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Special Issue "Intergenerational Trauma and Healing"
A special issue of Genealogy (ISSN 2313-5778).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (19 October 2018).
Interests: Native environmental policy, Native activism for site protection, intergenerational trauma and healing, rural environmental justice, indigenous analysis of climate change, Afro-indigeneity, qualitative GIS
Interests: racial formations, subjugated knowledge, cultural citizenship, foodways and food justice education, Chicana/o indigeneity, intergenerational truma and healing, and practices of community-based leadership
This Special Issue of Genealogy invites essays on the topic, “Intergenerational Trauma and Healing.” We invite contributors to examine the ways in which traumas (individual or group, and affecting humans and non-humans) that occurred in past generations reverberate into the present, and how individuals, communities, and nations respond to and address those traumas. We also invite exploration of contemporary traumas, how they reflect ancestral traumas, and how they are being addressed through drawing on both contemporary and ancestral healing approaches. We define trauma broadly, including removal from homelands, ecocide, genocide, sexual or gendered violence, institutionalized and direct racism, incarceration, and exploitation, and across a wide range of spatial (home to nation) and temporal (intergenerational/ ancestral and contemporary) scales. We also approach healing in an expansive mode, including specific individual healing practices, community-based initiatives, class-action lawsuits, group-wide reparations, health interventions, cultural approaches, and transformative legal or policy decisions. We invite scholars from across disciplines (including ethnic studies, genetics, political science, law, environmental policy, public health, humanities, etc.) to consider trauma and its ramifications alongside diverse mechanisms of healing and/or rearticulating self, community, and nation.
Some potential areas of focus may include the following, although other submissions are welcome and encouraged:
- Trauma caused by the following factors, as it reverberates physically, spiritually, and emotionally through, across, between, and within generations:
- Removal from land
- Contamination or destruction of homelands/ waters
- Cultural oppression (outlawed language, religion, clothing, practices, spirituality)
- Sexual, gendered, or domestic violence
- Immigration and uncertain legal status
- Economic, political, or sexual exploitation
- Institutionalized and daily racism
- Genocide of one’s ethnic, gender, or racial group
- Epistemic violence
- Mechanisms of healing from intergenerational trauma, including but not limited to:
- Political (reparations, representation, systemic change)
- Community-based initiatives, practices
- Expression (artistic, linguistic, other)
- Documentation and education
- Legal (i.e., reversing legal decisions, establishing new legal precedent)
Dr. Beth Rose Middleton
Dr. Melissa Moreno
Dr. Melissa Leal
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a double-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Genealogy is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Intergenerational Trauma
- Institutionalized racism