Call for Papers: The Ethnography of Contemporary Korea

Guest edi­tors Nan­cy Abel­mann and Jesook Song invite sub­mis­sion of inno­v­a­tive ethno­graph­ic stud­ies of recent Kore­an soci­ety, pol­i­tics, and cul­ture for pub­li­ca­tion in a Jour­nal of Kore­an Stud­ies spe­cial issue on “The Ethnog­ra­phy of Con­tem­po­rary Korea.” The edi­tors are inter­est­ed in “inter­pre­tive­ly rich and rig­or­ous man­u­scripts that shed light on cul­tur­al and socio-eco­nom­ic dynam­ics in the Kore­as in recent years. Orig­i­nal per­spec­tives and crit­i­cal approach­es to con­tem­po­rary the­o­ret­i­cal and con­cep­tu­al con­ver­sa­tions will be high­ly val­ued.”

Man­u­scripts are wel­come from a wide spec­trum of dis­ci­plines that employ ethno­graph­ic meth­ods and writ­ing prac­tices, includ­ing anthro­pol­o­gy, Asian and area stud­ies, com­mu­ni­ca­tion and media stud­ies, dias­poric and transna­tion­al stud­ies, edu­ca­tion, his­to­ry, lit­er­a­ture, soci­ol­o­gy, polit­i­cal stud­ies, and women, gen­der, and sex­u­al­i­ty stud­ies, and the like.

Sub­mis­sions are due by Jan­u­ary 11, 2011. Before sub­mit­ting papers, review the journal’s sub­mis­sion pro­ce­dures at

For fur­ther infor­ma­tion, con­tact Nan­cy Abel­mann ( or Jesook Song (