CFP: Submissions for a Book collection on Pacific Island Women (deadline 12/17/2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Helen Thompson, University of Guam
contact email: 
drhelent@gmail.com

Call for Papers for an edited book collection on Pacific Island women. The collection will span women’s experiences in Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia and contributors should submit a full-length text or 500 word abstract and a CV to drhelent@gmail.com by Friday December 17. Contributions can be academic papers, research studies, non-fiction essays, personal essays, fiction, poetry, or drama. Any kind of text in any discipline that reflects upon the experience of women in the Pacific will be considered. Proposals should be new and unpublished. Topics may include but are not limited
• Status of women in a Pacific island nation or territory
• Theoretical exploration of Pacific island feminism
• Tensions between modernity and traditional cultures
• Experiences of colonization
• Nuclearization in the Pacific
• Gender-based violence
• Migration
• Exotic images of Pacific island women
• Education
• Women in leadership positions
• CEDAW in the Pacific
• Women’s health
• Promoting social change
• Case studies of particular programs aiding Pacific Island women
• Gender socialization
• Influence of the media
• Affects of militarization on women
• Globalization in the Pacific
• Women’s creative self-expression
• Arts and crafts
• Women in the workplace
• Rural and urban women’s experiences

Please direct enquiries and submissions to Dr. Helen Thompson, Associate Professor of Women and Gender Studies, University of Guam at drhelent@gmail.com. Deadline December 17, 2010.

cfp categories: 
african-american
american
bibliography_and_history_of_the_book
childrens_literature
classical_studies
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
ecocriticism_and_environmental_studies
eighteenth_century
ethnicity_and_national_identity
film_and_television
gender_studies_and_sexuality
general_announcements
humanities_computing_and_the_internet
interdisciplinary
journals_and_collections_of_essays
medieval
modernist studies
poetry
popular_culture
postcolonial
professional_topics
religion
renaissance
rhetoric_and_composition
romantic
science_and_culture
theatre
theory
travel_writing
twentieth_century_and_beyond
victorian