Friday, January 16, 2009

AlterNative Call for Papers: Indigenous Peoples Issues

Perhaps one of the most radical challenges posed to Western epistemologies in recent times has been the rapid growth of indigenous, traditional and aboriginal knowledge in the academy. Through questioning teleological views of progress and presenting alternative histories, indigenous perspectives shake the foundations of even the most established of disciplines by offering other ways of being in this world.

AlterNative welcomes submissions from scholars around the globe engaging with indigenous issues across all disciplines for its upcoming issue.

AlterNative is a multidisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal that profiles analysis by, with and on indigenous peoples around the world. Founded in 2005, AlterNative is dedicated to creating a space for critical dialogue on indigenous issues within the academy.


Suggested themes include:

  • Origins, place and peoples
  • Communities and culture
  • Traditional and oral histories
  • Heritage
  • Colonialism, power and intervention
  • Development and self-determination

It is expected articles will relate to one or more of these themes and convey a uniquely indigenous world-view in its approach.

Each issue also features one article published in its original language alongside an English translation.

Submission details AlterNative primarily accepts articles between 5,000 – 7,000 words long.

Short, timely commentaries between 2,000 and 3,500 words that address critical issues are also accepted.

Book reviews are also encouraged. These should be no more than 1,000 words long.

Articles, commentaries and book reviews should be accompanied by a 100 – 150 word abstract.

Further details on submission and referencing guidelines are available on our website,

Deadline for submissions is April 30, 2009. Please send correspondence to

AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Scholarship
c/o Nga Pae o te Maramatanga
Waipapa Marae Complex
16 Wynyard St
Private Bag 92019
Auckland 1142
New Zealand

Phone: 64 9 373 7599 x 84220
Fax: 64 9 373 7928

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