The European Journal of Women's Studies is a major international forum for original scholarship at the cutting edge of research in women's studies. The journal's main focus is the complex theoretical and empirical relationship between women and the particular, and diverse, context of Europe.
As well as articles, the journal includes short topical and polemical pieces (open forums); and book reviews.
Peer-reviewed articles submitted direct to http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ejw
Book reviews to Ann Phoenix and Veronica Pravadelli
Open forums to madeleine kennedy-macfoy
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Political Masculinities as Agents of Change (Call for Papers)
Interdisciplinary Conference at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge (United Kingdom)
2nd to 4th December 2016
The conference will explore where, when, how and why political masculinities can/have served as agents of change. We hope to showcase the best work in this area from a diverse range of academic disciplines and practitioners and stimulate debate between them.
We define ‘political masculinities’ as any potential actor in the political sphere, be they individuals (activists, politicians, journalists, etc.), groups (parties, think tanks, trade unions, etc.) or the State and its institutions and representatives. We also include ‘hidden’ political masculinities (e.g., those associated with global businessmen) and political processes and structures relating to masculinities.
‘Agents of change’ are similarly broadly defined. These may be any actors/actions that challenge normative masculinities (dominant, taken for granted ideals of what it is to be a man that sustain unequal relations of power between women and men and amongst men).
Proposals for oral papers or poster presentations must be submitted by Friday the 29th April 2016 to firstname.lastname@example.org. These should include the name of author(s), their affiliation, a title, a 250 word abstract (maximum), and a brief biographical statement. Symposium proposals, comprising four papers, should include the above information as well as an overall title and abstract of 250 words (maximum).
See www.anglia.ac.uk/masculinities for further details concerning the conference including the registration process.
EJWS occasionally publishes online the best book reviews produced on WS and GS courses. The aim is for students to work with their tutors/lecturers to produce excellent book reviews to be submitted to the journal for consideration.
2015 best entry in conjunction with the University of Utrecht, gender graduate programme is as follows:
Ponzanesi, Sandra (ed.), Gender, Globalization and Violence: Postcolonial Conflict Zones, New York/ Abingdon, Routledge, 2014, (281 pp.), ISBN: 978-0-415-81735-6 (hbk).
Reviewed by: Barbara Grabher
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