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is seeking submissions for an edited collection on

Counting on Marilyn Waring:

Co -Editors: Margunn Bjørnholt and Ailsa McKay Publication Date: 2013/2014

Deadline for abstracts: August 30, 2011!

This book will explore the impact, range and influence of Marilyn Waring's work since the publication of her book If Women Counted. We encourage submissions that explore how Waring's critical perspective on the system of national accounts has drawn attention to the nature and value of women's work, and especially how that perspective has inspired activist groups in both community and global settings. Contributions from both a theoretical and practical, policy oriented, focus that highlight the impact on teaching, research and social/public policy interventions will be welcomed. The book will also include an interview with Waring.

Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

- accounting for the value of women's work, including time-use studies; unpaid care work and human rights, in particular the link between unpaid care and HIV/AIDS policy; defining and accounting for the value of nature, including concepts of eco-feminism; theorising gender justice within a context of feminist philosophy, feminist economics and/or feminist political economy; the impact of the broad range of Waring's published works - in particular her book, If Women Counted - and the documentary on her work, Who's Counting, on both course development and pedagogical approaches, particularly with reference to a multi-disciplinary framework; the influence Waring's work has on national and international policy processes with specific reference to an overall gender equality and/or sustainability agenda; case studies highlighting the role of Waring's writings and teachings in informing/inspiring local activism with a focus on gender politics, for instance evidence of capacity building, greater empowerment, building new social movements etc as a direct result of engaging with Waring's work; linking Waring's work with concepts of gender budgeting and how such has influenced resource allocation processes/practices at a national and /or local level; Warings' influence globally, within and outside of the UN.

Submission Guidelines:

Abstracts should be 250 words. Please also include a brief biography (50 words).

Please send to and

Deadline for Abstracts is August 30th, 2011

Accepted Papers of 4000-5000 words (15-20 pages) will be due March 31th, 2012 and should conform to MLA citation format.


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