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Call for Papers:
Please send scholarly papers for inclusion in the new Kpim Book Series to be titled:

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. Pantaleon’s 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 women’s 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 Iroegbu’s 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: kpimfeminism@yahoo.com.

 The Kpim Book Series Project Co-ordinator,
‘The Kpim of Feminism’ - Father Pantaleon Foundation Centre

Head Office
No. 31B Nekede Road (Upstairs)
P. O. Box 493, Owerri Imo State, Nigeria
Tel: +234 803084 8591, + 234 703 4084 358
Email: fatherpantaleonfoundation@yahoo.ca

Submission Deadline: 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 15, 2009.    
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 .
E-mail: kpimfeminism@yahoo.com
2. IKS J. Nwankwor, Ph.D
Department of philosophy, Faculty of Arts, University of Uyo, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State,
Nigeria in Africa .
E-mail: kpimfeminism@yahoo.com
Phone: 0803-449-6367.

3. Obioma Des. Obi, Ph.D.
Department of Religious Studies
Imo State University , Owerri, Imo State , Nigeria .
E-mail: kpimfeminism@yahoo.com, pet0057@yahoo.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.
-                 What is feminism? (uwa nwanyi, ngalaba umunwanyi), being and becoming a woman,
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 women
-                   Domesticating women, Women as Evil, women as axis of misfortune and success.
-                   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
-                    Crime 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.  
-                  Traditional marriage systems, Equality question between women and men
-                  Concept of women in Biblical narratives, Women in the medieval time and the modern
day women, Sexuality and women. Life in Diaspora and women
-                   The professional woman, Waiting on the road and vulnerability of women
- Women and corruption, fighting crime, Social mobility and empowerment, women empowerment, Poverty and women, pregnancy and child rearing practices.
- Celibacy and ordination of women, why cannot women do what they want? Why wait on men? The woman driver? Women and masculine jobs and professions?
-                   Ethics of women, Role behaviours of women in the contemporary society
-                     Migration and women, surviving abroad.
-                     Health, society and women. Illness and healing among women. Female healers and
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 and women.
-                      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, Western society.   
-                     Women & abuse – causes and prevention, rights and approaches.
-                     Death and burials of women, identity and women, women and language – gossip-power
-                      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 and men?
- 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 father’s 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), women’s 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 women’s conference.
-                  Women in sports, the Beijing Olympics and women athletes. 
-                  Etc.

Signed: Patrick Iroegbu, Ph.D
Kpim Book Series Project Co-ordinator, Father Prof. Pantaleon-Iroegbu Foundation.

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