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Call for Papers: Journal of Comparative Social Work – Femicide and Culture 2017

The Journal of Comparative Social Work invites you to submit a paper to a special issue on the following topic: Femicide and Culture. They seek papers that explore in diverse ways the cultural aspects and contexts of Femicide as a leading global cause of premature death for women. 

Application Timeline: 

  • Deadline: 15th September 2017
  • Feedback to authors by 2nd October 2017
  • Full article submitted by 31st January 2018

To Be Taken At (Country): Norway

About the Award: The Journal of Comparative Social Work hereby invites manuscripts on femicide that explore in diverse ways the cultural aspects and contexts of Femicide as a leading global cause of premature death for women.

Femicide refers to the killing of women, though the definition has varied across time from the 1970s’ strong feminist-inspired definition as “killing women because they are women” until today`s more frequent “any killing of a woman”, and should be differentiated from Homicide and Intimate Partner Violence (IPV), which do not focus specifically on women, although often related. All manuscripts must deal with the culture and killing of women committed by close relatives or partners. We accept manuscripts on femicide victims, survivors, children left behind or perpetrators, as long as they are related to femicide and
culture. The parties involved may be associated with the dominant population, or with minority groups or sub-cultures, including both citizens and immigrant groups.

Papers could address, but are not limited to, the following topics:

  • Numbers and statistics, cultural practices, prevention policy,
  • How such killings are constructed and categorized
  • How institutions and groups deal with it, barriers, obstructions or institutional dilemmas.

Type: Call for Papers

Eligibility: 

  • The Journal invites quantitative and qualitative studies from Europe and beyond, including alternative perspectives on culture ranging from classic descriptions of cultural characteristics to constructionist or interpretative approaches.
  • Focus will be on cultural practices, systems or structures, and how they are perceived and constructed, that maintain, propagate or even extend such killings. These often obstruct proper investigation and prosecution, and allow for incorrect classifications such as manslaughter or unintentional homicide, since in different ways, some cultures allow a tolerance of violence against women in implicit or explicit ways.
  • The Journal is also interested in how some cultures deal with this phenomenon to help prevent it and encourage more practical-oriented contributions on policy-oriented work related to culture and femicide, and welcome submissions from researchers, social workers, voluntary workers, the police and others engaged in this field in diverse ways.
  • The journal accepts both ordinary research manuscripts and essays that are open to a variety of voices from classic texts to more artful representations (poems, drawings, etc.) of experiences, observations
    and reflections.

Number of Awards: Not specified

 

How to Apply: Interested candidates should submit the following by email marked “femicide” to guest editors Ryen, Kaouta and Nudelman:

  • Abstracts by email to guest editors by 15th September 2017
  • Feedback to authors by 2nd October 2017
  • Full article submitted by 31st January 2018

Articles should meet the standard of original scholarly research and commentary. They will be anonymized and reviewed through a double-blind process of peer review. For more information about the journal and instructions for authors, see: http://www.jcsw.no/?page=about

Visit the Program Webpage for Details

Award Providers: University of Stavanger

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