Title: LAICIDAD Y CREENCIAS (SECULARISM AND BELIEFS)
Even though secularism is not new, it is still a controversial topic, especially in countries like ours with a long Catholic tradition. However, our beliefs are best established and interpreted in a secular environment.
The analysis of their various problems and interpretation from a gender perspective, except in very rare cases, has not been given special attention. This is why we are giving this title to the next volume of Feminismo/s.
Therefore, Laicidad y Creencias (Secularism and Beliefs) and gender issues and relations are a specific field of research and analysis open to researchers with an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary perspective, with particular interest either nationally and internationally.
This issue of Feminismo/s aims to compile research works with this approach of interest from different perspectives, both local, national or international.
Consequently, proposals for articles in English or Spanish on this subject are welcome. From the UA Research Institute for Gender Studies, we encourage researchers to submit their contributions on this subject.
-Proposals may include, among others and by way of example, the following topics:
Construction of secularism in Spain (or another country)
Relations State - Churches
Contentious issues of Bioethics and Law
Use of religious symbols
-Both empirical studies and theoretical manuscripts -either mono-disciplinary or multi-disciplinary- meeting the following criteria will be considered for publication:
Papers will be the result of original research and novel conclusions and should contain a properly supported and justified methodology. Only unpublished work that are not under any assessment by other journals will be accepted.
The extension of the papers should not exceed 9000 words, including notes and bibliography.
The number and length of footnotes will be as short as possible, and
Authors will submit their articles in Word format via the electronic email of the Journal (Revistafeminismos@ua.es), meeting the requirements specified at http://ieg.ua.es/es/publicaciones/revista-feminismo-s/feminismo-s.html where an anonymous peer process of selection and evaluation will be carried out according to the procedure and criteria published by the Journal
Call for papers: 17 December 2015 Submission of articles: 31 July 2016 Notification of acceptance: 15 October 2016 Reception of final articles: 30 October 2016
University Research Institute for Gender Studies (IUIEG)
Universidad de Alicante Carretera San Vicente s/n 03690 San Vicente del Raspeig Alicante (Spain)