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Subject: “Homoerotic, Lesbian and Gay Ethnic and Immigrant Histories”

Publication: Call for Submissions: Journal of American Ethnic History

Special Issue: “Homoerotic, Lesbian and Gay Ethnic and Immigrant Histories”

Date of announcement: March 16, 2008

Deadline of receipt of manuscript: June 1, 2008

The Journal of American Ethnic History, the official journal of the Immigration and Ethnic History Society, announces its call for a special issue on “Homoerotic, Lesbian, and Gay Ethnic Immigrant Histories.”

Bringing together the well established field of ethnic history with that the more recently growing LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) history and culture, the issue seeks to explore how ethnicity, immigration, and sexuality inform one another in the making of identities, subjects, and communities.

We seek articles challenging the assumption that immigration and settlement take form only along heterosexual or heteronormative arrangements, whether people’s movements across borders take place individually or in groups that include family units.

We are especially interested in historically framed and empirically based articles that inform the creation of same-sex desires, identities and cultures among immigrants, but also bisexual, transgender, and other less fixed identifications when experiencing international border crossings and sexual desires.

We also welcome contributions that bring to historiographical light new creative and critical primary sources that document the immigrant experiences of heretofore unknown “queer” ethnicities in the U.S.

In all, the special issue seeks innovative historical scholarship that privileges the experience of diverse non-heteronormative sexual arrangements in the process of immigration for new ethnic Americans.

Manuscript submissions to the Journal should be in quadruplicate, a maximum of thirty-five pages, with endnotes on separate sheets and following the Chicago Manual of Style 15th edition (no electronic submissions). Prospective authors should include a brief 50-100 word bio suitable for the journal's "Notes on Contributors" section and a disk or CD containing files of both the bio and the article, prepared in IBM compatible MS Word 2003 format. Since manuscripts are sent out anonymously for evaluation, the author's name and affiliation should appear only on a separate cover sheet.

In addition, prospective contributors are encouraged to obtain further information on the Immigration and Ethnic History Society and the Journal of American Ethnic History at <http://www.iehs.org/>www.iehs.org or e-mail John Bukowczyk, Editor, JAEH, at aa2092@wayne.edu.

Please address all manuscript submissions and requests for the JAEH Stylesheet to: Horacio N. Roque Ramírez, Guest Editor. Assistant Professor Chicana and Chicano Studies Department University of California, Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, CA 93106-4120 roqueramirez@chicst.ucsb.edu 626-354-1808

Please note that the journal does not publish previously published material.

John J. Bukowczyk Professor of History & Editor, Journal of American Ethnic History Department of History 3094 Faculty/Administration Bldg. Wayne State University Detroit, MI 48202

Telephone: (313) 577-2799 (Voice-mail) (313) 577-2525 (Dept.) Fax: (313) 577-6987 (Dept.) E-mail: aa2092@wayne.edu