Call for Chapter Proposals
Title: Unknowable: Geography and Black Feminisms
Editor: LaToya E. Eaves, Middle Tennessee State University
Expressions of interest are invited to contribute to an edited book on Black Feminist Geographies.
Unknowable: Geography and Black Feminisms articulates the empirical and philosophical work of Black women and Black feminisms in geography. The edited volume engenders a discussion concerning the legacies, trajectories, and possibilities of Black feminist intellectual and political traditions in geography. Black feminist geographies draw upon the conceptual and material underpinnings of Black feminisms and, in doing so, recognizes Black feminisms’ intellectual and physical necessity in the production of spatial knowledge. Katherine McKittrick’s seminal work Demonic Grounds: Black Women and the Cartographies of Struggle (2006) unsilenced the interplay of Black feminist thought and space, therefore disrupting geography’s complicit violence against Black women and Black geographies - through objectification, displacement, dismissal, and erasure. Given the widespread use of Black feminist thought and Black women’s spatialties in and beyond geography and building on the “Legacies of Black Feminisms” sessions at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, the text will work against the commodification of Black women’s geographies and Black feminist thought through raw engagement with the roots/routes of Black feminisms, physical materialities, and imaginative configurations., the book will posit what Black feminisms can offer for understanding the workings of racism and racial capitalism; liberatory praxis and theory; and political and economic decolonization.
Potential chapter topics include:
The book will have an international and transdisciplinary focus to represent the range of approaches and perspectives on Black feminist geographies. Independent scholars, educators, practitioners, and graduate students across disciplines are invited to submit abstracts for consideration. Chapter proposal submissions should be in the form of: a 200-word author bio, chapter title, and chapter abstract (400-500 words).
The book is being published with verbal interest by a top academic press.
Please respond by: October 15, 2017 to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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