Friday, October 29, 2010

War On . . . Symposium

The Journal of Gender, Race & Justice is now calling for papers for its 15th anniversary symposium.

The symposium, "War on: The Fallout of Declaring War on Social Issues," will explore the consequences of declaring war on society's problems.

From the War on Poverty, to the War on Crime, to the Ward on Drugs and Terror, by utilizing the "War On" rhetoric, policy and lawmakers unite the public against a common enemy and authorize themselves to act more aggressively against a group of people. The Journal of Gender, Race and Justice symposium will examine who gets swept into this class of enemies and how the practice of declaring wars on social issues affects marginalized communities.

Please see the call for papers for submission instructions. Paper proposals must be submitted by November 15th, 2010.


  1. This reminds me of George Carlin, who said America is a warlike country, without a doubt it goes back to the founding of the country and the war against native Americans.



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