Call for Papers
Society for the Study of Social Problems Annual Meeting
August 2015 Chicago, Illinois
Panel sponsored by Critical Sociology, the official journal of the Association of Critical Sociology
Triple Threat: Occupation, Militarization, and Segregation in Post-Katrina America
Lori Latrice Martin, Louisiana State University
Hayward Derrick Horton, University at Albany, State University of New York
The year 2015 marks the tenth-year anniversary of the day a natural disaster exposed a well-engineered system of oppression, which continues to privilege some groups and disadvantage others. Hurricane Katrina was not only one of the strongest storms to ever strike American soil; it was one of the strongest reminders of the inequalities and inequities that place the very lives of many American citizens at- risk. Hurricane Katrina revealed the consequences of decades of public policies and private practices that have transformed the lives of individuals, households, cities, and the broader society in profound ways. Hurricane Katrina exposed the fact that what happened to the people of the Gulf Coast, particularly in the aftermath of the storm, could happen in cities and communities throughout the land. American citizens could, literally and figuratively, be left to die in a sea of willful and benign neglect, and downright indifference. In post-Katrina America individuals throughout the nation, but particularly the poor and people of color, are caught in the eyes of storms, which are fed by waves of residential segregation, mass incarceration, police brutality, asset poverty, the criminalization of black masculinity and femininity, political disenfranchisement, high rates of unemployment, fear of crime, racial profiling, gentrification, community occupation, discrimination, militarization of law enforcement, and a prison-to-school pipeline.
We invite papers that critically address the issues facing the poor, and people of color in urban, suburban, and rural areas, and in small towns in the post-Katrina era. Please send an abstract of not more than 500 words to Dr. Lori Latrice Martin at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than December 15, 2014. Please use the subject heading Triple Threat 2015. Invitations to submit full manuscripts will go out no later than January 15, 2015. Full manuscripts are due by July 15, 2015. Selected manuscripts will become part of a peer-reviewed edited volume published by Brill Academic Publishers. We look forward to seeing you in Chicago!
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.
Call received in letter form:
In my role as Editorial Project Manager at Frontiers, an open-access publishing partner of Nature Publishing Group, I am seeking proposals for Frontiers Research Topics, in particular for our section on Digital Sociology in the journal Frontiers in Digital Humanities.
Frontiers Research Topics are collections of articles that bring researchers together around a common theme. They highlight recent developments and provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and debate. Here is an example of a Research Topic in e-book format.
Digital Sociology is a section of the newly launched Digital Humanities journal. Dedicated to studies that exploit digital tools and methods in sociology, it is open to Research topics on such subjects as digital data-mining and analysis; online data quantification; social media and networks; online cultural, political and economic activity; crowdsourcing; algorithms for data collection; the sociology of digital media; digital archiving and curation of research; the use of search engines; online research networks and collaboration; online data visualization; and digital ethnography. Research Topics in Digital Sociology are approved by our Specialty Chief Editor.
There are several ways to get involved, most simply by suggesting themes for a Research Topic. We also welcome suggestions of people who might serve as Guest Editors – people ready to take the lead on an international editorial project. I’d be happy to provide you with further information and discuss your possible involvement via email or phone, at your earliest convenience.
Frontiers Research Topics are cost-effective, high-impact vehicles for the dissemination of research results and have been embraced by the world of research, with dozens of new themes being launched every month. Please follow these links for more information about our publishing principles, our acclaimed collaborative review process, and about our Research Topics.
Frontiers is an open-access publisher, a service that unlocks an article’s full potential by making it freely available upon publication. So please keep in mind that authors will be asked to pay a publishing fee – standard for open-access journals – that will be specially discounted for authors participating in a Frontiers Research Topic.
In the meantime, I look forward to learning if you are interested in suggesting a Frontiers Research Topic.
FIRST INTERNATIONAL MEETING OF INDUSTRIAL SOCIOLOGY, SOCIOLOGY OF WORK AND ORGANIZATIONS (EISIOT)
Work, Social Change and Economic Dynamics: Challenges for Contemporary Societies 27-28 November 2014 IPL-Lisbon, Portugal
About the Meeting
APSIOT – The Portuguese Association of Professionals in Industrial Sociology, Sociology of Organizations and Work organises the FIRST INTERNATIONAL MEETING OF INDUSTRIAL SOCIOLOGY, SOCIOLOGY OF ORGANIZATIONS AND WORK under the theme: Work, Social Change and Economic Dynamics: Challenges for Contemporary Societies.
The aim of this Meeting is to discuss current processes of social and economic change and their impacts on different dimensions of social life related to work.
Accordingly, the First EISIOT aims to bring together Sociologists, Economists and other Social Scientists from different nationalities to debate a set of themes that affect individuals, organizations and society in general. In fact, current changes in society and economy present new challenges to research and intervention in the fields of Industrial Sociology, Sociology of Organizations and Work. The dialogue between Social Scientists from different disciplines is key to a comprehensive debate of the ongoing processes of change and their implications on policy-making. In this context, we invite Sociologists and other Social Scientists to present the results of their research, professional experience and/or other activities developed in various organizational settings and to contribute to a lively debate of the theme of this Meeting.
CALL FOR PAPERS We accept works in Portuguese, French, English and Spanish to the following thematic sessions:
1. Innovation, Economy, Employment and Public Policies
2. Work and Employment in the Social Economy
3. Education and Labour Market
4. Labour Market, Flexibility and Precariousness
5. Gender Relations, Family and Employment
6. Human Resources Management
7. Labour Relations and Social Movements
Abstract submission deadline: 12 October 2014 (300 words)
Notification of abstract acceptance: 31 October 2014
Full paper submission deadline (the proceedings will be published online): 31 December 2014
Proceedings in ebook format (with ISBN and available on the APSIOT website)
A selection of papers will be published in a special issue of the journal Organizações e Trabalho [Organizations and Work].
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.
Distinguished Contributions to Teaching ASA Award
The ASA Distinguished Contributions to Teaching Award honors ASA members' outstanding contributions to the teaching of undergraduate and/or graduate sociology. The award recognizes contributions that have made a significant impact on the manner in which sociology is taught at a regional, state, national, or international level. These contributions may include preparation of teaching- and curriculum-related materials and publications, participation in the scholarship of teaching and learning, development and communication of innovative teaching techniques, leadership in teaching-related workshops and symposia, involvement in innovative program development, and contributions to the enhancement of teaching within state, regional, or national associations.
The award typically is given for a series of contributions spanning several years or an entire career, although it may recognize a single project of exceptional impact. The award is not designed to recognize outstanding teaching ability at one’s own institution unless that is part of a career with broader impact. Individuals, departments, schools, or other collective actors are eligible. Nominations should include the name of the nominee and a one to two page statement explaining the basis of the nomination (maximum 2000 words), a vita, and a maximum of 5 letters of support.PLEASE NOTE: The nomination letter must be able to cite the nominee's CV (specific parts of the CV or the CV as a whole) as evidence to where the nominee has specifically made contributions to the teaching of sociology. Each nomination must include an additional three to four nomination letters before sending the complete nomination to ASA. If the these requirements are not meant the committee will not be able to consider the nomination.
Criteria for evaluation will include undergraduate and/or graduate teaching contributions that go beyond the local department; teaching honors and recognition; a significant contribution to the teaching and learning of sociology such as preparing teaching materials, innovative teaching techniques and curricula disseminated to a broad audience; publications and participation in the scholarship of teaching and learning; leadership in workshops, symposia, or regional/national teaching efforts; innovative program development; and/or contributions to teaching enhancement at the state, regional, national and/or international level.
Send nominations to: American Sociological Association, c/o Governance, 1430 K Street, NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20005; fax: (202) 638-0882; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for the 2016 award is January 31, 2015.
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 email@example.com