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Family and Social Change in the Global South: A Gendered Perspective.

Organization: Rowan University
Categories: Comparative, Women's Studies
Event Date: 2023-12-30 to 2023-12-30 Abstract Due: 2023-05-29
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The co-editors are inviting authors to submit an abstract for a book chapter/article of approximately 250 words for possible inclusion in a forthcoming edited volume/book to be published by Emerald with the preliminary We have strong endorsement indicating that the book will be published by Emerald in 2024. We are waiting to obtain abstracts to finalize our proposal with Emerald.

Book chapters – written in English – must include the use of a gendered perspective in order to understand emerging gender-relations and intersectionality of changes in the context of family relations in the Global South.

Abstracts and eventual manuscripts must examine changes in gendered family context in relation to different dimensions such as: technology, economy, migration, climate, war/political violence, religion, generations, sexuality/reproduction, social care & networks as well as other emerging themes.

Abstracts are expected to summarise empirical research or policy projects focusing on gendered family relations in the context of social change in different regions in the Global South (referring here to developing countries and nations). We will include book chapters based on empirical and innovative research perspectives as well as theories that are culturally appropriate and that tackle issues critically and in depth.

The Global South as a terminology is considered as a practiced space whereby subjects, territorial issues, subjectivities and identities emerge in the game of geopolitical power relations. As such the Global South is considered to be formed within the colonial/modern world-system imagery and manifest multiple subaltern subjectivities and different articulations of power and resistances.

The gendered experiences in which actors use their agencies despite patriarchal structures and values are considered as valuable.

We are also interested in the ways in which new technologies can produce new gendered family relations and formations.

 Some items that we have identified are given below but are not limited to:

·       Family and sexuality/reproduction

·       Family and new patterns of cohabitation

·       Family and space and (or) time for family lives

·       Family and social care needs

·        Family and the impact of technology on family life

·        Family and new patterns of migration

·        Family and female-headed households

·       Family and sustainability/production  Family and profamily activism

·       Family and the politics of gendered violence

·       Family and child abuse and neglect

·       Family and gendered live experiences of warfare survivors

·       Family and changing family values among generations

·        Family and criminal justice

·        Family and cross cultural gender roles

·        Family and social media


The final book chapter will be 5,000–7,000 words in length.

The deadline for submission of proposals and ideas for articles is May 29, 2023.

Ø You will need to indicate your intention to submit your full paper by email to the co- editors with the title of the paper, authors, and abstract. The full manuscript, as a PDF file, should be emailed to the co-editors by the deadline indicated below. Authoring guidelines will be e-mailed to you after we receive your abstract and other information. The deadline for the full submission of the paper is December 1, 2023.

e proposed book chapter might fit into one of the following categories:

Empirical Research: for example, an overview of a single authored or a collaborative research project;

Policy Project: a case study of an especially inspiring project with impactful outcomes pertaining to new social policies.

To submit an abstract for the book chapter please email both co-editors: Aylin Akpinar aylin.akpinar@lnu.se and Nawal Ammar ammar@rowan.edu with a 250 word overview of your idea and tell us which category/categories your chapter fits best by May 29, 2023.


Nawal Ammar