29.2815, Calls: Sociolinguistics / Journal of Asian Pacific Communication (Jrnl)

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Subject: 29.2815, Calls: Sociolinguistics / Journal of Asian Pacific Communication (Jrnl)

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Date: Fri, 06 Jul 2018 11:39:49
From: Danjie Su [danjiesu at uark.edu]
Subject: Sociolinguistics / Journal of Asian Pacific Communication (Jrnl)

Full Title: Journal of Asian Pacific Communication 

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics 

Call Deadline: 31-Jan-2019 

Call for Papers: 
Reconsidering Language and Gender in Contemporary Japan and among Japanese
Diaspora amid the #MeToo Movement
Special Issue of the Journal of Asian Pacific Communication (JAPC)
Guest edited by:
Kikuko Omori (omori at csus.edu) 
Hiroshi Ota (giants at asu.aasa.ac.jp)

Recent #MeToo movement and 2017 women's march around the world have promoted
the social climate that demands improvement in women's rights especially in
workplaces. Against such background, In Japan, a top finance ministry official
left the position due to the allegation of sexual harassment not long ago. The
global effort toward normalizing gender equality poses an enormous challenge
for a traditionally male-dominant and patriarchal society like Japan. While
Prime Minister Abe's ''Womenomics'' or an effort to promote female labour
participation might help bring up the number of women workforce, it's unclear
whether society's treatment of women has conspicuously changed in the desired
direction. Now Japan is at a critical juncture for the improvement of women's
rights. Likewise, Japanese people living outside Japan should see it as
necessary. In order to promote gender equality in Japan and among Japanese
diaspora, more research about gendered and sexist language at work, home,
school, and in media is imperative because power differentials between male
and female often penetrate into people's mind through the use of language. 

This Special Issue of JAPC addresses gender issues focusing on language and
communication aspects of life in contemporary Japan and Japanese diaspora
The JAPC invites scholars whose works focus on language, gender, and Japanese
culture, taking into consideration the following non-exhaustive list of
- Japanese gendered and sexist language use in a variety of contexts 
- Media expression(narratives) and its effect on gender and sexuality issues
in Japan
- LGBT linguistics in Japan
- Child-rearing and gendered/sexist language in Japan and Japanese diaspora
- Language and sexual harassments in organizations including academic
institutions and athletic organizations

Interested authors should send a brief abstract (maximum 800 words) stating
the theme, methodology, and aim of the paper by 31 January 2019 to Kikuko
Omori (omori at csus.edu) and Hiroshi Ota(giants at asu.aasa.ac.jp).


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