Gender, Sexuality and the Blockchain (edited collection)

deadline for submissions: 
March 1, 2018
full name / name of organization: 
Joseph Gelfer
contact email: 

Blockchain technology offers many new opportunities for social and informational organisation. While most people equate the blockchain with cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, the technology also has far broader applications in the financial sector, as well as land registration, voting, prediction markets, identity verification, smart contracts and any number of other domains where decentralized and transparent processes add value.

The majority of attention given to blockchain focuses on technological applications, with less given to the social and cultural aspects. Gender, Sexuality and the Blockchain adds to our understanding of blockchain by exploring how it replicates and extends our current understanding of technology, gender and sexuality.

Expressions of interest for contributions from all disciplines are invited to this edited collection on the following themes:

  • women’s representation in and feminist responses to blockchain
  • masculinities and the blockchain
  • LGBTQ representation in and queer responses to blockchain
  • heterosexuality and the blockchain.

This edited collection is not currently under contract for publication, although preliminary discussion has taken place with Palgrave Macmillan who have expressed an interest in receiving a more detailed proposal containing specific abstracts.

Please send the following by 1 March 2018 to joseph.gelfer@gmail.com :

  • your name and institutional affiliation
  • a title and abstract of around 200 words
  • a couple of sentences about your research interests
  • details of some of your best publications
  • a realistic indication of how long it would take you to write up your abstract into an article of 7000-8000 words.

About the editor: Dr Joseph Gelfer is a masculinities researcher whose books include Masculinities in a Global Era (ed) (Springer, 2014) and Numen, Old Men: Contemporary Masculine Spiritualities and the Problem of Patriarchy (Routledge, 2009).

For further information, see: http://www.masculinityresearch.com/2018/01/14/blockchaincfp/