Call for Papers Analzye 2013

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The editorial board of „Analize – Journal of Gender and Feminist Studies” is pleased to welcome submissions for the 2013 issue of the journal. After decades of conceptualization and refinements, reflection on gender deserves „a place of its own” wherefrom it can be critically explored, assessed and creatively developed further. In Romania, but also in the SEE and CEE Region, such an editorial space is still limited although there is an increasing mass of gender experts and scholars in need for dialogue, for enlarging their possibilities to share ideas, findings, doubts, dilemmas and directions of research in the field of gender and feminist studies.

logo analyzeThe editorial board of „Analize – Journal of Gender and Feminist Studies” is pleased to welcome submissions for the 2013 issue of the journal. After decades of conceptualization and refinements, reflection on gender deserves „a place of its own” wherefrom it can be critically explored, assessed and creatively developed further. In Romania, but also in the SEE and CEE Region, such an editorial space is still limited although there is an increasing mass of gender experts and scholars in need for dialogue, for enlarging their possibilities to share ideas, findings, doubts, dilemmas and directions of research in the field of gender and feminist studies.About the Journal
„Analize – Journal of Gender and Feminist Studies” is an on-line, open access, peer-reviewed international journal that aims to bring into the public arena new ideas and findings in the field of gender and feminist studies and to contribute to the gendering of the social, economic, cultural and political discourses and practices about today’s local, national, regional and international realities.

Edited by The Romanian Society for Feminist Analyses AnA, the journal intends to open conversations among eastern and non-eastern feminist researchers on the situated nature of their feminism(s) and to encourage creative and critical feminist debates across multiple axes of signification such as gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, ethnicity, religion, etc.

The journal publishes studies, position papers, case studies, viewpoints, book reviews from practitioners of all grades and professions, academics and other specialists on the broad spectrum of gender and feminist studies.

Regarding submissions, papers that fall outside the issue’s main topic launched for each number are also to be accepted. In addition to a thematic issue the journal also includes a „Lab” of ideas, images, tools for investigating the gendered world, a storytelling section (AnAStories) for sharing lived experiences and life (his/her)stories together with „News” and a „Press review”.

CALL FOR PAPERS
The topic for the upcoming issue is: What kind of feminism(s) for today?

We invite authors, scholars and researchers to critically reflect on forms of feminism(s) in practice today and how/if they serve the interests of women in the 21st century.

Feminist thought and movements, as we have come to know them, are going through permanent metamorphoses, adapting to the times. Like all traditions, the feminist ones also change over time responding to various criticisms. Feminism was „accused”, among other things, for being rooted in western terminology, hard to adapt to other cultures, adopting an „us against the world” identity politics, being sometimes „more” an academic than a social justice tradition, excluding more than including lives and contributions of „others”- women and men alike, etc.

How feminism(s) reacted to such critiques? Which are the ways feminism adapted to the new social, economic and techno-cultural environment of the 21 century? What is nowadays the relation between the academic and activist feminism? What kind of feminist movement is most efficient today in the technologized and virtual society we live in? Is gender mainstreaming or the intersectionality paradigm the „inclusion solution”? Is the ontological turn of feminist thought (human/non-human embodiment, post-humanities, biopolitics, material feminism, etc.) a way out from certain research pitfalls? How are we to assess the postmodern proposals to „undo gender”? What approaches to gender are better from a methodological and practical perspective? What/how feminism(s) should be delivered in academia – what is more needed: Women’s Studies, Gender Studies and Feminist Studies? What type of relationship exists between gender and feminist studies? Do we speak of (strategic) cooperation, latent tension or something else? Is feminism requiring a particular political commitment?

Manuscripts should be sent to: contact@analize-journal.ro.

Submission deadline is 08.03.2013