Feminist Leadership in Asia
Asian Journal of Women’s Studies Special Issue Call for Papers
Deadline: 5 May 2019
In the process of democratization and national development, women are often viewed as symbols of tradition and as mothers for the reproduction of nation and family. Also, women have been regularly mobilized to enter the labor force for the purpose of economic development; they have also actively engaged in politics and the democratization processes, but this participation has not been represented sufficiently in public and political domains. In such scenarios, feminism faces difficult positions, especially in societies where nation-states tr y to build strong nations, using social memories of colonization. During this process, the ‘freedom of women’ becomes secondary to the ‘freedom of people.’
Women’s political leadership or public roles are located within the frames of nation building and traditions of male-dominance. The diversities represented in women leaders’ achievements, accomplishments and styles are undervalued and viewed within certain fixed notions that do not allow them to function in different ways. Feminist leadership aims not only to realize gender equality but also to seek alternative values, such as diversity, peace, social transformation, empowerment, etc. Despite the diversity of feminism in Asia, they share in comm on the objective of eliminating and challenging hierarchical structures of leadership or male-centered systems of power.
We encourage you all to take part in researching and writing discourses centered on women and feminist leadership in Asia or some other parts of the world that connect and compare with the experiences of their Asian counterparts. Specifically, we would be interested in epistemological discussions that provide a feminist lens on why, how, or when:
- Feminist leaders are required to hold viewpoints that challenge the status quo or campaign for social change and to envision the future;
- Feminist leadership attempts to replace pre-existing concepts about leadership;
- More women leaders should emerge and women leadership development should be further facilitated; and
- Intensive consciousness-raising for social change and women’s participation must precede or complement all activities.
Although we accept submissions all year round, we would like to advise prospective authors to take note of this timeline:
15 Dec 2018 l 6 Jan 2019 l 3 Mar 2019 l 5 May 2019
Pre-screening & Peer Review:
28 Dec 2018 l 30 Jan 2019 l 28 Mar 2019 l 30 May 2019
31 Dec 2018 l 31 Jan 2019 l 29 Mar 2019 l 31 May 2019
Expected Publication (Vol. 25):
Feb - Mar 2019 l May - Jun 2019 l Aug - Sep 2019 l Nov - Dec 2019
Before sending us your contributions, we encourage you to read and follow the instructions for authors and the style guidelines that the journal observes at www.tandfonline.com/RAJW.
Please submit your paper through the Editorial Manager system at www.editorialmanager.com/RAJW.
- Editor-in-Chief: Eun-Shil Kim, Ewha Womans University, South Korea
- Co-editor: Ji Young Jung, Ewha Womans University, South Korea
- Co-editor: Mala Khullar, Ewha Womans University, South Korea