10 February 2014

CALL FOR PAPER: GLOCALISM, JOURNAL OF CULTURE, POLITICS AND INNOVATION

“Glocalism”, a peer-reviewed, open-access and cross-disciplinary journal is currently accepting manuscripts for publication. We welcome studies in any field, with or without a comparative approach, which address both the practical effects and theoretical import. 

All articles should be sent to:
p.bassetti@globusetlocus.org, davide.cadeddu@unimi.it
Articles can be in any language and of a length chosen by the author, while the abstract and keywords
must be in English.
Papers deadline extended to: 15 May 2014. This issue is scheduled to appear in end-June.
Website: www.glocalismjournal.net

Direction Committee: Arjun Appadurai (New York University); Zygmunt Bauman (University of Leeds); Seyla Benhabib (Yale University); Sabino Cassese (Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa); Manuel Castells (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Barcelona); Fred Dallmayr (University of Notre Dame); David Held (Durham University); Robert J. Holton (Trinity College Dublin); Alberto Martinelli (Università degli Studi di Milano); Anthony McGrew (University of Southampton); Alberto Quadrio Curzio (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano); Roland Robertson (University of Aberdeen); Saskia Sassen (Columbia University); Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak (Columbia University).


Topic
FEEDING THE PLANET: ENERGY FOR LIFE
(abstract) Reflecting on existence can, in actual fact, open us up to new areas of meaning and political action, especially when we clearly grasp the distance separating basic survival from the satisfaction of purely hedonistic demands. Positioned within this broad and infinite range of conditions, life shows its full political meaning, which, in current times, increasingly assumes specific bio-political connotations. What is the ‘being’ (historic and current) and the ‘must be’ in terms of agriculture, food practices and health education? What are the ideas and actions inspired by the principles of cooperation, environmental sustainability and global justice? What are the forms of living and eating together, which change with the intensification of human relations? What are the difficulties for the (currently predominant) urban population? What are the changes that refer to cities, and ‘global cities’, their networks and the surrounding territories? The theme for the 2015 Milan Expo “Feeding the planet: energy for life” suggests these and many other problems. And never before when compared to this global era, each aspect takes on a significance in relation to the whole. While the whole can be only understood when we consider the reticular nature of its many and specific aspects.

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