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November 2008, Week 2


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We want let you know of two additions to First, a new call for
submissions has been posted. Please see the CFP below and check it out on our
website at .

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Current Call: Race, Queerness and Civil Rights

At the same time that a discourse of inclusiveness and “colorblindness” appears
to be reaching a zenith after the election of Barack Obama as President of the
United States, the simultaneous approval of constitutional amendments banning
same-sex marriage in three states as well as the banning of adoption by
unmarried couples in one complicates the claim that, for all Americans, “Yes We
Can.” seeks submissions that address how the media is implicated in the
discourses around race and LGBT issues with a critical lens on politics
post-election 2008. For example: Can we complicate the parallel drawn by LGBT
activists between struggle for same-sex marriage rights and the U.S. Civil
Rights movement? How is queerness raced, and how is the topic of race in the
U.S. queered, if at all? What is the interplay between queerness, race, and
heteronormative structures such as marriage and the nuclear family? How can we
comment on “colorblind” rhetoric that allows for a mixed-race African American
president at the same time that it rolls back affirmative action? What of the
troubling racially divisive discourse emerging after Proposition 8’s success in

Submissions, up to 1300 words in length, should be directed to Special Features
Editor Alex Cho. Successful submissions will base their argument on some aspect
of the media (TV, Web, print, etc) or a specific media text or texts.
Submissions should be in .doc format, with the title and author’s name clearly
indicated on the file. The deadline for submissions is Monday, December 1,

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