Call for Papers
'Gender and Conflict': Special issue of Feminist Review
Feminist Review is an interdisciplinary, agenda-setting publication
that insists on the theoretical and strategic centrality of gender in
all its complexity. By encouraging special attention to the ways in
which gender, race, ethnicity, and sexuality intersect, this special
issue seeks to explore the complex and multiple ways in which gender
as an analytical lens can enhance interdisciplinary understandings of
conflict and political violence.
Contributions might include explorations of the following questions:
• What methodologies and theoretical approaches are best suited to
illuminating the ways in which gender, race, ethnicity, and sexuality
intersect or become mutually constitutive in conditions of political
• In seeking to better understand both gender and political violence,
how can the relationship(s) between feminist theory(ies) and activism
• How have developments in science (forensics, weaponry, information
and communication technologies) affected the nature of violent
conflict and its aftermaths? How are these gendered?
• How do ideas about gender identity figure in personal narratives of
conflict? How do these relate to the various ways in which gender
identities are strategically represented by state and non-state
• How do experiences and practices of political violence organise the
production and maintenance of gender roles? What are the embodied
dimensions? The performative?
• How do women and men differently accommodate and acclimatize to
• How do (inter)national (and multiple) media forms construct
particular gendered understandings of actors in conflict?
• What are the gender dimensions of commemorations of political
violence and victims of conflict?
The above list is not exhaustive and the guest editors would welcome
submissions from scholars in politics, anthropology, gender and
sexuality studies, history, human rights studies, science and
technology studies, International Relations, development and other
interdisciplinary fields. The special issue invites contributions that
offer new theoretical insights into and/or empirical observations of
the violent practices that regulate gender and the gendered logics
that sustain conflict.
Please send abstracts of no more than 500 words to Lori Allen
(laa2(aet)cam.ac.uk) and Laura J. Shepherd (l.j.shepherd(aet)bham.ac.uk) by 1