CFP - Neoliberal Gender, Neoliberal Sex, submission deadline 15th Sep 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Assuming Gender - Special Issue, ed. Tom Harman
contact email: 
gender@cardiff.ac.uk

Assuming Gender would like to invite submissions to our forthcoming special issue: ‘Neoliberal Gender, Neoliberal Sex’.
Neoliberalism has recently come to define a particular object of critical enquiry, especially after the financial crisis of 2008. Considered by some to have superseded terms such as postmodernism and globalisation, neoliberalism is no longer taken as merely an economic ideology adhered to by a rich elite but as a global norm that touches the lives of billions. In this special issue we aim to explore how neoliberalism, as a form of governmental rationality, goes beyond the realm of fiscal conduct and has affected, influenced or moulded the construction of representations of gender and sexuality in cultural production.
In respect to the title, ‘Neoliberal Gender, Neoliberal Sex’, we particularly welcome submissions that address the relationship between practices of cultural production and models of neoliberal rationality/governmentality.

Suggested topics include, but are not limited to, the relationship between gender, sexuality and neoliberalism in:-
• The aesthetics of austerity
• Reality TV
• Cinema
• Literature
• Contemporary pop music/video
• Computer games
• News media
• Social media and the internet
• Artistic practice

Proposals are welcome from academics and graduate students from any academic discipline. We also welcome inter- and multi-disciplinary approaches.

Submissions should follow the Assuming Gender submission guidelines. Deadline: Monday, 15th September 2014.

Submissions and enquiries should be sent to the issue editor, Tom Harman, at gender@cardiff.ac.uk.

cfp categories: 
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
film_and_television
gender_studies_and_sexuality
interdisciplinary
popular_culture
theory
twentieth_century_and_beyond