In the two decades since the fall of Communist governments across Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe, scholars have used increased access to archival sources and the fresh perspective created by time to begin to re-evaluate the Cold War. Yet, much of this new research remains centered around traditional topics like decision-making amongst political elites, diplomacy and espionage. In volume 8 of Aspasia we want to encourage scholars to move beyond these topics and to consider the relationship between gender and the Cold War in CESEE. We seek original research that expands the ways in which we think about the Cold War, broadly defined. We particularly welcome submissions that investigate how gender intersected with other categories (including class, race, ethnicity, and political ideology) during the Cold War. Possible research questions include: How were Cold War ideologies or rivalries gendered? How did governments during this era promote distinct gender ideals? In what ways did women act as Cold Warriors? How did the Cold War serve to shape masculinities East and West and was masculinity an essential component of Cold War political sparring? How did Cold War assumptions shape scholarship on women and gender and to what extent are we still beholden to those models? What was the role of gender in resisting Cold War imperatives? How did the Cold War affect global activism, including feminist and peace movements? We encourage submissions that take social and cultural, as well as political, approaches to the study of the Cold War.
In addition to the specific theme of gendering the Cold War, we welcome submissions on all topics related to women’s and gender history in CESEE on an on-going basis.
Submissions of up to 8,000 words (including notes) can be sent to Francisca de Haan (Aspasia Editor-in-Chief) at firstname.lastname@example.org or to Melissa Feinberg at email@example.com
For more information, please write to one of the editors or visit http://journals.berghahnbooks.com/asp/, where you can also download the Aspasia Guidelines for Authors.
Francisca de Haan
Central European University
Department of Gender Studies
Nador u. 9
Rutgers University, Department of History
16 Seminary Place
New Brunswick, NJ 08901 USA
firstname.lastname@example.org Email: email@example.com
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