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Bodies at the Bottom of the Well: Critical and Creative Approaches to Medical Racism

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Categories: Genre & Form, African-American, Colonial, 20th & 21st Century, Adventure & Travel Writing, Children's Literature, Comics & Graphic Novels, Drama, Narratology, Poetry, Anthropology/Sociology, Cultural Studies, History
Event Date: 2020-10-15 Abstract Due: 2020-06-15

Call for Book Chapters

Bodies at the Bottom of the Well:

Critical and Creative Approaches to Medical Racism in the U.S.

Editors

Kate Kelley, PhD, University of Missouri Columbia, Department of Religious Studies

Kaleea Lewis, PhD, University of Missouri Columbia, Department of Public Health

Introduction

In light of increased average life expectancy in the U.S. due to advances in medical care, medical racism still produces disproportionate adverse health outcomes. In this context there is an increasing necessity to understand the history of medical racism, become aware of contemporary experiences of medical racism, and develop strategies and practices to promote change in the many fields related to health care.

This book will offer cross-disciplinary, academic, activist, and creative perspectives about the systemic and institutional nature of medical racism. While our proposed title is an homage to the work of Critical Race Theorists, we welcome proposals that incorporate other critical theories and methodologies. We also encourage writing that goes beyond academic essays such as personal narratives and other creative works. 

Target Audience

This book will provide theoretical frameworks, methodologies and pragmatic discussions for both undergraduate students and a general readership. However, academics and graduate students will also find the book useful.

Submission Types

Original Research between 4,000 and 6,000 words.
Commentaries between 2,000 and 3,000 words. Commentaries should provide observations on existing literature, policies, procedures or observations of issues, especially related to medical racism.
Creative Works that reflect on issues of medical disparities, current crises, and historical events and/or moments.
Submission Procedure for Academic Works

If you are interested in contributing to this collection, please submit a 1,000 to 1,500-word extended abstract that includes the following:

Author’s name(s), Affiliation(s), and Contact Information
Proposed title
Background and significance of the contribution
Succinct discussion of theoretical and methodological practices that inform the work
Implications Section
Submission Procedure for Creative Works:

Author’s name(s), Affiliation(s), and Contact Information
Proposed Title
A description of the work proposed
Important Dates

Proposal Submission Deadline: June 15, 2020

Author Notification: July 15, 2020

Full Chapters/Creative Work Deadline: October 15, 2020

Send submissions to: LewisandKelley@gmail.com

kelleyks@missouri.edu

Kate Kelley