Sociology of Race and Ethnicity
The Section on Racial and Ethnic Minorities, the American Sociological Association, and Sage are pleased to announce the opening of the submission portal for the new journal, Sociology of Race and Ethnicity, which will publish its first issue in January 2015!
Sociology of Race and Ethnicity, published four times per year, is devoted to publishing the finest cutting-edge, critical, and engaged public sociological scholarship on race and ethnicity.
Each issue will be organized around a core group of original research articles. Original articles, of 8,000 to 10,000 words, will represent rigorous sociological research in the sociology of race and ethnicity, broadly conceptualized, methodologically varied, and theoretically important pieces. The journal will also include a section that will feature original research and pedagogical application pieces devoted to the teaching of race and ethnicity – “Race and Ethnicity Pedagogy” – as well as Book Reviews and a section on Books of Note.
We are currently welcoming submissions of:
- Regular length journal articles (8,000-10,000 words)
- Shorter pieces on race and ethnicity pedagogy (1,500 words)
Please share this news widely! We look forward to receiving your submissions!
Editors: David L. Brunsma (Virginia Tech) and David G. Embrick (Loyola University Chicago)
Pedagogy Editor: Hephzibah Strmic-Pawl (Coastal Carolina University)
Book Review Editor: Steve Garner (Open University)
Associate Editors: Eduardo Bonilla-Silva (Duke University), Michael Emerson (Rice University), Amanda Lewis (University of Chicago at Illinois), Matthew Hughey (University of Connecticut), and Tanya Golash-Boza (University of California Merced)
Journal of Civil and Human Rights
The University of Illinois Press will publish the new Journal of Civil and Human Rights, beginning in 2015.
The mission statement for the Journal of Civil and Human Rights is: “Founded in 2014, the Journal of Civil and Human Rights is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary, academic journal dedicated to preserving the histories of modern U.S.-based social justice movements and freedom struggles and their antecedents, influence, and legacies. The journal features research-based articles, interviews, editorials, and reviews of books, films, museum exhibits, and Web sites.”
The Journal of Civil and Human Rights requests rigorously researched, engagingly written, original articles of 8,000-12,000 words from all relevant fields, orientations, and disciplines. The journal also welcomes reviews and review essays. Reviews are 500-1,000 words. Review essays are 3,000-6,000 words.
Deadline: Rolling, although date of submission will correlate with date of publication. The earlier you submit your work, the sooner we can evaluate it.
The International Review of Modern Sociology and The International Journal of Sociology of the Family
Now accepting manuscript submissions for its 2015 issues of the journals. The journals welcome all sociologically related and academically engaging papers, commentaries, essays, and book review. Guidelines for submissions are available here. Manuscripts may be submitted electronically in Word format to: Sunil Kukreja at email@example.com.
What are conferences for? The Political economy of academic events
The Sociological Imagination invites short articles (500-1500 words) critically reflecting upon the prevailing forms of intellectual meeting within the contemporary academy. What are their strengths? What are their weaknesses? How could they be done differently? What are the sociological implications of these standardised forms of intellectual meeting? Whose voices do they amplify and whose do they suppress? What behaviour do they reward and what behaviour do they discourage? What are their intellectual implications? How far does intellectual form follow conference function, limiting time and expression in the interests of the event’s logistics? Why do people attend seminars? Why do people attend events? What are the wider significance of these common reasons? Are there other motivations for attending academic events which tend to be squeezed out in the neoliberal academy. How might we do things differently? What alternative forms can we imagine? What would the implications for the academy be of DIY academic events becoming common? We’re particularly interested in receiving articles on the political economy of conferences, seminars and workshops?
If you would like to submit an article please send firstname.lastname@example.org a 500-1500 word article, attached within the body of the e-mail, as well as biographical details to be displayed with the post.
12-14 March 2015 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands Call for Submissions Open
Symposium Deadline: 17 September 2014 Poster Deadline: 30 September 2014
The Association for Psychological Science and the members of the Initiative for Integrative Psychological Science invite the international community of psychological scientists and related disciplines such as sociology, linguistics, and others to a major new event: the International Convention of Psychological Science. ICPS attendees will hear the latest scientific findings across several broad themes, and through the unique pairing of symposia and methodological workshops, will learn valuable skills to further the body of knowledge in ways that are only possible through an integrative focus. ICPS speakers are among the world's most distinguished scientists and form an innovative, first-of-its-kind program in psychological science. The keynote speakers are Stanislas Dehaene, George Lakoff, and Terrie E. Moffitt.
ICPS welcomes research submissions from all branches of psychological science and related fields. In presenting your research at ICPS, you will be connecting with other scientists whose work will be complementary to your own, and you will find yourself being part of a combined endeavor that exemplifies integrative science. To learn more, visit www.icps-2015.org.
Call for Papers for an Edited Volume on: The Socio-Cultural Dimensions of Craft Beer in the U.S. Edited by Nate Chapman (Virginia Tech) and J. Slade Lellock (Virginia Tech)
Over the last several decades the US has seen a meteoric rise in both the production and consumption of craft beer. In 1966 there stood only one craft brewery; today there are more than 2000. Upon passage of the Home-Brew Act of 1978, craft breweries began to spring up all over the United States and an attendant craft beer culture began to emerge. The attendant culture surrounding craft beer, starting as it did in underground home-brew clubs (e.g., The Maltose Falcons) and other such organizations, has taken on emergent forms such as national home-brewer’s organizations, beer festivals, international craft beer competitions, and local tastings, etc. Economic studies of the beer industry tend to focus primarily on the the brewing industry at large while forgoing analyses of craft beer in particular. These economic studies account for the production of craft beer, but have yet to adequately explain the emergence of craft beer as a cultural product, nor have they attempted to explicate its cultural relevance. Historical accounts of the beer industry in the United States have illuminated some of the dimensions of craft beer; however cultural considerations have largely been neglected. This edited volume seeks to address this gap in scholarship by providing a more contemporary and holistic cultural understanding of both the production and consumption of craft beer specifically in the US context.
For this collected volume, we are seeking both theoretical and empirical contributions from diverse academic disciplines that address various research questions highlighting the production of craft beer and the emergence of a consumptive culture surrounding craft beer. Such contributions could focus on the following themes, but are certainly not limited to the suggested list below.
● Occupations, labor markets, and local/regional community development in the craft beer industry
● Home-brewing: analyses ranging from studies on home-brewing as a hobby to a profession
● Technologies of brewing: systems of knowledge and its cultural diffusion (e.g. DiY and home-brew, courses/classes on brewing techniques), techniques and processes of brewing
● Beer, place, and identity
● Racialized and gendered aspects of craft beer production and consumption
● “Intellectualization” and cultural legitimation of craft beer (e.g., the rise of fermentation sciences programs at universities and colleges, emergence of critical discourse surrounding beer tasting)
● Beer criticism, aesthetics, and cultural taste: The high-brow”ing” of a low-brow product, how has beer been elevated in the age of craft
● Reception/consumption and evidence of a consumptive culture (e.g. craft beer festivals, home-brew clubs/organizations, zines, online forums, etc. celebrating the consumption of craft beer)
● Internet, radio, television, publications, a “shared beer experience”
● Marketing of craft beer: who drinks what and why, why so many styles of beer?, who is the perceived audience, do men drink more craft beer than women - control for race?,
● What is involved in the process of selecting a beer? Why does one choose craft over domestic? Cultural taste vs visceral experience: what is involved?
● The rise of American craft beer in a global market (emergence of and international praise for “American” styles of beer)
Submission Guidelines Please send extended abstracts OR chapter proposals (500-750 words including key research questions, relevant literature, and preliminary results) to Nate Chapman (email@example.com) The deadline for submissions is January 1, 2015. Papers will be selected in a two stages. Author’s whose work shows a promising contribution to the volume will be notified by January 15, 2015. Final selections will be made no later than March 1, 2015.
Alpha Kappa Delta
AKD will be offering a half-day pre-conference on teaching and learning on Wednesday, April 1 to kick off the PSA 2015 annual meeting. The pre-conference will feature lively roundtable discussions on topics of interest for both novice and veteran teachers of sociology. Please go to http://alphakappadelta.org/Teaching_LearningResources.html for examples of previous AKD T& L pre-conferences. Stay tuned for information on topics and facilitators for the PSA pre-conference!
The fee for the pre-conference will be $30 for professionals and $15 for graduate students. AKD will offer five fellowships to cover travel expenses. Preference will be given to faculty from underrepresented institutions (HBCUs, HSIs, tribal colleges) and community colleges. Graduate students will also be given consideration for these fellowships. Click here for more information.
Midwest Sociological Society Seeks Editor for The Sociological Quarterly
The Midwest Sociological Society (MSS) seeks an individual with a distinguished scholarly record and editorial experience to be the next editor of The Sociological Quarterly (TSQ). Since 1960, TSQ’s contributors, peer-reviewers, advisory editors, and readers have made it one of the leading generalist journals in the field. Editing TSQ is a unique, rewarding professional responsibility that brings visibility and distinction to a department and university.
During his/her four-year appointment, the editor solicits, reviews, and makes decisions about all manuscript submissions. The editorial office employs an efficient, productive web-based submission and peer review system, ScholarOne Manuscripts. The new editor will be open an office no later than March 1, 2016, and will edit volumes published in 2017-2020.
MSS provides generous support to the editor, including
- $10,000 annual stipend
- $2,500 travel fund
- One course release "buy-out"
- Half-time managing editor
The precise scope of editorial office support will be negotiated by the finalist, his/her institution, and the Publications Committee.
The review process begins Feb. 1, 2015. Finalists will be interviewed during the MSS Annual Meeting, March 26-29, 2015, in Kansas City. Read more about the position and application procedure at www.TheMSS.org.
Questions? Contact MSS at (319)338-5247 or email firstname.lastname@example.org