Academic journal article Women's Studies Quarterly

Editors' Note

Academic journal article Women's Studies Quarterly

Editors' Note

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With this issue, we are delighted to assume the general editorship of WSQ (formerly Women's Studies Quarterly). For the first time in ten years, the journal will be edited under the same roof as the editorial offices of our publisher, The Feminist Press at the City University of New York, located in The Graduate Center where we both teach. We look forward to the creative synergy that this cohabitation will allow.

WSQ will continue to offer a stimulating interdisciplinary mix of scholarly articles, creative writing, and pedagogical resources for feminist research and practice, but the journal will also add several features. Along with our new name and look, WSQ will include interviews with leading feminist theorists, a "classics revisited" section where scholars reconsider a pivotal text in women's studies in the light of contemporary concerns, an expanded book section featuring review articles as well as individual reviews, and an endnotes column titled, "Alerts and Provocations," dealing with pressing political issues. We are also committed to publishing more visual work and to developing thematic issues that cut across the disciplines in ways that expand and remap the contours of women's studies.

Each volume is guest edited and structured around a theme embodying topical concerns about women, gender, and sexuality. For this, our first issue, we are excited to have worked with Deborah Nelson, author of Pursuing Privacy in Cold War America, on the themes of gender, culture, and society in the 1950s. …

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