The gendered dynamics of care have long been, and continue to be, a key concern for feminist scholars, particularly as responsibilities for care labour still fall disproportionately on women. This issue of Commentary and Criticism invites essay contributions that specifically consider care from a feminist perspective and in relation to a range of media forms. As always, we are particularly interested in submissions from beyond North America and the UK.
Possible paper topics might include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Gendered dynamics of care labour
- Care labour and media industries
- Care, ageing and gender
- Gendered discourses of care
- Media representations of care
- Neoliberalism, gender and care
- Implications of diverse intersectionalities including generation, race, class, sexuality, ability
The Commentary and Criticism section of Feminist Media Studies aims to publish brief (~1000 words), timely responses to current issues in feminist media culture, for an international readership. Submissions may pose a provocation, describe work in progress, or propose areas for future study. We will also consider book and event reviews, as well as contributions that depart from traditional academic formats. We encourage all submissions to strategically mobilise critique to also offer a productive contribution to both feminist politics and media studies. Submissions must go beyond mere description in order to be considered for publication in Commentary and Criticism.
Please submit contributions by 01 November 2016, via email to both Susan Berridge (Susan.Berridge@stir.ac.uk) and Laura Portwood-Stacer (firstname.lastname@example.org). Questions and expressions of interest can also be addressed to Drs. Berridge and Portwood-Stacer in advance of the deadline.
Email submissions directly to both Susan Berridge and Laura Portwood-Stacer, as submissions for Commentary and Criticism will not be correctly processed if submitted through the main Feminist Media Studies site.
Please be sure to follow the Feminist Media Studies style guide, which can be found here.
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