For bell hooks: "White-Supremacist Capitalist Patriarchy" and "Feminism is for Everybody" in U.S. History, Politics, and Culture.

deadline for submissions: 
May 2, 2022
full name / name of organization: 
USAbroad. Journal of American History and Politics
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The next issue of USAbroad aims to acknowledge and celebrate the importance and impact of bell hooks' transgressive interdisciplinarity, which challenges the boundaries of academic disciplines and those of the cultural marketplace to present a "feminism for everybody." We invite proposals that address the myriad themes of her intellectual output: from gender to sex and sexuality, from sexism to the construction of masculinity, from racism to the representation of blackness, from the house as a site of resistance to women's labor, from the university teaching to education in general.

Submissions can therefore explore a wide range of fields, theories, topics, and perspectives that characterized hooks' life and work and that today shape her legacy, including but not limited to:

- Feminist histories of American democracy;

- Abolitionist movement and modern slavery;

- Critical historiography;

- Feminist theory, gender theory and queer theory;

- Methodology of cultural studies;

- Art, cinema, and music;

- Black literary criticism;

- Educational and pedagogical theories and practices;

- Public discourse and debate;

- Political subjectivity and positionality;

- Autofiction and memoir.

Click here to read and download the long version of the call: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1P7p4ykwLZzL5U6QEUN50f2cZNTKLBHV-M9kfkw4i2j0/edit?usp=sharing

Applicants are asked to submit an abstract of approximately 500 words, along with a résumé including their main publications, by May 2, 2022. Please send your proposal by email to:
usabroad@unibo.it
Applicants will be notified regarding submission status by May 16, 2022. Please note that a final version of the accepted essay (maximum 7,000 words) must be submitted by September 4, 2022.

More info can be found at: http://usabroad.unibo.it/