Women and Gender Studies; Contemporary Trends and Perspectives

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Prof. Dr. Molly C O'Donnell


Use this exclusive opportunity to extend your research work and contribute to our upcoming Open Access book, Women and Gender Studies; Contemporary Trends and Perspectives with ISBN 978-1-914266-37-9. Prepare your proposal and submit it via the online submission form. Make sure to stipulate that you agree to publish your chapter as part of the Open Access Book. Upon successful screening by the editorial board to ensure that the proposal adheres to the quality and focus requirements, your proposal will be sent for a double-blind peer-review process. If your book proposal is accepted, you will receive an open-access publication confirmation. You will then work closely with the Book Editor to deliver the final manuscript.


The late bell hooks wrote, “to be in the margin is to be part of the whole but outside the main body.” hooks insightfully treated the liberating possibilities of marginal existence. But, of course, the costs and pitfalls of being in the margins often present themselves in everything from the latest news to the realities of the everyday. Women and Gender Studies; Contemporary Trends and Perspectives will focus on what the margins of gender look like now. What are the trends in activism and scholarship that express change either in the margins or in a response from the hegemony? Are there solutions and movements that have been particularly effective in gaining recognition of marginal existence or effecting positive, real-world change? Are there powerful coalitions that have formed to bring the margins into focus?

We welcome submissions from myriad disciplines and global perspectives, but prospective contributors might treat one or more of the following macro subjects while attending to race, class, gender identity, sexuality, ethnicity, religion, and so on:

+ Intersectionality today

+ Reproductive rights: international and local perspectives/tactics

+ Activism: latest movements and effects

+ Novel/updates to theoretical perspectives

+ Bodies and gender

+ The future of radical and liberal feminism

+ Building coalitions across interests, camps, nations

  • Proposal submissions must be original and must not be under consideration for publication elsewhere.
  • All proposals must follow the guidelines of the template available on the Author Guidelines page.
  • The Review and final Acceptance decisions will be based on relevance, quality, innovative content, and the originality of research approaches and results.
  • Proposals should be submitted via the Online Proposal Submission Form.

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Book Information
ISBN: 978-1-914266-37-9
Important Dates
Full Chapter Due: 30 Sep 2023
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