Appel à contributions – Festival Activism – 20 novembre 2021

Appel à contributions pour l’ouvrage Festival Activism à paraître chez Indiana University Press dans la collection « Activist Encounters in Folklore and Ethnomusicology », sous la dir. de David McDonald et Jeremy Reed. 

« For decades festivals have provided important sites of inquiry for folklorists and ethnomusicologists alike. While theoretically and methodologically diverse, this literature has traditionally focused on the communitas of festival experience and the flow of everyday social life beyond the festival’s liminal boundaries. Attending to the activist turn in ethnographic research, we wish to explore the idea of festivals as strategic forms of social action. Specifically, how can a critical ethnographic study of festivals reveal the ways in which performers, participants, and organizers encounter and challenge the myriad forms of violence that frame the contemporary world? How do festivals constitute sites of activism and forms of social and political intervention?

Co-Editors David A. McDonald and Jeremy Reed of Indiana University are seeking chapter proposals that explore existing and emerging debates on the dynamics of festivals and activism. This volume understands festivals as an interspace between disciplines such as folklore, ethnomusicology, performance studies, cultural studies, media studies, and others. At the same time, an attentive and critically ethnographic approach to festivals can offer utility to professional fields beyond the social sciences, such as arts administration and public affairs. We welcome original research that explores the significance of festivals as tools of social and political intervention. And further, we encourage chapter proposals that integrate festival research into contemporary conversations on applied, activist, and public facing work in the humanities. »

Date limite de soumission (résumé de 250 mots à envoyer à davmcdon(a)indiana.edu ou reedjer(a)indiana.edu) : 20 novembre 2021 (les articles retenus seront à soumettre le 1er mai 2022).

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