Original manuscripts are being sought for a special issue, entitled “Teaching About Domestic Violence,” of the peer-reviewed monthly Violence Against Women.
Co-editing the issue will be Dr. Madelaine Adelman (top right), an Associate Professor of Justice & Social Inquiry in the School of Social Transformation at Arizona State University, and and Donna Coker (bottom right), Professor of Law at the University of Miami. (photo credits here and here)
Issues on teaching that the co-editors wish the issue to explore include:
► How, where, by whom and for what purpose is domestic violence taught on university campuses? Does it remain within the purview of the social sciences, law, or social work schools? To what extent has domestic violence been “mainstreamed” within disciplinary programs, interdisciplinary programs, or in professional degree programs? How is teaching and learning about domestic violence “disciplined,” that is, how do the theories, epistemological frameworksDeadline for manuscripts of no more than 30 double-spaced pages is October 1, 2012. Details on the goals of the issue, the type of manuscripts sought, and on how to submit are in the full call for papers.
and methodologies valued by a particular discipline shape various teaching about domestic violence?
► What body of knowledge is taught and how is it taught within university and college courses on domestic violence? How is domestic violence incorporated into other courses on campus? Is knowledge about domestic violence understood as settled? Contested? Polarized within or across intellectual fields? How have faculty integrated (or not) new ideas about structural inequality, political economy, intersectionality and difference within their teaching about domestic violence? How are student experience and knowledge of domestic violence considered within the university classroom?
► What are the current myths and assumptions students and faculty have about domestic violence? What role does the internet play in student and faculty construction and consumption of domestic violence knowledge? What roles do co-curricular activities, service learning, student services/student life, student activism, or community-based organizations play in how domestic violence is taught and learned about?