This is a call for papers for the first and second issues of the e-journal of the Japanese Studies
Program of the Ateneo de Manila University. The first issue will follow the theme of last year’s
annual international conference entitled, “Consuming Japan: Society, Politics, Economy and
Japanese Food.” The second issue will follow this year’s conference theme ““Migration and the
Creation of Japan’s Multicultural Society: Workers, Women, and the Next Generation.” Below is
the write-up of last year’s conference.
Although Japanese food is popular in the world today, scholarly explorations of this social and
cultural phenomenon have not been established in the context of Asia. The first issue of the
e-journal would like to deal with this popular, but not fully explored topic of Japanese food.
The field of food studies is huge and there exists a wide range of approaches to the research
of food. Articles submitted should particularly focus on empirical studies on food and society
within the Social Sciences. This seeks to promote food studies among researchers and identify
possible research agenda relevant to Japanese studies.
Topics of interest for submission include, but are not limited to:
- Food in History
- Cultural Ecology of Food
- Politics of Food
- Food and identity
- Representation of Food in Media
- Food Consumption Trends and Society
- Food Production in the Global Economy
- Food and Health
For the description of the second issue, please refer to the conference announcement.
Articles should include an abstract of up to 150 words and a list of up to 10 keywords.
Contributions should generally be between 5000 and 7000 words in length including endnotes.
Please send your documents either in Microsoft Word or Rich Text Format. Email your
submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for submission: 14 October 2011