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Media and Misogyny: Call for Chapters

Misogyny and power inequities are at the root of sexual assault, harassment and bullying. Media stories have proliferated and have been amplified by social media in the United States in the case of the Ford-Kavanaugh allegations and the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, the sexual harassment allegations against incumbent President Donald J. Trump, and by the #MeToo movement. Other countries, too, have had stories rooted in misogyny and power inequities. 

Proposals are invited for this edited volume with the working title, Media and Misogyny. The goal is to examine misogyny and to capture media representations of misogyny, for example, in relation to:

- Media industries
- Academia
- Politics
- Sport
- Business
- High Tech/Silicon Valley
- Law
- Hollywood and Bollywood
- Radio and Television (e.g., the return of “Murphy Brown”)
- Religious and Non-profit Institutions

Other possible topics include:

- Mediated Misogyny and the Clash of Cultures (e.g., Androcentrism/Gynocentrism; Misogyny/Misandry; The creation of meaning and epistemic ways of looking at the world; Conservative, liberal; US/Western-Eastern)

- Issues of Feminism (a new wave); Toxic Masculinity, the INCEL Movement?

- Demographics and Misogyny: Boomers, Millennials, Gen. Z

- Misogyny in relation to race, ethnicity, other (e.g., trans, gays)?

- Mediated Misogyny in the Age of Trump and the Rise of Nationalism worldwide

- Misogyny and Activism: The #MeToo Movement 

Contributors should examine misogyny and power inequities from the perspective of critical/cultural studies; political communication; feminism; race, gender and class; and other relevant perspectives. Papers (chapters) should be 25 double-spaced typed pages with citations in APA style.


Short proposals for paper/chapter topics should be submitted by Nov. 30, 2018. Abstracts of no more than 400 words, outlining the theme(s) of the proposed chapter, key literature, and the method of exploration, should be submitted to the editor of the proposed volume no later than January 31, 2019. The deadline for chapters will be June 30, 2019.


Proposals for topics and abstracts should be submitted via email to Dr. Maria Marron, College of Journalism and Mass Communications, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, at mmarron2@unl.edu.

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