Call for Reviewers: Minerva Journal of Women and War

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The Minerva Journal of Women and War seeks to provide informative and timely reviews of books and films which focus on any aspect of women’s relationships with wars, conflicts and militaries, from a variety of disciplinary perspectives. In addition to reviews of single items (or reviews of up to three items), longer review articles are also welcome.

Books for Review

  • Miranda Alison, Women and Political Violence: Female Combatants in Ethno-National Conflict (Routledge, 2009)
  • Cynthia Enloe, Globalization and Militarism: Feminists Make the Link (Rowman and Littlefield, 2007)
  • Joyce P. Kaufman and Kirsten P. Williams, Women, the State, and War: A Comparative Perspective on Citizenship and Nationalism (Rowman and Littlefield, 2007)
  • John A. Lynn II, Women, Armies, and Warfare in Early Modern Europe (Cambridge, 2008)
  • Michael Roper, The Secret Battle: Emotional Survival in the Great War (Manchester, 2009)
  • Nadje Sadig Al-Ali and Nicola Pratt, Women and War in the Middle East: Transnational Perspectives (Zed, 2009)
  • Meghan K. Winchell, Good Girls, Good Food, Good Fun: The Story of USO Hostesses during World War II (North Carolina, 2008)
  • Joan E. Cashin, The First Lady of the Confederacy: Varina Davis’s Civil War (Harvard, 2008)
  • Stephanie J. Smith, Gender and the Mexican Revolution: Yucutan Women and the Realities of Patriarchy (North Carolina, 2009)
  • Steve Estes, Ask and Tell: Gay and Lesbian Veterans Speak Out (North Carolina, 2007)
  • Angie Zelter, Faslane 365: A Year of Anti-Nuclear Blockades (Luath, 2008) Ozgur Heval Cinar and Coskun Usterci, Conscientious Objection: Resisting Militarized Society (Zed, 2009)
  • Laura J. Shepherd, Gender, Violence, and Security: Discourse as Practice (Zed, 2008)
  • Sarah Byrn Rickman and Deborah G. Douglas, Nancy Love and the WASP Ferry Pilots of World War II (North Texas, 2008)
  • Jane Potter, Boys in Khaki, Girls in Print: Women’s Literary Responses to the Great War (Oxford, 2008)
  • Suzanne Evans, Mothers of Heroes, Mothers of Martyrs: World War I and the Politics of Grief (McGill, 2007)
  • Robin L. Riley, Chandra Talpade Mohanty, and Minnie Bruce Pratt, Feminism and War: Confronting U.S. Imperialism (Zedk 2008)
  • Margot Canady, The Straight State: Sexuality and Citizenship in Twentieth-Century America (Princeton, 2009)
  • Mercedes Graf and Judith Bellafaire, Women Doctors in War (Texas A&M, 2009)
  • Margaret Poulos, Arms and the Woman: Just Warriors and Greek Feminist Ideology (Gutenberg-e, 2008)
  • Eric R. Crouse, ed., Dear Senator Smith: Small-Town Maine Writes to Senator Margaret Chase Smith about the Vietnam War (Lexington Books, 2008)
  • Frederick P. Close, Tokyo Rose/An American Patriot: A Dual Biography (Scarecrow Press, 2009)
  • Gail Harris with Pam McLaughlin, A Woman’s War: The Professional and Personal Journey of the Navy’s First African American Female Intelligence Officer (Scarecrow Press, 2009)

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Those interested in reviewing books or films for the journal or who would like to suggest such items to be reviewed are invited to contact the Reviews Editor.

The normal length for reviews is 750-1000 words for one item. A review of two items should be approximately 1500-1800 words and a review of three items up to 2500 words. Review articles can be up to 4000 words long.

The review should begin with the bibliographic information about the book(s) or film(s) including the ISBN number if relevant. The review should end with the full name and institutional affiliation of the reviewer. The first names of all persons mentioned in the review should be provided. Where direct quotations are used, a page reference should follow: „For the most part, we accept some rough and ready division between male life takers and women life givers, a cleavage enshrined through such symbolic vehicles as Beautiful Soul and Just Warrior.“ (p. 165)

A review should contain a balance between description and critical evaluation. In addition to providing an indication of the principal arguments and contents of the book or film, a review should, where possible, comment on the significance of the contribution which this work makes.

All reviews should be double spaced and sent as Word documents attached to an email message to the Reviews Editor at Acceptance for publication is conditional on approval. All reviews and review articles are subject to editing.

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Kara Dixon Vuic,
Book Review Editor
Minerva Journal of Women and War
Department of International Politics
Aberystwyth University, Wales
SY23 3FE, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)1970 628600

Guidelines for reviewers and list of publications available for review:

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