Special Issue of TRANSFORMATIONS: “Teaching the City”


Teaching the City

The editors of Transformations seek articles (5,000 – 10,000 words) and media reviews (books, film, video, performance, art, music, etc. – 3,000 to 5,000 words) that explore the city in a variety of pedagogical contexts and disciplinary perspectives—literature, women’s and gender studies, urban studies, architecture, anthropology, folklore, history, psychology, sociology, art, photography, geography, religion, working-class studies, ethnic studies, cultural studies, science, and others. Essays should raise questions concerning, for example,

Topics might include: defining urban spaces; gendering the city; the history and interpretation of public spaces; global and transnational contexts and issues; racism, classism, and sexism in the construction and representation of cities; the politics of urban education; economics and gentrification; urban violence; environmental education; communities and cultural identities; architecture and urban planning; public history in/and the city; urban geography; suburbia and small cities; representations of the city in literature, visual, and popular culture; im/migration and transnational labor; teaching the city in K-12 and higher education.

Send a hard copy in MLA format (6th ed.): Jacqueline Ellis and Edvige Giunta, Editors, Transformations, New Jersey City University, Hepburn Hall Room 309, 2039 Kennedy Boulevard, Jersey City, NJ 07305 OR email submissions and inquiries to: transformations@njcu.edu. Email submissions should be sent as attachments in MS Word or Rich Text format. For submission guidelines go to www.njcu.edu/assoc/transformations.

Published semi-annually by New Jersey City University

Deadline: 30 November 2007


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