Academic journal article Taboo

Introduction

Academic journal article Taboo

Introduction

Article excerpt

Welcome to the second edition of Taboo for 2013.

Firstly, we wish to thank the previous editors and all those who have worked to compile a collection of high-quality submissions, which we have the privilege of including here. Our apologies to many of the authors in this edition who have experienced inordinately long periods of time between having their submissions selected, reviewed, and accepted for publication and actually seeing these emerge in print. The hiatus in the publication of Taboo over the last couple of years occasioned by changes in formatting, site-hosting changes, and in editors has meant long delays between acceptance and publication. We apologize for this, however, in this issue and the following one we will hopefully be able to accommodate all of the authors who have been waiting for their pieces to be published, and just as importantly, accommodate the interests and needs of an audience who wish to read the sort of articles that appear in Taboo.

As editors, we found this issue to be a particularly interesting one to put together. The issue is one that has a flow of ideas and experiences of identity running across it: from the autobiographical work of Tracy D. Keats, the construction of consumerist orientations and identities of Jim Parsons and William Frick, Liping Wei's explorations of multiculturalism, Diane Ketelle's use of photographic images in reflecting on the connection between self and place, and G. …

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