mercredi 31 mars 2010

CALL FOR PAPERS: Sexual and Reproductive Life in the Arab Region

The Institute for Women’s Studies in the Arab World (IWSAW), based in the Lebanese American University, is soliciting articles for the Summer/Fall 2010 issue of its quarterly publication Al-Raida. The central topic for this edition of the journal will be “Sexual and Reproductive Life in the Arab Region”.

We are interested in receiving papers based on academic studies or critical essays looking at changing attitudes and behaviors towards sexual and reproductive life in the Arab region, particularly among youth. With this issue, we are aiming at strengthening the research base on sexuality and reproduction in the Arab region by publishing both qualitative and quantitative studies which provide an empirical basis for our understanding of changing attitudes and behaviors, and the social, cultural, political and economic forces shaping them. In particular, we are interested in receiving papers that examine the changing attitudes and behaviors of men, often overlooked in current scholarship. Among the many issues we are eager to consider:
  • Sexual and reproductive health challenges, including HIV
  • Changing patterns of marriage and family formation
  • Influence of religion on sexual and reproductive attitudes and behaviors
  • Impact of media on sexual and reproductive life
If you are interested in contributing to this issue of Al-Raida, kindly send your abstract (250-300 words) no later than May 1, 2010. All abstracts submitted are reviewed by Al-Raida's editorial staff and are subject to its approval. Once the abstract is approved contributors will have to submit their paper no later than September 1, 2010. Submissions are accepted in English, Arabic or French. All non-English submissions will be translated by IWSAW and published in English following the approval of the author.

This journal edition will be edited by Dr. Shereen El Feki. Kindly send your emails simultaneously to the managing editor, Ms. Myriam Sfeir, at al-raida@lau. and to the guest editor, Dr. Shereen El Feki at alraida2010@ googlemail. com

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