Call for Proposals: Palgrave Studies in Globalization and Embodiment

About the series: 
This cutting-edge series will address how global forces impact human bodies and the individual and collective practices associated with them. Books in this series will explore the globalization of bodily practices as well as how the interaction of local and global ideas about bodies produces particular forms of embodiment. We are particularly interested in research covering the ways that globalization engenders inbetween spaces, hybrid identities and ‘body projects.’ As such, we welcome proposals for monographs, edited collections, and Palgrave Pivots on studies that explore the following topics:

  • Migration and embodiment
  • Transnational media and body image(s)
  • Commodification of bodies and body parts
  • Modernity/development and bodies
  • “Transnational Body Projects” and body modification

To submit a proposal, please contact the editors:
Erynn Masi de Casanova: erynn.casanova@uc.edu
Afshan Jafar: ajafar@conncoll.edu
Mireille Yanow, Global Head of Sociology:Mireille.Yanow@palgrave-usa.com

About the editors: 
Erynn Masi de Casanova is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Cincinnati, where she is also a Faculty Affiliate of the Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures. She is the author of Making Up the Difference: Women, Beauty, and Direct Selling in Ecuador (University of Texas Press, 2011), which won the National Women’s Studies Association’s Sara A. Whaley Book Prize.

Afshan Jafar is Associate Professor of Sociology at Connecticut College. She is also affiliated with the Gender and Women’s Studies department and the American Studies program. Her research and teaching interests include globalization, transnational women’s movements, fundamentalist and nationalist movements, gender, and the body. She is the author of Women’s NGOs in Pakistan (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011).

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