CALL FOR PAPERS
is seeking submissions for an
Mothers Under Fire: Mothering
in Conflict Areas
Editors: Dr. Tatjana Takseva
and Dr. Arlene Sgoutas
DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS: July
the increase of conflict areas worldwide, this collection will look at
the experiences of women mothering in conflict areas. Recent examples
from the Middle East, The Balkans, Sudan, Somalia, the Congo, Peru and
other places around the globe affected by military and civil-ethnic
conflict have shown that violence is often gendered and has a unique
impact on women and mothers. The aim of this collection is to engage
with the nature and meaning of motherhood and mothering during times of
war and/or in zones experiencing the threat of war.
Topics can also include (but are not limited to):
in occupied lands, refugee camps, disaster zones, military conflict;
mothers and sexual violence; children born of war time rape;
humanitarian assistance; mothers and nationalism; relationships between
mothers and daughters/sons in times of armed/conflict; giving birth
during war or under the threat of war; mothers and militarization;
mothers contesting gender norms and practices in conflict areas and/or
during times of war; mothers and human rights/violations; mothers and
the justice system; motherhood, mothering and forms of sexual or racial
discrimination in conflict zones; mothers as peacemakers; mothers and
child soldiers; mothering and the family in conflict areas; mothers and
armed conflict on the screen; activist mothers; the role of social
media and mothers in conflict zones; mothers and military/political
welcome perspectives from a variety of disciplines. Cross-cultural,
historical and comparative work is encouraged.
Abstracts: 300 words.
Please include a 50-word biography (if Indigenous,
Deadline for Abstracts is July 31, 2013
Please send submissions and inquiries directly to: Dr.
Tatjana Takseva, Tatjana.Takseva@SMU.ca
or Dr. Arlene Sgoutas email@example.com
Completed manuscripts not exceeding 20 pages will be due
early spring 2014,
and should conform to MLA guidelines.
Acceptance is contingent and will depend upon the
strength and fit of the final piece.
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