Indigenous societies around the world are reimagining themselves, foregrounding elements of historic and/or traditional cultures and emphasizing their ‘indigeneity’. Within the context of Western modernities and urbanization, indigenous identities are being renewed or reconstructed and new conceptions of the indigenous self are emerging.
Amongst these urbanized indigenous communities there is a strong desire to continue to use traditional indigenous ideas, theories and practices as foundational elements of indigenous societal development and to reaffirm identity. As a consequence, new forms of political society and social order are under development. A wide variety of unique organizations and institutions are emerging and new ethical standards developing as indigenous modernities take shape across the globe. We welcome papers on all aspects of these emerging indigenous modernities.
AlterNative publishes papers that substantively address and critically engage with indigenous issues from a scholarly indigenous viewpoint. All papers must address and engage with current international and national literature and academic and/or indigenous theory and make a significant contribution to the field of indigenous studies. Submissions responding to this call for papers should relate to the theme of indigenous modernities; however, we also welcome submissions for inclusion in our general issues all year round. For further details, please visit our website www.alternative.ac.nz, or contact us at [email protected]
Submission and Deadline Details
AlterNative primarily accepts substantive articles (up to 7,000 words) that address a particular indigenous topic or theme. We also publish short, timely commentaries which address a particular indigenous topic, theme, or contemporary issue affecting indigenous societies (up to 4,000 words long). A sample article, sample commentary and author guidelines, including format and referencing styles, can be found on the Author Information page on the AlterNative website. Submissions responding to this call for papers should reach us by 15 July 2015.