The express purpose of this volume is to honor the legacy of Sandra Lipsitz Bem and, most especially, her trail-blazing text, The Lenses of Gender: Transforming the Debate on Sexual Inequality. This edited volume will specifically draw attention to the significance of Sandra Bem’s research for the current debates about gender and gender roles in the social sciences. We seek original manuscripts that specifically interrogate the ways in which the institution of gender has been, and remains, deeply contested and that pursue meaningful inquiries emphasizing institutional intersections between gender as a lived reality within the dynamics of courtship, marriage, intimacy, sexuality, parenting, child-rearing, etc. We also specifically invite manuscripts that explore the ascriptive and practical aspects of gender from the perspectives of social policy and law. Despite the fact that there has been a long tradition of scholarly research questioning gender as a discursive concept, questions remain regarding how we operationalize gender in current studies of human behavior, social roles, social policy, employment practices, and social institutions.
Submissions for review may utilize either, or both, quantitative and qualitative methods of analyses. Please note that abstracts or extended abstracts must be of sufficient length to provide substantive information regarding methodology, focus or prevailing theme of the chapter, and preliminary or anticipated findings.
Read the full call for papers here.
Deadline 30th June 2016
Completed manuscripts, and inquiries should be submitted via email to Marla Kohlman at firstname.lastname@example.org, along with a brief biological sketch (not to exceed 100 words per author). Please take care to identify all submissions with the keywords: Bem Legacy.