Anthology on Girls in the World: A Global Conversation
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Girls in the World: A Global Conversation
Participants from the 2005 Berkshire Conference on the History of Women and the 2005 Conference of the Society for the History of Children and Youth are compiling an anthology on the history of girlhood and international issues. The purpose is to understand the centrality of girlhood in shaping women’s lives and to study through a comparative framework how age and gender operate, along with a multitude of other identities, to shape women’s experiences.
We invite proposals for manuscripts to be included in the collection from all scholars interested in these issues. Essays will contribute to developing cross-national perspectives and methodologies in the history of gender, children, and youth. Manuscripts on nations and regions beyond North America and Europe are especially welcome. We are interested in research that addresses one or more of the following questions:
How have international developments, such as migrations, wars, globalization, labor, economic markets, and international diplomacy, influenced girls’ cultures and/or identities?
What have been girls’ roles in creating communities and shaping cultures internationally, nationally, and locally?
To what extent have girls operated as global actors and agents?
What roles have girls played, both symbolically and actively, in global political arenas?
When are girls’ cultures subcultures of dominant national cultures and when do they cross (and even challenge) national boundaries?
How have girls’ cultures been constituted through their responses to cultural, institutional, and familial expectations?
How do girls’ educational, health, legal rights, material culture, and play vary across time and place?
How do images of and for girls in literature, art, and photography vary across time and place?
Individual manuscript proposals should include a 250-word abstract and title; author contact information; and curriculum vitae. Please note how your work will contribute to cross-national perspectives. The submission deadline is October 31, 2005. Email your proposal directly to Jennifer Helgren at email@example.com. We expect arrangements with a publisher to be made in November. Completed manuscripts will be due around April or May of 2006. If you have any questions or comments, please contact Dr. Helgren directly firstname.lastname@example.org or (510) 521-8790.
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