Critical Studies in Men’s Fashion call for papers for focus issue on Boys’ Fashion.

Guest editors: 

Jeannie Iorio, University of Hawai`i, West Oahu 
Will Parnell, Portland State University
Critical Studies in Men’s Fashion is now accepting submissions for a focus issue on reconceptualizing understandings of boys’ fashion and clothing culture (birth to age 8) with a specific focus on childhood and its interaction with fashion and material culture. Deadline to submit a manuscript for the focus issue is 15th January 2015. All manuscripts will undergo double blind peer review. Articles will be selected on their content, scholarship, and technical quality. The content must be in line with the journal’s vision of advancing scholarship on men and appearance. This vision can be interpreted in a variety of ways. For example, manuscripts could address topics such as young boys and their choice of clothing or how and why adults dress young boys the way they do. 
Contributions are welcome from any discipline, including (but not limited to) fashion studies, early childhood education, anthropology, art, art history, business, child and family studies, consumer studies, cultural studies, economics, education, gender studies, ethnic studies, humanities, literature, marketing, psychology, queer studies, religion, sociology, and textiles. Diverse methods including critical perspectives, qualitative, reconceptualist, narrative, arts-based, poststructural, auto-ethnographic, interpretivist phenomenological, sociological, ethnographic, arts methodology, and alternative forms of knowledge construction are encouraged.
Potential topics for this focus issue include (but are not limited to):
  • alternative conceptions of boys’ clothing
  • aesthetic quality and boys’ clothing
  • stereotyping and gender bias in early years research
  • play and boys’ clothing
  • literature and boys’ clothing
  • social class and boys’ clothing
  • anthropology of boys’ clothing
  • gender perfomativity
  • gender non-comformity  
All submissions must follow Intellect’s house style for review: http://www. Manuscripts should be maximum 7000 words and use British spelling. It is the author’s responsibility to clear image rights usage if they are included in the manuscript. 

Please send submissions and queries to guest editor Jeanne Iorio ( 

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