Rita Stephan at the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, Georgetown University, Washington DC sends a call for papers regarding WOMEN AND THE ARAB SPRING: RESISTANCE, REVOLUTION, REFORM (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Jennifer Heath and Rita Stephan are assembling an edited volume about women’s initiative and actions up to and during the so-called Arab Spring. This comprehensive collection will examine historical roots of Arab women’s leadership from antiquity to the present, giving voice to women’s voices by exploring wide-ranging topics such as tweeting in Tunisia, graffiti in Egypt, the campaign for driving in Saudi Arabia, the “women’s revolution” in Syria, the raisons d’etre of Islamist women, the roles of minority women, and more.
The book will feature essays, interviews, and artwork describing women’s leadership (and threats to it), resistance, mobilization, rights, and reforms from numerous points of view and contexts throughout the region, culminating in analysis of what this can mean for the future, its opportunities and challenges. Their purpose is to produce a cross-over book that will appeal to both scholarly and general audiences and that realistically illustrates Arab women’s agency and strengths.
Deadline for 500-word abstracts, interview proposals, and images, with 300-word author biographies is June 3, 2013. Articles (no longer than 5,000 words) will be due September 9, 2013. Please send all written materials as WORD.doc and all images as JPEGs to Jennifer Heath, HeathCollom@comcast.net and Rita Stephan, email@example.com, subject heading SPRING.
For more information contact the authors.