CfP: Displacement (Publication: Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society); DL: 15.09.2016

feminist-practices-cover-326Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society (Web); A special issue slated for publication in spring 2018

Abstracts by September 15, 2016

The current refugee crisis gives new urgency to questions of gendered displacement. The United Nations’ most recent statistics place the number of registered Syrian refugees at 4.7 million, 50.7 percent of whom are women and over half of whom are children under eighteen. During the same period, tens of thousands of Central American women and children have crossed the Rio Grande into the United States.

Feminists have already responded to concerns about sexual violence in refugee camps and during refugees’ journeys and to the gendered response to the crisis on the part of receiving states (i.e., demographic concerns surrounding gender ratios of migrants admitted). What are the larger questions of “displacement” that require an interdisciplinary and transnational feminist lens? Read more and source … (Web)