The call for papers is open for the book “Criminal legalities in the global south” coordinated by Pablo Ciocchini and George Radics.
This book is meant to explore “legalities” – or the symbols, signs, and instantiations of formal law’s classificatory impulse and the social products, generated in the course of virtually any repetitive practice of wide acceptance within a specific locale – in the context of crime. Therefore, we are looking for book chapters that are about any aspect of the law, formal or informal, as it pertains to “crime” in the Global South- Because we are dealing with legalities, the definition of “crime” can range from violations of a penal code, to a deviance from well-established local norms.
- Judicial reforms on the criminal justice system.
- Post-colonial analyses of criminal law
- Alternative criminal categories (i.e. gender, sexuality, ethnicity).
- Deviance, taboos and condemned behaviors.
- Differences between local and foreign standards in the global south regarding “acceptable” behavior.
- Criminality and social justice.
16 people will be selected to participate in a writing workshop and each chapter should be between 6,500 and 7,500 words. Proposals submited should be between 1000-2000 words.
Deadline to send book proposals is February 7, 2017.