Journal of the History of Sexuality
Special Issue: “Studying the History of Sexuality: Theory, Methods, Praxis”
Call for Papers Deadline:
JOURNAL OF THE HISTORY OF SEXUALITY
“STUDYING THE HISTORY OF SEXUALITY: THEORY, METHODS, PRAXIS”
Guest editors Lesley A. Hall (Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine) and Julian Carter (Draper Program, New York University) invite proposals for a special issue of the Journal of the History of Sexuality on “Studying the History of Sexuality: Theory, Methods, Praxis.” The deadline for submitting proposals to the guest editors is January 31, 2004; the deadline for submitting completed manuscripts is October 31, 2004. The issue will be published in 2005. Proposals may be submitted electronically (by e-mail attachment) to Julian Carter at email@example.com or to Lesley A. Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In this issue JHS seeks to represent the best current thinking about major conceptual and practical issues at the heart of our professional practice. Possible topics include (but are not limited to) the following:
The relations of the history of sexuality to other fields within history:
history of childhood/child-rearing/education
“age studies” and ideas of the life-cycle more generally
colonial and postcolonial studies
political history, history of the state
history of medicine/science/technology
The relations of the history of sexuality to, and the influence upon it of:
geography and spatial relations
developments in the social sciences
developments in the life sciences
Methodological approaches and problems:
theorizing premodern sexualities
using participant observation & community membership as sources of data; e.g., the intersection of ethnographic methods and oral history
locating and interpreting medical sources
locating and interpreting legal and/or governmental sources
The position of the scholar in history of sexuality:
past and current employment, research, and educational opportunities for sexuality scholars--who gets hired, where, with what job descriptions (i.e. are many historians of sexuality “passing” as something else? Independent researchers? etc.)
teaching and mentoring within secondary and post-secondary contexts
the expansion of electronic media & its implications for sexuality scholarship.
We would also be interested in analyses of the reasons that certain issues get constituted as central to inquiries about particular time-place fields (e.g., homosexuality and sexology in late nineteenth-century Europe; race and prostitution in early twentieth-century North America; eugenics and reproduction in colonial India).
We welcome contributions from employed and independent scholars in all geographical and temporal subfields and of any disciplinary affiliation.
Julian Carter, Ph.D.
Assist. Prof. of Gender Politics
John W. Draper Interdisciplinary Master's Program
in the Humanities and Social Thought
New York University
212 998 8696
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