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Yorùbá Studies Review

Volume 3 :: Number 1 :: Fall 2018 ISSN 2473-4713

The Yorùbá Studies Review is a refereed biannual journal dedicated to the study of the experience of the Yorùbá peoples and their descendants globally. The journal covers all aspects of the Yorùbá transnational, national, and regional presence, both in their West Africa’s homeland and in diasporic spaces, past and present. The journal embraces all disciplines in the humanities, so- cial sciences, and the basic /applied sciences in as much as the focus is on the Yorùbá affairs and the intersections with other communities and prac- tices worldwide. The journal will foster and encourage interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary approaches dealing with a wide range of theoretical and applied topics including, but not limited to: cultural production, identities, religion, arts and aesthetics, history, language, knowledge system, philosophy, gender, media, popular culture, education and pedagogy, politics, business, economic issues, social policy, migration, geography and landscape, environment, health, technology, and sustainability.

Yorùbá Studies Review seeks to serve as the platform for a new generation of transformative scholarship that is based on cutting-edge research, novel methodologies, and interpretations that tap into the deep wells of Yorùbá epistemology and ontology. YSR will also publish critical review essays, book reviews, and scholarly debates on topical issues.

The Yorùbá Studies Review will publish research and review manuscripts in the five languages that are primarily used in the Yorùbá world– English, French, Portuguese, Spanish, and Yorùbá. Where possible, abstracts of papers will be translated into English.
A section on “Archives” will reprint older materials to provide a wider access to a variety of documents.

The Yorùbá Studies Review is hosted by three institutions:
The University of Texas at Austin
The University of Florida, Gainesville
The University of Ibadan, Nigeria
All posted materials should be addressed to: Editorial Office Toyin Falola
Yorùbá Studies Review
Department of History
The University of Texas at Austin 104 Inner Campus Drive
Austin, TX 78712-0220


The subscription rate in the U.S. and Canada is $30 per copy for individuals, and $150 for annual subscriptions for institutions. For overseas subscriptions, postage will be added.

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