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CFP: Women, Hip-hop, and Popular Music, special issue of Meridians

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    CALL FOR PAPERS ­ WOMEN, HIP-HOP, AND POPULAR MUSIC For a proposed special issue of Meridians: Feminism, Race, Transnationalism, we invite critical essays,
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      For a proposed special issue of Meridians: Feminism, Race,
      Transnationalism, we invite critical essays, creative work, and
      interviews or conversations with music artists/practitioners from a
      variety of disciplines, practices, and cultural scenes. Music may be
      broadly defined to include spoken word, dub poetry, DJs, low- and
      high-tech innovations, etc. We especially invite submissions that
      highlight global and transnational perspectives on women, hip-hop from
      around the globe, and other forms of popular music, such as rock, pop,
      punk, alternative, new age, R&B, gospel, jazz, country, Latin,
      reggae/ragga/reggaeton, soca-calypso, Bengali, various "world" music
      genres, etc. High priority will be given to submissions that utilize
      critical race feminist analyses.

      Subjects covered may include but are not limited to the following:
      - popular music and feminist consciousness (performers, political
      activists, lyricists, producers, compilers of music CD/albums, club and
      radio DJs, etc. who engage in "feminist" and social justice issues).
      - marginal pop music personas (e.g. Enya, Zap Mama, Sade, Me'shell
      Ndegeocello, Ani Difranco, Björk).
      - historical recoveries and research of women's popular music in the past.
      - marginalization of women musicians (including vocalists and rappers) in
      music industries and/or academic studies.
      - representations of women in popular music, the media, public
      performances, etc.
      - music at the movies (marketing of movie soundtracks, silent movie era,
      movie portrayals of music artists, Bollywood playback singers and item
      girls, etc.).
      - local artists, global markets, world music scenes (cross-cultural
      efforts by women music artists to increase their profiles, cultural
      appropriations, and/or globalizing trends).
      - appropriation of women's music (male and/or mainstream takeover of
      female music expressions).
      - hip-hop, popular music, and the prison or military industrial complex.
      - teaching hip-hop and popular music in the feminist classroom.

      Essays should not exceed 9,000 words or 35 pages, including all endnotes
      and references (typed and double-spaced, using Chicago style); abstracts
      should be 150 words. Please send email attachments in Word format to R.
      Dianne Bartlow at dianne.bartlow at csun.edu and Janell Hobson at
      jhobson at albany.edu by December 1, 2006.
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