Call for Papers – Journal of Urban Cultural Studies

Puerta del Sol, Madrid, Spain. Photo by Juan Laurent (taken around 1870)

The Journal of Urban Cultural Studies (JUCS) is pleased to announce its permanent call for papers for authors working on cultural productions and urban studies. JUCS is a peer-refereed, international journal that blends humanities and social science approaches to the culture(s) of cities. The journal is open to studies that deal with culture, urban spaces, and forms of urbanized consciousness from all over the world.

JUCS is particularly interested in submissions that give equal weight to: a) one or more aspects of urban studies, and b) the analysis of one or more specific forms of cultural/textual production in relation to a given urban space or spaces. JUCS publishes both research articles and short-form articles. Research articles (7,000 to 10,000 words, including references and notes) are the hallmark of the journal and represent an original contribution to the field. JUCS also publishes short-form articles of 2,500–4,000 words.

Short-form articles can take many forms: interviews, analyses of art installations, review essays (pitched globally and discussing at least three book titles) or discussions of theoretical debates and interdisciplinary issues relating to urban cultural studies. Please notice that the journal does not publish ‘book reviews.’ JUCS is also interested in receiving proposals for special issues by guest editors working individually or in teams of two, and original, unpublished artwork on the topic of cities. Journal contributors will receive a free PDF copy of their final work upon publication. Print copies of the journal may also be purchased by contributors at half price.

Revision and submission

Research articles are subject to peer review, while short-form articles are subject to editorial review. All articles submitted should be original work and must not be under consideration by other publications. To learn more, please refer to our journal website:

https://www.intellectbooks.com/journal-of-urban-cultural-studies

Submissions should be sent by email to:

jucssubmissions@gmail.com<mailto:jucssubmissions@gmail.com>;

Any other correspondence with the editor should be sent to:

 urbanculturalstudies@gmail.com

This blog, https://urbanculturalstudies.wordpress.com is another way to keep up with the Urban Cultural Studies community, find out about upcoming events, new books, and publishing opportunities, and listen to our series of Urban Cultural Studies Podcasts.

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Vibrant’s Dossier on Urban Peripheries

Vibrant is an online journal published by ABA, the Brazilian Anthropology Association, that just released a dossier specifically on Urban Peripheries that might be of interest to readers of this blog. It offers academic research in English, French, and Spanish, besides their translations to Portuguese.

The themes will be divided as such, with thematic axes I and II already published in Volume 14 number 3 (Dec. 2017).

  • Axis 1: Public Security, Crime, Violence
  • Axis 2: Gender, identity, sexual orientation
  • Axis 3: Leisure, Artistic Expressions, Cultural Consumption
  • Axis 4: Urbanization, Management, Relations with the Public Power
  • Axis 5: Rural-Urban, Migration
  • Axis 6: Generation, Youth

The first axis includes discussion on Pacification Police Unit programs in Rio de Janeiro, which has been stirring debate around the country. Also worth checking is another previous Dossier published in Volume 8 Number 2 from 2011 on Urban Anthropology.

This open-acess journal went through some financial problems back in 2015, but has managed to continue publishing open-source research specifically focusing on Brazil for an international audience.

The first issue [Free Access] of the Journal of Urban Cultural Studies [It’s Official]

Very happy to announce that…

the long awaited first issue of the Journal of Urban Cultural Studies is now posted on Intellect’s website! click here to see its contents, [and remember to have your library subscribe…] The contents of the first issue can be accessed free of charge here.

Thanks to all who have made this possible — and particularly to the crew at Intellect, the JUCS editorial board & numerous external peer reviewers, (it does take a village), but most of all thanks go to the authors whose interdisciplinary humanities-social science work has made this all so worthwhile.

Issue 1.2 will be on the way soon enough!

[newer] eflyer – Journal of Urban Cultural Studies (Intellect)

JUCS_UrbanCulturalStudies_1.1_eFlyer

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD PDF OF THIS eFlyer

Guest-edited special issue: Madrid and Urban Cultural Studies

1364971XThe guest-edited issue on the topic of “Madrid and urban cultural studies” has been published in the International Journal of Iberian Studies (26.1-2 [2013]: pp. 3-102). Click here for link to publisher’s page.

Editorial and four articles include: Continue reading

Biutiful Barcelona [10-15-minute video research article trailer]

My undergraduate students are busy making iMovie video final projects for a non-traditional literary survey class and I figured I might give it a try (theirs are much better I assure you). I’ve done this as a 10-15-minute video version of the argument I make in a recent article. Maybe it is more like a research article trailer… Anyone else out there making video articles? [It helps that youtube (at least for my account) allows video uploads of up to 15 minutes.]

The article is:

Fraser, B. “A Biutiful City: Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Filmic Critique of the ‘Barcelona             model.’” Studies in Hispanic Cinemas 9.1 (2012): 19-34.