The Nordic Network: Gender, Body, and Health invites scholarly contributions to an anthology with the provisional title of “Bodies in Motion”: The Politics/Poetics of Movement and Stillness.
The Nordic Network gathers researchers and practitioners from a number of fields such as philosophy, sociology, anthropology, clinical and social psychology, medicine, comparative literature, cultural geography, sports- and health sciences, psychiatry, and history of science. The Network has two main ambitions: 1) to create interdisciplinary frameworks to inquire into the different relations and ambiguities concerning gender, body and health. We see these issues as personal, cultural and social phenomena; and 2) to develop new knowledge on the gender, body, health complex.
In line with the ambitions of the network we plan to synthesise and publish an anthology on new knowledge on movement and physical activity, gender and health. This anthology will produce an interdisciplinary dialogue on the intersections of and divergences between gender, movement and health. This conversation across and between disciplines seeks to challenge how bodies are conceptualised, valorised and/or experienced in relation to how they move through and inhabit time and space. Thus, the anthology is open to contributions from researchers and practitioners from a number of diverse fields such as philosophy, sociology, anthropology, clinical and social psychology, medicine, comparative literature, cultural geography, sports- and health sciences, psychiatry, and history of science.
The anthology embraces new and important understandings of health, movement and gender as being both personally embodied and culturally situated, and aspires to produce highly relevant, thoughtfully nuanced and critically engaged contributions.
Topics can include, but are not limited to:
- The motion of emotion & intimacy
- Teaching and learning in health promotion work
- Performing bodies in sport
- Global bodies and biomedical tourism
- Balance, belonging, stillness – processes of healing and stagnation in health practices
- Differently abled bodies – motions and emotions
- Ownership of bodies, bodily boundaries and integrity
- Gendered representations and discourses of bodies in motion
- Bodies in transition, bodies at the border, body borders
- Playfulness and flow as health promotion
- Food, nutrition & fitness as gendered phenomenon
Manuscripts will undergo a review process, and feedback will be given to the contributors no later than October 1st 2013. Our aim is to publish the anthology by March 1st 2014 at CambridgeScholars Publishing. Cambridge Scholars Publishing is an academic publisher aiming to promote knowledge and learning through the production and global distribution of valuable academic works.
February 6th 2013
Kari Nyheim Solbrække | Donna McCormack | Gunn Engelsrud.