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The JMC Review

The JMC Review: An Interdisciplinary Social Science Journal of Criticism, Practice and Theory

Online ISSN: 2456-9550
Publishing Frequency: Annual
Publisher: Jesus and Mary College
An Interdisciplinary Social Science Journal of Criticism, Practice and Theory

The JMC Review is an interdisciplinary refereed e-journal published annually by Jesus and Mary College, University of Delhi. It is a journal of criticism, practice and theory. It covers a range of disciplines including anthropology, cultural studies, economics, education, english studies, history, international relations, philosophy, political science, psychology and sociology. Its aim is to provide an interdisciplinary platform for scholarly debates and exchange of ideas. As of date, the e-journal has published four volumes since 2017.

The 2021 (volume five) is centered on the theme, ‘Pandemics, People, Politics: Challenges and Futures’. The current COVID-19 crisis has been one of the impactful disruptors in recent times, and its effects have been global and diverse. This disruption has been felt across all across the world in everyday forms of life, but has also highlighted the global inequalities and fissures, especially in increased violences in the form of state repressions, inadequacies in health care, gendered wages, care work and unemployment, domestic abuse, trauma and a public mental health crisis. The pandemic, while itself an ongoing crisis, has produced and amplified multiple social and political emergencies worldwide, in conjunction with the planetary and ecological disaster of what is now termed the Anthropocene. This interconnected and intersectional nature of the current challenges necessitates the need for scholars, thinkers, practitioners across disciplines to share their thoughts, ideas and learnings, and to create new lines of collective flight (Deleuze and Guattari), especially from the parts of world facing political and social intensities.

The current volume therefore focuses on the pandemic not only as a global health crisis, but also on the political economy of pandemics in general, and how they impact broader challenges especially relating to the postcolony, magnified by the rise of populist and authoritarian tendencies, legal frameworks and carceralities, state surveillance and military interventions, the decline of democratic rights, climate and planetary disruptions, and challenges to people’s power, and other connected implications of the pandemic and its ongoing impacts on livelihood, cultures, and consumption.

We invite all scholars interested in these questions to submit papers, including but not limited to the following subthemes:

  • Pandemic impact on health, and lockdown effects (including trauma, loneliness, isolation, disrupted access to services, old age, childcare, domestic imbalances and abuse)
  • impacts on migrant labour and employment
  • impacts on social movements and forms of protest
  • impacts on caregiving and caretaking
  • state and surveillance
  • Inequality and injustice during the pandemic
  • Gendered dimensions of COVID-19
  • Postcolonial intersections: gender, caste, class, race and sexuality
  • Cultures, literatures and art beyond the pandemic
  • Post-pandemic scenarios: citizenship, survival and labour
  • Post-pandemic technology and ethics
  • Pandemic futures in the Global South
  • Impact on IR and cooperation
  • (In)security: terror, violence, food, water, domestic incarcerations
  • Agriculture, climate change and the planetary
  • Human rights and democracy: Perils, trajectories and prospects

Please submit proposals on or before 21 July 2021 here: The recommended length of articles is 6000 to 8000 words. Articles should be accompanied by an abstract of 200 to 300 words and a list of five key words. The recommended length of book reviews is 1300 to 1500 words. The JMC Review requests that the soft copy of contributions should be sent in MS Word (Times New Roman, Font Size 12, 1.5 line spacing and 1 inch margins) Format. Articles should conform to the Chicago Manual of Style. For more details on the style sheet, visit the Guidelines page on our website.

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