IGI Call For Papers on the theme “Social Movements”:
The term social movement may refer to different phenomena like democratization campaigns, labour movements, agrarian movements, environmental movements, political revolutions for independence & national self-determination, civil rights movements, movements for the rights of indigenous people and protest movements in general. In recent years, thanks to social media, we are more aware of ongoing protest movements for example the Arab Spring in 2010, the Umbrella movement in 2014, the “Occupy” movements in 2011 and “Black Lives Matter” movements 2013.
In Asia, women’s movements have usually emerged and grown in response to particular domestic or neighbourhood challenges, such as the efforts by the State to undermine human dignity, democratic rights and practices, environmental balance and/or against the hegemony of regional or international global capital. In most countries in Asia the women’s movement and women involved in social movements have played a critical role in placing women at the forefront of the political agenda.
In this backdrop of the global visibility of protest movements and the fact that women in Asia have been involved in social movements and women’s movements simultaneously, we feel the theme “Social Movements” is timely for IGI to tackle.
We hope that articles for this theme could cover the following (but need not be limited to the items listed):
As always IGI includes all forms of reflections like essays, poems, art work, photographs, liturgies, and any form that is publishable in print. Book reviews of books related to this theme are also welcome.
Recommended word limit for each article: 1000 to 4000 words
Submission date: 30 May 2017
Editorial decision on publishing of submitted articles will be conveyed by: 30 June 2017
On behalf of EAC of IGI.