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Special Issue "What is Genealogy?"
A special issue of Genealogy (ISSN 2313-5778).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 November 2016).
The inaugural issue of Genealogy invites essays on the topic, “What is Genealogy?”. The goal of the issue is to offer an introduction to genealogy studies, which is unprecedented in its scope; highlighting the contributions that genealogical theory and methods can make to an interdisciplinary array of research interests. Contributors are asked to explain how genealogical research and/or theory pertains to their discipline or sub-discipline (answering the question “What is Genealogy?”, as viewed from this disciplinary standpoint). The inaugural issue also seeks to provide a more rigorous theoretical foundation for genealogy studies and invites contributions that aim to strengthen the theoretical and/or epistemological framework for genealogy studies. The editorial team is especially interested in essays addressing the following topics:
- New frontiers for genealogy studies in key areas of inquiry (including, but not limited to: family studies, migration studies, cultural and literary studies, demography, medical/health studies, legal studies, race-ethnicity studies, science studies, genetic genealogy studies, ).
- Relevance/applications of genealogical perspectives for historical methodologies (including, but not limited to: the disciplines of history, sociology and political science).
- Genealogical narratives and the social construction of family lineage, race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality and/or national identity.
- Genealogy and spatial analysis (with special interest in advances in the discipline of geography).
- Genealogy and narrative theory (including, but not limited to: the disciplines of anthropology, literary studies, media studies, psychology and sociology).
- Genealogy and theories of time/duration (with special interest in Bergsonian theory).
- Evolutionary perspectives on genealogy.
- Comparative discussions of key philosophical perspectives on genealogy.
Transdisciplinary perspectives on genealogy (including meta-theory on genealogy and essays focusing on transdisciplinary research questions or dilemmas that pertain to a specific cluster of disciplines).
Dr. Philip Kretsedemas
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Genealogy is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
The conceptual breadth of the inaugural issue does not lend itself to a tidy list of keywords, but here are some suggestions:
- Genealogical theory
- Genealogical method