A review of Socialism’s Muse: Gender in the Intellectual Landscape of French Romantic Socialism by Naomi J. Andrews has just been published on H-Net: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.cgi?path=226001212074250
Monthly Archives: May 2008
Pour l’appel a candidatures, visiter http://www2.unil.ch/liege/etudesgenre/GSnouveau.html#Docsuisseromande
The programme and abstracts of the History of Feminism Network’s conference – ‘Feminism and History: Rethinking Women’s Movements since 1800′ can now be downloaded from our website: http://historyfeminism.wordpress.com/conference/
Registration will take place through our hosts at the Bishopshgate Institute from August 2008. Attendace will cost £15 or £10 for concessions.
Feminist Coalitions: Historical Perspectives on Second-Wave Feminism in the United States
Edited by Stephanie Gilmore
Foreword by Sara Evans
Much of the scholarship on second-wave feminism has focused on divisions
within the women’s movement and its narrow conception of race and class, but
the contributors to this volume remind readers that feminists in the 1960s
and 1970s also formed many strong partnerships, often allying themselves
with a diverse range of social justice efforts on a local grassroots level.
These essays focus on coalitions and alliances in which feminists and other
activists joined forces to address crucial social justice issues such as
reproductive rights, the peace movement, women’s health, Christianity and
other religions, and neighborhood activism, as well as alliances crossing
boundaries of race, class, political views, and sexual identity. The
contributors bring fresh perspectives to feminist history by calling
attention to how women struggled to include and represent diverse women
without minimizing the difficulties of conceptualizing a singular feminism.
Contributors are Maria Bevacqua, Tamar Carroll, Marisa Chappell, Andrea
Estepa, Sara M. Evans, Amy Farrell, Stephanie Gilmore, Cynthia Harrison,
Elizabeth Kaminski, Wendy Kline, Premilla Nadasen, Caryn Neumann, Anne M.
Valk, and Emily Zuckerman.
“The most exciting work on the American women’s movement to appear in years.
Combining wisdom and hope, this paradigm-altering and agenda-setting volume
is exactly what we need to meet the challenges of the new millennium. Its
message is distinctive, invigorating, and vitally important for students of
history to understand how change occurred in the past, and for citizens
concerned with how to make changes in the present. A profoundly important
intervention in feminist scholarship.”–Nancy MacLean, author of Freedom Is Not Enough: The Opening of the American Workplace
“These fascinating and vivid essays complicate and expand our view of the
coalitions that were able to come together and fight for common goals.
Scholars and students in women’s history, women’s studies, and sociology
will surely find this an invaluable reference as it introduces new histories
of the women’s movement and second-wave feminism.”–Ruth Rosen, author of
The World Split Open: How the Modern Women’s Movement Changed America
Stephanie Gilmore is an assistant professor of women’s studies at Dickinson
Publication Date: June 2, 2008
Cloth (unjacketed): 978-0-252-03328-5
Pages: 320 pages
New article in the history of feminism – ‘Harriet Martineau on the Theory and Practice of Democracy in America ‘ by Lisa Pace Vetter
Harriet Martineau on the Theory and Practice of Democracy in America
Lisa Pace Vetter
Political Theory 2008;36 424-455
Call for editors – /thirdspace: feminist theory and culture/
(Deadline: June 6, 2008
The editors of /thirdspace: feminist theory and culture/ want you to join
our team. We are looking for feminist scholars to strengthen our editorial
working group and help continue our commitment to making /thirdspace/ a
prime online journal for the best international work in feminist theory and
Our mandate is to produce a top-quality journal that demonstrates a wide
range of applications for feminist theory and methodology. We envision a
broad definition of studies in “feminist theory and culture” which can
include, but are not limited to, development and applications of feminist
theory; cultures of feminism and feminist movement (including academia); and
feminist cultural studies.
Our priority is enabling the publication of feminist scholarship within the
modern climate of a profit-driven and competitive publishing industry. At
this point, our volunteer, open-access model has been enormously successful
in terms of readership. We currently enjoy an audience of over 7,000 unique
visitors per month.
We are seeking feminist scholars who support our aim of embracing the web as
a prime space for feminist collaboration, and are excited to help
/thirdspace/ continue its mandate.
The journal�s communications are conducted entirely through online contact
(e-mail, instant messaging, etc.) and our operations are run through our
online journal publishing system that underlies the /thirdspace/ site.
All editors must have regular access to e-mail and the web, and be
comfortable with virtual collaboration. Editors� duties include: reviewing
submissions; soliciting referees to review articles; copyediting; writing
editorials; and preparing submissions for final publication. Other duties
include promotion of the journal and soliciting submissions.
We have several editorial positions open at this time. Field of expertise is
open, although we are especially looking for editors with expertise outside
of North America.
One position is reserved for scholars who are capable of editing submissions
in French at a high academic level and performing English-French
translation, as well as enthusiasm for promoting the journal to the
francophone community and soliciting submissions from French-speaking
We are also looking for editors who have HTML coding skills and/or
proofreading and copyedit experience, and who are interested in contributing
to the operations side of the journal. Experience in grant writing and
scholarly fundraising is also an asset.
At this time, our editorial positions are non-stipendiary, as the lack of a
clear traditional publishing niche and our insistence on open access has
limited our opportunities for funding. We will however be pursuing key
funding opportunities this year, with the aim to offer honorariums to
For all applicants, please indicate your experience in editing academic
work, the strengths and skills you would bring to the position, your own
areas of scholarly expertise and interest, and the scholarly communities you
are involved in. We welcome applications from emerging and early-career
feminist scholars (including senior ABDs, post-doctoral fellows, and new
independent scholars), as well as more established feminist scholars.
The position(s) will commence in July 2008.
Please send a letter of interest and experience, along with a CV and full
contact details (including e-mail address) by attachment (Word or
WordPerfect) by June 6 2008 to:
info [at] thirdspace.ca
We will be in correspondence with all applicants.
Note from HoFN: This conference does not have an explicitly historical dimension but the themes it broaches certainly would benefit from one.
Call for Papers
Feminism in Practice Conference
November 15, 2008
Abstracts Due: August 30, 2008
The 2008 Feminism in Practice Conference, hosted by Lehigh
University’s Women’s Center and Office of Graduate Student Life,
invites submissions for roundtable discussions, panels, research and/
or poster presentations, and scholarly papers.
The purpose of this conference is to bring together activists,
academics, graduate students, community professionals, and other
interested parties to discuss feminist practices in their work and
daily lives. Submissions for this interdisciplinary conference may be
practically or theoretically oriented.
Suggested topics include but are not limited to:
Intersections between Theory and Practice
Women in Science
Activism and the Community
Feminism and Pedagogy
Family and Feminism
Friendship and Networking
Women and Culture
Feminism and Politics/Political Feminism
Please submit proposals of no more than 500 words to
email@example.com by August 30, 2008.
The Feminist and Women’s Studies Association is holding its annual essay competition. For more details please go to: http://www.fwsa.org.uk/essay.htm
You are warmly invited to the FIRST feminist review ANNUAL LECTURE
and launch of feminist review 88 Special Issue on War
Can we see gender relations as both a consequence and a cause of war?
Tuesday 24th June 2008 • 7pm
Khalili Lecture Theatre • School of Oriental & African Studies
Sandra Grey and Marian Sawer (eds) Women’s Movements: Flourishing or in
Marian Sawer and Sandra Grey have a new book out from Routledge on women’s
movements, including those of Britain (Fiona Mackay). The book makes an
original contribution to social movement theory, testing the concept of
social movement ‘abeyance’ in a range of countries-including Australia,
Canada, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United
States. It contests approaches that assume that the life span of social
movements is determined by the transitory nature of disruptive action and
provides evidence of the diverse repertoires employed by women’s movements
over time and place. It includes the voices of young activists and an
account of the new spaces that they occupy, from multilateral institutions
to the music scene and the worldwide web.