CFP: Special Issue on “Gender, Violence and Islam”

CFP: Special Issue “Gender, Violence and Islam”

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CFP: Special Issue “Gender, Violence and Islam”

 A Special Issue of Religions

Call for Papers

Guest Editors: Dr. Alessandra Persichetti, Università per Stranieri di Siena, Italy

Publisher: MDPI – Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute

Manuscript Submission Deadline: December 30, 2023


Religions is an international, interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed, open access journal on religions and theology, published monthly online by MDPI. It has invited researchers and scholars to submit their papers in a special issue of the Journal on the topic of ‘Gender, Violence and Islam’.

 Scholarship on gender-based violence (GBV) and Islam has been mostly dedicated to analyze:

1) the different exegetical and legal tradition’s positions (classical and contemporary ones) towards discrimination and private and public violence (domestic violence, rape, application of hadd in the case of zina;

2) the GBV as a result of the application of tribal and Islamic law against women and LGBTQ+.

This Special Issue will focus on:

1) the new reformist theological and jurisprudential hermeneutics regarding human rights of women and LGBTQ+;

2) the violent mechanisms through which heteronormativity reproduces essentialist politics of gender identity, dismantling indigenous and traditional notions and practices of sex and gender.

Some suggested themes are: the gender-based discrimination and violence against Muslim subjects in diaspora, warfare and genocide contexts; the invisibility of ‘structural’ and ‘State’ GBV; the neo-colonialist global ‘Westernization’ of the ‘discourse’ about non-heteronormativity and the consequent response of postcolonial scholars and actors and stances taken by ulema.

Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. 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.


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