Monday, December 12, 2016

CFP: Business History Special Issue on Secondhand Economies

For a special issue of Business History, original research papers are invited that focus on changing secondhand markets and economies involving a variety of commodities ranging from used clothing, pre-owned cars, and antiquities to recycled ships and electronic waste. The guest editors, Karen Tranberg Hansen, Professor Emerita, Department of Anthropology, Northwestern University, and Jennifer Le Zotte, Lecturer, Department of History, University of Nevada, Reno, write:
This special issue aims to present the best of ongoing interdisciplinary scholarship on historical and contemporary processes involved in the flow of secondhand objects and materials, their transformations and revaluations, and the persons, policies, and markets involved with them.  Recent concerns with the speed and effects of commodity flows have brought fresh scholarly attention to secondhand economies both in terms of their history and of their contemporary significance for livelihoods and sustainability.  Since the rise of global capitalism has markedly altered the functions of secondhand exchanges, content will be limited to the mid-nineteenth century to the present.
Articles should be based on original research and/or innovative analysis and should not be under consideration by another journal. All articles should be submitted by January 15, 2017, via ScholarOne using the link and clearly indicating that they are for the Special Issue on "Changing Secondhand Economies."
    For a fuller discussion of relevant topics, please see the full call for papers.