CFP: Gender and Empire (Journal of World History)

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Call for Papers
December 1, 2016
North Carolina, United States
Subject Fields: 
Race Studies, Sexuality Studies, Women's & Gender History / Studies, World History / Studies

Special Issue Title: Gender and Empire: Intimacies, Bodies, Detritus

Issue editor: Tracey Rizzo

Issue number 28.4 (December 2017)

Abstract Deadline: December 1, 2016

The Journal of World History seeks submissions on the topic of Gender and Empire. For more than three decades scholars have incorporated gender studies into traditional imperial histories to draw attention to the myriad ways in which imperial projects co-created modern gender identities. Emerging from scholarship on the major European empires of the 19th and 20th centuries (British, French, German, and Dutch), studies of gender and empire now include the United States, Russia, and Japan. Similarly, scholarship on colonized areas around the globe now includes Latin America, both postcolonial and neo-colonial, in addition to Africa and Asia. The range of research topics has also expanded considerably from literal intersections between gender and empire, as seen in policing prostitution and anti-miscegenation laws, to other less literal but no less body-saturated nanny/child relations; transnational foodways; and automobility to name a few. Regardless of foci, these approaches investigate formations of embodied race and gender identities as central to the ideology of imperialism as well as to the daily functioning of colonialism on the ground, with special attention to how the latter undercut the former.

This special issue aims for broad coverage of a diverse array of empires and topics in the period 1750-1950. In keeping with the mission of the journal, we especially solicit proposals that are comparative and/or transnational. Optionally and additionally, authors interested in presenting their papers at the annual meeting of the World History Association in Boston (June 22-24) are welcome to make their submissions by Nov 1.

Timetable for submission of articles:

--December 1, 2016: Please submit a short CV and a 500 word abstract summarizing the article you wish to submit as an attachment to with “JWH Special Issue Abstract Submission” in the subject line.

-- April 1, 2017: Selected authors will submit the full-length article in conformity with JWH guidelines. Authors will then be notified of required revisions.

--July 1, 2017: Final revisions due.

--September 1, 2017: Acceptance of revised articles for inclusion announced.

--December, 2017: Articles will appear in volume 28.4 of the Journal of World History.

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Dr. Tracey Rizzo


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