Call for Articles and Submissions: Critical Studies in Men’s Fashion
Special Focus Issue: The Impact of ‘Queer’ and ‘Gay’ on Men’s Fashion

Dr. Alex Bitterman, Guest Editor

Critical Studies in Mens Fashion is currently accepting submissions for a special focus issue on the impact of ‘queer’ and ‘gay’ on men’s fashion.  The deadline to submit a manuscript for this focus issue is 15 May 2015. 
Contributions are welcome from all disciplines including: fashion studies, anthropology, art, art history, design, business, consumer studies, cultural studies, economics, gender studies, humanities, literature, marketing, psychology, queer studies, religion, sociology, and textiles.  Diverse methods including critical analysis, reportage, quantitative analysis, qualitative analysis and arts methods are accepted.  
Potential topics for this focus issue are broad, but may include:
•      Meterosexuality
•      Gender-specific clothing typologies
•      Explorations of gender ‘appropriateness’ and identity in men’s fashion
•      The perception of stereotype in men’s fashion 
•      Transitioning between ‘queer’ and mainstream culture
•      Profiles of prominent gay fashion designers
•      Investigations in differences between fashion culture for gay men vs. straight men
•      Defining and breaking barriers defined by sexual orientation relative to men’s fashion
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 vision of the journal in advancing scholarship on men and appearance.  
All submissions must follow Intellect’s house style for review.  Attached and at:  Manuscripts should be approximately 5000 words and use British spelling.  It is the author’s responsibility to clear image rights usage if images are included in the manuscript.   
Please send submissions and queries to:
Dr. Alex Bitterman, Guest Editor 
Dr. Andy Reilly, Principal Editor 

Please feel free to circulate this call broadly to colleagues who may be interested.

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