As feminist theory becomes more important to the discipline and in changing both the theory and praxis of other departments and social movements, feminists themselves have debated the form and function of feminist theory. A key point of discussion and concern is the connection, or lack of connection, between feminist theory and feminist praxis. Our goal is to resonate with the existing discourses on this topic in a way that opens space for new forms, a re-examination or re-telling of old forms, and, ambitiously, an answer to the Stanley & Wise (2000) question “Where is the revolution in feminist theory?”
Are there real and clear divides between theory and praxis? If there are slippages or spaces between what are they and how do they help us to both know and do? What are the criteria for defining praxis and/or theory? Do these definitions hinder or help unite praxis and theory in feminism? We are hoping to open spaces for new and emerging scholars but will accept submissions from all scholars (academic and non-academic) interested in these issues. We will accept both “traditional” and “experimental” essays as well as creative work (art, poetry, etc).
Submissions should deal specifically with feminism, be interdisciplinary, and show an understanding of intersectionality. Co- and multi-authored submissions welcome.
Themes include but are not limited to the following:
Reading and Feminist Epistemology as Feminist Praxis
Engaging Feminist Activism
Praxis of Academic Feminism
Feminism as Individual and/or Communal shifts in Knowing and Doing
Feminist Collective Change
Re/Definitions of Feminist Praxis
Re/Definitions of Feminist Theory
Feminist Sciences as Feminist Praxis
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