Welcome Axel Arturo Barceló Aspeitia!

I am very excited to officially announce that BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY now has an additional contributing author, Axel Arturo Barceló Aspeitia (he/him/his)! Axel has in the past contributed guest posts to both BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY and Discrimination and Disadvantage (for example, here) and is an avid participant in and contributor to BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY Facebook. Axel’s inaugural post […]

Culinary Injustice (Guest Post)

Culinary Injustice by Axel Arturo Barceló Aspeitia It is not rare to find people who make statements such as “people who dislike reggaetón are being racists and classists” (Rivera-Rideau 2005). In the early eighties, many people claimed that anyone who chanted “disco sucks” was racist and homophobic (Hubbs 2007, Lawrence 2006, Hughes 1994); and some […]

CFP: Cultural Appropriation and the Arts (deadline: Jul. 20, 2020)

A Special Issue of The British Journal of Aesthetics In recent years, there have been heated debates both in the public opinion and in academic contexts over the phenomenon of “cultural appropriation”—i.e. when ‘members of one culture … take for their own, or for their own use, items produced by a member or members of […]

CFP: New Materialism: The Mattering of the Arts, Crafts, and Aesthetics (deadline: Dec. 31, 2019)

Special issue of The Polish Journal of Aesthetics Editors: Katve-Kaisa Kontturi (University of Turku, Finland; University of Melbourne, Australia),Milla Tiainen (University of Turku, Finland), and Adrian Mróz (The Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland). New Materialism is a developing theoretical movement in the 21st century, which has influenced many fields of research including the arts, sports […]

CFP: Routledge Companion to Art and Disability (deadline: Dec. 15, 2019)

The editors of The Routledge Companion to Art and Disability seekproposals for a peer-reviewed volume of essays that approach art from acritical disability studies perspective. Throughout history many artistseither had disabilities themselves, included representations of disabilityin their work, or explored an aesthetics of disability, but theconstruction of dis/ability in the history of art has not […]

CFP: Disability Studies and Art History (deadline: Oct. 1, 2019)

Following the publication of *Disability and Art History* (Routledge,2016), the editors seek contributions for a second peer-reviewed volume ofessays that center on interdisciplinary art history and disability studiesscholarship, to be published by Routledge, as part of the seriesInterdisciplinary Disability Studies. Papers may address issues such as the following: ·         Specific representations of […]

CFP: Fat Activism (deadline: Sept. 1, 2019)

Call for proposals for a special issue of Fat Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Body Weight and Society on Fat Activism Guest Editors:Stefanie Snider, Kendall College of Art and Design, snider.stefanie@gmail.comJason Whitesel, Illinois State University, jawhit6@ilstu.edu To be considered for inclusion in this special issue, please send a 250-400 word proposal and current CV or resume to […]

Perfect You

[On January 2 of this year, the day after BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY was launched, I posted a review of Widdows’s Perfect Me. Since this review of Widdows’s book is having a revival of sorts on Twitter and, furthermore, since many new readers/listeners might have missed the review when I initially posted it at the New Year, […]

CFP: Violence and Film (deadline: Sept. 1, 2019)

“Violence and Film” Special Issue of Philosophical Journal of Conflict and Violence Edited by Chris Fleming (University of Western Sydney) and George A. Dunn (IUPUI) PJCV is seeking articles dealing with philosophical issues that arise in connection with the depiction of violence in film and television. Violence, real or threatened, drives the plots of many, […]