Exciting. Deadline for Abstracts – August 10.2012. Note this, which grabbed me:
In keeping with our commitment with engaging diverse community members, the paper should be written in clear, accessible language, which can be understood by those outside the author’s area of specialization.
Could be fun! Even if you’re not going to do it, read the editor bios and wish you had a chance for coffee with them.
h/t Sheetal Rawal
CALL FOR PAPERS
“Honour/Shame” Related Violence in Canada
Editors: Amina Jamal, Mandeep Kaur Mucina & Farrah Khan
We are putting together a symposium and edited collection of critical essays on “honour” related violence. The idea for this anthology emerged initially in reaction to the murder of Aqsa Parvez and the responses of various institution and communities. As other murders of young women come to light in Canada, such as Amandeep Atwal, Jassi Sidhu, Zainab, Sahar and Geeti Shafia, we find that there are limited spaces for us to mourn and reflect on the complexities of these murders.
Often the reactions of mainstream society and the questions posed to us are the following: is violence endemic to South Asian communities? Do some religions condone “honour “based killings?
Reacting to the death and to the responses, the following questions became a central focus for our work: How can we begin discussing the complexities of violence in South Asian and other racialized communities? What are some ways to do this without reinscribing colonialist assumptions that violence lives in racialized cultures? Indeed how do we talk about violence within and with our communities outside of the parameters of dominant discourse? How do we demand accountability for gendered violence within our communities without serving the interests of institutional racism, economic exploitation, Islamophobia and hetero-national imperialism?
We are looking for submissions from academics, community workers and activists.
Scholarship in, but not limited to, the following areas is particularly encouraged:
sociology, critical criminology, education, gender studies, law, social work, cultural studies, communication and social psychology.
We hope to amplify how communities are resisting on various levels to challenge both dominant perspectives as well as voices inside communities that perpetuate violence against women.
Suggested topics may include but are not limited to:
● Popular Media, Critiques and Questions
● Grassroots Movements to Address Violence
● The “Honour” Crimes Industry
● Sexual & Bodily Rights
● Community Conversations, Healing, Resiliency
● The Construction of Girlhood
● Counseling Frameworks and Supports
● Experiences in Newcomer and/or Racialized communities
● State Interventions and Policies i.e. immigration
● Role of Institutions i.e. education and social services
Submission Guidelines and Deadlines:
For your submission please include an abstract of 300-500 words, as well as Curriculum Vitae. We are looking to have the contributors present their papers in a one day symposium before the process of editing the book. This symposium will allow us to gather and workshop our papers, as well as critique and share some of the work that is currently happening in the Canadian context.
In keeping with our commitment with engaging diverse community members, the paper should be written in clear, accessible language, which can be understood by those outside the author’s area of specialization. Abstracts must be single-spaced and typed.
Please include your address, phone number and email address. Acceptances will be
sent out by September 20, 2012. Final papers will be of 4000-5000 words (15-20 pages)
in APA format.
Deadline for abstracts: August 10st, 2012
Send abstract electronically as a Word file (with .doc extension) to:
Put “Honour/Shame” Related Violence in the subject line.
Amina Jamal is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada. She teaches courses in social theory, race and ethnicity, immigration and Women and Islam. Her work has been published in Signs, Meridians, Feminist Review, the Journal of Middle Eastern Women’s Studies and Totalitarian Movements & Political Religions. Her forthcoming book entitled Vanguard of a New Modernity? Women in the Jamaat-e-Islami of Pakistan is an ethnographic and textual study that seeks to offer a much needed South Asian perspective to the study of women, Islam and modernity. Claiming social, political, cultural and affective ties to Canada, India, Bangladesh and Pakistan, Jamal’s work straddles the domains of contemporary transnational feminist social and political theories and the rich spiritual, philosophical and political heritage of Islam and Muslims in South Asia.
Mandeep Kaur Mucina M.S.W, PhD Candidate: For over 11 years Mandeep has been practicing on the frontline as a social worker, child and youth worker, and community activist. Mandeep’s experience and interests are in family violence and doing community based education and engagement with South Asian communities around issues of violence against women. Mandeep is currently working towards a PhD in the Adult Education and Community Development program at OISE and finished a Master’s degree in Social Work, from the University of Toronto. Currently, she is focusing her research on second-generation South Asian women and their experiences of honour-based violence particularly exploring how second-generation South Asian women negotiate cultural knowledges, such as honour, in the Canadian context.
Farrah Khan M.S.W. is an emerging leader in grassroots equity movements. She has spent the last sixteen years working diligently to raise awareness of gender-based violence through art creation, counseling and community development. Farrah is a nationally recognized public speaker and educator on violence against women including forced marriage and “honour” related violence. She holds a Masters of Social Work from the University of Toronto and supports women survivors of violence as a counselor and advocate at violence against women agency. Deeply disturbed by the 2007 murder of teenager Aqsa Parvez, Farrah recognized that young Muslim women needed safer spaces to connect. She co-founded AQSAzine, a grassroots award-winning art collective that published four issues of an internationally-distributed magazinecelebrating Muslim youth writing and art. Farrah is currently co-editing a graphic novella Heartbeats: The IZZAT Project about young South Asian women’s resilience in the face of violence with Pomegranate Tree Group. She has been presented with various awards including the Toronto Vital People Award and the Canadian Council of Muslim Women, Women Who Inspire Award.