Special Issue "Gender and Identity"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 June 2019
Gender plays a critical role in identities and interactions across social settings. This Special Issue explores the intersections of gender and identity, focusing on how gendered identities are constructed, enacted, and navigated in a wide variety of social contexts, including but not limited to: education, workplaces, religious and spiritual life, politics, healthcare settings, and social movements. It examines how gender identity intersects with a range of other social identities and investigates the intersections between identities and inequality. It seeks to highlight a range of epistemological, methodological, and theoretical approaches to the study of gender and identity. Papers from a wide range of relevant social science fields are welcomed. Submissions that center the experiences of people of color and of trans, nonbinary, agender, disabled, and/ or LGBQPIA people are especially encouraged. Submissions should engage with the existing literature on gender and identity and be written in a nontechnical style accessible to a broad interdisciplinary audience.
Manuscripts are invited on topics that include, but are not limited to:
- The social construction of gendered identities, including trans, genderqueer, non-binary, agender, bigender, gender fluid, and others
- Socialization to gendered identities over the life course
- The intersections of gender with other social identities (e.g., race, class, ability, sexual orientation, nation, religion)
- Gender identity-based social movements
- Examinations of the ways that gendered identities shape and are shaped by education, workplace, political, religious, healthcare, and other contexts and institutions
- Resistance to gender and gender-based identities
Dr. Brandy L. Simula
Manuscript Submission Information
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- social movements
- social construction