Special Issue of Working USA: The Journal of Labor and Society, on Women and Work
Call for Papers
for a special issue of
Working USA: The Journal of Labor and Society
Women and Work
Essays are invited for a special issue of Working USA: The Journal of Labor and Society (scheduled for September 2008) that will explore the historical, social, political, and cultural factors that impact on the meanings and experiences of women’s work, both locally and globally. This issue aims to provide a forum for scholarly explorations that examine women’s work from a variety of disciplines; works that cross disciplinary boundaries are also welcome.
This issue invites, in particular, essays that address the following topics: women’s labor organizing; immigrant women in the workplace; women’s work and public policy; the double (or triple) shift for women; women’s rights in the global economy; race, class, gender, and work; workplace issues for lesbian, bisexual, and transgender women; women’s labor force participation; the continuing wage gap between men and women; women’s unpaid labor; and representations of women’s work and labor organizing in literature, culture, and the media.
Please send electronic copies of essays by December 1, 2007 to guest editor Kathlene McDonald at firstname.lastname@example.org. Essays should be submitted as attachments in Microsoft Word and should be no longer than 10,000 words. Authors should include mailing address, telephone, fax (if available), and e-mail, as well as a 2-3 sentence biography indicating name, affiliation, research interests and, if applicable, publications.
Format: Essays should be submitted in standard formatting (12 point Times New Roman font, double spaced, 1-inch margins), using the Chicago Manual of Style.
Working USA: The Journal of Labor and Society is a peer-reviewed, cross-disciplinary social science quarterly journal intended for a broad exploration of the economic, political, and social dimensions of work and labor. The journal publishes articles directed to an open and critical analysis of the U.S. and global labor movement. The journal editors see a strong and robust labor movement as a force that is central to the immediate and long-term social, economic, and political interests of the working class. The journal endeavors to promote thoughtful analysis of the current and future prospects of workers that advances beyond the narrow goals of individuals. We see workers as a force that organized labor must embrace to advance the struggle for social and economic justice.
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