The Institute for Social Movements, Pakistan (ISM PAK), engaged with the communities in various districts of Sindh regarding peoples movements around rights, peace and self reliance, has decided to publish a series of books and monographs covering the past and contemporary people’s movements around rights, peace, civil liberties and social justice in Southasia. These publications are part of ISM’s newly incepted Social Movements Studies Initiative that will house a database regarding the past and contemporary social movements in Sindh, Pakistan and Southasia.
The books will carry the scholarly written papers and article; however, keeping in mind the readability of a common reader especially of social movements in Southasia, the word limit of the papers has been limited to 3000.
The books will focus following thematic area:
– Economic and Political Rights
– Land and Peasants Rights
– Water, Ecology and Environment
– Language and Culture
– Peace and Religious and Ethnic Harmony
– Women Rights and Liberation
– Literature, Music & Art
– Freedom of Expression
Social Movements – Volume I:
Abstract Submission Dateline: June 30, 2010
Paper Submission Deadline: August 30, 2010
This will focus on the several people’s movements that have been staged in Sindh since the creation of Pakistan in 1947. It will also include the scholarly details and analysis of the issues Sindh society faces today, which are potential to shape tomorrow’s people’s movements. This volume will explore movements and analysis around issue, movements and areas that are mentioned above.
Social Movements – Volume II:
Abstract Submission Dateline: July 10, 2010
Paper Submission Deadline: September 30, 2010
Volume II will focus on the various people’s movements that have been underway since the creation of Pakistan simultaneously in whole Pakistan with a collective outlook as well as exclusively in Punjab, Balochistan and Khebar Pakhtunkhawa provinces. It will also include the scholarly details and analysis of the issues Pakistan society as well as of three provinces, which are potential to gather a bigger mass giving birth to many new social movements. This volume will cover the past and contemporary issues and movements focusing above themes.
Social Movements – Volume III:
Abstract Submission Dateline: July 15, 2010
Paper Submission Deadline: October 30, 2010
Volume III will focus Southasia in the context of various people’s movements that have been underway since the end of colonialism in every specific country. It will focus the movements (if any) that have been underway simultaneously and collectively in the whole region as well as individually in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal and Sri lanka. It will also include the scholarly details and analysis of the issues of Southasian societies. This volume will cover the past and contemporary issues and movements focusing above themes.
An abstract, a sample of writing and curriculum vitae must be sent to:
(Note: The website of ISM PAK will be uploaded soon with more details about the initiative.)
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