The beautiful cover art has been donated by Metis visual artist Christi Belcourt (www.christibelcourt.com). The issue features a contribution by Sara Carpenter, Genevieve Ritchie and Shahrzad Mojab honouring the memory of late advisory board member, Roxana Ng, as well as a short note about Roxana’s many important academic, activist and pedagogical contributions by editor Elaine Coburn on behalf of the journal.
The theme of this special issue is ‘Transgressive Pedagogies and Research’ and begins with a mini-symposium on Indigenous research with a reprint of Emma LaRocque’s poem, Long Way From Home, and articles by George Sefa Dei, Makere Stewart-Harawira, and Elaine Coburn. In addition, Catherine O. Fox contributes an article on queer pedagogy, Peter McLaren writes about revolutionary critical ecopedagogy, Margaret Kovach considers the practices of teaching treaty, Aziz Choudry describes and analyses activist research practices and William K. Carroll shares his experiences teaching ‘playdough capitalism’.
At this time, we would like to announce that Elaine Coburn is stepping down as editor and therefore we are seeking new editors, with a deadline for proposals of November 30, 2013. We particularly encourage scholars with expertise in anti-racist, feminist and Indigenous perspectives as these inform socialism to apply. The full call for editors may be accessed on the Society for Socialist Studies Facebook page and both formal and informal inquiries should be directed to Elaine Coburn at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
The new issue, as well as back issues, are freely available online at www.socialiststudies.com. We urge you to share the link with interested colleagues.
Socialist Studies is an increasingly strong voice for important and rigorous scholarship on the left. Our international reach now includes readers in over seventy countries. Authors with manuscripts may submit for peer-review through the journal website or directly to the editor, Elaine Coburn, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Those with ideas for special issues of the journal or other contributions should contact the editor directly.
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