Teaching Sex (special issue of the journal Transformations--deadline: June 15, 2010)

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Transformations: The Journal of Inclusive Scholarship and Pedagogy
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Deadline: June 15th, 2010

The editors of Transformations: The Journal of Inclusive Scholarship and Pedagogy seek articles (5,000-10,000 words) and media essays (overviews of books, film, video, performance, art, music, websites, etc.—3,000 to 5,000 words) on the pedagogy of sexuality. Submissions should explore sexuality from within the pedagogical contexts and spaces of colleges and universities; prisons; HIV risk reduction interventions; K-12; law schools; pre-med, medical school, and nursing programs; museums, libraries and archives; global justice movements; virtual public spheres; and community outreach). For a new, occasional feature on "The Material Culture of Teaching," we also seek essays that offer historical perspectives on pedagogy or examine material practices/artifacts of pedagogy. We welcome essays from all disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives. Transformations publishes only essays that focus on pedagogical praxis and/or theory.

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Topics might include:
· Queer pedagogies
· Sex work
· Thinking sex transnationally and across cultures
· Transgenderism, intersexuality, and gender-variance
· Human rights discourse and its critiques
· The erotics of pedagogy
· Gender, sexuality and the medical gaze
· Nonhuman sexualities
· Sex in the archive
· Queer diasporas
· Sexual citizenship/sexual dissidence
· Porn studies
· Sex tourism
· Rural sexualities
· Sex and technology
· Sexuality and disability studies
· Sex in the ancient world
· Rethinking frameworks and debates (i.e. essentialism vs. social construction, queer utopia vs. negativity, local vs. universal, acts vs. identities)
· Children's sexuality
· HIV prevention education
· New approaches to teaching key figures in the study of sexuality (Foucault, Sedgwick, Freud, Butler, etc…)
· New contexts for teaching sexology and eugenics
· The institutionalization of sexuality or queer studies
· Sexuality and the nation/imperial sexualities
· Marriage, the family, and alternative kinship models (beyond marriage)
· Feminism and queer theory

Send submissions or inquiries in MLA format (6th ed.) as attachments in MS Word or Rich Text format to: Jacqueline Ellis and Ellen Gruber Garvey, Editors, transformations@njcu.edu Author(s) name and contact information should be included on a SEPARATE page.