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

full name / name of organization: 
Helen Thompson, University of Guam
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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 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 Proposals should be new and unpublished.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 Deadline December 17, 2010.