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AlterNative 2016 : AlterNative Calls for Papers on Indigenous Autonomy Projects


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Call For Papers


Indigenous peoples from around the world have adopted the idea of autonomy in an attempt to engage with modernity on their own terms. What is remarkable is the range and diversity of the notion of autonomy, from treaty-based territorial autonomy to non-territorial, cultural rights based autonomy projects.

We are calling for papers that explore the historical and contemporary causes of both the idea of indigenous autonomy and the form it takes in specific cases; why do some projects take the form of territorial autonomy while others focus on cultural recognition and rights? We are interested in receiving papers that provide a comparative analysis and review of the successes and drawbacks experienced by different indigenous peoples from around the world in order to draw important lessons for ongoing and future indigenous autonomy projects.

Submission and Deadline Details

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. ​
AlterNative publishes articles in English but also welcomes submissions in indigenous languages.
Articles should range between 5,000 and 7,000 words, including title, abstract, keywords and references.
AlterNative also publishes short and timely commentaries on critical issues concerning indigenous peoples. Commentaries should be between 3,000 and 4,000 words long, including references, abstract and keywords.
Submissions responding to this call for papers should relate to the theme of indigenous autonomy projects and should reach us by 15 February 2016. We also welcome submissions for inclusion in our general issues all year round.
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:

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