Call for chapter on "Genocide and Masculinities"

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Call for a chapter on "Genocide and Masculinities" to be published in an updated and expanded second edition of Genocide and Gender in the Twentieth Century: A Comparative Survey (Bloomsbury, first edition in 2015). For more information on the first edition, see https://www.bloomsbury.com/us/genocide-and-gender-in-the-twentieth-century-9781472507082/. Finished chapter would be approximately 8,500 words and due date is October 1, 2019.

For more information and to submit a proposal, please contact Amy E. Randall at arandall@scu.edu.

Specifications for chapter on Genocide and Masculinities:

1)      Analyzes how conceptualizations of male gender norms and roles, and gendered senses of self, have influenced male perpetrators of genocidal violence. By interrogating how social positionality (in terms of class and power), ethnicity, race, age, religion, and sexual orientation in different historical and political conditions as well as in different gendered landscapes have intersected with gender to shape men's enactment of genocidal violence, the chapter will elucidate differences among men involved in genocide, in terms of agency, motivations, goals, and so on. This chapter could approach the topic more generally, and incorporate discussion of multiple genocides, or it could approach the topic more narrowly, and focus on one or two genocides. If the latter approach, the chapter should not focus on the Rwandan genocide or the Holocaust.

 

2)      Examines how conceptualizations of male gender norms and roles, and gendered senses of self, have informed the aftermath of genocide in terms of 1) reconstruction of societies and/or peacebuilding efforts; or 2) memory and commemoration. This chapter would also take into account the intersectionality of gender. This chapter could approach one of the two topics more generally, and incorporate discussion of multiple genocides, or it could approach one of the two topics more narrowly, and focus on one or two genocides.