Istanbul University Journal of Women’s Studies (İstanbul Üniversitesi Kadın Araştırmaları Dergisi) is the publication of Istanbul University’s Centre for Practice and Research in Women's Studies. Founded in 1993, it is an open access, scholarly, peer-reviewed journal published biannually in April and October. Manuscripts submitted for publication should be in Turkish or English.

Istanbul University Journal of Women’s Studies (İstanbul Üniversitesi Kadın Araştırmaları Dergisi) is one of the oldest, peer-reviewed journals covering women’s studies in Turkey. The journal focuses on the publication of research and studies covering all aspects of women’s studies and gender studies, and welcomes research conducted within a variety of different disciplines (including sociology, philosophy, history, language and literature, art, cultural studies, law, political science, economy, health, and other related areas). The target group of the journal consists of academicians, researchers, professionals, students, related professional and academic bodies, and institutions.

Guest editors Dr Stacey Prickett and Professor Ann R. David seek abstracts for a special edition of the journal focussing on women, dance and music which will be produced for April 2023. Initial abstracts of up to 500 words with indicative references need to be submitted by September 5th 2022 and if selected, full papers by January 13th 2023. Articles should be between 5,000 and 7,000 words, including references.

This special edition seeks to engage with the following issues and questions:

  • How might women’s activism be enacted through the mediums of dance/movement and music?
  • How might (moving) bodies engage with new visions for transnational feminism?
  • How do we attend to issues of inequalities and disjunctures for women using the power of movement, dance, or music?
  • In what ways is dance/music gendered in society and in performance today?
  • How might dance/music resist gendered socio-cultural normative patterns?
  • In what ways can gendered power relationships be challenged within dance and music genres?
  • What are the current pressing intersections between dance, music and gender?
  • How might intersectional feminism inform our understanding of marginalised performance forms?

The issue will focus primarily on the critical role of dance, movement, and music in political, gendered, and feminist debates that are innovative, inclusive and have global impact. All articles are expected to be research articles, rather than review articles.

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