Gender and Sexuality: American texts, contexts, controversies
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The Americanist, a peer reviewed journal published by the American Studies Center of the University of Warsaw, invites submissions for volume 26 to be published in 2011 for an issue exploring gender and sexuality.
Gender and Sexuality . American texts, contexts, controversies.
The study of gender and sexuality . evolving models of individual and group identity, clashes of values, changing cultural canons, histories of struggle and struggles over history . have for several decades now been integral to the field of American Studies. Is there something specifically American about the way these issues are handled in the U.S.? How has national identity . its affirmation, critique or rejection . interacted with discourses on gender and sexuality? For its gender and sexuality issue The Americanist seeks contributions that concern both individual case studies (analyses of events, debates, texts, films, etc.) and broader theoretical considerations (for example: dealing with the history of feminism and queer studies as fields). As always, submissions from a variety of disciplines are welcome: history, sociology, literature, film studies, media studies, etc. We especially welcome work that is either comparativist (i.e. sets an American phenomenon against its equivalent in another location) or intersectionalist (i.e. examines gender/sexuality in dynamic conjunction with other axes of identity i.e. class, race, ethnicity).
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