Tuesday, 15 June 2010

CFP: Motherhood and Philosophy - US

Call for Papers

Philosophical Issues of Motherhood

APA Newsletter for Feminism and Philosophy
The most recent issues of the Newsletter (including the one currently in
completion) were devoted to the question of the numbers and status of women in
professional philosophy (explanations for why we comprise a mere 21% of
professional philosophers, survival strategies, coping strategies for those who
survive, and enhancement strategies to bring more women in, publication issues
for women philosophers, success strategies for career survival).
This and coming years will also prove a challenge for many women in philosophy
as state and federal budgets are balanced by cuts to academic and educational
institutions and to public services which support those who make up the
politically marginalized and vulnerable populations. These hard economic times
affect all women, whether we are in professional philosophy struggling for
promotion, research funding, or just to keep our jobs, or we are returning to
school to improve our chances of getting or keeping work, or we are trying to
keep hearth and home together, children fed, companions in good spirit, and
ourselves economically viable.
It seems appropriate and timely to address a question central to the lives of
many women: motherhood.
The next issue of the Newsletter will be devoted to the question of motherhood
in its full breadth and depth. Essays on any topic related to motherhood will be
Please format your essays according to Newsletter requirements and should be
prepared for anonymous review. Length is limited to 4000 words inclusive of all
endnotes and references.
Submissions must be received by October 15th, 2010.
Send submissions electronically in either Word or PDF formats to Christina
Bellon, bellon@csus.edu using an appropriate subject

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