Less Than Settled: Critical Perspectives on Travel and Privilege
What compromises do activists, organizers and those actively pursuing social justice make when traveling internationally? How does the experience of living in a global super power, either “legally” or “not,” affect our reception in countries that make up the global south? How do we own (or not own) our privilege, be it race, class, age, gender, sexuality, citizenship, body type, or ability in another cultural context? What happens when our identities are anything but simple and we experience oppression simultaneously with privilege?
What does contemporary colonialism look like and what is our responsibility to its existence and perpetuation while traveling?
What does traveling respectfully, accountably or even radically look like? Is it possible?
This anthology seeks to address critical questions around western privilege and international travel. Specifically, this effort wants to investigate how activists, organizers, critical thinkers, radicals, progressives and subversives bring or don’t bring their politics with them when they travel to the third world/two-thirds world/global south. We’d like to hear specifically from those who have decided not to travel and from those who travel but feel less than settled about it. How do folks negotiate steadfast beliefs about social justice and oppression when in different cultural contexts that don’t share such beliefs or share them differently? What is open to compromise and what will never be compromised?
Please submit non-fiction essays up to 6,000 words. Essays must be typewritten, double-spaced and submitted via mail. Please include a short bio.
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Examining the Lives of GLBTQ of Color
Deadline: July 31, 2007 with a planned publication in 2008 in a special issue devoted to the above topic in The Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services: Issues in Practice, Policy & Research
In recent decades, queer scholarship and scholarship on race have begun to examine what it means to be raced and/or sexed in the U.S. Yet despite this movement, both Queer Studies and Ethnic Studies have often overlooked the existence of gay men and women of color.
This special issue is an attempt to add to the scholarship about lesbians and gay men of color; where lesbians and gay men of color find a “home” and what kind of home they find, what needs are specific to those who are both “raced” and “sexualized” and what are the factors that need to be addressed when working with people marginalized both along racial and sexual lines.
• Domestic violence against/amongst lesbians and gays of color
• HIV/AIDS prevention with gays and lesbians of color
• Disability, sexuality and race
• Class issues for lesbians and gays of color
• Racism in the gay community
• Homophobia in racial/ethnic communities
• Negotiating lesbian and gay identities with racial identities.
Manuscripts should be one or more of the following types: empirical (quantitative and qualitative); conceptual, addressing theoretical model development or research methodology needs, strategies, or innovations; reviews of empirically-based knowledge; or theoretical pieces. Exceptional personal essays will also be considered. Papers that explore the experiences of two or more racial groups are especially welcome.
The references and format of the manuscript should follow the style of the American Psychological Association and include an abstract of less than 100 words. Authors should submit three hard copies as well as an electronic copy (either on disc or through e-mail as a MS Word document).
Manuscripts will be peer-reviewed by at least two anonymous reviewers and returned with comments. Submissions should be sent to: Chong-suk Han, Guest Editor, Department of Sociology, Temple University, 713 Gladfelter Hall, 1115 West Berks St., Philadelphia, PA 19122.
Early submissions are encouraged and appreciated. Inquiries for the special issue should be directed to the guest editor at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. (215) 204-7751. Further information about the journal may be obtained at www.haworthpress.com or by contacting editor Michael Sullivan, Ph.D. at email@example.com or (901) 448-4475.