Call for Papers
Race/Ethnicity: Multidisciplinary Global Contexts (www.raceethnicity.org)
Volume 4, Number 1 (Autumn 2010)
“Intersections of Race and Gender”
Call for Papers Deadline:
The editorial staff of Race/Ethnicity: Multidisciplinary Global Contexts invites submissions for the first issue of its fourth volume that will focus on “Intersections of Race and Gender.” Race/Ethnicity uses a classic piece as a point of departure for treatments of critical issues within the field of race and ethnic studies. While the classic piece establishes the thematic parameters of each issue, authors are under no obligation to actively engage the arguments posed by that work.
The first issue of Volume 4 explores the multiple points where race and gender intersect across the globe, the range of consequences that meets those intersections, and the dynamics that occur at those intersections. The issue opens with “Movimientos de rebeldi y las culturas que traicionan,” from Gloria Anzuldúa’s Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza , in which the author traces her personal experiences of being caught between two cultures and yet an alien in both, with the understanding that the work of the 21st century will be about the coming together of diverse cultures.
Our focus on race and gender recognizes that there are numerous ways in which racialized and gendered identities intersect and that their intersection is often influenced by a variety of other cultural factors. We welcome essays that explore intersections and impacts from perspectives across the world. We also welcome the viewpoints of activists, advocates, researchers, and other practitioners working in the field.
Topics of inquiry may include, but are not limited to, the following:
• How do race and gender intersect with each other to mediate access to social opportunity?
• What is the relationship between gender and racial discrimination? Is gender discrimination likely to be most severe in places where racial discrimination is also severe, or are the two largely independent phenomena? Why is that the case?
• By what means does the intersection of “women” and racial/ethnic “other” as identities so often result in the creation of a subclass considered expendable and exploited?
• More generally, what are the consequences of discriminatory behaviors, institutions and structures acting at the intersection of race and gender?
• What can be done? How might intersections or race and gender be celebrated?
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