Palgrave Communications is inviting submissions and article proposals for a thematic collection dedicated to Gender Studies. The collection is Guest Edited by Professor Kath Woodward (Open University, UK).
The field of Gender Studies offers theoretical and methodological advantages in understanding multiply constituted social worlds and addressing a variety of pressing global problems, from the dynamics of migration, through to the uneven global power geometries and climate change. Not only are most of the major challenges of the contemporary world underpinned by social divisions, including those based on sex and gender, but also the issues addressed by sexual politics are often a key motor of activism and change. Notably, gender studies are also playing an integral part of the increasing interdisciplinarity of academic research.
This thematic collection will therefore provide a multi- and inter-disciplinary forum for current thinking in this field of scholarship—insights and perspectives from a broad spectrum of areas are welcomed, including, but not restricted to, sociology, politics, history, literature, education, psychology, anthropology and cultural and media studies.
Authors contributing to this collection include:
- Ian Wellard (Canterbury Christ Church University, UK)
- Christopher Matthews (University of Brighton, UK)
- Kate Sang (Heriot-Watt University, Scotland, UK)
- Sofia Lampropoulou (University of Liverpool, UK)
- Amanda Third (University of Western Sydney, Australia)
- Dana Cooper (Stephen F. Austin State University, USA)
To be considered for publication among this collection’s launch papers, manuscripts should be submitted to the editorial office by November 1; however, submissions into early 2016 will also be welcomed. The first papers in the collection will be published in early 2016. All articles will be subject to the usual review process, and should be prepared according to the journal’s author guidelines.
Authors who are interested in submitting a paper are requested, in the first instance, to send a short abstract-length proposal to the Managing Editor outlining the scope of their paper (Palcomms@palgrave.com); any general enquiries regarding the collection can also be directed to this email address.