Women of African Descent and Justice in World Societies


CFP deadline: Abstracts due 30 November 2013, electronically to africalogicalperspectives@hotmail.com; Notification of acceptance: December 21, 2013; full essays due 1 January 2014.

Katherine Bankole-Medina, Ph.D., History
Abena Lewis-Mhoon, Ph.D., History
Stephanie Yarbough, ABD, Africana Studies

From the CFP:

Women of African descent (Africana, African, Black, and Afro-…) have a long history of seeking, theorizing, and ensuring justice in the world.

While Black women have experienced various forms racial, gender, social and political struggles, they have responded to a wealth of issues involving social justice, civil rights, human rights abuses, and equal rights. This project encompasses a range of issues associated with Africana women’s attempts to come to terms with justice within variety of venues. Black women have sought justice in order to ensure democratic accountability, and always in service to others in support of healing, understanding, truth and perseverance. In studying justice and Africana women, we take an interdisciplinary approach and seek views from a range of disciplines such as law, history, anthropology, literature, ethics, development studies, cultural studies, sociology, art, psychology, theology and education.

Our intention in this volume is to recognize and record the broader justice dimensions of research that speak to the conceptualization, pursuit and realization of justice in historical context and as demonstrated in modern societies. We expect the volume to produce a coherent view of theory and practices that guide future efforts in support of Black Women and Justice Scholarship.

The authors may come from variety of fields such as, but not limited to: law, history, anthropology, science-medicine-technology, literature, philosophy, media, politics, art, peace and conflict studies, development studies, ethics, cultural studies, sociology, psychology, theology and education. The book chapters may address theoretical questions on justice or informed empirical projects. In order to explore these, and other issues, we seek chapters on topics including, but not limited to: biographies, community based activities, religious/spiritual work, racism/power, world regional programs, legal or psychological aspects of justice, art, performance, theatre and justice. Submissions from scholars at all career levels are welcome. The book editors would like to especially encourage original studies in classical African civilizations, Africana Studies, and African American Studies.

By November 30, 2013, the book editors would like to receive abstracts. All abstracts and manuscripts will go through a review process. If your abstract is accepted, we would like to receive your full manuscript of maximum 7,000 words by: January 1, 2014. Accepted manuscripts should conform to the example set forth by the scholarly Journal Africalogical Perspectives (http://africalogicalperspectives.com/)

If you are interested in contributing a book chapter to this volume, please send a tentative title, an abstract for review and short biographical statement, to the book editors, at africalogicalperspectives@hotmail.com

The scholarly journal Africalogical Perspectives is published by the AP Research and Scholarship Consortium in Conjunction with The Diopian Institute for Scholarly Advancement

Above adapted from CFP, which can be accessed here.