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Call for Chapters - Wives: Roles, Representations, Identities, Work

Submitted by syntaxfactory on February 9, 2016 - 2:02pm

Call for Chapters - Wives: Roles, Representations, Identities, Work

Editors: Lynn O’Brien Hallstein and Rebecca Jaremko Bromwich, Deadline for Abstracts: August 1st, 2016

Topics may include (but are not limited to): Wives, care, unpaid labour, and parenting; histories of wife work; wives and motherhood; wives and sexuality; wives, fidelity and infidelity; wives and race; wives and violence; abuse of wives; representations of the wife in popular culture; wives and sex work; wives, monogamy, polygamy, polyamory, and alternatives; wives and the law; wives and wealth; wives and poverty; religion and wives; wives and regulation; governing wives; immigration and wives; LGBT wives; wives and same sex marriage; wives, brides and weddings; divorce and wives; wife identities; wives and patriarchy; wives and feminism; “Stepford Wives”; Post-second Wave feminism and being a wife (or not); wives, husbands, and gender performativity; wives and work

Overview: This volume will be a space for critical discussion, and production of new imaginaries within, feminist scholarship, analysis and feminist politics, about what is and has been meant by, involved in, required of, and what it means to be, a “wife.” This volume seeks to bring together diverse critical perspectives through creative contributions, social science research, scholarly works, and critical theorizing about roles, representations, identities, and work associated with being a “wife” and doing (or refusing to do) the work associated with wives. This is an interdisciplinary anthology. Contributions are encouraged from a wide range of disciplines and fields, including psychology, sociology, anthropology, women's and gender studies, cultural studies, literary studies, legal studies, and all social science and humanities. Creative contributions are also encouraged. Fiction, poetry and art will also be welcome in the anthology alongside academic writing.

Submission Guidelines: Please send abstracts of approximately 250 words together with a short bio to both Lynn O’Brien Hallstein, Boston University, College of General Studies: and Rebecca Bromwich, Carleton University, Department of Law and Legal Studies: by August 1, 2016.

Completed manuscripts of 6,000-12,000 words (completed chapters should be15-20 double spaced pages, including all references and endnotes) will be due by May 1, 2017. Contributors will be responsible for ensuring that manuscripts adhere to MLA style.

Inquiries may be directed to the Editors at: or

Submitted by ericscott (not verified) on December 20, 2016 - 3:26am.

Immigration and wives is a good topic to write my paper on Politics and History. One man, no man - so, I guess a writer is needed here. As they say it's in vain to burn a house to get rid of a mouse, so I can't do anything to write my assignment myself.

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