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Author Guidelines

AUTHOR GUIDELINES FOR II/2 – Theme “Privilege”
Inviting essays (3000-5000 words) which interrogate academia’s own privilege as it engages with vernacular music and dance within the university and secondary-school context. Prioritizing rigorously-argued, solidly-theorized, and concrete narratives, based in direct examples and data, which explicate not only philosophical stances but specific cases, challenges, issues, and/or manifestations of privilege implicated in the introduction of vernacular expressive arts within the university. Submissions employing digital formats beyond the traditional expository essay, or which challenge that format’s predominance, are especially welcome.
Deadline for submissions: Feb 1 2017
Preliminary inquiries to Issue Guest Editor Christopher Smith: 


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  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

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