CFP | Due 1 Aug 2022 | Colonial Legacies of Race and Racism in the Histories of Childhood, Children and Youth | Genealogy
Special Issue “Colonial Legacies of Race and Racism in the Histories of Childhood, Children and Youth”
A special issue of Genealogy (ISSN 2313-5778).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2023
Abstract submission deadline: August 1, 2022
Notification of abstract acceptance: September 1, 2022
Accepted papers published online on continuous basis
Final deadline for manuscript submission: December 31, 2023
Special Issue Editors
Dr. Freeden Blume Oeur
Department of Sociology, Tufts University, Medford, MA 02155, USA
Interests: feminist analyses of masculinity and childhood; African American intellectual history and politics
Dr. Donna Varga
Department of Child & Youth Study, Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, NS B3M 2J6, Canada
Interests: discourses of White childhood innocence; racialized beliefs about animals and animal–human relationships; historical and continued racist ideologies in academic developmental psychology and its teachings
Special Issue Information
This Special Issue of Genealogy invites submissions on the topic “Colonial Legacies of Race and Racism in the Histories of Childhood, Children, and Youth”. Broadly, we seek papers that explore racialization, race, and racism in the lives of young people in current and former colonies and settler societies and how imperialism, in general, has historically shaped thinking about racialized childhoods.
Papers should have a focus on children and youth of color, indigenous ancestry/cultures, visible minorities, and others whose lives have been shaped by imperialist regimes.
We encourage historical (and genealogical) investigations that are attentive to patterns of change and continuity and the evolution of imperialist and anti-imperialist ideas and practices. Papers that are historical in focus but emphasize contemporary implications are welcome, as are papers that analyze racialization as it intersects with gender, sexuality, social class, and other lines of difference. Contributions are sought that critically examine how institutionalized racism, in addition to racist practices and ideologies, have been used to define and limit the possibilities and opportunities of children and youth. Of special interest are manuscripts that reflect on efforts toward or involving youth in dismantling white supremacy and colonial hierarchies.
Papers are invited from any relevant disciplinary backgrounds, addressing but not limited to these topics:
- Histories of imperialist policies, practices, and programs that target young people, including those enacted in and through child welfare, the family, education, health care, youth justice, and sport and recreation, and how those practices have shaped the destinies and life outcomes of youth
- Histories of imperialist practices that have shaped the relationships young people have with one another, with adults, with institutions, and with their larger communities
- Histories of anticolonial struggles, social movements, and other political efforts fighting for the rights of children and youth in current and former colonies and settler colonial regimes
- Histories of other efforts (e.g., through art and music) to resist white supremacy and colonial exploitation of racialized children and youth
- Histories of ideas and thinking about children and youth as defined by colonialist racialized and racist beliefs
- Histories of dominant white ideologies and racism in the materiality (e.g., books, films, toys) of children and youth
We request that, prior to submitting a manuscript, interested authors initially submit a proposed title and an abstract of 400–600 words summarizing their intended contribution. Please email the Guest Editors, Donna Varga (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Freeden Blume Oeur (email@example.com), or the Genealogy Editorial Office (firstname.lastname@example.org). Abstracts will be reviewed by the Guest Editors for the purposes of ensuring a proper fit with the Special Issue. Full manuscripts will undergo double-blind peer review.
- Abstract submission deadline: August 1, 2022
- Notification of abstract acceptance: September 1, 2022
- Accepted papers published online on continuous basis
- Final deadline for manuscript submission: December 31, 2023
Contributors to this special issue will not be charged any fees (i.e., no fees charged for review or APCs (article processing charges))
Dr. Freeden Blume Oeur
Dr. Donna Varga
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a double-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Genealogy is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1200 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI’s English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- colonialism and race in childhood
- race, racism, racialization in childhood
- history children and youth
This special issue is now open for submission.