Call for Chapters: Indigenous Research of Land, Self, and Spirit


Robin Throne PhD
Northcentral University

Call for Chapters

Proposals Submission Deadline: August 31, 2020
Full Chapters Due: October 7, 2020
Submission Date: January 13, 2021


Chapters will include current indigenous research across disciplines for critical inquiry of land cultures and/or of the constructs of land as self, land as agency, self, and/or spirt. Researchers using self-as-subject and arts-based research methods would be encouraged to explore recurrent generational implications and ongoing challenges with land dispossession, relocation, reacquisition, governmental influences, and economic impacts to contemporary indigenous land cultures. Land tenure, voice and land dispossession, freedom as ownership, and the culture of self and spiritual development amid land cultures align with the text focus and may include land dispossession as part of the African diaspora, aboriginal communities, First Nations, and Native American communities. Specific chapters are requested from the perspectives of critical, feminist/intersectional, or heuristic perspectives.


This objective of this handbook is to offer a multi- and interdisciplinary approach to current indigenous research focused on land, self, and/or spirit. The goal of this text is to disseminate current indigenous research across universities and libraries internationally and reach those engaging in continued research into these constructs within and across global indigenous research.

Target Audience

Scholars, researchers, and practitioners will be considered as potential chapter contributors and should primarily examine and consider the recommended topics to ensure adequate consideration. Research into these recommended topics continue to emerge as well as attention to current sociocultural and political attention to this research has evolved into the current century as well as exploration of the legacy of acculturation and assimilation of land cultures. Doctoral dissertation researchers are also encouraged to submit chapter proposals aligned with the recommended topics.

Recommended Topics

  • Aboriginal studies
  • African diaspora
  • Critical indigenous studies
  • Environmental rights and protection
  • First Nations research
  • Heirs’ property challenges
  • Indigenous arts-based research
  • Indigenous autoethnography
  • Indigenous cultures
  • Feminist indigenous studies
  • Indigenous heuristic inquiry
  • Indigenous storytelling
  • Indigenous Women
  • Land and spirit
  • Land as agency
  • Land curation
  • Landscape as agency
  • Land rights
  • Native American communities
  • Self-as-subject indigenous research

Submission Procedure

Scholars, researchers, and practitioners are invited to submit on or before July 31, 2020, a chapter proposal of 900 to 1500 words that describes the focus, purpose, concepts, and research approach for the proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by August 31, 2020 for the status of the proposed chapter.

For approved chapter proposals, full chapter drafts are subsequently expected to be submitted by October 7, 2020, and all contributing authors must consult the IGI Global guidelines for manuscript submissions at prior to submission.

All chapter manuscripts will be accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process. There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication and contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project. All proposals should be submitted through the eEditorial Discovery®TM online submission manager, so please review the instructions provided to do so.


This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea Group Reference), "Medical Information Science Reference," "Business Science Reference," and "Engineering Science Reference" imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit This publication is anticipated to be released in 2021.

Important Dates

Chapter proposals due: July 31, 2020
Notification of acceptance: August 31, 2020
Full chapter drafts due: October 15, 2020
Peer review results returned by: November 30, 2020
Revisions due from authors: January 13, 2021
Final acceptance notification: January 30, 2021
Final copyedited chapter due: February 28, 2021


Further inquiries can be sent to Robin Throne, PhD (

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