Calling all scholars of modern war and conflict: if you’re waiting for the ideal opportunity for your research to be published by an award-winning independent academic publisher, we’re pleased to announce that we’re now on the look-out for proposals for the second wave of our forthcoming monograph series, War, Culture and Society (Series Editor: Stephen McVeigh).
The series will launch in 2014, and the first call for proposals received an enormous response. We’re now seeking proposals for the series’ second wave of interdisciplinary research monographs – and hope to meet with an equal level of enthusiasm! If you’d like to be a part of it, then please read on to find out more about what we’re looking for.
The 20th century was a period dominated by war on an unprecedented global scale. War was transformed by seismic technological and industrial advances, and consequently its impact extended beyond those considered legitimate combatants to the wider mass of society. The human experience of such devastating violence and upheaval, how this experience has been absorbed and articulated, and how war has shaped the ambition and character of nations as well as group and individual identities, are major themes in the series.
War, Culture and Society provides a complementary approach to the study of war and its impacts. Building on a traditional military-historical foundation, the series employs rigorous multi- and -interdisciplinarity and an international scope. The series emphasizes the connections between military history, political science, moral and ethical debates, and cultural production as interrelated forces that have reflected and shaped human experiences, and the consequent representations and memories of war. The series predominantly analyses the relationships between war and culture as it has manifested in the twentieth century, and onwards into the first decades of the twenty-first.
The series has a number of connected aims:
1. To extend the scope of traditional military historical approaches by emphasising the importance of the socio-cultural.
2. To relate political, social, cultural and military history with the analysis of literary, visual and filmic texts and thus establish a truly multi-disciplinary arena for the analysis of war.
3. To analyse issues of identity construction and power relations in war and conflict along axes of history, class, race, gender, religion and generational difference.
4. To provide the space for comparisons of differing national experiences of war to highlight the complexities of regional, national and global histories and to avoid the tendency to a ‘western’ bias.
5. To diminish the traditional boundaries between academic disciplines analysing war and provide a space to fully integrate traditional military historical approaches with modern conceptual and theoretical perspectives.
If you think you have a project that fits well with the scope of this series, we would love to hear from you. Please send an abstract of 500 words, along with a brief CV or list of previous publications, to our series editor Stephen McVeigh: firstname.lastname@example.org. If you’d like to know more about the series, you can contact Stephen at the same address, or by telephone on 01792602897.
The deadline for submissions is February 1st 2014. We’re looking forward to hearing from you!