Special Issue on Child Sexual Abuse and Racialisation: Race, Ethnicity, Religion and Community
Guest Editors: Jahnine Davis and Sukhwant Dhaliwal
This Special Issue of Child Abuse Review will focus on the intersection of age, gender, race/ethnicity and the sexual abuse of children. The lack of attention to race and ethnicity (multiculturalism and multifaithism) within the literature on child sexual abuse in the UK continues to mean there are significant gaps in knowledge despite recent policy and academic attention to the sexual exploitation of children and young people (CSE). There is little or no research on the differential ways that minority perpetrators are represented or the diverse experiences of a range of minoritised children and young people nor very much attention to the state response (or lack of) to them. We invite proposals for articles on Child Sexual Abuse (CSA) and racialisation that can offer one or more of the following:
- Fresh research analysis on identification, contexts, prevalence, experiences, disclosure/silencing, coping strategies, impacts, access to support and the quality of the response, revictimisation, the recovery process, prevention, offending patterns and behaviours among minoritised perpetrators, and relationships between victim and offender ethnicities;
- New theoretical insights that can help to better understand the many ways that race, gender and age intersect at the level of individual experience or at the level of governance and statutory responses;
- Practitioner insights from frontline work or training;
- Critical reviews of relevant policies and practices.
We particularly welcome contributions on/with lesser heard voices in this space such as on South East Asian, Latin American, Jewish, and Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities.
Contributions to this Issue can take the form of:
- Full academic articles on original research or theoretical perspectives of not more than 5000 words;
- Reflective practitioner pieces of not more than 2000 words;
- Commentaries of not more than 1000 words.
Initial abstracts for consideration should be emailed to Sukhwant Dhaliwal – email@example.com and Jahnine Davis - firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 29th July 2022.
There will be a workshop for all contributors to present their papers at the end of October 2022 at which they will get to meet and discuss their work with the other contributors and get feedback from guest respondents with expertise in the field. Therefore, successful applicants will be expected to develop a full draft of their paper for circulation by Friday 30th September 2022 so that respondents and editors can read these ahead of the workshop event.
Contributors will then be expected to submit their revised articles through Child Abuse Review’s single-anonymous peer review process by Friday 6th January 2023.
To discuss your contribution, contact:
Sukhwant Dhaliwal – email@example.com
Jahnine Davis - firstname.lastname@example.org