Inviting authors for edited book: Muslim Voices in School
This is a book about resistance and voice. With this publication, we seek to advocate the use of “counter-story” narratives utilized to empower and repair group and individual identities that have been crafted, and paradoxically damaged, by Western dominant culture. We believe that our work as academics and educators includes responding to such dominant group characterizations of Muslim people, by revealing our individual stories, and our shared narratives, and allowing the reader an opportunity to hear Muslim voices that are so often muted.
Envisioned is a series of short chapters focusing on school related narratives that illustrate the depth of cultural plurality among those who are acculturated Muslims within schools and education in the West. The idea would be a “handbook” that could be used to educate the reader about the plurality of Muslim student lives and experiences in the West, and to foster dialogue in classrooms and in the field of education and social sciences about anti-racist and critical pluralistic pedagogies, and the utility of personal narratives as a site of evidence, empowerment, and emancipation.
We have conceptualized the following thematic clusters for authorship:
PART 1 – TEACHING, CLASSROOMS, AND THE SCHOOL EXPERIENCE
PART 2 – CURRICULAR CONVERSATIONS: REPRESENTATIONS IN THE FORMAL, INFORMAL, AND SOCIETAL CURRICULA
PART 3 – BEING MUSLIM AND... : THE INTERSECTIONS OF MUSLIM IDENTITY AND OTHER SOCIAL IDENTITIES
Our timeline is as follows:
An expression of interest (including a 500 word abstract) BY: August 1, 2007
Chapter draft (complete chapter, 20-22 pp) BY: January 1, 2008
Completed chapter BY: April 1, 2008
Book draft to publisher BY: July 1, 2008
We are very excited about this opportunity to provide a rigorous, academically engaging, and critically rooted book for the field of Education. We look forward to hearing your expression of interest, and suggestions for strengthening this project. We would also welcome your recommendations for authors we should be sure to invite to participate.
With warm regards,
Christopher, Shaheen, and Özlem
Christopher D. Stonebanks, Ph.D.
Bishop’s University School of Education 2600 College St Sherbrooke, QC Canada J1M 1Z7 T: 819.822.9600 (2203) E: email@example.com
Shaheen Shariff, Ph.D.
McGill University Faculty of Education Dept of Integrated Studies 3700 McTavish St. Montreal, QC Canada H3A 1Y2 T: 514.398.5396 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Özlem Sensoy, Ph.D.
Simon Fraser University Faculty of Education 8888 University Dr Burnaby BC Canada V5A 1S6 T: 604.268.6795 E: email@example.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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