LINGUIST List 31.2518

Sun Aug 09 2020

FYI: Calls for Chapters

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 07-Aug-2020
From: Mayowa Akinlotan <>
Subject: Calls for Chapters
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Gender, gendering, and vast categories of gendered systems are different dimensions and reflections of one of the many contemporary issues challenging ideologies and practices of Christianity, especially in Africa where conservatism still holds firmer in Christianity than in the ideas, ideologies and practices of gender system. The situation in Africa, which remains an interesting praxis, develops from global attention on gender issues that has spurred scholarly works in many communities of the world, with a dominant focus on policies and practices in the secular world. Different dimensions of the relations between gender and Christianity have been operationalized in church administration, governance, social, political, educational, professional circles and other spheres of life.

While there is a catalogue of research undertakings on the different dimensions of gender, gendering, gender processes, and its ideologies, and practices in different social settings, it appears there is a paucity of studies that have provided contemporary accounts of how these complex relations are negotiated in today’s Christianity in Africa. Following this need to provide a contemporary account of the complexity characterising the relation between gender and Christianity in Africa, the editors of the proposed book volume therefore invite contributions that will explicate on the different dimensions of relationship between gender and Christianity in Africa. Such contributions can of course focus on the ideological construction of women, men, masculinities and femininities, as well as other gender issues that the African Christian community continues to contend with in our contemporary times. For example, contributions may address issues relating to how change in perception and construction of today’s gender system impinges or affects practices and ideologies in the Christendom. Also, themes of contributions may focus on gender and the notion of headship, marriage, clergy, laity, Christian ethics, evangelicalism and gender matters; Catholicism and gender; Pentecostalism and the new gender order; orthodoxy, faith and gender; the conflict between the African culture and the new gender order; gender and religious agency and many more.

All theoretical orientations are welcome.

All submitted works shall undergo blind reviews.
Researchers who are Christians as well as non-believers are invited to contribute.
Contributors are invited to send Abstracts of their proposed chapter to:
Abolaji S. Mustapha;
Lydia Namatende-Sakwa OR
All submitted abstracts will be reviewed and authors of accepted abstracts invited to submit chapters.

Submission of abstract of the proposed chapter by 18 September 2020
Notification of acceptance/rejection by 30 September, 2020
Submission of drafts of accepted chapter by 1 March 2021

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Ling & Literature; Philosophy of Language

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