KWENU: Our Culture, Our Future
Call for Papers:
Please send scholarly papers for inclusion in the Up-coming Kpim Book Series to be titled:
THE KPIM OF SOCIAL ORDER:
INQUIRY, MEANING AND SIGNIFICANCE IN THE MODERN WORLD
Studies in Philosophy, Culture and Social Order
The Kpim Book Series are published by the “Father Prof. Pantaleon Foundation” in hopes of keeping alive Fr. Pantaleon’s innovative development skills and intellectual tradition. Through scholarly research aimed to put critical wisdom into issues and society in the modern world, the present focus on The Kpim of Social Order will enrich the Kpim Book Series and Journals. Our last realization from the unfinished research works and wishes of late Prof. Pantaleon Iroegbu was the publication of Kpim Volume now in circulation entitled The.Kpim of Feminism: Issues and Women in a Changing World 2010) (see www.trafford.com and www.amazon.com).
The current call for papers will build up the next important book: The Kpim of Social Order: Inquiry, Meaning and Significance in the Modern World. To put the book together, we will rely on this call for papers from various circles, disciplines and issues to enwisdomize or enlighten the world with social order issues, concepts, theories, cultural dynamics and what indeed a season of social uprisings, applications and personal experiences in the modern world offers. Social order describes the manner in which a society is organized and the rules and standards required to maintain that organization, including the need to have relevance to living in a community.
The goal of the book is to show, as the authors need to keep in mind, that facing the curiosities and challenges of social order and change in the contemporary world is not out of place nor should it reduce engaging people with social responsibility with the chances of living a fulfilled life.
The social order and hope for continuity and change should be critically viewed to appreciate the fact that a range of opportunities awaits the way in which leaders and the social community both shape and include each other in productive and reproductive schemes of social development and empowerment.
Given Pantaleon Iroegbu’s concept of ‘kpim’, the term “Kpim”, an Igbo word, refers to the central core, the hub of things, the “cultural and philosophical heart” of social order, rites of community and descent ties, symbolic ally of beings and existence. Particularly, the word ‘kpim’ denotes the central elements that make a thing to be something. In other words, it embodies a deep layered systematic analysis to discover the essence of a thing, a being, in reality. So, what is the kpim of Social Order of Things? Where does the deepest layer, notion, symbolism, reality and application of Social Order of things, individuals, institutions, communities, societies, diplomacy, rites of life, social power, policy action, inter-culturalism, global forces and all else lie? How can we reach and understand the innermost part of Social Order in the modern world?
We therefore invite you to send well researched papers in not more than 6,000 words, double-line-spaced by e-mail using a “virus free” Microsoft Word or WordPerfect document in an attachment and a hard copy to the Editorial Office with this e-mail and address: email@example.com.
The Kpim Book
Series Project Co-ordinator
Submission Deadline: Papers for consideration must be submitted on, or before, October 15th, 2011.
Get your experiences and voices on the core issues of Social Order in the Modern world shared and heard! Please Take Note: The Editors will not engage in chasing contributors of articles around to submit their articles in view of delay or inability to complete the article on time. We encourage contributors to start, finish and submit their articles on time as needed. Only well considered and reviewed articles will be selected for inclusion, as we hope, the best effort will be put into researching and writing up articles.
Word Count, Format and Style: Articles should be scholarly, down-to-earth, clear, easy to read and convincing and should not exceed 6,000 words; correctly typed in a 12 Points and Times New Roman or Garamond (Font) in Microsoft word document format. Use the APA or University of Chicago Manual of Style 15th Edition, with references. The Harvard Author and Date Style of Citation, which is very easy to use is also welcome (e.g., Iroegbu 2007:25). Please, we will prefer the use of endnotes to footnotes automatically generated by a word processor, not by hand, to be used by each author should there be any explanations requiring extra notes. In any case, consistency should be observed.
Time Frame: Deadline for submission of manuscripts will be October 15, 2011.
Expected Publication Date: 2012. Publisher will be in CANADA/USA. Contributors should include a short Author-profile - full name and address, affiliation and e-mail address. Each paper submission must provide a short abstract.
George, U. Ukagba,
Obioma Des. Obi, Ph.D.
4. Patrick Iroegbu, Ph.D
Department of Anthropology, Economics and Political Science
Possible Topic Issues and Themes
The following are possible issues; themes and subthemes for researchers to consider in making the publication of “The Kpim of Social Order” become a reality.
Cultures, communications and social order – weaving lives and times in social order, the power of language and social order. The fundamentals/principles of Social Order. The reality and illusion of Social Order. Accountability and transparency for Social Order, the civil society and Social Order. The civil society and social responsibility for social order. Social Order in a global society. Social Order and (meta) politics of existence. Social Order in a changing world. Feminism and the ideals of Social Order. Gay society and Social Order. The Individual and Social Order. Democracy and Social Order. Ohacracy and Social Order. Ohachicracy and Social Order. Freedom and Social Order. Social Order and the problem of Determinism. Social Order and Sociopolitical development. Social Order and Economic prosperity. Education and Social Order. Social Order and the problems of stability (permanence) and change. Social Order and Revolution. Metaphysical foundations of Social Order. Ontological arguments for Social Order. Integral (authentic) humanism and Social Order. Social Order for Social Justice and Peace. Social Order for Everlasting Happiness. Language as basis of social order. The constitution as basis of social order. Morality as the basis of social order. Functional Law and legal systems as the basis of social order. Common Good as the basis of social. Value as the basis of social order. Principle of complimentarity as the basis of social order. Freedom and equality as basis of social order. Multi-culturalism as basis of social order. Religion as basis of social order. The metaphysical foundation of social order. The cultural foundation of social order. Gender as basis of social order. The epistemological foundation of social order. Education as basis of social order. Technological foundation of social order. Effective public health policy as basis of social order.
Sports, music, entertainments as basis of social order etc.
Race and ethnicity in the context of social order. Culture of social order.
Historical accounts and experiences of social order. Constitution and state
formation in light of social order. Living with social order. Technology and
social order. Rites of passage and social order. Healing and social order.
Pentecostalism and social order. Religion and social order. Politics,
electioneering and social order. Social media and social order. Social distance.
Social order of political correctness. Social conflict. The battle of social
Other areas of interest include:
- Social order in African unconscious, African world, Asian world, European world, American world, Middle-eastern world, Christian world, Islamic world, Pagan world, in the middle ages, etc.
- What is social order – of being and becoming?
- The Theology of social order, the Philosophy of social order, sociology of social order, anthropology of social order, culture of social order, history of social order.
- Cosmic order, cosmology of order, approaches to understanding social order, love and social order – dreams and realities of world order, cultural and social representations of order.
- The ordering of things, the ordering of the universe, political order, economic order, religious order, environmental order, biological order, organic order, chaos and order, the puzzles of social order, diversity and order, architectural space and order, the metaphysics of order, etc.
- Domestic and public order and worlds
- Crime and people, the ideal person in African world order, Nigerian world, Igbo world, Yoruba world, Hausa world, etc.,
- Night-life and rites of social construction of persons
- Migration and people in the social order of co-existence
- Health, society and people.
- Illness and healing in the social order and life of practitioners
- Medicine and social order.
- Media images of women and social order – Gospel Singers,
- women and Pentecostalisation of social order
- Film making and theatres of social world
- Body and cosmetics, food habits, dressing and public displays, Fashion, modeling, body piercing and tattooing in social contexts.
- Catering business as a form of re-socializing the kitchen, order and women, power and space boundaries, law, society and persons.
- Social order movements – human to civil rights movements.
- The social media – capturing, flashing, texting, blogging, tweeting, facebooking, youtubing, and all forms of social connection, mobbing, and renewals, etc.
- Gender and social order.
- The social order in names and meanings in African society
-Male and Female writers and problem of gender reflexivity in Nigerian, African, and Western social order.
- Social order involving deaths and burials of people, identity and community order.
- Youth and old age – finding the order
- Sainthood vs. evilhood – finding the order
- Historicism of social order, Sense and Non-sense in social order.
- An explanation of social order, of how and why societies cohere
as is central to sociological concerns.
-.Questioning the ‘Hobbesian problem of order’, which preoccupied the classical sociologists faced directly with the apparent consequences of industrialization and urbanization, the demise of community, disruption of primary social relationships, loss of authority on the part of traditional agencies of social control, and much more.
- etc, etc.
Patrick Iroegbu, Ph.D
Kpim Book Series Project Co-ordinator, Father Prof. Pantaleon Foundation
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