Call for Chapters | Fighting Women: Women’s Boxing in the Americas

Marlen Esparza, photographed by Norman Jean Roy. Read the interesting article by Nathaniel Rich in Vogue Magazine.
Marlen Esparza, photographed by Norman Jean Roy. Read the interesting article by Nathaniel Rich in Vogue Magazine.

The editors of this anthology invite previously unpublished papers on women’s boxing in Canada, the United States, Latin America, and the Caribbean. We are seeking proposals for research papers (maximum 6,000 words) and case studies of current or former pugilists (maximum 4,000 words). Chapters may use historical, contemporary, comparative, or interdisciplinary perspectives. Topics may include:

  • Historical Legacies of Early Women’s Boxing
  • The Policing or Regulating of Women’s Bodies in the Ring
  • Contemporary Issues in Women’s Amateur and Professional Boxing
  • Cultural and Media Representations of Women’s Boxing
  • Women Boxers in the Olympic Games or other International Tournaments
  • Officiating and Judging of Women’s Boxing
  • Women’s Boxing in New Media and Social Networks
  • Case Studies of Women Boxers
Submission Guidelines:

Please send 500-word abstracts with one-page CVs to fightingwomen.submissions@gmail.com by March 1, 2014. Notifications will be sent by April 1, 2014, and final papers are due July 1, 2014. The book will follow the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th Edition.

For general inquiries, please email benita.heiskanen@gmail.com.

Editors:
  • Dr. Benita Heiskanen (University of Turku, Finland) is the author of The Urban Geography of Boxing: Race, Class, and Gender in the Ring (New York: Routledge, 2012).
  • Dr. Cathy van Ingen (Brock University, Canada) has published articles on boxing in the Sociology of Sport Journal, Journal of Sport History, Feminist Media Studies, and several anthologies.
  • Dr. Anju Reejhsinghani (University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, U.S.A.) is completing a monograph on the history of Cuban boxing from 1898-1962.
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