March 31, 2012
CFP Aspasia: The International Yearbook of Central, Eastern and
Southeastern European Women’s and Gender History
Volume 8: Gendering the Cold War
DEADLINE September 15, 2012
In the two decades since the fall of Communist governments across
Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe, scholars have used increased
access to archival sources and the fresh perspective created by time to
begin to re-evaluate the Cold War. Yet, much of this new research
remains centered around traditional topics like decision-making amongst
political elites, diplomacy and espionage.
In volume 8 of Aspasia we want to encourage scholars to move beyond these
topics and to consider the relationship between gender and the Cold War in
CESEE. We seek original research that expands the ways in which we think
about the Cold War, broadly defined. We particularly welcome submissions
that investigate how gender intersected with other categories (including
class, race, ethnicity, and political ideology) during the Cold War.
Possible research questions include: How were Cold War ideologies or
rivalries gendered? How did governments during this era promote distinct
gender ideals? In what ways did women act as Cold Warriors? How did the
Cold War serve to shape masculinities East and West and was masculinity
an essential component of Cold War political sparring? How did Cold War
assumptions shape scholarship on women and gender and to what extent are
we still beholden to those models? What was the role of gender in
resisting Cold War imperatives? How did the Cold War affect global
activism, including feminist and peace movements?
We encourage submissions that take social and cultural, as well as
political, approaches to the study of the Cold War.
In addition to the specific theme of gendering the Cold War, we welcome
submissions on all topics related to women’s and gender history in CESEE
on an on-going basis.
For more information, please write to one of the editors or visit
http://journals.berghahnbooks.com/asp/, where you can also download the
Aspasia Guidelines for Authors.