Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Our third issue is out! Volume 2(1), 2008

Table of Contents


Introduction Abstract PDF
Charles R. Menzies 5-6

Comments and Arguments

'Cubanalismo': The Cuban Alternative to Neoliberalism Abstract PDF
Carlo Fanelli 7-16
Dennis Alan Bartels 17-22


Disagreement-in-principle: Negotiating the right to practice Coast Salish culture in treaty talks on Vancouver Island, BC Abstract PDF
Brian Thom 23-30
Rethinking Redistribution Abstract PDF
Magnus Nilsson 31-44
Conceptions of Hegemony in Antonio Gramsci’s Southern Question and the Prison Notebooks Abstract PDF
Ercan Gündoğan 45-60
Sexin’ Work: The Politics of Prostitution Regulation Abstract PDF
Dianne Grant 61-74

Monday, May 19, 2008

Call for Papers - Volume 3!

The Editorial Collective invites submissions for Volume 3 of New Proposals. We encourage the submission of papers that take a politically engaged stance. We are interested in full length articles (3,000 to 5,000 words) as well as shorter commentaries (up to 2,500 words).

Papers should be no more than 3,000 - 5,000 words. References and citations are to be kept to the minimum required to advance your argument. Articles can be based in original research, synthetic reviews, or theoretical engagements. We look forward to -in fact expect- a diversity of perspectives and approaches that, while they may disagree on the particulars, they will share with the Editorial Collective a commitment to an engaged scholarship that prioritizes social justice.

We are also interested in proposals for themed issues. Given our electronic open access format New Proposals has a faster than typical turnaround time from submission to editorial decision. We will also work with you to find a way to fit your concept into our mandate for excellent, peer-reviewed, progressive scholarship.

New Proposals is a transnational peer-reviewed journal hosted at The University of British Columbia in collaboration with the UBC Library Journal Project.

To submit papers go to and register as an author.

If you are curious please feel free to sign up as a reader and/or as a reviewer.

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Issue Number Two Hits the Stands!

Vol 1, No 2 (2008)

Table of Contents


New Hope Abstract PDF
Charles Menzies 1

Comments and Arguments

The Language of Forgetting and the Academic Abstract PDF
Gary Tedman 2-4
Political Sociology and Anthropology in Education Abstract PDF
Michael Joseph Francisconi 5-8


Development to Unite Us: Autonomy and Multicultural Coexistence in Chiapas and Guatemala Abstract PDF
June Nash
Social Class: The Forgotten Identity Marker in Social Studies Education Abstract PDF
Paul Orlowski 29-47

Reviews and Reflections

Author’s Reply to Review: Louis Althusser and the Traditions of French Marxism Abstract PDF
William Lewis 48-49

Complete Printable Version

Complete Issue Abstract PDF
NP Editorial Collective

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Call For Papers, Volume 2, Issue 2 (Fall 2008)

Universities and Corporatization

Submission Deadline: August 1, 2008

What is the role of the university and the meaning of education at the beginning of the twenty first century? How are corporate money, influence and ideology shaping the face of the university? How do crushing debt loads constrain student choices and shape the kind of education they seek and receive?

Over the past few decades, people in many countries have experienced a steady corporatization of their universities. University administrations are increasingly structured on a corporate model and academic success is defined by profit. For this upcoming special issue of New Proposals, we are interested in articles and commentaries that analyze this situation in different countries and regions. We welcome contributions that ask the following kinds of questions: How is the privatization of the university expressed and experienced in diverse settings? How do ‘audit culture’ governance systems exacerbate bureaucracy and influence the allocation of resources? Has the debate about this issue been framed differently in the case of public versus private universities? To what extent have faculty, staff, and student unions and organizations intervened? How have public intellectuals responded to this issue in different countries in the past and present? Have various countries and different systems of education been more or less successful in resisting this corporate model?

For this special issue, we welcome shorter commentaries (up to 2,500 words) as well as full length articles. In particular, we are interested in essays that develop a comparative perspective.

For additional details contact: editorial[at]newproposals[dot]ca ( [at] = @ , [dot] = . )