AUSTRALIAN FEMINIST LAW JOURNAL CALL FOR PAPERS
Interdisciplinary feminist perspectives on crimes of clerical child sexual abuse
Special Issue Volume 41.2 (December 2015)
Special Issue Editors: Kate Gleeson and Timothy Jones
Submission Deadline of April 30, 2015
This special issue addresses international interdisciplinary perspectives on different aspects of crimes of clerical child sexual abuse. Despite almost three decades of related public inquiries and high profile courts cases internationally, scholarly understandings of clerical child sexual abuse remain underdeveloped and under-theorised. Following issues raised at a 2013 Council for the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences workshop held at LaTrobe University, on Religion and Sexual Politics in Postsecular Australia, we invite scholars from a range of disciplines including (but not limited to) law, criminology, history, gender studies, theology and psychology to submit papers engaging with the ways in which crimes of clerical child sexual abuse have been understood and responded to by law, the justice system, religious organisations, and state representatives, over time. By focusing on this critical area of legal and cultural history, we aim to shed light on questions relating to how clerical sex offenders have been understood and treated by the courts; the ways in which developing discourses of child sexual abuse influenced legal outcomes; the role of feminism in shaping understandings of clerical child sexual abuse; and the centrality of emergent survivors’ voices to revealing the contemporary global crisis in clerical child abuse. The AFLJ seeks to focus upon scholarly research using critical feminist approaches to law and justice, broadly conceived. As a critical legal journal we publish research informed by critical theory, cultural and literary theory, jurisprudential, postcolonial and psychoanalytic approaches, amongst other critical research practices. Articles are limited to 8000 words. Prospective contributors are invited to discuss any proposed submissions with an Editor.
Deadline for Submissions
Intending authors should send an abstract and accompanying CV noting relevant publications to Special Issue Editors, Dr Kate Gleeson, Macquarie University, email@example.com or Dr Timothy Jones , LaTrobe University, T.Jones@latrobe.edu.au by 20 February 2015. Manuscripts will be due by 30 April 2015. Earlier submissions are welcomed.
Refereeing of Articles
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