CfP: Gender Down Under

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Gender Forum: An Internet Journal for Gender Studies

The myth of the Australian national identity continues to render homage to the Australian Legend, published by Ward in 1958, the "typical Australian" being "a practical man, rough and ready in his manners and quick to decry any appearance of affectation in others." Whilst the pull of the legend has waned over the years, the Australian "people's idea of itself" that Ward sketched is by and large unchanged. For those who deal in national imagery —commonly politicians, sportsmen, film producers and advertising executives — the myth of the white Australian male seems endlessly repeated.

Locating this genderforum issue geographically in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands, this issue will provide a specific area focus in Gender studies, utilizing theories and approaches from Gender and Post-colonial studies. Often concerned with the legacy of Australia's colonial past, debates revolve around representations of gender and sexuality in multicultural Australia.

We invite proposals with an interdisciplinary scope as well as readings and theoretical underpinnings ranging from history, sociology and anthropology to political science, media studies all based within Gender studies.

If you wish to contribute a paper, abstracts of no more than 500 words outlining the topic of your paper plus a brief biography should be sent to (Guest Editor) by March 15th, 2015 latest. The deadline for finished papers/reviews is June 1st, 2015.

Publication date: June 2015