"Fat Studies: A Journal Of Research" is calling for papers! The deadline for the first issue was Friday, July 1st. The deadline for the second issue is Tuesday, November 1st. The first issue will be published next year, 2012. Pricing information for subscriptions is not available yet. There will be institutional pricing and pricing for individuals. My partner Julia McCrossin is on the editorial board, and we are so looking forward to the first issue.
Here's the flyer:
And here's the flyer's text:
CALL FOR PAPERS
A Journal of Research
New for 2012
Editor: Esther Rothblum, PhD
Women’s Studies Department, MC 6030
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive, San Diego, CA 92182
Fat Studies: A Journal of Research is the first academic journal in the field of scholarship that critically examines theory, research, and societal attitudes about body weight and appearance, and that advocates equality for all people with respect to body size. The focus of the journal is on why fat people are oppressed and who benefits from that oppression. In that regard, the journal is similar to journals from other academic disciplines that focus on race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, or age.
Content will include original research and overviews exploring the intersection of gender, race/ethnicity, sexuality, age, ability, and socioeconomic status on nutrition and the Health at Every Size model, legal issues, the pharmaceutical industry, psychology, sociology, cultural studies, literature, pedagogy, art, theatre, popular culture, media studies and activism.
WHAT IS FAT STUDIES?
Fat Studies is a field of scholarship that critically examines societal attitudes about body weight and appearance, and that advocates equality for all people with respect to body size. Fat studies seeks to remove the negative associations that society has about fat and the fat body. It regards weight, like height, as a human characteristic that varies widely across any population. Fat studies is similar to academic disciplines that focus on race, ethnicity, gender, or age.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Volume 1, 2012, 2 Issues
Fat Studies: A Journal of Research is looking for manuscripts for its inaugural issue.
Manuscripts should be submitted to the Editor, Esther D. Rothblum, PhD at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All editorial inquiries should be directed to the Editor. Books and other materials for review purposes should be submitted to the Editor. Authors must complete a Manuscript Submission & Limited Copyright Transfer Form.
All parts of the manuscript should be typewritten, double-spaced, with margins of at least one inch on all sides. Number manuscript pages consecutively throughout the paper. Each article should be summarized in an abstract of not more than 100 words. Avoid abbreviations, diagrams, and reference to the text in the abstract.
Fat Studies: A Journal of Research seeks to be a truly multidisciplinary and international journal. The Editorial Board represents this goal and is comprised of a variety of experts in the field of fat studies.
Elena Andrea Escalera ~ William J. Fabrey ~ Fall Ferguson ~ Janna Fikkan ~ Jacqui Gingras ~ Joyce L. Huff ~ JuliaGrace Jester ~ Susan Koppelman ~ Kathleen LeBesco ~ Lucy Aphramor ~ Linda Bacon ~ Natalie Boero ~ Deb Burgard ~ Charlotte Cooper ~ Joan Chrisler ~ Sheana Director ~ Elana Dykewomon ~ Paul Ernsberger ~ Michael I. Loewy ~ Julia McCrossin ~ Samantha Murray ~ Lily O’Hara ~ Lesleigh Owen ~ Fatima Parker ~ Cat Pausé ~ Abigail Saguy ~ Friedrich Schorb ~ Stefanie Snider ~ Sondra Solovay ~ Lisa Tealer ~ Corinna Tomrley ~ Stephanie von Liebenstein ~ Marilyn Wann ~ Bianca Wilson
Taylor & Francis Group