Interface Journal: New issue on ‘Feminism, women’s movements and women in movement’

by · December 21, 2011

Photo of Cairo street art by Hossam el-Hamalawy.

A new issue of the journal Interface was released last week, announcement below. 

Volume 3/2 (November 2011): Feminism, women’s movements and women in movement
Issue editors: Sara Motta, Cristina Flesher Fominaya, Catherine Eschle, Laurence Cox

Volume three, issue two of Interface, a peer-reviewed e-journal produced and refereed by social movement practitioners and engaged movement researchers, is now out, on the special theme “Feminism, women’s movements and women in movement”. Interface is open-access (free), global and multilingual. Our overall aim is to “learn from each other’s struggles”: to develop a dialogue between practitioners and researchers, but also between different social movements, intellectual traditions and national or regional contexts.

This issue of Interface includes 27 pieces in English and Spanish, by authors writing from / about Australia, Canada, Denmark, Guatemala, India, Ireland, Mexico, Nicaragua, the Netherlands, Poland, South Africa, Spain, the UK and the US.

Articles include:

  • Sara Motta, Cristina Flesher Fominaya, Catherine Eschle and Laurence Cox, Feminism, women’s movements and women in movement

Theme-related articles:

  • Janet Conway, Feminist knowledges on the anti-globalization terrain: transnational feminisms at the World Social Forum
  • Lyndi Hewitt, Framing across differences, building solidarities: lessons from women’s rights activism in transnational spaces
  • Eurig Scandrett, Suroopa Mukherjee and the Bhopal Research Team, “We are flames not flowers”: a gendered reading of the social movement for justice in Bhopal
  • Akwugo Emejulu, Can “the people” be feminists? Analysing the fate of feminist justice claims in populist grassroots movements in the United States
  • Finn Mackay, A movement of their own: voices of young feminist activists in the London Feminist Network
  • Melody L Hoffmann, Bike Babes in Boyland: women cyclists’ pedagogical strategies in urban bicycle culture
  • Nina Nissen, Challenging perspectives: women, complementary and alternative medicine, and social change

Special section: feminist strategies for change:

  • Sisters of Resistance, Why we need a feminist movement now
  • Nina Nijsten, Some things we need for a feminist revolution
  • Rosario González Arias, Viejas tensiones, nuevos desafíos y futuros territorios feministas
  • Tiny aka Lisa Gray-Garcia, Independence vs interdependence
  • Roberta Villalón, Feminist activist research and strategies from within the battered immigrants’ movement
  • Elena Jeffreys, Audry Autonomy, Jane Green, Christian Vega (Scarlet Alliance Australian Sex Workers Association), Listen to sex workers: support decriminalisation and anti-discrimination protections
  • Jean Bridgeman, Wise women in community: building on everyday radical feminism for social change
  • Jennifer Verson, Performing unseen identities: a feminist strategy for radical communication
  • Jed Picksley, Jamie Heckert and Sara Motta, Feminist love, feminist rage; or, Learning to listen
  • Anarchist Feminists Nottingham, Statement on intimate partner violence within activist communities

Other articles:

  • Kenneth Good, The capacities of the people versus a predominant, militarist, ethno-nationalist elite: democratisation in South Africa c. 1973 – 97
  • Michael Neocosmos, Transition, human rights and violence: rethinking a liberal political relationship in the African neo-colony
  • Roy Krøvel, Alternative journalism and the relationship between guerrillas and indigenous peoples in Latin America
  • Tomás Mac Sheoin, Greenpeace: a (partly) annotated bibliography of English-language publications
  • Anna Feigenbaum with Kheya Bag, Ken Barlow, Jakob Horstmann, David Shulman and Kika Sroka-Miller, “Everything we do is niche”: a roundtable on contemporary progressive publishing

This issue’s reviews include the following titles:

  • Jennifer Earl and Katrina Kimport, Digitally enabled social change: activism in the Internet age
  • SV Ojas, Madhuresh Kumar, MJ Vijayan and Joe Athialy, Plural narratives from Narmada Valley
  • Eurig Scandrett et al, Bhopal survivors speak: emergent voices from a people’s movement
  • Hilary Wainwright, Reclaim the state: experiments in popular democracy

call for papers for volume 4 issue 2 of Interface is now open, on the theme of “The global emancipation of labour: new movements and struggles around work, workers and precarity” (submissions deadline May 1 2012). We can review and publish articles in Afrikaans, Arabic, Catalan, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Maltese, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish and Zulu.

The next issue of Interface (May 2012) will be on “The season of revolutions: the Arab Spring”, with a special section on the new wave of European mobilizations. 

Interface is always open to new collaborators. More details can be found on our website.

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