GlobalGraffiti No. 7, Summer 2012

South/North,East/West: The Cardinal Directions Issue

Just as much as spatial location often defines our lives (think about the importance of our neighborhoods, cities, nations), so too do geographical divisions, especially those dividing north and south, east and west.  For the 7th installment of Global Graffiti, the editors are interested in receiving work that takes up north/south or east/west divisions and the cultural, artistic, political, social ramifications of these geographic divides.

Global Graffiti accepts scholarly, creative, and non-fiction writing and artwork. The magazine has published essays, stories, poetry, journalism, photography, interviews, reviews, and dispatches from noted writers, artists, and scholars from the US and around the world. We look forward to receiving submissions that take up the Cardinal Directions theme from a variety of angles and from many national, regional, and local contexts.

Possible topics include:

* Migration (movements from/to, for example: Northern and Southern California, the West Coast and theEast Coast, Bogotá and New York, Turkey and Germany, Manila and Oslo, etc.)

*Conceptsof Intellectual Property across different countries (for example: conflicting laws regarding drug patents, the globalization of “bootlegging,” etc.)

*The digital divide (for example: access to the Internet, wi-fi, cellular phonedistribution, hacking, firewalls, electronics recycling, etc.)

*Musical border crossings (for example: Italian reggae, Salsa in Tokyo, French Raï,etc.)

*Media representations (for example: news coverage of war, pop media representations of gender, etc.)

*Language (for example: local languages, minority languages, dialects, pigeons, Spanglish, etc.)

*Cultural imperialism (for example: the diffusion of Hollywood movies in regions throughout the world, etc.)

Please send your work along with a brief bio to: by June 15, 2012. All images should be sent as JPEGs while all documents should be sent in Word or RTF format.

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