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Sent: Thursday, January 24, 2013 Subject: CFP: Social Dynamics: African Photography: Realism and After X-posted to-- H-SAFRICA@H-NET.MSU.EDU --------------------------------------- From: Kylie Thomas Sent: 24 January 2013 email@example.com Call for papers for a special issue of Social Dynamics: A Journal of African Studies African Photography: Realism and After The place and meaning of photographs in Africa has shifted dramatically over time, from colonial and ethnographic practices to radical new forms of contemporary representation. Photographs circulate as documents, as remnants in the aftermath of violence and dislocation, as both public and private records of celebration, kinship and dwelling, and as artworks. Photography offers a suggestive surface for engagements with questions of both the imaginary and the real. This special issue of Social Dynamics invites papers that explore the history, theory and practice of photography across the continent. Topics might include: The role of portraits and family albums Photographs of public figures Photography and the history and memory of slavery African photography and postcolonial modernity Reading photographs as colonial documents Photography and liberation struggles Photography and national history Local histories of photography Art photography and imaginative transformation Please send abstracts of no more than 300 words by the 22 February 2013 to firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com> Social Dynamics: A Journal of African Studies is a peer-reviewed journal that is published three times a year by Taylor & Francis in electronic and print format. The journal is based at the Centre for African Studies at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, and is edited by Louise Green and Kylie Thomas. For more information about the journal see: http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/rsdy20/current