Call for Papers: Env Justice: Gender, Sexuality, and Activism

Posted by on May 17, 2002


From: "Steve Chase"

An anthology

Essays from any discipline that examine issues of gender or sexuality as pertinent to environmental justice concerns and/or movements. While race and class are regularly addressed in environmental justice studies, the predominance of women, particularly women of color, in grass-roots environmental justice movements also raises significant questions about the relationship of gender and sexuality to environmental justice concerns and activism. This book will focus on such intersections from a range of perspectives.

Possible topics and approaches: Analysis of representations of environmental justice/gender/ sexuality issues in literature, film, visual or performance arts Interviews with women organizers/activists that raise issues of gender, and/or cross-cultural analysis of gender and activism Statements from women environmental justice organizers/activists Reinterpretations of feminist activism/community activism in light of environmental justice issues and contexts Analysis of women’s health issues, family health issues, and/or social health issues as environmental justice concerns. Body as environment: Analysis of sexuality issues such as birth control, abortion, sterilization, heterosexism as
environmental justice issues. Toxic environments/toxic ideologies/racism, classism, sexism, and heterosexism/hate crimes as an environmental justice issue. Effects of globalization on women as an environmental justice issue.

These are only suggestions and I am open to a wide range of approaches/topics. I am particularly interested in essays that move outside of U.S. perspectives.

Please send inquiries or 500 word abstracts and 1 page vita by June 15 to: Rachel Stein/1035 Balltown Rd./Niskayuna, NY 12309 or via email: [email protected]

Rachel Stein directs the Women’s and Multicultural Studies programs at Siena College. She is co-editor, along with Joni Adamson and Mei Mei Evans, of << The Environmental Justice Reader: Politics, Poetics and Pedagogy>> and author of >.

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