​Call for the next issue of Slovak Ethnology/Slovenský národopis, volume 64, number 4/2016

This issue of Slovak Ethnology/Slovenský národopis will focus on The Body and Age. Hosting Editors of the issue are Marta BOTÍKOVÁ and Tatiana BUŽEKOVÁ.
Conceptions of the body are central to anthropological and ethnological research, where they affect both theory and methodology; they are also considered important to folklore studies, where the body appears as a significant aspect of folklore expressions and various forms of tradition. Social scholars tend to consider the body as a physical as well as symbolic artefact, as both naturally and culturally conceived, and as a product of a particular historical situation. Thus the body in different phases of life is linked to times past and present, as well as to the materialization of utopian imagination. It is a central issue in expressive culture and everyday practices in numerous spheres: the body invariably appears in social norms and social structure, rituals, religious beliefs, people’s motivations, emotional experience, political context, gender stratification, marriage and partnership, mass media representations, and many other aspects of culture.

The editors of this journal invite analytic, theoretical or synthetic articles, research reports, essays and discussions in the fields of ethnology, social and cultural anthropology and related scholarly disciplines, focused especially (not, however, exclusively) on the following issues:

  • the body as a physical as well as symbolic artefact
  • cultural reflections of the body in different stages of life
  • the body reflected in social norms and conventions
  • representations of the body in narratives
  • the role of the body in rituals and religious beliefs
  • bodily health and social organisation
  • gendered body
  • representations of the body in marriage and partnership
  • the body in mass media representations 

Submission guidelines: please follow the guidelines for submissions as given on the website of Slovak Ethnology/ Slovenský národopis
Final date for abstracts: 1. 6. 2016

Authors of accepted abstracts will be notified by the mid of June, 2016 and will then be invited to submit a full paper. An invitation to submit a full paper does not constitute a commitment for publication; all papers will be subject to anonymous peer review following the submission.
Final date for papers:  1. 9. 2016
Please send your abstract as an e-mail attachment to the editors, at slovensky.narodopis@savba.sk
Apart from contributions focused on the above mentioned issues, year round the journal Slovak Ethnology also invites major articles, research reports, essays, discussions, overviews, annotations, book reviews and review essays beyond the thematic call for papers.