CfP: Technologies of Non-Violence: Re-Imagining Mobile and Social Media Practices in the Lives of Girls and Young Women (Publication: Girlhood Studies); DL: 15.11.2016

jnl_cover_ghsGirlhood Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal (Web); Guest Editor: Laurel Hart

Abstracts by 15 November 2016

This special issue seeks to examine the ways in which the notion of technologies of non-violence might lead to a re-imagining of both urban and rural spaces as sites of networked resistance and transformation for girls and young women.

Contributions to this themed issue may address, among others, the following questions:

  • What existing digital technologies of non-violence are used or could be used by girls and young women (both online and offine)? In what ways do they (or might they) function for girls and young women in relation to emergency communication, local storytelling, education, or addressing contexts and circumstances that put girls at risk?
  • What historical technologies might be re-examined as girl-centered technologies of non-violence?
  • What types of software and support infrastructures exist to facilitate girls’ and young women’s development of technologies of non-violence (for example, the plug-and-play MIT App Inventor)? What roles do NGOs, universities, and crowdsourcing hold in the development and support of these softwares, and other forms of technologies of non-violence? Read more … (PDF).