Organization: Edited essay collection
Edited Essay Collection (book).
Much has been said about the state and failure of Black relationships in North America. Books like “Is Marriage for White people” by Ralph Richard Banks, gain traction by highlighting that Black women are three times as likely to remain single as white women. Research has shown that absent fathers produce a cultural cycle of parental absenteeism for Black men and women, and the repetitive traits that lead to divorce are environmental rather than genetic. Bottom-line, there are countless barriers and hurdles stacked against black relationships. Many couples struggle with the outside pressures that racism and social discrimination present.
This CFP is for critical and practical interdisciplinary perspectives on black relationships. Writers are encouraged to submit proposals that examine the socio-political, socio-economic, and socio-cultural pressures on Black relationships. Writers can approach the subject from any academic/scientific perspectives. Narrative essays offer anecdotal, experiential, and personal perspectives presented creatively and emotionally.
Narrative essays may include but are not limited to:
Immigration and living in the diaspora
cultural capital and social inequities
infidelity and gender
wealth and wellbeing
social media and technology
politics and anti-blackness
Proposals due Novemeber 30, 2018.
Please submit full essay by January 31, 2019.
Use Times New Roman Font 12
Use APA style
Word count limit - 8000 words
Proposals and essays should be accessible scholarship highlighting cultural sensitivity and critical thinking. Writers are encouraged to share narratives that are relatable and speak to common threads in the black community.
For more info contact: Tapo Chimbganda email: firstname.lastname@example.org