Special Edition of the National Women Studies Association Journal on Women in the Middle East
Call for Papers Date:
National Women Studies Association Journal
CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR SPECIAL ISSUE:
Middle Eastern Women’s Issues, Debates and Priorities
Despite the growth of the academic field of women in the Middle East, and the number of women graduates who have made contributions to their countries in the Middle East and globally, large gaps in theory, methods, policy and action still exist. This proposed Special Issue for the National Women Studies Association Journal provides a platform for scholars and activists from the Middle East, North America, Europe and other parts of the world to fill gaps and speak out about the front and center issues and debates that they consider to be priorities facing women in the Middle East. This Special Issue will focus on the diversity of women in the Middle East to consider how the intersections of gender with geography, history, culture, religion, class, age, language, the environment, political structures and social change affect their lives. The Special Issue serves to provide in one place a forum that documents research, theory, analytical frames, and learned lessons from women in the Middle East about the issues and debates affecting their lives.
The editors are inviting one-page proposals (along with a short biography, CV or resume) that explore, but are not limited to, the following:
1. The issues that are considered priorities facing Middle Eastern Women in the Third Millennium: What are the commonalities and differences from nation to nation within the region and globally? How are these concerns prioritized and why? In what ways can those issues be ameliorated? What conditions, structures, and resources are required to address these priority concerns of women in the Middle East?
2. How should we proceed in the future to advance the reality of these priorities for Middle Eastern Women? How can scholars and activists support research agendas to address the issues and debates of priority for women in the Middle East?
The special issue of the NWSA Journal on Middle Eastern Women will include scholarship that is both topical and geographical. As such, original research and writing can address any of the following subjects:
Education, the environment, the girl-child social problems, health care, literature, families, decision making, leadership, women’s rights, religion and politicized religion, war, sexuality, poverty, unemployment, work, economic conditions, the legal system, addiction, violence and abuse, media representations, colonialism, post-colonialism, resistance, development, women’s history, women’s movements, immigration, Diaspora, culture and taboos.
Proposals about the above topics must focus on one or more of the nation-states in the Middle East. The focus of the proposals can include empirical, evaluation or advocacy research. The editors are interested in addressing the above topics through diverse types of contributions, including research notes, traditional research articles, reflective statements on projects or programs, and personal narratives.
Guest Editors: Nawal H. Ammar, Faculty of Criminology, Justice and Policy Studies,
University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Ontario, Canada
Aylin Akpinar, Faculty of faculty of Arts and
Letters and Department of Sociology., Marmara University, Istanbul,
Submission Process: All submissions should be written in English. One-page proposals and authors’ curriculum vitae or biographies should be emailed to Nawal Ammar at (Nawal.Ammar@UOIT.ca) by January 16, 2009. The proposals should explicitly mention objectives, new results /frameworks/theoretical contributions, and conclusions or future outlook. The following information is required: name (s) of author (s), affiliation, email address (es) and mailing address (es), and title of the paper
The proposal text may not be longer than 1 page DIN A4, min 2000 max 4000 characters (including spaces).
Authors will be notified of the status of their proposals by March 2, 2009. Full manuscripts will be subject to blind reviews and must adhere to publishing guidelines of the NWSA Journal, which can be found on their web site. Full papers are due July 3, 2009.
Inquiries regarding this special issue should be directed toward the guest editor, Nawal H. Ammar, Faculty of Criminology, Justice and Policy Studies, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Nawal.Ammar@UOIT.ca
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University Of Ontario Institute Of Technology
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