Call for Papers:
Please send scholarly papers for inclusion in the new Kpim Book
Series to be titled:
THE KPIM OF FEMINISM
ISSUES AND WOMEN IN A CHANGING WORLD
Studies in Philosophy, Culture and Development Empowerment
The Kpim Book Series are published by Father Prof.
Pantaleon-Iroegbu Foundation in hopes of keeping alive Fr.
Pantaleons innovative development skills and intellectual
tradition. He is being remembered as a Philosopher of all times
through scholarly research and spiritual up-liftment, as well
as via his sensibility to put critical wisdom to issues and society
in the modern world. Late Prof. Pantaleon Iroegbu was well known
in academic circles as a Great Nigerian and African Philosopher-Theologian
who contributed immensely to the development and promotion of
African philosophy, culture and development through the Kpim Book
Series and Journals. His untiring efforts earned him some fondly
academic names like de Enwisdomizer, Fada Kpim
and Professor Kpim. He left some unfinished research
works such as feminist issues as was announced in
the most recent kpim book series - The Kpim of Death (2007).
This call for papers will build up the important book: The Kpim
of Feminism by drawing from various circles, disciplines and issues
to enwisdomize or enlighten the world with feminist issues, concepts,
theories, applications and personal experiences in a changing
world. The goal of the book is to show, as the authors need to
keep in mind, that being a female in the contemporary world is
not a handicap, nor should it reduce womens chances of living
a fulfilled life. The feminine and masculine hope should be that
a range of opportunities awaits the way in which women and men
shape and include each other in productive and reproductive schemes
of development, empowerment, security, opportunity and participation.
Given Pantaleon Iroegbus concept of kpim, the term Kpim,
an Igbo word, refers to the central core, the hub of things, the
cultural and philosophical heart of beings and existence.
It denotes the central elements that make a thing to be something.
In other words, it embodies a deep layered systematic analysis
to discover the essence of a thing, a being, in reality. So, what
is the kpim of feminism? Where does the deepest layer, notion,
reality and application of feminism lie? How can we reach and
understand the innermost part of feminism?
We therefore invite you to send well researched papers in not
more than 6,000 words, double-line-spaced by e-mail using
a virus free Microsoft Word or WordPerfect document
in an attachment, diskette copy and two hard copies to the editorial
office with this e-mail and address: email@example.com.
The Kpim Book Series Project Co-ordinator,
The Kpim of Feminism - Father Pantaleon Foundation
No. 31B Nekede Road (Upstairs)
P. O. Box 493, Owerri Imo State, Nigeria
Tel: +234 803084 8591, + 234 703 4084 358
Papers for consideration must be submitted
on, or before, MAY 15th, 2009. Get your experiences
and voices on the issues of feminism heard! Please Take Note:
The Editors will not engage in chasing contributors of articles
around to submit their articles in view of any delay or inability
to complete the article on time. We encourage contributors to
start, finish and submit their articles on time as needed. Only
good articles will be selected for inclusion, as we hope, the
best effort will be put into it.
Word Count, Format and Style: Articles should be scholarly,
down-to-earth, clear, easy to read and convincing and should
not exceed 6,000 words; correctly typed in a 12 Points and Times
New Roman or Garamond (Font) in Microsoft word document format.
Use the APA or University of Chicago Manual of Style 15th Edition,
with references. The Harvard Author and Date Style of Citation,
which is very easy to use is also welcome (e.g., Iroegbu 2007:25).
Please, we will prefer the use of endnotes to footnotes automatically
generated by a word processor, not by hand, to be used by each
author should there be any explanations requiring extra notes.
In any case, consistency should be observed.
Time Frame: Deadline for submission of manuscripts will be MAY
Expected Publication Date: November/December 2009. Publisher
will be in CANADA. Contributors should include a short Author-profile
- full name and address, affiliation and e-mail address.
1. George, U. Ukagba, Ph.D
Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Arts, University of Benin
, Benin City, Nigeria .
2. IKS J. Nwankwor, Ph.D
Department of philosophy, Faculty of Arts, University of Uyo,
Uyo, Akwa Ibom State,
Nigeria in Africa .
3. Obioma Des. Obi, Ph.D.
Department of Religious Studies
Imo State University , Owerri, Imo State , Nigeria .
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Possible Topic Issues and Themes
The following are possible issues, themes and subthemes for researchers
to consider in making the publication of The Kpim of Feminism
become a reality.
- Woman in the Igbo and African Unconscious, perceiving woman
in African world, Asian world, European world, American world,
Middle-eastern world, Christian world, Islamic world, Pagan world,
in the middle ages, etc.
is feminism? (uwa nwanyi, ngalaba umunwanyi), being and becoming
What makes a woman, woman?
The Theology of Women, the Philosophy of African Woman
Approaches to understanding women, Love and women dreams
and realities of women, cultural and social representations of
Domesticating women, Women as Evil, women as axis of misfortune
Domestic and public worlds of women
Women as mothers, hunters and gatherers?
Objectifying women. Women in African Books, music, arts, etc.
Perceiving a woman in Africa, Nigeria, Igbo, Hausa, Yoruba, etc.
From a party girl to a mother, religious woman, economic woman,
being a business woman, women and politics, women and religion,
Women and the media
and women, the ideal woman in African world, Nigerian world, Igbo
world, etc., Night-life and women, Social Constructions of women
Male feminists, marriage and women, hunting for and catching a
husband ways and strategies. Same-sex marriage, Lesbianism.
Concept of suppee (sweety) among secondary school girls in school
residential system in the 1970s and 1980s.
marriage systems, Equality question between women and men
of women in Biblical narratives, Women in the medieval time and
day women, Sexuality and women. Life in Diaspora and women
The professional woman, Waiting on the road and vulnerability
- Women and corruption, fighting crime, Social mobility and empowerment,
women empowerment, Poverty and women, pregnancy and child rearing
- Celibacy and ordination of women, why cannot women do what they
want? Why wait on men? The woman driver? Women and masculine jobs
Ethics of women, Role behaviours of women in the contemporary
Migration and women, surviving abroad.
Health, society and women. Illness and healing among women. Female
practitioners of medicine. Female doctors & nurses
Media images of women. Gospel Singers, women and Pentecostalism
Film making, theatre world and women
Sports and women, Women as customer service makers
- Body and cosmetics, food habits, dressing and public displays,
Women and handbag, Fashion and women, body piercing and tattooing.
Beautification and women, Education and women. Going to school.
- Catering business and women, Female contracting. Women and contract
business in Nigeria, Women and the police and military force,
Voices of women power and space boundaries, Law, society
Feminist movements. The gender question.
- The concept of umunne and umuada in Igbo society, female names
and meanings in African society
Female writers and problem of gender reflexivity in Nigeria, Africa,
& abuse causes and prevention, rights and approaches.
Death and burials of women, identity and women, women and language
Female traders, hawking, escort services
- Female lawyers, human rights activists, women and politics
Hillary Clinton & others as new face of feminism in USA politics
of gender and race.
Old age and women, will there be equality between women
- Gender sensitivity and feminism, right to female body and right
to life - abortion issue and controversy.
- Tradition of bridewealth paying to marry, bride burning
and bride kidnapping, rape and female violence, female aggression.
- Female husbands, female property inheritance, divorce
separation, sending a wife to her fathers home, women and
love rituals. Women and dealing with their men.
- Female Menstruation notion of blood and taboos, women
and kitchen symbolism of. Women and dispute settlements.
Women and colonialism.
- Pregnancy and birth Maternity rites (rites of omugwo),
female and male circumcisions (ibi ugwu), mother-in-law and after
delivery care of daughter/mother and child (ile omugwo), womens
organizations, women and war
- Married women, sexuality and culture, modern women and religion
in public life. Making women saints Mother Theresa. Becoming
a cultural hero.
Women, customs and festivals, village women and urban women
Historicism of Feminism, Sense and Non-sense in Feminism.
Vindication of the right of women, Women: the right over our bodies.
- Feminism in the light of Davinci code, Is feminism over? Post-feminism,
Feminist political thought, the portal of women in art, sculpture,
cartoon, photography, music and dance. Feminism, the rural women,
and poverty alleviation. The C.W.O (Christian women organization),
the church and child protection act, Feminism from male perspective.
The mass media, sexualization and commercialization of womanhood,
and the fallout of Beijing womens conference.
in sports, the Beijing Olympics and women athletes.
Signed: Patrick Iroegbu, Ph.D
Kpim Book Series Project Co-ordinator, Father Prof. Pantaleon-Iroegbu