The Italian journal ‘Genesis. Rivista della Societá Italiana delle Storiche’ invites to submit article proposals for a special issue on women and men in the history of the environment.
The Italian journal ‘Genesis. Rivista della Societá Italiana delle Storiche’ invites to submit article proposals for a special issue on women and men in the history of the environment. This issue aims to stimulate reflection on the possible intersections between gender and environmental history through a variety of topics, places and historical periods, thus offering a comprehensive view on the state of research in this area, and of its future possibilities.
Contributions that develop along the following themes are especially solicited:
• Representations of nature through gendered metaphors and symbols in different discursive areas: e.g. in mechanicism, in evolutionism, in political economy, in nationalism, in colonial propaganda, in environmentalism, etc.
• Women’s and men’s experience in colonial and post-colonial contexts: e.g. the agro-ecological transformation in colonial settlements; participation in indigenous rights movements; ecosystem destructions as a military strategy; megaprojects as power strategies
• The environment and gendered bodies: e.g. the effects of environmental/industrial damage upon sexual and reproductive health; different ways of knowing/experiencing/evaluating environmental risk; transformations of men and women’s work and family/community relations as a consequence of environmental change (e.g. consequences of pesticide use upon farmworkers; the impact of asbestos upon factory workers)
• Men’s and women’s contributions to the rise of an environmental consciousness and their different role within environmental/health protection movements: e.g. different attitudes towards the environment and environmental discourse; forms of militancy, committment and organization; gender prejudice and stigma in anti-environmentalist discourse
The contributions can privilege both the collective and the individual dimension of men and women’s environmental agency. The articles selected for publication must be delivered in final form (up to 60,000 characters, including spaces and notes) by July10, 2012 and will undergo a peer reviewing process, anonymous in both directions.
Proposals should include: title, abstract (300 words maximum), and author’s short bio, and should be sent by March 10, 2012 to: Stefania Barca (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Laura Guidi (email@example.com). Articles in Italian, English, French or Spanish will be considered for publication.
Centro de Estudos Sociais- Universidade de Coimbra Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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