Call for Book Chapters: The Liminal Beings: Vulnerability and Resilience

Vernon Press invites book chapters for the forthcoming edited volume titled The Liminal Beings: Vulnerability and Resilience, edited by Dr. Raisun Mathew, Assistant Professor of English at Chinmaya Vishwa Vidyapeeth (Deemed to be University), India.

Power structures in society often exercise coerciveness that can lead to the marginalization and oppression of individuals and communities, leaving them voiceless and vulnerable. Be it physical, social, or economic conditions, the victimized are susceptible to exploitation, abuse, and victimisation leading to an in-between existence of neither being able to accept nor escape it. Such liminal conditions are highly vulnerable, intersecting, and have the potential to cause severe impacts on the victims. With a focus on the theoretical dimensions of liminality and vulnerability, this call for book chapters invites contributions to a deeper understanding of the effects of vulnerability on victimised individuals/communities by exploring the underlying reasons for vulnerability, and thereby seeking possible solutions for building resilience and overcoming the entrapment of liminal vulnerability.

Themes include, but are not limited to the following:

  1. Theoretical perspectives on the dynamics of vulnerability, liminality, and resilience
  2. Economic, political, and social determinants of vulnerability
  3. Authoritarianism, structural inequalities, and social stratification
  4. Caste politics, racial discrimination, and colonial agenda
  5. Gender stereotypes, intersectionality, and identity crisis
  6. Spatiality, border conflicts, and environmental vulnerability
  7. Disability, ageism, and institutional vulnerability
  8. Violence, migration, and human rights
  9. Legal frameworks, government policies, and social support
  10. Community-based approaches/movements to fostering resilience
  11. The role of education in promoting resilience
  12. Transition phases of vulnerability and risk elements
  13. Influence of media and technology in promoting resilience
  14. Psychological dimensions of vulnerability and resilience
  15. Global perspectives, challenges, and criticisms on vulnerability and resilience


To submit your proposal:

Please submit a 400-word abstract of the research article focusing on the background, objective, methodology, preliminary findings, and conclusion to the editor, Dr. Raisun Mathew, at, by July 15, 2023. Include a 75-word biographical note and contact details (email and WhatsApp number) of the author(s). The subject line of the submission must be ‘Abstract – [Author Name] – Vernon Press’.


Contributors whose abstracts get selected will receive the Vernon Press submission guidelines to prepare a 6000-word chapter.


15 July 2023: Deadline for abstract submission

01 August 2023: Notification of acceptance/rejection

15 November 2023: Deadline for full chapter submission

01 February 2024: Deadline to submit revised manuscripts

01 March 2024: Full manuscript submitted to the publisher

This proposal is due on July 15th 2023.

Page last updated on May 16th 2023. All information correct at the time, but subject to change.