KULT-UR, an open access journal indexed in several international databases, is inviting contributions on the theme « Beyond the City: New Urban Definitions », for a special edition. It welcomes unpublished papers that defy established definitions of « city » (and the possibility to uncover new dimensions of its antithesis, the « non-city »). Empirical and theoretical analyses that include case studies from across the world are welcome. Manuscripts are accepted in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan and French languages.
Manuscripts should be sent by email to the section coordinator (Andrea Yuri Flores Urushima, firstname.lastname@example.org) until May 1st, 2019. Please feel free to forward this to interested people.
kult-ur. Revista interdisciplinària sobre la cultura de la ciudad (Interdisciplinary Journal on City Culture)
CALL FOR PAPERS: CALL FOR PAPERS vol. 6, issue 12 (2nd trimester 2020)
One fundamental definition that has influenced much of our nowadays world organization is that of “city”. Certain definitions of “city”, tightly linked to land use and property, exist on the basis of the modern organization of societies, economies and the politics of the world. With that also emerged a “cultural divide” between cities and countryside, including a development divide that often supports the maintenance of asymetrical development paths and socio-ecological interactions. Formal, informal, ruled, desired, imagined conceptions of “city” contribute to this process. As the global human population steadily becomes more urbanized; as cities become central to regulate socio-ecological interactions; as the limits, functions and definitions of cities become more blurred it is timely to renovate the understanding of what is “city”.
We invite scholars from across the world and varied fields to contribute with theoretical or empirical analysis, including case studies from different regions, that will support in the reassessement of established definitions and in the disclosing of new urban definitions. Manuscripts are accepted in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan and French.
This special edition aims to reframe the notions of the “city” and the “non-city”, through a comprehensive debate about cities, what is beyond cities, and what can be considered a “non-city”.
Among others, the following interrogations will contribute to the renovation of the varied intellectual constructs of cities: