Submit a Manuscript to the Journal
Argumentation and Advocacy
For a Special Issue on
Argumentation in the Americas
01 July 2022
Argumentation in the Americas
Argumentation and Advocacy invites submissions for a special issue titled, “Argumentation in the Americas.” Conceptualizing, theorizing, researching, and practicing argumentation transcends disciplinary boundaries and national borders. Although scholarship is transnational, the cultural embeddedness of all social practices, including research, indicate that the location of these activities matters. Culturally embedded practices shape ordinary arguers’ behavior, scholars’ study of argumentation, how argumentation is taught, and even what it means for something to count as an argument in the first place. Our call is, in part, inspired by Dale Hample’s (and others’) call for scholarship exploring localized and situated argument cultures as well as the recent formation of the Argumentation Network of the Americas. In this case, we are interested in essays that focus specifically on the traditions, customs, cultural institutions of the Americas. By this we do not mean simply the U.S. or Canada, instead, we propose a Pan-American perspective that encompasses all the ways we might build an understanding of American accounts of argumentation.
We invite essays that relate, but are not limited, to questions such as, “What constitutes an America perspective on Argumentation?” “What exigences brought on the study of argument in the Americas?” “What is culturally interesting about how argumentation is practiced or studied in the Americas?”, “How are argumentative practices reflective of economic and social environments specific to the Americas?” and “In what ways have colonial powers and white Supremacist institutions shaped argument and argumentation in the Americas?”
The following procedures should be followed when submitting manuscripts:
- We will only except English submissions.
- Only electronic submissions will be considered. Submission site: https://www.tandfonline.com/journals/rafa20
- Manuscripts should be prepared using MS Word and should be submitted as a doc or docx file.
- The manuscript should include a title page without any information that identifies the author(s) and a separate title page that includes the names of all contributing authors, contact information, and academic affiliations.
- If the manuscript reports statistical analyses of data, the authors should follow all conventions listed in the 7th edition of the American Psychological Association style manual for reporting reliability of measurement instruments, formatting and reporting of statistical tests, and formatting of tables and figures. All statistical tests of significance should include appropriate effect sizes, whether or not the tests meet conventional levels of significance.
- Manuscripts should not exceed about 5,000 words excluding references, notes, and tables.
- All manuscripts will be read by the editors of the special issue and at least one other scholar with expertise in the area
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