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Calls for Submissions       

“Social Welfare in India and China: A Comparative Perspective”
Call For Papers
Deadline: July 30, 2018

Submit abstract of your paper proposal of approximately 500 words along with a brief, one page CV of Author(s) no later than 30 May, 2018. Abstract should consist, a title, Theories/perspectives, research methods, result and findings in brief along with 5-6 keywords. Send your abstract to Asst. Professor Rajendra Baikady at . Abstract and papers should be submitted in MS office format (any recent version). Use 12pt bold font size for the TITLE OF THE PAPER and 12pt normal for main text. All text should be in Times New Roman font. Use APA 6 style for referencing.

This book focuses on the social policies and programmes designed to address different societal issues and concerns across India and China. The primary focus is on gaining understanding of design and delivery of the social welfare policies and programmes related to special interest groups i.e. Women, Children, Elderly, poverty group’s etc. Focus of the papers can be theoretical, evidence based and empirical to bring out policy analysis and outcome to enable academicians and practitioners for policy impact and advocacy work.

We welcome abstract of proposal both theoretical and empirical analysis dealing with the issues of divergence and convergence between India and China. The papers are invited from academics, policy makers, scholars and practitioners from across the world to include in the book titled “SOCIAL WELFARE IN INDIA AND CHINA: A COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE”.  The book will be structured under the following themes:

Introduction: this section of the book will have an introductory chapter by the editors of the book.

Section I: Poverty and poverty elevation programmes: social economic sector and social welfare; the programmes in place and their relevance; poverty reduction initiatives in contemporary India/China

Sections II: Child, Women and Family welfare: Child Welfare: child poverty; child health and development; development needs for children and impact of family system on child development; interrelationship between national child welfare policies and children’s needs; structural cause and policy implications of child poverty; economic and social context of child neglect

Section III: Welfare of the people with disability: social attitude towards people with disability and its influence in shaping the social welfare policies; major perspective about the people with disabilities; intersectionality between policy in place and needs; practical relevance of the existing polices; policy initiative for people with disability

Section IV: Welfare policies and programmes related to elderly: Changing social knowledge about old age people; social policy context for older people; wellbeing of older population- health and economic security; emerging social issues for older population

Conclusion: this part of the book will include a chapter on comparative overview of social welfare in India and China by the editors of the book.

For more information, please click here.

Journal of Community Practice
Ecosocial Work and Social Change in Community Practice
Guest Editors: Komalsingh Rambaree, Meredith Powers, and Richard Smith
Deadline: August 15, 2018

This special issue will focus on contexts, policies, practices and challenges related to ecosocial work for social change within community practice. Ecosocial work uses social and ecological ideas in promoting the well-being of all, particularly through community practice. Ecosocial work is primarily focused on interventions towards meeting the United Nations’ sustainable development goals for ending poverty, protecting the planet, and ensuring prosperity for all. In essence, the ecosocial work approach promotes fair and sustainable use of ecosystem resources in supporting the well-being of all as well as the use of green social work, or interprofessional green care practices that bring people into contact with nature. How can ecosocial work create social responses to a changing environment? This is one of the 12 Grand Challenges for Social Work articulated by the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare. A critical ecosocial work perspective questions modern societal structures (e.g., economic models), values, beliefs, and ways of life, and pays particular attention to the socio-economic, political structures, and geospatial issues of both community and society.

Possible topics include:

• Ecosocial work for social change in community practice (e.g., contexts, concepts, approaches, methods, strategies, challenges, etc.).
• Roles and contributions of ecosocial work community practice and policies for achieving the sustainable development goals as advanced in the 2012 Global Agenda for Social Work and Social Development
• Integration of environmental justice in the classroom consistent with the recommendations of the Committee on Environmental Justice of the Council on Social Work Education.
• Interprofessional /multi-disciplinary nature of ecosocial work (e.g., interprofessional training, cross-sectoral collaboration, multi-sectoral planning, and other holistic approaches).
• Impact and implications of climate change, environmental crisis, and natural disasters with a focus on vulnerable, marginalized, and disenfranchised communities.
• Impact of environmental governance on vulnerable, marginalized, and disenfranchised communities.
• Ecosocial work and glocal communities, including but not limited to coastal communities and international ports.

Contributions can include:

• Full-length original research articles (up to 25 pages)
• From the Field (max. 15 pages)
• From the Classroom (max. 15 pages)
• Innovations in Community Research (max. 15 pages)

SUBMISSION DETAILS – Deadline August 15, 2018 Manuscripts should be submitted online by August 15, 2018 and labeled FOR SPECIAL ISSUE - ECOSOCIAL WORK for consideration by the special issue editors. Submission is via http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/wcom. Manuscripts should not exceed the above page limits; all pages should be double-spaced (including the abstract, references, tables and figures). References, citations, and general style of manuscripts should be prepared in accordance with the APA Publication Manual, 6th ed. Review the complete Instructions for Authors at www.tandfonline.com/WCOM - click on INSTRUCTIONS FOR AUTHORS.


• Komalsingh Rambaree, University of Gävle, Sweden, kolsie@hig.se
• Richard Smith, Wayne State University, USA, smithrichardj@wayne.edu
• Meredith Powers, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, USA, MCFPowers@UNCG.edu

For more information click here.

Call for Chapter: Popular Representations of America in Non-American Media
Edited by: Floribert Patrick C. Endong
Publisher: IGI Global
Proposal Submission Deadline: August 30, 2018


Much of what the world knows about America is constructed and spread by global American or Western media, particularly global mass cultures such as Hollywood, VOA, ABC, and CNN among others. This is not unconnected to American media’s ideological and cultural domination of foreign markets in Europe, Asia, South-America and Africa. As noted by Thussu (2000), prominent American media organizations such as CNN and VOA have “power to mould the international public opinion. [Their] version of world events is likely to define the worldviews of millions of viewers around the globe”.

Meanwhile, most of these global American media – which claim to be windows into America – are arguably bias or simply selective, as they have a relatively myopic focus on their country of origin. Some of them, like Hollywood and CNN, deliberately function more like “America’s advertising department” and are thus predestined to perpetually portray America in a positive light. Others often overlook salient negative news that may, to an extent, damage the image of America. A good illustration of this truism is the fact that, issues like poverty – which affects over 15% of the American population – have rarely attracted the attention of the American media – a situation Medina (2013) decries in his online article titled “About 15% of Americans live in poverty, why is no one talking about it?”

In view of this bias nature of both local and global American media, it appears interesting and timely to explore how non-American media cover and represent America. There is, in this regards, need to explore the extent to which non-American media organizations de-construct, endorse or “re-construct” American media’s portrayals of the U.S. and Americans as well as the dominant aspects of “Americaness” these foreign media are interested in. This book will offer broad perspectives, case studies and methods of studying how America is represented in Third World media as well as in some other non-American mass media, ranging from cinema and comics, to TV and advertising.


This book is aimed at providing different perspectives on non-American media’s representation of the U.S.A. and Americans. These perspectives may be historical, religious, socio-cultural and political among others. The book equally seeks to explore such representations in diverse media notably cinema, television, games, magazines, comics, photojournalism, advertising and online platforms among others.

Target Audience

The target audience of this book will consist of students, scholars, media practitioners, policy makers, international relation experts, politicians and other professionals in representation research.  

Recommended Topics

  • American authenticity in non-American media
  • Historical perspective on foreign media’s representation of America
  • The American dream in Asian, African or Latin-American media
  • Portrayal of America by pro-Islamist and Arab media
  • Representation of America in non-American religious communication
  • America and American identities in war films
  • American politics in non-American media
  • Image of American politicians in non-American media
  • Americaness vs Europeaness in Third World media
  • American capitalism versus communism in non-American media
  • American capitalism vs African communalism in non-American media
  • American vs non-American representation of the U.S. (case studies are encouraged here)
  • Audiences perceptions of non-American media’s representation of America
  • Americans’ perception of foreign media representation of the U.S.
  • America’s influence on non-American media portrayal of the U.S.
  • Representation of America on online platforms

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before August 30, 2018, a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by September 15, 2018 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by December 31, 2018, and all interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at http://www.igi-global.com/publish/contributor-resources/before-you-write/ prior to submission. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project. Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication, Networked Business Models in the Circular Economy. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process. All proposals should be submitted through the eEditorial Discovery®TM online submission manager.

Submit your proposal online at https://www.igi-global.com/publish/call-for-papers/call-details/3409 
Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication:

Important Dates

August 30, 2018: Proposal Submission Deadline
September 15, 2018: Notification of Acceptance
November 30, 2018: Full Chapter Submission
January 19, 2019: Review Results Returned
March 5, 2019: Final Acceptance Notification
March 30, 2019: Final Chapter Submission

Editor’s Contact:

Floribert Patrick C. Endong, Department of Theatre, Film and Carnival Studies, University of Calabar, Nigeria.

Call for Manuscripts
The Impact of Natural Disasters on Systemic Political and Social Inequities in the US
Lexington Books, A Division of Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Paul S. Adams, PhD
Geoffrey L. Wood, PhD
Proposal Deadline: September 30, 2018

The impact of natural disasters in the US on increasing political disenfranchisement and social inequality is both understudied and misunderstood. Part of the problems is the absence of a theoretical paradigm, which facilitates the development and application of ideas, theories and methods that do not fit within the confines of status attainment scholarship. Categorical inequality—a paradigm developed in 1998 by Charles Tilly— articulates the manner in which social inequality is established by unequal categories, and then replicated and reified through existing and new organizational and societal processes. Moreover, categorical inequality necessitates explicit discussions and examinations of the nature of power and how it perpetuates the existing social order. Hence, conventional political and social inequality research often ignores comparative and historical contexts as the basis for inequities. The promise of this volume is to solicit manuscripts which will examine the impact of natural disasters in the US on issues of political and social inequality.

We invite manuscripts addressing the following topics: 

  • What social or political impacts do natural disasters have on the people who live there? 
  • How can political and social theory explain natural disaster outcomes?
  • What sorts of methods should we use to discover the impact of natural disasters on communities?
  • Other Impacts of Natural Disasters: School-to-prison pipeline, increased crime, decreased neighborhood resilience, voting and political participation changes, political disenfranchisement, etc.
  • Population studies: Who stays and who goes?
  • At the crossroads of race, class, and gender: how do these matter when exploring natural disaster outcomes?
  • What are the roles of organizations, corporations, and government in managing natural disaster processes?

Chapter Parameters:

Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (R&L) uses the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th ed., and Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, 11th ed., as style and spelling guides.

Completed chapters should be 15-20 pages, double-spaced, 12-point font.

Please send brief biographical information, your proposed title, and a 500-word abstract of proposed content to by September 30, 2018. Please acknowledge in the email your willingness to adhere to the timeline below:

  • Proposal Email: September 30, 2018
  • Acceptance Notification: October 31, 2018
  • Completed Chapters Submitted: December 31, 2018
  • Peer Review Feedback: January 31, 2019
  • Revisions: February 28, 2019
  • Editorial Work: March-April 2019
  • Full Manuscript Sent to Lexington Books: May 2019

For more information click here.

Announcement of Special Issue and Call for Papers:
Lessons from Social Work’s History for a Tumultuous Era
Guest Editor: Michael Reisch, PhD, University of Maryland
Manuscript Submission Deadline: March 30, 2019

For over a century, powerful environmental forces have shaped the evolution of social policies and social work practice in the United States. Torn between its ethical imperative to pursue social justice and its desire for status enhancement, the social work profession has vacillated between advocating for social reform and seeking the support of political and economic elites that often possess conflicting values. This tension produced a hybrid view of policy and practice that emphasizes both empowerment and professional expertise.

During the past four decades, the triumph of market-oriented ideology, the dominance of anti-welfare perspectives among policymakers, and a hyper-partisan political environment have transformed even this fragile synthesis. Recent events, particularly the 2016 election, rocked the profession to its core. In its aftermath, social workers have been compelled to address many questions about their role in shaping the future of US social welfare and the social work profession.

Yet, while there are unique features of the current environment, it is not the first era in which social workers have confronted fundamental existential challenges. During the post-World War I “Red Scare,” the Great Depression, the McCarthy period, and the 1960s powerful political and economic forces and social movements at all points on the ideological spectrum questioned the basic premises of the US social welfare system and social work practice. This special issue will include papers that reflect on the lessons that today’s practitioners, scholars, and students could derive from an examination of this history. Possible topics include, but are not limited to: 

  • The impact of economic transformation on social policy and social work practice
  • The influence of social movements on the social work profession
  • The effects of cultural changes regarding the family, work, gender, and sexuality
  • The response of social workers to political extremism
  • Media portrayal of social policies and their impact on the profession’s public image
  • The relationship of organized social welfare to communities of color, immigrants, and other marginalized populations
  • The tension between social change and social control in social work history
  • The radical and conservative traditions within social work
  • The role of social workers in politics
  • Social work’s relationship to the working class and labor unions
  • The influence of professionalization on social work’s mission
  • The contributions of social work research to policy change 

Submissions may be either full-length articles that conform to the journal’s regular format and length or shorter, comparative book review essays. For examples of Social Service Review articles and review essays, please view back issues of the journal on our website

Please direct questions about the scope of this special issue to the guest editor, Michael Reisch, at 

Papers should be submitted via the SSR Editorial Manager page. Please select “Lessons from Social Work’s History Special Issue” as the article type. Submitting authors are required to include a cover letter that briefly explains how their paper contributes to the theme of the special issue. More information for authors can be found here. Papers that are selected for review will be evaluated in SSR’s normal double-blind process. 

Although the schedule, especially the publication date, for any special issue cannot be guaranteed, we plan to proceed as follows 

  • Papers will be accepted through March 30, 2019
  • Peer reviews will be concluded and initial decisions returned to all submitting authors in the summer of 2019
  • The special issue is projected to be published at the end of 2019

Please contact Nora Malone, managing editor, at   with any questions.

 Ongoing Calls for Submission

African Journal of History and Culture  is an open access journal that provides rapid publication (monthly) of articles in all areas of the subject.The Journal welcomes the submission of manuscripts that meet the general criteria of significance and scientific excellence. Papers will be published approximately one month after acceptance. All articles published in AJHC will be peer-reviewed. 

The mission of Catalyst: A Social Justice Forum is to bring together research and multimedia from multiple disciplines that is oriented toward the understanding and practice of social justice, broadly defined. By offering an innovative, peer-reviewed space that is open to rigorous research from all disciplines, as well as offerings from outside of academia, we hope to push the ideals of social justice to new levels. Catalyst: A Social Justice Forum runs on a rolling submission deadline for its general issues. Please see the Call for Submissions page for details and click the Submit Article link on the left to submit manuscripts or media files.

The Journal of Applied Social Science publishes original research articles, project reports, teaching notes, and book reviews on a wide range of topics of interest to social scientists in applied, public, clinical, and practice contexts.  All submissions are processed electronically. Send your submission to our editor at 

Research in Social Movements, Conflicts and Change, a peer-reviewed volume published by Emerald Group Publishing, is inviting submissions for Volume 41 of the series. This RSMCC volume has a special focus on non-state actors and political conflicts but it will also attend to the broader themes of the series. Volume editor Julie Mazzei (Kent State University) welcomes submissions that fall within one of two areas: (1) research focused on the roles and motivations of non-state actors in conflicts or post-conflict situations in the post-Cold War era; or (2) research generally relevant to understanding the dynamics of social movements, conflicts, or change. We are particularly interested in research focusing on the motivations and interests of non-state violent actors (NSVAs) in the post-Cold War era; the role of identity and/or ideology in the conflicts or resolutions of so-called “new wars;” the impact of NSVAs in conflict and/or peace-making; and the ways in which IGOs and NGOs interact with NSVAs in conflicts or post-conflict zones. RSMCC boasts quick turn-around times, generally communicating peer review-informed decisions within 10-12 weeks. For more information, please visit the RSMCC website:http://www.emeraldinsight.com/products/books/series.htm?id=0163-786X

The official journal of ASA’s Section for Racial and Ethnic Minorities, Sociology of Race and Ethnicity will publish the highest quality, cutting-edge sociological research on race and ethnicity regardless of epistemological, methodological, or theoretical orientation. While the study of race and ethnicity has derived from a broad and deep tradition of interdisciplinarity, sociology indeed has often been at the forefront of scholarly understanding of the dynamics of race and ethnicity; yet, there exists no journal in sociology devoted to bringing together this important theoretical, empirical, and critical work. Sociology of Race and Ethnicity will provide a fulcrum upon which sociologically-centered work will swing as it also seeks to provide new linkages between the discipline of sociology and other disciplines and areas where race and ethnicity are central components. The submission portal can be found at: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/sre

Taiwan International Studies Quarterly,  Published by the Taiwan International Studies Association. The journal accepts manuscripts in Chinese or English.   Manuscripts or any submission inquiry for Taiwan International Studies Quarterly should email to Executive Editor Dr. Jolan Hsieh at 

Conferences/Annual Meetings    

15th Women's Leadership Symposium in Oxford

March 21, 22, & 23- St John’s College, Oxford
August 1, 2, & 3- Somerville College
December 5, 6, & 7- Somerville College

You are invited to give a talk on an aspect of women's studies, or you may wish to attend as an observer or panel member. The Symposium is interdisciplinary and seeks to cover a broad reach of women's leadership issues in both the public and private sectors. The expectation is that much of the discourse will be concerned with cultural, religious, social, and economic conditions of women and the initiatives that may be most effective in the remediation of the various forms of gender discrimination.

If you would like to present a paper, you will be requested to submit a brief abstract for review by the Programme Committee. The abstract submission deadline for the March Conference is 5 March. Abstracts are reviewed on a rolling basis and notifications are sent within a week of submission. Symposia Participants may submit complete papers (six weeks after the conclusion of the meeting attended) to be peer-reviewed by external readers for possible inclusion in Symposium Books or sponsored academic journals. The early registration deadline is February the 5th and the regular registration deadline is 7 March.

See our website for suggestions on topics and abstract/registration deadlines and accommodation. Follow us on Twitter @OxfordSymposia3 for updates on keynote speakers and other information.

Bridging the Gap. A Mini-Conference on Race and the Environment

August 10th, 2018
Temple University

A one day conference hosted by the Environmental Sociology Section’s Committee on Racial Equity will be held on August 10th, 2018 (the day before ASA’s Annual Meeting in Philadelphia) on the downtown campus of Temple University. This event will bring together U.S.-based scholars to build collaborative networks and share theoretical frameworks, empirical research strategies, and policy applications that push the boundaries of environmental sociology. Papers will draw on frameworks such as Black feminism, Black Studies, Indigenous Studies, and critical race theory. The goals of the conference are to challenge the White space of environmental sociology (Anderson 2015, Mascarenhas 2018), reimagine the theoretical intersections between race and the environment, and begin to address the lack of diversity in membership and scholarship in the discipline. Link to RSVP.

Keynote Speaker: David Pellow

Panel Session: Barriers to Equity and Diversity in Environmental Sociology

How can the academy in general and our section in particular make meaningful strides toward being a more (racially as well as theoretically) diverse and equitable space?

Panel Session: From Outside the Academy

Regulatory and community perspectives on race and the environment.

Paper Session I: Inside Looking Out

Scholarship on race and the environment that looks beyond core frameworks of Environmental Sociology and/or draws on other traditions from outside of the section.

Paper Session II: Outside Looking In

Scholarship from outside the section or discipline that engages with race and the environment in interesting theoretical and practical ways.

Travel fellowships in the amount of $500 will be available to graduate students, postdocs, and faculty from under-resourced institutions requiring financial assistance to attend and participate in the conference. To be considered for a fellowship, please submit a one page (250 word) application explaining why you would like to attend and how this conference will be relevant to your work, teaching, and/or scholarship to . In addition to financial need, the committee will consider racial, gender, geographic, and institutional diversity. Application statements must be received by 11:59pm Eastern Standard Time on July 15, 2018.

This conference is funded by the National Science Foundation’s Sociology Program. A detailed conference agenda will be published in June 2018.

The Association for Humanist Sociology (AHS) Annual Meeting 

November 8-11, 2018
Wayne State McGregor Memorial Conference Center
The Association for Humanist Sociology is a community of sociologists, educators, scholars, and activists who share a commitment to using sociology to promote peace, equality, and social justice. 

The Association for Humanist Sociology (AHS) invites submissions for its Annual Meeting. This year’s theme set by President David G. Embrick is “Sociology for Whom? Real Conversations and Critical Engagements in Amerikkka.”  This meeting calls for us to address: 1) how to engage and commit to make all sociology public sociology; and 2) how to best address and engage in research, dialogue, and action regarding inequalities and the intersections of inequalities in our society, our institutions, and amongst ourselves.  The conference also features two mini-conferences on “Environmental Inequality” and “Immigration in the U.S.” For more information, please visit https://www.humanist-sociology.org/2018-meeting.html or email   Deadline for submissions is June 15, 2018.

For more information on the AHS Annual Meeting, click here.
For more information on the Immigration in the U.S. mini-conference, click here.
For more information on the Environmental Inequality mini-conference, click here.

44th Annual Meeting of the Social Science History Association
“Histories of Disadvantage: Meanings, Mechanisms, and Politics”

November 8-11, 2018
Phoenix, Arizona

The drivers and distribution of disadvantage remain as enduring concerns for social scientists. Theunfairly disadvantaged has operated as a contested category, leading to schisms within and between groups, across racial, ethnic, and socio-economic divides, sometimes by virtue of gender, sexuality, faith,or flag. In recognition of these concerns, we seek panel proposals and papers that examine how history,politics, culture, institutions, and organizational practices shape (and are shaped by) these disadvantages. We also welcome papers that generate historically-informed theory and that thicklydescribe disadvantaged and disadvantaging life-worlds. We construe the topic of disadvantage broadly,including its causes and consequences as well as the shared understandings held by both thedisadvantaged and those facilitating such conditions.

Although the work of social science historians and historically-informed social scientists has no limits intime or period, contemporary debates remind us of past important events that have affected disadvantage around the globe, including the Taiping Rebellion, the 1871 Brazilian Law of Free Birth, the 1874 failure of the Freedmen’s Savings and Trust, the 1911 Mines and Works Act No 12 in South Africa, the 1935 Social Security Act (excluding agricultural workers and domestic servants), the 1944 GI Bill in the US, the 1945dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, the 1964 Civil Rights Act, the 1965 Supreme Court decision giving married couples (but not unmarried women) the right to use birth control (Griswold v. Connecticut),the 1969 Stonewall Rebellion, and the Court’s overturning of the Defense of Marriage Act in 2013. We areinterested in papers that explore these and other moments where disadvantages are re-set or put inmotion, altering trajectories that are demographic, political, economic, or phenomenological in nature. Asthese examples suggest, the goals of social inclusion and political incorporation have pursued, but not been limited to, material gains. We are therefore interested in work that addresses inequalities in the distribution of power, wealth, recognition and respect while attending to the historical particulars of the unexpected, the unrecognized, and the concealed.

The 2018 Program Committee seeks panel proposals that speak to the theme of “Disadvantage,” but wealso welcome, as always, individual papers and panels on all aspects of social science history and historically-informed social science. (See the list of network organizers for the range of topics regularlyengaged by conference panels.)

The 2018 conference will be held November 8-11 at The Hyatt Regency Hotel in Phoenix, Arizona.

How do I apply for a Graduate Student Travel Grant to help pay the cost?
Also starting in December 2017, information about, and applications for, Graduate Student Travel Grantswill be available at http://ssha.org. Notification of travel awards will be timed to accompany paper acceptances.

Program Committee Co-Chairs for the 2018 Conference:
Barry Eidlin, Department of Sociology, McGill University
Damon W. Mayrl, Department of Sociology, Colby College
Linda S. Reeder, Department of History, University of Missouri