The interdisciplinary journal Transposition – Musique et sciences sociales (open access articles in French and English) is launching a general call for articles for its new "Varia" section, which will be always open to new submissions: https://journals.openedition.org/transposition/4921
For the purpose of publication, articles addressed to transpositionvaria -at- protonmail.com
must respect our editorial guidelines (https://journals.openedition.org/transposition/1021
), and will be anonymously evaluated by two members of the editorial board as well as an expert from the relevant field of study – musical objects and topics at the intersection of the humanities and social sciences.
Like many other journals mobilized since this winter, Transposition dedicated a special issue to the joint editorial of Journals in Struggle: "Sciences in Danger, Journals in Struggle" (https://journals.openedition.org/transposition/5136
) as the social movement was entering a new phase in the academic world. Since then, our lives, our work and our struggles have had to deal with the international crisis triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic, which promises to greatly exacerbate social inequalities, and to continue to weaken and kill the most vulnerable; a crisis of globalized capitalism, responsible for its causes, and calling us more than ever to amplify our struggles.
This is why our new “Varia” section is particularly willing to publish scientific articles articulating music in the intersection of social movements and political struggles. We are pleased to inaugurate it with the republication of an article (in french language) published in 1984 by the ethnologist Noelle Gérôme: "The Sound Chronicle of a Strike by the Strikers: December 1966 - February 1967 at the Avions Marcel Dassault (Bordeaux)". https://journals.openedition.org/transposition/5399
Revised by the author, this new version is accompanied by the precious audio document she comments on: an off-trade vinyl record commemorating this strike, which mainly features, for most of its duration, recordings by the workers themselves of their songs, sound manifestations, and speeches.