FEMINIST MEDIA STUDIES – Commentary and Criticism Call for Papers

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16.2 Gender and Technologies of Work

In recent years, there has been increasing academic scrutiny of the cultures of work in response to the growing demands of the technologized/mediated workplace, heavy workloads, shifting contexts of labor, and heightened precarity of jobs. This issue of Commentary and Criticism invites essay contributions that specifically consider gendered dimensions of these diverse and changing work environments. We are particularly interested in submissions from beyond North America and the UK and welcome contributions from media industry professionals as well as feminist scholars.

Possible paper topics might include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Institutional cultures and power dynamics
  • Gendered labor and the digital workplace
  • Neoliberalism, gender and the ethos of work
  • Implications of diverse intersectionalities including generation, race, class, sexuality, ability
  • Gendered inequities in the workplace
  • Material and immaterial labor and gender
  • Leisure, pleasure and the renaming of work

The Commentary and Criticism section of Feminist Media Studies aims to publish brief (~1000 words), timely responses to current issues in feminist media culture, for an international readership. Submissions may pose a provocation, describe work in progress, or propose areas for future study. We will also consider book and event reviews, as well as contributions that depart from traditional academic formats. We encourage all submissions to strategically mobilize critique to also offer a productive contribution to both feminist politics and media studies. Submissions must go beyond mere description in order to be considered for publication in Commentary and Criticism.

Please submit contributions by 1st December 2015, via email to both Susan Berridge (Susan.Berridge@stir.ac.uk) and Laura Portwood-Stacer (lportwoodstacer@gmail.com). Questions and expressions of interest can also be addressed to Drs. Berridge and Portwood-Stacer in advance of the deadline.

Email submissions directly to both Susan Berridge and Laura Portwood-Stacer, as submissions for Commentary and Criticism will not be correctly processed if submitted through the main Feminist Media Studies site.

Please be sure to follow the Feminist Media Studies style guide, which can be found at the following link: http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/journal.asp?issn=1468-0777&linktype=44