Call for Papers: Criminalization and Sexuality (Special Issue of Social Justice Journal)
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CALL FOR PAPERS
The journal Social Justice invites contributions for the December 2009 issue, which will be devoted to the theme of Criminalization and Sexuality. We encourage submissions from social scientists and humanities scholars, and we welcome articles that use a wide-range of methodologies, including qualitative, quantitative, historical, cultural, and transnational analyses.
Over the past three decades, the U.S. has increasingly relied on criminalization as a strategy for managing social problems. As a result, over 2.3 million people are presently incarcerated, or 1 in every 100 adults, excluding those held in immigration detention, juvenile justice, or military facilities. Additionally, in the post-9/11 political context, new technologies of surveillance and detention have emerged, resulting in the criminalization and deportation of thousands of immigrants from the U.S., and the indefinite detention and abuse of prisoners of war around the globe. For this issue, we define criminalization to include de jure and de facto processes, so as to address law as it exists “on the books” and as it manifests in everyday life.
We approach sexuality with a particular focus on non-normative identities and communities, and with particular interest in its intersections with gender, race, class and citizenship. We invite articles that examine how legal institutions criminalize and punish marginalized communities for non-normative, non-conforming sexualities and genders as well as articles that explore how the criminal justice system manages sexuality, particularly within detention facilities.
We are interested in selecting papers that address at least one of the following themes:
1. Intimate and State Sexual Violence Against Women.
2. Sexuality and Gender in the Racialized Carceral Landscape.
3. Law, Sexuality and the Post-Colonial State.
4. Queer Politics, Heteronormativity and Criminalization.
5. Sexual and Gender Violence in Prisons and Jails.
6. Sexual Politics of the Prison Industrial Complex.
7. Sexuality, Citizenship and Immigration Control.
8. State Regulation and the Global Sex Trade.
9. Surveillance and Harassment of Marginalized Communities.
10. Disciplining of Black Masculinity and Heterosexuality.
Please submit a proposal that briefly outlines the scope of the paper (1 – 2 pages) and a current C.V. Notification of invitation to submit a full paper will be made by February 13th, 2009.
Send proposals in electronic format to Clare Sears and Alexis Martinez: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com. Each manuscript should include the following contact information: author(s) name(s), institutions, telephone number(s), and email address(es) for all authors, and work address for the corresponding author.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF PAPER PROPOSAL: January 15th, 2009
Authors of accepted paper proposals will be invited to submit a full paper by April 3rd, 2009
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