Women in Latin America. Call for Papers

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Canadian Woman Studies/les cahiers de la femme’s (CWS/cf) Winter/Spring 2008 issue, is committed to examining the various ways women in Latin America were affected in the 1970s and 1980s by terrorism, militarization, and democracy; in the 1990s, by sterilization and population policies, and Maquiladora production; and in the 2000s, by globalization and free trade agreements.

logo_cwsIn the past, Latin American women’s knowledge was ignored and vilified. In recent years, these experiences have resulted in the articulation a new theoretical framework by Latin American women. A pedagogy of resistance and new concepts of social justice/human rights/national dignity are emerging.

In this issue, the focus will be on Latin American women’s responses to the local and global powers. We particularly encourage contributions from women that narrate their own experiences of living in Latin America and in the Diaspora. Alternate, performative forms of narration such as theatre, storytelling, and poetry are also welcome.

Possible topics include:

  • Latin American women’s rebellion/resistance during dictatorship regimes;
  • Sterilization and population policies;
  • Displacement, prostitution, trafficking, torced migration;
  • Maquiladora production;
  • Breakdown of life (children’s homelessness, assassinations, unemployment, healthcare);
  • Sexual diversity;
  • Issue for Indigenous peoples;
  • Impact of Free Trade Agreements and structural adjustment policies;
  • Pedagogies of resistance;
  • New concepts of social justice, human rights, national dignity;
  • Latin American feminist movements;
  • Responses to the environmental crisis (mining and minerals, water, bio-piracy/forestry);
  • New areas of colonization and resistance;
  • Mothers’ and grandmothers’ struggles for the disappeared and murdered;
  • Pedagogies of resistance;
  • State terrorism, political violence, militarization/democracy.

Your ideas for additional topics are welcome.

Invited are essays, research reports, true stories, poetry, drawings, and other art works that illuminate these issues.

Deadline: January 30, 2008

Articles should be typed, double-spaced, and a maximum of 12 pages long (3000 words). A short (50-word) abstract of the article and a brief biographical note must accompany each submission.

Please send a hard copy of your manuscript as well as emailing a copy. We give preference to previously unpublished material. If possible, please submit graphics or photographs to accompany your article.

Please note CWS/cf reserves the right to edit manuscripts with respect to length and clarity, and in conformity with our house-style. To encourage use of the material published, CWS/cf has granted electronic rights to Gale Group, Micromedia Proquest and the H. W. Wilson. Any royalties received will be used by CWS/cf to assist the publication in disseminating its message.

Write or call as soon as possible indicating your intention to submit your work.

Canadian Woman Studies/les cahiers de la femme

210 Founders, York University,

4700 Keele St. Toronto, ON M3J 1P3

Telephone: (416) 736-5356

Fax: (416) 736-5765

E-mail: cwscf@yorku.ca

  • http://www.arealegal.com.ar Area Legal

    Creo que las mujeres de america latina cada vez abarcan mas territorios, en lo laboral y en lo social.
    Aqui en Argentina, empezando con Eva Peron y su voto femenino, logro insertar a las mujeres a la par de los hombres, dandoles un derecho fundamental.
    Creo que aun hace falta mucha mas, pero al tener una presidenta mujer y que varios cargo esten al mando de mujeres, dicha brecha se acorta.
    En el ambito internacional, tambien se ve este fenomeno de cargos politicos al mando de mujeres.
    Saluda
    JC