This special issue of Canadian Woman Studies’ will focus on the social and environmental crises that threaten the preservation of life on our planet. It requires feminist attention to understand the dynamics of patriarchy and capitalism and to unmask ‘answers’ and ‘false solutions’ that obscure the current situation.

Call for Papers

In this issue, we invite papers that

(1) explore the social forces confronting these crises associated with expanding commodification; and

(2) analyse ecofeminist ideas and other paradigms (e.g., commoning), along with women’s involvement in solidarity and justice movements that address these crises.

Possible Topics

1. Feminist understandings of the social and ecological crises;
2. The commons (civil and natural);
3. The Earth Summits;
4. United Nations climate talks;
5. Sustainable development;
6. Financialization of nature;
7. Climate change, including carbon credits;
8. The Kyoto Protocol;
9. REDD +;
10. Ecotourism;
11. Fracking; Mining; Oil production; Tar sands;
12. The meaning of mitigation;
13. The meaning of adaptation;
14. Climate justice movements;
15. Degrowth;
16. Subsistence perspectives.


May 15, 2015


Articles should be typed, double-spaced, and a maximum of 16 pages long (4000 words).

A short (50-word) abstract of the article and a brief biographical note must accompany each submission.

Please send a hard copy of your manuscript as well as emailing a copy.

We give preference to previously unpublished material. If possible, please submit graphics or photographs to accompany your article.

Please note CWS/cf reserves the right to edit manuscripts with respect to length and clarity, and in conformity with our house-style.

To encourage use of the material published, CWS/cf has granted electronic rights to Gale Group, Micromedia Proquest and the H. W. Wilson.

Any royalties received will be used by CWS/cf to assist the publication in disseminating its message.

Write or call as soon as possible indicating your intention to submit your work.

Canadian Woman Studies
210 Founders, York University, 4700 Keele St. Toronto, ON M3J 1P3
Telephone: (416) 736-5356 Fax: (416) 736-5765 E-mail: cwscf@yorku.ca

More information HERE.

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