68th Annual Family Institute Conference
CALL FOR MANUSCRIPTS
Deadline for Submissions: October 3, 2012
2 SPECIAL EDITIONS OF CHALLENGE-THE OFFICIAL JOURNAL OF THE MOREHOUSE RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Guest editors 1: Amelia Cobb, MPH and Jennifer Campbell, Dr.PH
Guest editors 2: Michael Hodge, Ph.D., Robert Peterson, MA, and Bruce Wade, Ph.D.
Masculinities: The Faces of Manhood in the 21st Century Global Context
The first volume of this themed special issue will take a unique user-led focus covering user perspectives and user-led organizations that are involved in social change activities and relating to ending violence against women, the engagement of men in ending violence against women and health promotion within African-American communities.
Papers will cover current scholar and practitioner views, including the following sub-topics:
- the experience of engaging men in ending violence against women on college campuses or community environments
- theoretical perspectives on social change activities and relating to ending violence against women
- personal and organizational gender-based hierarchical structures
- involvement in user-led, victim services and bystander interventions.
The second volume of this themed special issue will examine the changing roles of men in society, especially black and minority men. We are seeking manuscripts addressing the specific issues that may impact contemporary constructions of masculinities (particularly, black (and other minority) masculinities). One of the most difficult discussions that face society, in general, and black communities in particular is the role of gender in everyday life. Manuscripts are solicited that confront:
- definitions and issues of masculinities
- dating and relationships
- risk-taking behaviors
- sexual identity
- sexual expressions
We are also open to any other relevant ideas that you have.
Benefits of writing for this issue include the publication and dissemination of your paper to a wide audience of researchers, practitioners, and service providers allowing you to demonstrate the social impact of your work; inclusion in a themed issue that will help to raise awareness of these issues; the opportunity to share and promote your work; and help in raising your personal and organizational profiles.
Please submit your manuscripts as a MicroSoft Word document utilizing American Sociological Association style (4th edition) via email to:
About the Journal
Challenge publishes scholarly papers on all issues germane to African American life. Particular emphasis is placed on African American men, their families, and their communities. As the official publication of the Morehouse Research Institute (MRI), Challenge also publishes special issues with papers presented at MRI conferences and invited papers on selected themes. Unsolicited papers related to the themes may also be included in these special issues.
This Issue's Theme: The role of masculinity, ethnicity in violence against women in the African-American community.
More information on the journal and full guidelines for contributing can be accessed at: http://www.morehouse.edu/centers/mri/challengejournal.html