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A Special Issue of Signs
Gender and the Rise of the Global Right
Special Issue Editors: Agnieszka Graff, Ratna Kapur, and Suzanna Danuta Walters.
Deadline: September 15, 2017
As political events across the world have made clear, the right wing is ascendant: from the election of Donald J. Trump in the United States; to the Brexit victory in the United Kingdom; to the rise of rise of rightist, nationalist, anti-immigrant, and neo-Nazi parties across Europe; to the election of the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party in India; to the Philippine president’s professed admiration for Adolf Hitler; to the impeachment of a democratically elected woman leader in Brazil; to the military coup and gendered crackdown in Egypt; to the virulently antigay legislation in Uganda, in which US–based Christian evangelicals played no small role. Far less studied are the myriad ways in which the global Right represents a particular politics of gender. Indeed, backlash against perceived shifts in gender and sexual norms may have partly spurred the Right’s rise. And right-wing movements have often justified themselves by invoking gender and sexuality—whether through a desire to return to or preserve “tradition” and “shared values” or by stoking anxieties about the sexual threats represented by racial, foreign, or religious others.
These developments present an urgent need for feminist theorizing, across regions and disciplines. It is of critical importance that the central role of gender and sexuality in the rise of the Right be recognized and that the voices of critique be feminist ones, including investigations of the Rights’ representational politics, its workings in discourse, mass media, human rights, law, and culture broadly conceived. We welcome submissions from all disciplines, and especially submissions that are engaging across disciplines and that are themselves inter- or transdisciplinary.
Possible areas of focus might include:
- The gender politics of local right-wing resurgences, the transnational linkages among them, and comparative critiques of their cultures, discourses, and modes of organizing, funding, coordination, and transmission.
- Comparisons of the present moment with past historical shifts, such as the colonial encounter, and their gendered implications for the postcolonial present.
- The fault lines within right-wing gender politics, in which racialization determines which women are to be protected and which are threats, to be deported, jailed, or “liberated.”
- The role of religion and religious actors in right-wing politics, and the gendered agendas they advance.
- The Right’s use of the language of women’s rights, human rights, LGBT rights, or other rights discourses; the role of right-wing women in dignifying, legitimating, and speaking for their movements.
- Right-wing attacks on women’s and gender studies; efforts to discredit the field and establish right-wing ideologues in academic settings.
- Gendered life under repressive regimes; the role of networks, undergrounds, and samizdat.
- The media politics and cyberpolitics of the Right; the discursive structures of mainstream and social media; the gendered phenomenon of the internet troll.
- The interrelations between various gender-related crusades (e.g., the transnational antichoice movement, resistance against LGBT rights, the introduction of transphobic policies, efforts to stop antiviolence legislation).
- Right-wing masculinities (e.g., fathers’ movements, men’s-rights movements, militarist gender ideologies, and constructions of boyhood).
- Links between the gendered effects of global economic crises or structural adjustments and the rise of the Right.
- The representational politics of the global Right, in literature, film, music, art, and popular culture; representations and works of literature that resist, subvert, and push back against the arguments of the new Right and its normalizers.
Signs particularly encourages transdisciplinary and transnational essays that address substantive feminist questions, debates, and controversies without employing disciplinary or academic jargon. We welcome essays that make a forceful case for why the global rise of the Right demands a specific and thoughtfully formulated interdisciplinary feminist analysis and why it demands our attention now. We seek essays that are passionate, strongly argued, and willing to take risks. The issue will be coedited by Agnieszka Graff, assistant professor at the Center for American Studies at the University of Warsaw; Ratna Kapur, visiting professor of law at Queen Mary University of London; and Suzanna Danuta Walters, Signs editor in chief and professor of sociology and women’s, gender, and sexuality studies at Northeastern University.
The deadline for submissions is September 15, 2017.
Please submit full manuscripts electronically through Signs’ Editorial Manager system at http://signs.edmgr.com. Manuscripts must conform to the guidelines for submission available at http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/Signs/instruct.html.
2018 International Sociological Association World Congress on Sociology
Twelve Sessions Hosted by the Thematic Group on Institutional Ethnography
Deadline: September 30, 2017, at 24:00 GMT
The upcoming World Congress will be held in Toronto, Canada, July 15-21, 2018. Click this link to learn more about the World Congress. To submit as abstract to a session sponsored by TG06, click here. Only abstracts that are submitted online through the Confex system will be considered. Please observe the following guidelines when making submissions:
· One cannot submit more than two abstracts.
· One cannot submit the same abstract to two different sessions.
· The abstract text cannot contain more than 300 words and must be submitted in English, French or Spanish.
· It is the author’s responsibility to submit a correct abstract; any errors in spelling, grammar, or scientific fact will be reproduced as typed by the author.
· All changes/updates should be done via on-line system by September 30, 2017 24:00 GMT.
· Each abstract received on-line will be assigned an identification number.
Submitters will be informed by November 30 regarding the acceptance of their papers for presentation.
For more information regarding the twelve sessions hosted by the Thematic Group on Institutional Ethnography click here.
Social Justice Research
Call for Papers on: "Justice and Health"
Guest Editors: Yukiko Asada (Dalhousie University) and Erik Schokkaert (KU Leuven)
Deadline: November 30, 2017
The submission deadline for one-page abstracts is November 30, 2017. Please e-mail submissions to and . Authors will be notified about the acceptance of their proposal before December 31, 2017. Based on accepted abstracts the submission deadline for papers is June 30, 2018.
We expect that the special issue will appear in 2019.
Social Justice Research plans a special issue in “Justice and Health”, to appear in 2019. This issue will be multidisciplinarily oriented, and will be open to contributions from psychology, sociology, economics, philosophy, epidemiology, public health, political science, public administration etc, as long as the research makes a contribution to the theoretical and/or empirical state of the art. Guest editors are Yukiko Asada and Erik Schokkaert.
The editors will consider contributions related to the following contexts:
(a) Priority setting: how to decide equitably about which treatments should be included in the insurance package – or provided by the public system?
(b) Inequality and inequity in health outcomes.
(c) Inequity in access to the health care system (e.g., who pays? Is there equality of access based on need?).
These topics can be approached in different ways:
(a) Conceptual questions about how to define “justice” in the contexts above.
(b) Empirical work on how people think about justice.
(c) Empirical work on actual systems, i.e., on how equitable is the existing situation.
It is important that authors make sure to clarify and define whatever ‘fairness concept’ they use, whether or not they focus on equity, equality or the umbrella notion of justice.
All submissions will go through the usual SJR peer-review process. Conditional on acceptance of the proposal, full papers should be submitted using the online system, specifying that the submission is for the special issue on the “Justice and Health”. Instructions for authors are available at www.springer.com/11211
Social Justice Research publishes original papers that have broad implications for social scientists investigating the origins, structures, and consequences of justice in human affairs.
The journal encompasses justice-related research work using traditional and novel approaches, and spanning the social sciences and beyond: psychology, sociology, anthropology, economics, social policy research, political science, law, management science, and others.
This multidisciplinary approach advances the integration of diverse social science perspectives. In addition to original research papers - theoretical, empirical, and methodological - the journal publishes book reviews and, from time to time, special thematic issues.
Social Justice Research is published by Springer and is the official journal of the International Society for Justice Research (ISJR).
For any questions about the special issue, please feel free to contact us at or .
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 .
Campus Responses to Sexual Misconduct: Pausing to Consider the Implications
A national conference on campus sexual violence
September 21-22, 2017
University of Kentucky
In 2015, the President of UK entrusted CRVAW faculty with development, implementation, analysis and interpretation of a campus climate/violence survey. The Campus Attitudes Toward Safety (C.A.T.S.) survey is believed to be the only population-based climate survey of its kind and recently was launched for the third consecutive year. To learn more about the C.A.T.S. survey and our campus partners, click here.
Emerging from this commitment from the President's Office, our Center has now sponsored two conferences for local (2015) and regional (2016) institutions who were interested in our survey and experience. The planning of this year's conference is in direct response to the greater national interest in our conference, and will be sponsored by the UK President's Office.
For a list of speakers please click here.
MICHIGAN SOCIOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION 2017 Annual Meeting: Environmental sociology in the 21st century: where do we go from here?
October 27-28, 2017
Grand Valley State University
Grand Rapids, Michigan
When the last tree is cut, the last fish is caught, and the last river is polluted; when to breathe the air is sickening, you will realize, too late, that wealth is not in bank accounts and that you can’t eat money --- Alanis Obomsawin
The annual Michigan Sociological Association conference, sponsored by Grand Valley State University, will take place in Grand Rapids, Michigan on October 27th & 28th, 2017. We are seeking sessions and papers that align with our broad theme of Environmental Justice. As a general sociology conference, MSA also welcome papers that come from a range of areas of sociological inquiry. MSA encourages work that examines life in Michigan and welcome work that is interdisciplinary and that will connect with the community.
Dr. Paul Mohai is a Professor of Sociology at the University of Michigan’s School of Natural Resources and Environment and Faculty Associate for the Social Environment and Health Program Survey Research Center Institute for Social Research University of Michigan. He will deliver a luncheon keynote address entitled “Environmental Justice”. Dr. Paul Roof, a former Associate Professor at Charleston Southern University will deliver a Friday evening keynote entitled “Microbrewing: the CASE of sustainability”.
If you are interested in submitting a paper, please see the list of sessions available on our website. We are also open to new session proposals. Please send session proposals and paper abstracts to . The deadline for title submission is September 30, 2017. Include in the email all author names and affiliations, an email and mailing address, and telephone number.
Additionally there will be undergraduate student paper and poster sessions and an undergraduate paper competition. Please encourage your students to submit their work. Further details are posted on the website.
The conference will be held at the L.V. Eberhard Center of Grand Valley State University in downtown Grand Rapids. Hotel accommodations will be available at the Holiday Inn of Grand Rapids, which is across a parking lot from the conference location. The Eberhard Center is also within easy walking distance of other hotels, breweries, museums, and restaurants. For additional information about the downtown area please visit the Experience Grand Rapids website.
To view the keynote flyer for this conference click here.
2017 Annual Meeting of the Association for Humanist Sociology (AHS)
“Imagining Possibilities: Humanists Connecting to Better Fight Oppression”
Havana, Cuba ~ November 1-5, 2017
The AHS has chosen to hold its 2017 annual conference in 2017 in Havana, Cuba. To accomplish this, AHS is excited to partner in this exciting adventure with the Faculty of Latin American Social Scientists at the University of Havana. The conference theme calls for us to examine how class, race, gender, and sexuality have been used over the past five centuries to establish and maintain inequalities around the world. Submissions related to the conference theme or more broadly to the AHS mission of equality and social justice should be sent to . For complete information on the conference, visit: www.humanist-sociology.org/cuba2017
8th Annual International Conference on Stigma
November 17, 2017
The 8th Annual International Conference on Stigma is at Howard University, and it focuses on stigma related to HIV and other health conditions. Each year this conference draws an amazing collection of scholars, healthcare professionals, community members, and activists. The overarching goals of this conference are to increase awareness of the stigma of HIV and other health conditions and to explore interventions to eradicate this stigma. The conference also serves to educate healthcare providers and the general public about stigma as both a human rights violation and a major barrier to prevention and treatment of illnesses. We are looking for original work that addresses HIV or other health-related stigma (such as mental illness). The top three abstracts receive a monetary prize, and the conference is a great opportunity for young scholars to showcase their work and meet new people.
Submit an abstract, maximum 300 words, to Victoria Hoverman at and Shirin Sultana at , by 5:00pm (EST) on Friday, October 6, 2017.
For more information click here.
New Directions in the Study of Populism
March 15-17, 2018
Arizona State University
We invite proposals for a paper to be presented at a workshop on “New Directions in the Study of Populism.” The conference will take place March 15 thru March 17, 2018, at the West and Thunderbird campuses of Arizona State University (from Thursday early evening to Saturday early afternoon). There is now a renewed academic interest in the study of populism, and a surge of empirical explorations and normative evaluations of populism. The purpose of this conference is to explore the "scope and methods" of populism studies as an interdisciplinary area of studies, and identify shared assumptions as well as normative, theoretical, methodological, and political areas or agreement and disagreement. We plan to assemble a small group of 20 scholars who are doing cutting-edge work on populism. We are interested in putting together a mix of more experienced scholars and young scholars, and would like to bring people from different disciplines, different theoretical orientations, and who apply different methodological toolkits. We have two keynote addresses as part of the conference. On Thursday night, Thomas Frank will give an opening lecture to a broader audience than the conference participants. On Friday night, Theda Skocpol will give a keynote presentation to a smaller group of mainly the conference attendees. Other confirmed participants include Paris Aslanidis (Yale), Jack Bratich (Rutgers), Benjamin McKean (OSU), David Meyer (UC Irvine), and Benjamin Moffitt (Stockholm University). Participants are expected to contribute a chapter, based on their workshop presentation, to an edited volume. By accepting this invitation you are agreeing to submit a chapter. We intend that the edited volume would serve as the entry point for scholars and graduate students who are interested in doing research on populism. For more information click here.
International Scientific Conference
May 9-11, 2018
University of Lower Silesia, Poland
The work of William Thomas and Florian Znaniecki is interdisciplinary work as a source of constant inspiration for sociologists, psychologists, anthropologists and cultural theorists from different countries.
The conference was organized to celebrate the 100 - anniversary edition 'Polish Peasant in Europe and America' it is to highlight the importance of this publication in the development of various scientific disciplines and conducted in their area of research.
Undoubtedly, there is a need to meet in an international environment, first of all, to celebrate the 100th anniversary edition 'Polish Peasant in Europe and America "(1918-2018), but also to exchange experiences related to the development of the biographical method in different countries.
We propose that the conference agenda focused on four main thematic areas:
- previous experience in the use of biographical method as a research approach and practical (achievements, problems, methodological criticism)
- current ways of implementing the biographical approach, including for example the experience of participants of the conference,
- prospects for the development of the biographical approach in social studies and humanities,
- identified experience, processes and changes in the human biography made by various researchers.
For more information click here.
Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA)
April 3-7, 2018
The Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) invites abstracts (sessions, papers and posters) for the Program of the 78th Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA, April 3-7, 2018. The theme of the Program is “Sustainable Futures.”
The Society is a multi-disciplinary association that focuses on problem definition and resolution. We welcome papers from all disciplines. The deadline for abstract submission is October 15, 2017. For additional information on the theme, abstract size/format, and the meeting, please visit our web page (www.sfaa.net/annual- meeting/).
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The Society for Applied Anthropology is pleased to announce our 78th Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA, April 3-7, 2018.
For meeting information visit www.sfaa.net/annual-meeting/
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Society for Applied Anthropology
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