Edited book: Gender, power and military occupations in Asia, the Pacific and the Middle East since 1945
Call for Papers Deadline:
Inspired by a successful workshop held in 2009 at the University of Wollongong (visit the website: http://www.capstrans.edu.au/publications/conferences/UOW059146.html), we are planning to edit a collection of papers dealing with issues of gender and power under conditions of military occupation, military intervention and peacekeeping, both past (post-1945) and present. The current papers in the collection examine such diverse situations as the Allied Occupation of Japan, interventions in Timor Leste and the Northern Territory in Australia, the occupation of Iraq, post-9/11 situation in the Philippines, and the US military presence on Okinawa.
We are seeking to include a few more chapters focussing on the following regions: Iraq (2003-), Afghanistan (2001-), Solomon Islands (2003-) and the Palestinian territories. We will also consider other suggestions, but please contact us first to discuss your idea. The primary themes of the edited book are gender (both masculinities and femininities) and ‘power’ - how power is enacted by the occupier; how powerlessness is experienced by the occupied; how power is negotiated, shared, subverted, reclaimed; power as visible and invisible; institutional power; discursive constructions of power; theories of gender, power and occupation. The book will be co-edited by the convenors of the workshop, Dr Christine de Matos and Dr Rowena Ward.
Please send a 250 word chapter proposal to Dr Christine de Matos (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Friday 26 March 2010. Please make sure you describe how your chapter will fulfil the main themes of the book, and include a one page research/publications CV. Notification of the outcome will be given by Friday 16 April 2010, and those with a successful proposal will then be invited to submit a full chapter by Friday 30 July 2010.
For further information please contact Christine de Matos (email@example.com).
Christine de Matos
University of Wollongong NSW 2522
phone: 61 2 42213627 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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