions about this CFP or the submission process, contact Megan Styles & Debarati Sen (CAFE Co-Editors, firstname.lastname@example.org).