CFP: Feminist Theory as Praxis (3/25/06; online journal issue)

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Ime Kerlee
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CFP: “Feminist Theory as Feminist Praxis”
Deadline: March 25, 2006
Format: Email attachment in word (please scan for viruses before
Citations: parenthetical in text, endnotes, and bibliography
Pages: 10-25 not including end notes and bibliography
Language: English

Special Issue: Feminist Theory as Feminist Praxis

As part of the launch of a new online journal housed at the University
of New Mexico WS Program, we are soliciting articles addressing the
themes of Feminist Theory as Feminist Praxis, Feminist Theory, and
Feminist Praxis. As feminist theory becomes more important to the
discipline and in changing both the theory and praxis of other
departments and social movements, feminists themselves have debated the
form and function of feminist theory. A key point of discussion and
concern is the connection, or lack of connection, between feminist
theory and feminist praxis. Our goal is to resonate with the existing
discourses on this topic in a way that opens space for new forms, a
re-examination or re-telling of old forms, and, ambitiously, an answer
to the Stanley & Wise (2000) question “Where is the revolution in
feminist theory?”

Are there real and clear divides between theory and praxis? If there
are slippages or spaces between the knowing and the doing what are they
and how do they help us to both know and do? What are the criteria for
defining praxis? What are the criteria for defining theory? Do these
definitions hinder or help unite praxis and theory in feminism? We are
hoping to open spaces for new and emerging scholars but will accept
submissions from all scholars (academic and non-academic) interested in
these issues. We will accept both “traditional” and “experimental”
essays as well as creative work.

Essays should deal specifically with feminism, be interdisciplinary,
and show an understanding of intersectionality. Co- and multi-authored
submissions welcome.

Themes include but are not limited to the following:
Reading and Feminist Epistemology as Feminist Praxis
Engaging Feminist Activism
Praxis of Academic Feminism
Feminism as Individual and/or Communal shifts in Knowing and Doing
Feminist Collective Change
Re/Definitions of Feminist Praxis
Re/Definitions of Feminist Theory
Feminist Sciences as Feminist Praxis

Submission Guidelines:
Electronic submissions sent to
Page length 10-25 double spaced
End notes and Bib single spaced (not part of page limit above)
Standard margin and font size (in conjunction with ADA regulations
standard size is no less than 12 pt)
Please do NOT send bios, CVs, or names at this time as we will do a
blind review â€" identifying material will be requested shortly after
decisions are made.

Multiple Submission Guidelines:
Please do not submit any articles currently past first review in
journals that do not allow multiple publications of your articles
Any material published in the special edition may also be shopped
elsewhere post-publication

Editorial Board:
Danielle Albright, MA Sociology
Catherine Berkenfield, ABD Linguistics
Ime Kerlee, PhD Women’s Studies
Lena Mcquade, ABD American Studies

If you have any questions please contact Dr. Ime Kerlee at Your questions will be answered based on consensus of
the entire Editorial Board.


Dr. Ime Kerlee, Graduate Advisor
Women's Studies Program - MVH 2136
MSC06 3900
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque NM 87131-0001
(505) 277 -3467 and FAX: (505) 277-0267

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