The journal of Ecclesial Practices is calling for proposals for its special issue on ethnography and Christian ethics. The essays sought will both demonstrate ongoing ethnographic research and address the questions of the call: how to relate the post-liberal and liberationist motivations behind this work, and/or the gap between fact and norm. Submissions should embrace the sense that the “ ethnography is the theory” in showing (rather than telling) how it draws upon the specific empirical work of scholars pushing methodological boundaries, while also engaging this constellation of fundamental questions. The journal seeks to explore to what ethnographic methods enable us to attend, the limits of that attention, and how a truly ethnographic theology and ethics might hold the tension between fact and norm together.
Please submit proposals for articles by June 30, 2019 to
FieldworkinEthicsSCE@gmail.com. Proposals should include a 300-word article abstract and a 300-word explanation to how your ethnographic research speaks to questions raised in the CFP. Full article manuscript drafts will be due by September 30, 2019 in advance of video conference draft workshops in Fall 2019. Participation in fall 2019 video conference workshops (dates and time TBD by group) and the 2020 SCE Fieldwork in Ethics interest session is required for accepted papers.