The Cyprus Review invites submissions for its upcoming Spring 2020 issue on

Gender in Cyprus: Equality, Rights, and Beyond

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There is a constantly growing literature adopting a gender-based exegesis and/or gender-oriented perspective as both a research method and a doctrinal area in a vast spectrum of scientific disciplines, ranging from humanities, social sciences, law, and politics, to natural sciences, sports, and statistics. This comes as no surprise, since gender, much like all proto-societal notions, bears significant philosophical, political, economic, legal, and even metaphysical connotations. Moreover, the amplification of the interdisciplinary scholarly debate around the notion of gender and its implications in the conduct of scientific research has been part and parcel of the emergence of such intellectual fields as gender, feminist, queer, sexual diversity, and LGTBQI+ studies.

The upcoming Spring 2020 issue of The Cyprus Review will focus on the parameters of Gender in Cyprus: Equality, Rights, and Beyond. The issue intends to serve as a platform for introducing gender-based approaches into the scientific topos of Cyprological studies. We encourage authors to contribute to this effort through original scientific research pertinent to a broad range of Cyprological topics touching upon the issue of gender, with special but not exclusive, focus on the interplay between gender and equality, as well as gender and rights.

We especially encourage original papers dealing with such subjects as:

  • Social and/or societal construction of gender
  • Gender representations in the context of family, workplace, or the socio-political arena
  • LGTBQI+ perspectives on gender; queerness and the construction of gender; normativity, non-binarity, and gender identity
  • Gender identity; gender fluidity; gender reassignment
  • Gender visibility, inclusivity, and/or awareness
  • Gender as a notion of domestic, European, and international law
  • Gender rights; gender quaright; gender and human rights
  • Gender equality; gender participation; gender-sensitive policies and affirmative action; gender quotas;  gender empowerment
  • Language and gender; gender as a language; gender as a narrative
  • Gender targeting; gender biases; gender qua role and source of expectations
  • Gender and the concept of the political; gender as a political concept; gender and political representation
  • Gender in the context of labour policy and/or praxis; gender and capital
  • Gender and the Welfare State in liquid modernity
  • Gender parameters in the framework of international or regional stability, peace, and security operations
  • Gender victimality; gender-based violence (GBV); harassment on the basis of gender and/or sexual harassment; gender-related mobbing; gender in mass atrocity context; gender and armed conflict
  • Toxic masculinity; lookism; the culture of machismo

This is not an exclusive list. On the contrary, we urge prospective authors to think out of the box, endorse bold new ideas, and research the various aspects of gender in the context of equality or rights, but also beyond them. All articles should be relevant to the case of Cyprus, thus enhancing Cyprological studies and research.

Submission Instructions About The Cyprus Review

The Cyprus Review is an international bi-annual refereed Cyprological journal. For nearly 30 years, it has been at the forefront of scholarship on Cypriot political, social and economic issues, encouraging research and reflection on a range of disciplines in the general spectre of social sciences pertinent to Cyprus. Founded in 1989, The Cyprus Review aims to serve as the forum where original research is presented and to shape discussion of the most important and topical issues through a rigorous scholarship selection and editing process. Meeting the highest international standards, The Cyprus Review is published in the English language, thus engaging in an international dialogue about Cyprus and safeguarding that its content is widely disseminated. 

As a Cyprological peer review journal in the wider field of social sciences, The Cyprus Review aims to solicit papers on topics pertinent to the fields of International Relations, Politics, Social Welfare, History, Public Administration, Law, Sociology, Anthropology, and other related fields, pertinent to Cyprus.

The Editorial Team of The Cyprus Review is:

  • Editor-in-Chief: Dr Christina Ioannou
  • Consulting Editor: Professor Achilles Emilianides
  • Managing Editor: Dr Emilios A. Solomou
  • Publications Editor: Dimitrios Kourtis, PhD(c)
  • Assistant Editor: Dr Maria Hadjiathanasiou
  • Book Editors: Dr Giorgos Charalambous, Dr Michalis Kontos