We plan to prepare an anthology on "Gender comparisons: An interdisciplinary perspective", presenting contributions from scholars doing gender research in a genuine comparative and/or transfer perspective. The focus of the projects should be the comparison or relation of one or several of the Scandinavian countries with one or several European countries and/or the United States in the 20th century.
The overall objective of the anthology is to contribute to the understanding of the historical development of gender concepts and gender structures from a comparative and/or transfer perspective, adopting a variety of interdisciplinary approaches.
We encourage scholars in history, social and political sciences, cultural studies or other related fields to submit their proposals, to contribute their results and share the new insights of their original work. We especially encourage younger scholars who whish to present the results of their work to a larger public. We aim at choosing contributors from a variety of countries and a variety of methodological, theoretical and empirical approaches and results. We especially welcome submissions using discourse analytical or deconstructionist methods.
Articles as well discussing methodological questions, for instance on the insights the comparative/transfer perspective may offer for an understanding of gender, are very welcome.
The articles ought not to have been published before. The abstract written in English should take up no more than one page and provide an outline of the contribution in mind. Please include a short CV, your name, affiliation, address, and email address.
Deadline for submissions is 15 April 2001. The editors plan to have decided on the submitted proposals by the end of May 2001. Deadline for the submission of the first draft of approximately 12 pages will be 1 November 2001.
The editors have a cooperative working procedure in view. We want to offer a scientific network supportive to the researchers, their projects and the work on their publications. We also want to offer the opportunity to discuss our work with a larger audience of international scholars. Therefore, we expect the contributors to the anthology to both attend a research seminar and a conference.
Given the funding of the seminar and the conference, the editors plan the following time schedule. All contributors are expected to attend a research seminar to be held in Denmark 6-9 December 2001 (arrivals on the 6th, seminar the 7th and 8th and departures on the morning of the 9th). The seminar aims at discussing each others´ articles. Each scholar is expected to be the discussant of the work of two fellow contributors. The second draft will be due by the end of April 2002. The contributors are expected to attend a conference 30 May-2 June 2002, where the articles are to be discussed for a last time and to be presented to a larger international and interdisciplinary audience. The conference too will be held in Denmark. The editors aim at finishing the work on the anthology by the end of 2002.
The editors are Wiebke Kolbe, assistant professor at the University of Bielefeld, Germany and Iris Rittenhofer, research associate professor at the University of Aarhus, Denmark.
Please e-mail your abstract to Wiebke Kolbe at the e-mail address listed below both as an attachment (formatted as a Word- or rtf-file) and as a mail text.
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