Call for Journal Articles : Labor in Southeast Asia
Deadline: September 1, 2017
International Labor and Working Class History (ILWCH) “Labor in Southeast Asia” special issue will present a comparative and regional perspective on the labor histories of the region. In the nineteenth century, this part of the world became integrated into the global economy as a commodity producing periphery, which shaped many common experiences. We are specifically looking for papers that deal with (1) plantations, (2) infrastructure or (3) textiles, sectors that have played a singular role in integrating the region into the global economy. Papers are invited that explicitly address questions pertaining to labor movements, civil society and colonial and postcolonial authoritarianism.
Prospective authors should send a brief cover letter (including address, e-mail details, and institutional affiliation), a two page CV, and an abstract not exceeding 500 words to Ulbe Bosma, International Institute of Social History, Amsterdam, firstname.lastname@example.org. Depending on the outcome of the editorial review of the abstracts, full manuscripts (not exceeding 8,000 words) will be invited for peer review.