CFP: Special issue on Men, Masculinities, and Violence, Graduate Journal of Social Science
CALL FOR PAPERS & ARTWORK
Social scientists have been interested in examining men’s gendered behaviors and relationship to violence for many decades. Feminist analyses and interventions regarding violence against women have brought much needed attention to the patriarchal norms, values and practices that privilege men in ways that allow and even encourage them to perpetrate violence against marginalized communities such as women and children, often with impunity. The LGBT rights movement has also brought attention to men’s relationship to homophobia and transphobia. The concept of hegemonic masculinity, as developed by Connell, has emphasized the idea that not all men and not all masculinities are equal — those who espouse attributes of hegemonic masculinity hold power over those who don’t, and reap higher patriarchal dividend. More recently, a number of international conferences have focused on critical studies of contemporary masculinities, and working with men and boys to end gender-based violence.
In this special issue, we want to further investigate the complex relationship between men, masculinities, and violence. According to some recent research studies, adherence to hegemonic gender norms amongst contemporary men from certain contexts and communities is no longer as rigid as it used to be. What is the nature and context of these changes, and what do they mean in the context of violence as a tool of perpetuating patriarchy? What factors and forces resist or promote contemporary men’s and masculine practices of violence? Whilst men’s violence against women has deservedly received significant attention, men’s violence against other men has somewhat escaped scrutiny; how do we understand this through the lens of gender? These are some areas that we seek to explore in this special issue. Other areas that submissions may cover are (this is not an exhaustive list):
- Violence against girls and women and its relationship to men and masculinities
SUBMISSIONS: Original and unpublished papers (5000-8000 words), personal narratives (2000-3000 words), short essays (2000-3000 words), book or film reviews (1000-1500 words), artwork and photo essays are welcome. Please send submissions and enquiries to guest editors Alankaar Sharma and Arpita Das at email@example.com
Submission deadline: 10 September 2015
We especially welcome submissions from graduate students (Master’s, PhD).
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