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Resources for Feminist Research. A journal of Feminist Scholarship

RFR/DRF THEME ISSUE CALL: December 6, 2013 Deadline

RFR/DRF, A journal of Feminist Scholarship

Call for Papers

Roxana Ng’s Thinking Against The Grain: An RFR/DRF Special Commemorative Issue

We must develop a critical awareness of the power dynamics operating in institutional relations, and of the fact that people participate in institutions as unequal subjects. We must take an antisexist/antiracist approach to understanding and acting upon institutional relations, rather than overlooking the embeddedness of gender, race, class, and other forms of inequality that shape our interactions... We must speak out against normalized courses of action that maintain existing inequality…We must also constantly interrogate our own taken-for- granted ways of acting, thinking, and being in the world...(Roxana Ng, “ ‘A Woman Out of Control’. Deconstructing Racism and Sexism in the University.” Canadian Journal of Education/Revue canadienne de l’éducation. 18 (3): 189- 205, 1993)

On January 12, 2013 Roxana Ng, one of Canada’s most innovative feminist scholars and activists passed away. This special commemorative issue of RFR/DRF seeks to honour Roxana’s contribution to critical feminist knowledge production in Canada and to present work that continues her lifelong goals of “understanding and eliminating oppression and inequality.”

We welcome the submission of research articles that are variously influenced by the kind of critical scholarship that Roxana Ng’s work exemplified. We are looking for manuscripts that engage with the serious work of “thinking against the grain” as Roxana would have put it. We seek contributions that look deeply at the contradictions engrained in social relations and that produce social categories of oppression. We are also looking for work that addresses examples of transformational practices that contest/negotiate neoliberal racialized patriarchal hegemony – in the classroom, in the university, at work and in all sites where our everyday lives are lived.

Possible areas of focus include:

  • Organizing Immigrant Women’s Labour under Neoliberal Regimes
  • Decolonizing Knowledge Practices in the Classroom and Communities
  • Immigrant and Refugee Women and Questions of the Nation
  • Transformative Methodologies and Pedagogies
  • Anti-racist Feminist Practices
  • Queer Knowledge Production and Transformative Praxis
  • Indigenous Knowledge Practices
  • Embodied Pedagogies
  • Migrant Workers

Deadline for submissions is December 6, 2013. All submissions are peer reviewed.

See Author Guidelines for submission details.

Email your submission to:  rfr@utoronto.ca




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