Handbook on Gender and Digital Media

deadline for submissions: 
January 15, 2023
full name / name of organization: 
Jaime Loke
contact email: 

Handbook on Gender and Digital MediaProposals for chapters (500 words) must be submitted by Jan. 15, 2023 Submit proposal to: genderdigitalmedia@gmail.comEditors:Dustin Harp, Ph.D.Director, Gender, Women, and Sexuality StudiesAssociate Professor, Department of CommunicationUniversity of Texas at Arlingtondustinh@uta.edu Ingrid Bachmann, PhD.Associate Professor, School of CommunicationsPontificia Universidad Católica de Chileibachmann@uc.cl Jaime Loke, Ph.D.Associate professor, Schieffer College of CommunicationTexas Christian Universityj.loke@tcu.edu We would like to invite you to submit a proposal for inclusion in the Handbook on Gender and Digital Media (to be published by Edward Elgar Publishing).This book centers around two expansive concepts —gender and digital media. In recent years, masculinity studies, queer and LGBTQIA+ studies, and a growing cultural recognition of gender as non-binary have greatly expanded gender inquiries beyond feminist and women’s studies. Digital media expands the field of legacy media studies to consider the vast means by which communication occurs in a culturally, politically, and economically connected yet diverse global environment. Our book engages at the intersection of these two areas of study. We are particularly interested in new voices across disciplines and geographic spaces. Chapter proposals should be approximately 500 words describing your topic and approach. We anticipate a variety of chapters – including research studies, theoretical and methodological pieces, and essays that critique and contextualize the intersection of gender and digital media studies. The handbook will tentatively be organized into four main sections. The first of these —“Everyday Realities”— covers the various ways gender intersects with digital media in everyday life. This includes such topics as the sexualization of girls and the ways gay men wield influence via social media. The second section of the handbook —“New Theorizations, Methodological Trends, & Innovations”— will offer various new theoretical perspectives, methods, and innovations in gender and digital media research. Chapters in the third section —“Online Threats, Misogyny, Surveillance, & Violence”— will explore the darker topics of digital media, including online threats, misogyny, surveillance, and violence in the online world. Finally, the handbook will conclude with a section —“Resistance/Activism, Spaces for Community & Digital Opportunities”— presenting chapters exploring how digital media provides those fighting against gender oppression a space for resistance and activism, a sense of community, and opportunities. Contributors will be notified by March 1, 2023 if they are invited to submit a full chapter. Manuscripts will be due in fall 2023.For inquiries send an email to one of the editors above.