Following the spirit of The Journal of Pan African Studies (JPAS), “an interdisciplinary scholarly journal devoted to a synthesis of African world community studies and research that works to ask questions and seek answers to critical contemporary issues, based on an affirmative African centered logic and language of liberation,” this special edition invites new approaches to the study of gender dynamics in Africa and the Diaspora that hold paramount the influence of race and culture on the development/maintenance of gendered identities.
Thus, “Engendering” the Diaspora: Gender, Culture, Race and Identity in the Contemporary African World” will focus on interdisciplinary issues reflective of the intersections of gender, culture and race in an effort to understand variations of African identities. We are seeking articles that examine social and cultural constructions, deconstructions, and reconstructions of gender, variations in gender roles, gender relations, and responses to non-African structures as they relate to gender, as well as those that seek to challenge the very conceptualizations of gender that have been used to define, describe and/or categorize African-descended women and men. We also invite articles that address concepts such as sexuality, femininity, masculinity, matriarchy, patriarchy, and agency; as well as theoretical questions and methodological applications of Black feminism, African feminism and (Africana) womanism. Reviews of books with related foci will also be considered.
For complete submission guidelines, please contact the guest editors at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yaba Amgborale Blay & Kaila Adia Story
Department of African American Studies
Temple University Email: email@example.com
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