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Masculinities in Women's Studies: Special Issue of Women's Studies an Interdisciplinary Journal
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Daniel Farr, guest editor
Women's studies isn't merely equated with feminism – it is often equated queer studies, body studies, and increasingly gender and men’s studies. Traditionally, women’s studies has appealed to women and queer students predominately, but what is the situation of men and masculinities within the field of women’s studies? This special issue of Women’s Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal seeks to explore the nuanced changes of the field as men and masculinities attain greater presence and status. While the experiences of men students, teachers, and academics within women’s studies offer significant insight to the issues of masculinities in the field, this issue will not be limited to only these experiences and research. The politics of women’s studies programs and organizations in the academe in regards to men and masculinities, historic and contemporary, offer another piece of the story. Further, as more programs are transforming to incorporate masculinities and gender studies, in classes and program title (i.e. “Gender and women’s studies”), the culture and meaning of women’s studies inevitably changes as well.
This special issue invites submissions from a variety of perspectives including theoretical works, empirical research, literary and cultural studies, and ethnography. Suggested topics may include, but are not limited to the following:
*the experience and perspective of men academics/professors/students in the field of women’s studies. How do men negotiate issues of gender/sexuality/identity within women’s studies?
Book reviews: We are also interested in receiving book reviews appropriate to this special issue. If you are interested in serving as a reviewer, but do not have a book in mind please contact the guest editor for a list of suggestions.
Submission deadline: August 16, 2010; early submissions and inquiries are welcomed.
Submission Details: Each manuscript must be accompanied by a statement that it has not been
Paper copies are not required, but may be sent to: Daniel Farr, Sociology, Randolph College, 2500 Rivermont Ave., Lynchburg, VA 24503.