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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.
Calls for Papers
Organization Science Special Issue on “Experiments in Organizational Theory”
Special Issue Editors: Oliver Schilke, Sheen S. Levine, Olenka Kacperczyk, and Lynne G. Zucker
Submission Window: August 1–September 15, 2019
We aim to expand organizational theorists’ methodological repertoire with experiments, whether in the laboratory or the field, alone or in combination with other methods. Among their many benefits, experiments excel in identifying causality. They’ve been advocated since the inception of the field, and even more so in recent years. This Special Issue answers this call.
To read the full Call for Papers, go to: https://pubsonline.informs.org/page/orsc/calls-for-papers
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 .
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
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
9th ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON STIGMA
“Bridging Research, Community and Practice”
November 16, 2018 (8 AM– 5 PM)
Deadline for Submission: Friday, September 14, 2018 by 5:00pm (EST)
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) to be presented as a POSTER during the conference poster session. The Best Scientific Abstract Award recipient and the second-place scientific abstract will have the opportunity to provide a BRIEF PRESENTATION of their work in addition to the poster session. Monetary prizes will be given for the top three scientific abstracts. The Best Scientific Abstract Award recipient will receive a $500 prize, the second-place scientific abstract will receive a $200 prize, and the third-place scientific abstract will receive a $100 prize.
Abstract Guidelines: Submit an abstract, with a maximum of 300 words, to Victoria Hoverman at firstname.lastname@example.org and Shirin Sultana at , by 5:00pm (EST) on Friday, September 14, 2018. Please include the full name, position/job title, affiliation and email address of each contributing author at the top of the page along with the abstract title. Author information and the abstract title are not included in the 300-word count. First author or presenter must register for the conference if the abstract is accepted. Notifications will be sent by October 15, 2018. These are poster presentations only, with the exception of the Best Scientific Abstract Award winner and the second-place scientific abstract winner, which are also brief oral presentations. The first author of the winning abstracts must attend the conference to receive the prizes (or be willing to let an attending author or other representative accept the prize). Students are welcome!
For questions about abstracts, contact Victoria Hoverman at and/or Shirin Sultana at . For general questions about the conference contact Patricia Houston at .
Please go to www.whocanyoutell.org to register today!
15th Women's Leadership Symposium in Oxford
December 5, 6, & 7
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.