The Editor of a special issue of NorMa – International Journal for Masculinity Studies, Vol. 10, no. 4, 2015, has issued a call for papers on the issue’s topic: MASCULINITY, WAR AND VIOLENCE
This special issue intends to address the relationship between masculinity, war and violence. We interpret this theme broadly and invite contributions that discuss gendered violence, military practice/s, resistance to war and violence from multilayered perspectives. Contributions may concern macro level phenomena such as public policies, debates and ideologies on war and terrorism, which may directly or indirectly reflect gendered discourses and specific notions of masculinity. Macro level issues may also include perceptions of national identity and questions of (re)making nations and national borders. Relevant topics at the meso level may focus on military organizations, peace and resistance movements, processes of radicalization, as well as collective narratives and memories of war, violence and resistance. At the micro level focus may be on processes of political identities and masculine subjectivities and positions such as warriors, victims, veterans and war criminals.
We would like contributions to relate to societal and transnational changes in the West as well as the Global South, and contributions should preferably include consideration of social and gendered inequalities. Finally we invite articles that analyze the relation between masculinity, war and violence based on a combination of theoretical development and empirical analysis.
We welcome submissions from different regions and disciplines that in one way or another further our understanding of how masculinity is co-constituted with war and violence.
Submit your 250 word abstract to Editor Ann-Dorte Christensen no later than January 30, 2015 here
Reviews with decisions on acceptance will be finished by February 16, 2015.
Full length papers (40-50,000 characters including references and bio) should be submitted by May 29, 2015. The final paper is due in early August with publication in December 2015.