[URBANTH-L]CFP: Feminism and Militarism Across Asia and America anthology

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Feminism and Militarism Across Asia and America



Edited by Setsu Shigematsu, Ph.D.

With Foreword or Afterword by Cynthia Enloe

This anthology seeks to bring together seminal and
groundbreaking essays at the intersections of militarism,
feminism, and women's movements across Asia and America. We
welcome scholarly essays that provide a critical
contribution to current paradigms of feminist discourse that
examine the interlocking conditions of the U.S. military and
other “Asian” national and localized processes of
militarization.  This collection juxtaposes different
visions and paradigms of anti-military organizing and
resistance by foregrounding how women -- particularly third
world women and women of color-- have been resisting the
militarization of their cultures, communities and homelands
across the Asia-Pacific and the Americas.   Drawing on the
expertise and experience of international activists and
scholars, these articles articulate the multi-dimensional
effects of the militarization of "homelands" and cultural
geographies, and the reformation and invention of new
cultural practices that are linked to the racialized-
gendered economies of military occupations.  In particular,
this anthology seeks to forward a sustained analysis of the
complicitous relationship between certain forms of first
world feminisms and the global expansion of the military
industrial complex.   The anthology will consist of three

1.  Women's movements against militarism;

2.  Analyses of the militarization of cultures, bodies,
geographies; especially encouraged are analyses of
interlocking and convergent processes of U.S. militarization
and other other national, regional and localized structures
and processes;  

3.  Critical and theoretical analyses of the historical,
structural and geo-political links, complicities and
convergences between feminism and militarism.

Please send inquiries and electronic copies to
setsus at ucr.edu, Setsu Shigematsu and hard copies to:  1520
Macintosh Drive, Riverside, CA 92507.  

Please include a 300-500 word abstract with your
submission.  Essays should not exceed 25-30 pages double
spaced, including endnotes.  Notes should be included as
endnotes in Chicago Style reference.

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