ZU Launches an International Journal for the Study of Culture and Society

08 Dec 2009

Zayed University is delighted to announce the launch of a new journal.  Encounters: An International Journal for the Study of Culture and Society will promote and publish scholarship from the humanities and the social sciences, and their intersections on topics related to the encounters of cultures, intellectual traditions, and social and political systems across space and time.  The editors encourage contributions that explicitly link the humanities and the social sciences and engage their different methodologies.  Regular special volumes will offer stimulating, focused engagement with specific historical, political, cultural, social or theoretical questions. Encounters will be peer-reviewed and published biannually in November and May by Zayed University, Dubai.  Encounters has an international Editorial Committee and Advisory Board of prominent scholars, including Arjun Appadurai, Peter van der Veer, Lila Abu-Lughod, Steve Caton, and Aihwa Ong amongst others.

Encounters' inaugural number (November 2009) is dedicated to issues related to the production of knowledge about others.  It includes articles by well-known scholars such as Walter Mignolo, Director of the Center for Global Studies and the Humanities at Duke University and Madina Tlostanova, Professor in the Department of History of Philosophy at Peoples' Friendship University of Russia, Moscow, Anneliese Moors, Program Director of the Research Group "Muslim Cultural Politics" at the Amsterdam School for Social Science Research, and Abdelmajid Hannoum of the faculty of African Studies, University of Kansas. 

Encounters' second number due in May 2010, will be co-edited by Habibul Khondker of Zayed University, Abu Dhabi and Jan Nederveen Pieterse of the University of California at Santa Barbara and will focus on the Middle East and globalization in the 21st century.  The third number will be edited by Nobuko Adachi of Illinois Sate University and will feature articles on East Asian transnational migration in Africa and the Middle East. All articles published in Encounters will be available on line the following semester after they appear in print. 

For more information and Call for Papers see: http://encounters.zu.ac.ae

For contributions and other queries please contact encounters@zu.ac.ae