[KS] first issue of Korean Histories
hoffmann at koreaweb.ws
Wed Jan 6 07:08:17 EST 2010
Hi Roald and Remco:
Form *is* content, form *is* program, form *is* an expression of
anyone's consciousness, social status, hierarchies, ideological
outview, etc. And form also *is* communication.
QUOTE - http://koreanhistories.net :
>> devoted to research that heavily relies on other sources than
>> the conventional written historical sources
>> the formation of historical visions of groups, communities
>> and both non-professional and professional historians
>> when unconventional, easily accessible and non-hegemonic sources
>> such as music, art, religious concepts, the internet, blogs (...)
>> are used
>> alternative persectives on Korean history
>> present awareness of the social functions of historiography
How far can you possibly go when talking about alternative sources
such as Internet blogs or music when you are concerned about how your
work (or your journal) is being quoted ("page numbers" ... by the
way, all academic style manuals do have clear rules for that), if you
do close your own doors to this. How can you talk about alternative
sources and interpretations while clinging on to yesterday's formats?
I too have no problem moving along with this, we all have been
trained in these conventions. But reading your fresh statements on
the main page of the journal I see so many contradictions with the
actually implemented format that I would have problems taking the
approach as such for serious .... yet, there is no way to even
articulate that on your site. So, what is your authority to talk
about alternative views and interpretations of Korean history, how
can you say this when the entire journal format, the entire editorial
and publishing and (missing) feedback process is that of traditional
academic journals. You are not seeing a main contradiction is this?
>> 'letters to the editor' format
Oh please please, can we slowly move to the 21st century?
It's easy to change the format of such e-journal. I hope you will.
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