Friday, September 30, 2016

Call for Chapters: Gender, Global Health and Violence


We are seeking proposals for chapters in an edited volume, tentatively entitled Gender, Global Health, and Violence: Feminist Perspectives on Peace and Disease, to be proposed to the series Routledge studies on Global Health and Politics (edited by Sophie Harman and Adam Kamradt-Scott). The volume seeks to address the complex relationships between health and social care and different forms of violence, as questions that require a variety of feminist approaches. Violence in this context should be understood widely as both direct (physical, mental, or threatened), and indirect (structural, cultural, slow), including instances of what may be termed injustice. The volume primarily situates itself at the intersection of gender studies, feminist security studies, peace studies, political economy, and global health. However, we welcome both theoretical and empirical approaches from a variety of critical disciplinary and inter-disciplinary perspectives and methodologies. Abstracts should be 300-500 words long, exploring the interconnection between global health, peace, and violence, through a number of topics, including, but not limited to: age and disability issues; weapons and weapon technology; reproductive health; humanitarian interventions and human rights; sports and sports medicine; gender and sexuality; migration and mobility, including internal displacement; intimate violence; non-communicable and infectious diseases; war and armed conflict; feminist science and technology; the carceral state; ethics of care and care practices; militarism; environment and climate change; global health governance; commodification and marketisation of health and social care. Please send your abstract, title, and a short CV (2-3 pages) to Tiina Vaittinen (tiina.vaittinen(at)[]) and Catia Confortini (cconfort(at)[]) by December 31, 2016.