Call for papers
SPECIAL ISSUE OF Deportees, Exiles, Refugees
Ca’ Foscari University of Venice
The online journal of studies on women’s memory “Deportees, Exiles, Refugees” (Ca’ Foscari University of Venice) announces a call for papers for a special issue focused on “Domestic violence against women in East Asian and South East Asian Countries: a multidisciplinary research” [provisional title].
The journal, published since 2004, aims principally to be a venue for analysis and reflection on the topic of displacement from women’s viewpoints, as well as for the collection and publication of documents, unpublished writings and oral histories. Since then, the journal has examined other related topics, especially the specific theme of violence against women and the abuse of femininity and maternity.
This Special issue will deal with the phenomenon of domestic violence in East Asia and South East Asia with a special focus on China from different perspectives: legal, socio-cultural, ethnographic, gender, psychological, to name but a few. Domestic violence is a worldwide phenomenon and although it is an issue that exceeds both culture and national identity, its nature may vary from country to country based on socio-cultural factors. The interest about studies on this topic, especially the gender-based one, emerged in the last Century even before the Seventies, but only recently it has become a priority in the policies of governments and for the International community. Indeed, the social conviction of domestic violence as an element of destabilization of the family unit and of the State social order is rather recent. Traditionally the patriarchal values, on which the family based its relationships, considered the intra-family violence a common, natural and well tolerated behavior among people belonging to the same family and in particular towards women. We are especially interested in papers dealing with domestic violence in its various forms (symbolic, structural, for example) in the context of East Asian and South East Asian countries and in analysis such as empirical research contributions and conceptual pieces exploring the topic from different disciplines.
The editor invites contributions from scholars working across transnational contexts, professional contexts, and across disciplines and encourages the submission of abstracts addressing the following research fields:
Interested scholars should submit an abstract (max. 500 words including three keywords) and a one page C.V. to email@example.com by June 30th 2019.
After evaluations by the scientific committee of the journal, selected candidates will be notified by email by July 31st 2019 and asked to send full length articles by December 31st 2019.