CALL FOR BOOK CHAPTER PROPOSALS: RESEARCH AS RECONCILIATION

The edited book will profile stories of Indigenous and non-Indigenous researchers engaging in the process of reconciliation. Although coming from various disciplines and backgrounds, all their work is grounded in Indigenous world views. The overarching questions that guide this work are, what does research that advances reconciliation look like? What are the experiences of researchers and community members who are striving to do research that is responsible to communities and grounded in relationships (to people, land and spirit)?

We aim to highlight Indigenist research, methodologies and pedagogy as forms of knowledge production and transmission that extend beyond the theoretical into practical work that demonstrates reconciliation processes in action. The book will profile stories of Indigenous and non-Indigenous researchers from various disciplines doing work that is grounded in Indigenist world views. Contributors will include Métis, First Nations, Inuit, and Non-Indigenous voices from communities across Canada as well as a few international Indigenist scholars. The book will be comprised of research stories written in a variety of creative forms, such as stories, plays, twitter conversations and visual methodologies. By emphasizing stories rather than traditional academic chapters, we aim for the book to be reflective of individual voices, relevant to Indigenous traditions of storytelling, and interesting to practitioners, community members and others outside of academia who are engaging with research.

Submission Guidelines:

To submit a proposal for inclusion in this collection, please send a 300-500 word abstract, using 12-point font, double-spaced, and saved in a .doc or .docx Word file. Please include in your abstract a description of the form your submission will take (e.g. reflective account, poem, twitter conversation, etc.) and an estimation of the word count of your submission. Please also include a biography (maximum 150 words) with your submission for each contributor. We encourage inclusion of self-identification (First Nations, Métis, Inuit, Non-Indigenous, etc.) as we aim to include a diversity of voices from communities across Canada as well as a few international Indigenist scholars. Abstracts and bios should be sent via email to Co-Editors, Andrea Breen (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), Shawn Wilson (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), and Lindsay DuPré (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Abstracts must be received by August 15, 2017 to be considered.

Submissions will undergo a multi-stage review process, beginning with an initial review by the editors. Contributors will be notified of the decision on their abstract by September 2017. The proposal for the book will be submitted to the Publisher by December 2017. Please note that acceptance of an abstract does not guarantee inclusion in the book. Full chapter submissions will be due in January 2018.

Sincerely,

(Sent on behalf of the editors*)

Kerrie Waddington

Acquisitions Editor

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