[Air-L] Queer Sites: Seeking that special someone

Sharif Mowlabocus S.J.Mowlabocus at sussex.ac.uk
Thu Mar 26 13:39:55 PDT 2020

Dear AoIR friends and colleagues

I’m posting an ‘emergency CFP’ in the hope that you, or someone you know, might be interested. Please feel free to share and post.

CFP: QUEER SITES: Technologies, Spaces, and Otherness

***Looking for that special someone! ***

Queer Sites in Global Contexts: Technologies, Spaces, and Otherness is a new collection of research edited by Regner Ramos<mailto:regner.ramos at upr.edu> (University of Puerto Rico) and Sharif Mowlabocus<mailto:smowlabocus at fordham.edu> (Fordham University), which will be published by Routledge. It explores the multiple ways in which LGBTQ+ spaces and identities are reconfigured, performed, and contested through the technologies and spatial politics of diverse cultures. The book draws together work from a broad range of disciplines and showcases a variety of cross-cultural perspectives that foreground the experiences of LGBTQ+ people living and moving through the Caribbean, Europe, Northern and Central America, Asia, and the Middle East. The thirteen chapters that constitute this edited collection form a critical intervention into ongoing discussions regarding LGBTQ+ placemaking, politics, and technology use at both a local and global level.

Queer Sites is under contract with Routledge and twelve of the contributors are in the final stages of preparing their manuscripts. However, the editors of this book have recently declined one of the chapters and are now looking for that someone special to step in and take its place.

What we are looking for.
We are interested in hearing from anyone who has original research that explores the relationship between “otherness” (migrants, non-white identities, indigenous populations, non-normative, and differently-abled bodies, etc.), digital technology (social media, apps, web-based platforms, etc.), and  geographic space. We are open to different interpretations of these three terms.
Most specifically, we are seeking a contribution that situates its research within AFRICA, SOUTH AMERICA, or OCEANIA. Our book is global in both its approach and its geographical focus and we are looking for a piece of research which addresses the physical, cultural, and/or geographic specificities of a particular place/building/locale.
 What we can offer.

•      Our undying gratitude!

•      Full support through the drafting and editing process.

•      A fast turnaround on manuscript reviews and feedback.

The key details.
Chapter length: 6,500 words
Submission of 500-word (max) abstract: Friday 17th April
Submit abstracts and enquiries to: regner.ramos at upr.edu<mailto:regner.ramos at upr.edu>

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