Sunday, June 01, 2008

Trans Urban Spaces *Call For Submissions*

XYZ TRANS-FORMATIONS OF URBAN SPACE: TRANSGENDERED AND TRANSSEXUAL EXPERIENCES OF THE CITY

Women and Environments International Magazine is seeking submissions for its upcoming issue on trans urban space. The objective of the issue is to critically examine the production of trans urban space in cities of the global north and south through a consideration of the lived embodied experiences of transgendered and transsexual people. International contributions and transnational perspectives are welcome from people who are genderqueer, gender variant, transgender, MTF, FTM, intersexual, and/or omnigender, in addition to those who identify as transvestites, cross-dressers, trans youth, queer activists, and trans allies. Submissions can be in the form of essays, book or film reviews, poetry, photography, and/or visual art.

Contributors are invited to explore:
- Locations that enable, constrain, and commodify trans sexuality and desire (e.g., suburbs, public spaces, cruising areas, bathhouses, play parties, pride festivals, drag shows, bars, bookstores, community centres, homeless shelters, and the Internet);
- Everyday negotiations of sex/gender relations and norms in home, school, work, recreation, and commercial environments;
- Anti-oppression advocacy work by individuals, community-based organizations, and institutions addressing experiences of violence, harassment, discrimination and multiple oppressions in cities;
- Urban policy frameworks that create, maintain or challenge transphobia;
- The inclusiveness/exclusivenes
s of queer space to gender variant people;
- Trans-formative challenges to heteronormativity and homonormativity in urban space;
- Tensions between cultures of respectability and flamboyance; and
- The fluidity, performativity, and ambiguity of the gender continuum and its materializations in the spaces of the body and the city.

Deadlines: Abstracts or indications of interest are due by July 1, 2008 and final manuscripts by Sept 1, 2008.

Writer's Guidelines: Features should not exceed 2500 words. If you would like to submit an article written in a language other than English, please let us know and WEI will do its best to facilitate translation. All written work must be original and not previously published. Detailed editorial guidelines and information can be found on our website http://www.weimag.com.

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