Call for Abstracts: Lorraine Code: Thinking Responsibly, Thinking Ecologically

Mar 23, 2017 May 31, 2017

Call for Abstracts
Lorraine Code: Thinking Responsibly, Thinking Ecologically
(Preliminary Title)
Edited by Nancy Arden McHugh and Andrea Doucet
Under Consideration with State University of New York Press

Since the publication of her book Epistemic Responsibility in 1987, feminist philosopher Lorraine Code has been at the forefront of linking epistemology, epistemic injustice and ethics to shape critical frameworks for responsible, situated knowing and practice. Her work has been path breaking on many themes, issues and problematics, including:
• epistemic virtues,
• individual and institutional epistemic responsibilities,
• the epistemic significance of the gender of the knower,
• the politics of epistemic and physical locations,
• critical epistemic frameworks, such as ecological thinking,
• the epistemic salience of gossip,
• subjectivities and narratives,
• the politics of testimony,
• feminist methodologies and epistemic practices,
• human and non human entanglements,
• relational ontologies
On all of these issues, Code’s work has provided a gateway for subsequent work in feminist epistemology and philosophy of science, as well as more generally in feminist theory and methodologies. Moreover, through her critical analysis of mainstream epistemologies, medicine, law, literature, politics, psychology, and ecology, Code also provides avenues for creating institutional and social change. We invite abstract submissions of 500-750 words that engage with the work of Lorraine Code by utilizing and building upon her theoretical, epistemological, and methodological arguments developed over the course of her writing and research career and/or by applying her arguments to new frameworks, cases, or problems. Please note that although Lorraine Code’s work has been housed in philosophy, her approach is highly interdisciplinary. Thus, abstracts are welcome from an array of disciplines and approaches.

Abstracts (500-750 words) and one-page CV due: April 1, 2017
Abstract Acceptance notification: May 20, 2017
Full papers of 6500-8000 words due: January 31, 2018
Notification of Paper Acceptance: May 20, 2018
Contact: Nancy McHugh Andrea Doucet
Professor and Chair of Philosophy Canada Research Chair in Gender, Work & Care
Wittenberg University Professor of Sociology/ Women’s & Gender Studies
Springfield, OH 4551 Brock University
St Catharines, On L2S 3A1

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