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[Commlist] CfP Discourse, Intersectionality, Critique: Theory, Methods and Practice

Tue Mar 02 12:22:16 GMT 2021

Special Issue - Critical Discourse Studies Journal

Discourse, Intersectionality, Critique: Theory, Methods and Practice
Since being coined by the African-American feminist legal theorist Kimberlé
Crenshaw, intersectionality has increasingly been taken up as both an
ontology and a hands-on framework on a global scale. The intersectional
approach is acknowledged for its potential to map the relation between the
different systems of oppression which construct our multiple identities and
our social locations in hierarchies of power and privilege. In parallel,
critical discourse studies has been consolidating as a form of
linguistically-oriented, critical social research, with a special interest
for asymmetries between participants in discursive events and their unequal
capacity to control how texts are produced, distributed and consumed.

This Special Issue will explore the convergence between CDS and
intersectionality as a theory, method and practice for the exploration of
different crossroads of inequality and oppression. By investigating the
junctures between critical discursive and intersectional approaches, this
Special Issue intends to contribute to the development of a critical research
framework that enables the acknowledgment of the profound ways in which
discursively, institutionally and/or structurally constructed sociocultural
categorizations interact and produce different kinds of societal inequalities
and unjust social relations. These, in turn, can be analysed in terms of the
mutual and intertwined processes of resistance and transformation that arise
out of them.

This Special Issue invites papers that engage with theoretical and
methodological reflections on the relationship between CDS and the
intersectional approach. These reflections may include (but are not limited
to) intersectional readings of CDS as theory, and their potential ability to
foster a renewed self-consciousness of the more parochial aspects of CDS
concepts, categories, assumptions and frames of reference. In parallel, they
may also explore ways for intersectionality to stay ‘critical’ in its
multiple processes of recontextualization, given its nature of a successful
global ‘buzzword’ and its ability to travel well beyond its origins in
the African-American feminist community.

This Special Issue also welcomes original, empirical, up-to-date case-studies
from different global contexts in which an integrated CDS / Intersectional
approach is operationalized. This can be across any social and national
context as well as different angle and themes, including (but not limited

Identity, Diversity and Power in Traditional Media
	Digital Divides and Digital Manifestations of Intersectionality
	Fortress Europe: Identity, Race and Surveillance
	(Neo-)Colonialism and Imperialism: Oppression and Resistance
	Political Leadership and Diversity
	Femonationalism, Homonationalism and the Intersectional Politics of
This Special Issue aims at fostering a broader and more fruitful critical
discursive focus on the lived-experiences of subordinated and/or
less-represented social actors who continue to see transforming social
institutions as urgent and necessary, including indigenous peoples, Latinx,
LGBTQ people, differently abled people, religious and ethnic minorities, and
stateless people, among others.

Send abstracts to: (eesposito /at/ [1]

Abstracts should preferably be extended (c.a. 500-800 words, excluding
references) and should clearly specify theoretical and empirical gaps that
the researcher is addressing, a brief description of the methodology used,
results obtained, the expected contributions to theory and practice, and the
conclusion resulting from the study. Please include five keywords and a short
author bio.

Articles should be original contributions of 8000 words maximum (inclusive of
abstract, references, tables, figure captions, footnotes, endnotes) and
should follow the instructions for authors available on the CDS homepage.

Please note that accepted articles will go through a blind review process as
per CDS guidelines. The title of the SI may be modified at later stages.

Proposed Timeline

Deadline for Abstracts: 1 April 2021
	Decision on Abstracts: Before 1 May 2021
	First Draft of Full Paper: 1 November 2021

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