ANTYAJAA: Indian Journal of Women and Social Change aims to explore inequality and social change from the point of view of the most marginalized female who experiences poverty, race, ethnicity, religion, caste - all within the overarching experience of gender. After all, gender is the first inequality we experience and it normalizes all other inequalities for us. We first see at home that it is all right for one class of human beings to obey and another to order. Gender digs a trench into our brain into which all other inequalities fall.
The journal will go beyond the subaltern (a useful tool in interpreting colonialism) to the Antyajaa, to interpret the roots of global patriarchal imperialism. It aims to publish well-researched articles, interviews, oral histories and essays that draw forth the plight of the last female, who is weaker than even the weakest of men in varying socio-cultural contexts. It will capture women’s movements across the globe, the experience of intertwining inequalities and give voice to women leaders, survivors and victims transforming power.
ANTYAJAA: Indian Journal of Women and Social Change will adhere to a rigorous double-blind review policy in which the identity of both the reviewer and author are always concealed from both parties. Decisions on manuscript will be taken as rapidly as possible. Authors would expect to have reviewer’s comments within approximately eight weeks. In general, Editors will seek advice from two or more expert reviewers about the content and presentation of submitted articles. All manuscripts will be reviewed initially by the Editors and only those papers that meet the editorial standards of the journal, and fit within the aims and scope of the journal, will be sent for outside review.
The sections of the journal include:
· Eight well researched scholarly articles (3,000 – 4,000 words each)
· Two well researched commentaries on culture through an analysis of writings, films, etc. (2,000 – 4,000 words each)
· One first person account/interview (3,000 – 4,000 words)
· A profile or personal history (3,000 – 4,000 words)
· A photo-essay with 10 – 12 photographs, with captions and an introduction
This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).
Antyaja'a, meaning The Last Girl, is an especially coined word by the founders of this journal, derived from Indian languages and post-colonial, de-colonial sensibilities. It draws its understanding of the ‘Last’ from Ambedkar's concept of liberating the Antyaj or The Last Born, John Ruskin’s Unto the Last, and MK Gandhi’s Antyodaya (taken from the words 'Antya' and 'Uday') to mean the rise of those who are the Last. The feminizing `A`a in the end has been added by the editor, inspired by the ferocious sexual goddess Durg`a and rebel poet Mir`a .
The journal aims to explore inequality and social change from the point of view of the most marginalized female who experiences poverty, race, ethnicity, religion, caste - all within the overarching experience of gender. It aims to publish well-researched articles, interviews, oral histories and essays that draw forth the plight of the last female, who is weaker than even the weakest of men in varying socio-cultural contexts. It will capture women’s movements across the globe, the experience of intertwining inequalities and give voice to women leaders, survivors and victims transforming power.
It is a first-of- its-kind initiative where activism will meet academics; and Editors expect to draw contributions from social and political movement leaders, activists and almost all the Liberal Arts: literature, history, political science, sociology, anthropology, philosophy, development studies as well as law, gender studies and social work practitioners.
|Ruchira Gupta||Founder, Apne Aap Women Worldwide and Professor at New York University, USA|
|Ashmita Gupta||Assistant Professor, Asian Development Research Institute, Patna, India|
|Bina Agarwal||Professor, Development Economics and Environment, University of Manchester, UK|
|Shaibal Gupta||Founder Member-Secretary, Asian Development Research Institute, Patna, India|
|Zoya Hasan||Professor Emerita, Centre for Political Studies, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University and Distinguished Professor, Council for Social Development, New Delhi, India|
|Ritu Menon||Co-founder of Kali for Women and Feminist, Writer & Publisher, Women Unlimited (an associate of KFW), India|
|Meena Radhakrishna||Sociologist and former faculty, Delhi School of Economics, Delhi University, India|
|Om Thanvi||Former Editor, Daily Jansatta; Visiting Professor, Centre for Media Studies, Jawahar Lal Nehru University, New Delhi, India|
|Ananya Vajpeyi||Author and Academic, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, New Delhi, India|
|Late Margaret Chatterjee||Founding Member Advisory Board|
|Angana P Chatterji||Feminist, Anthropologist and Author|
|Pregaluxmi (Pregs) Govender||Former African National Congress Member of Parliament from South Africa, South Africa|
|Catharine A MacKinnon||Elizabeth A. Long Professor of Law, University of Michigan; James Barr Ames Visiting Professor of Law, Harvard Law School, USA|
|Ruth Manorama||President, National Alliance of Women and National Convenor, NFDW, India|
|Gloria Steinem||Co-founder Ms. magazine, writer, feminist organizer|
ANTYAJAA: Indian Journal of Women and Social Change
This Journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics
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