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Race and Ethnicity: Moving from Sociological Imagination to Sociological Mindfulness
California State University
Call for Chapters for New Undergraduate Reader
Full Submissions Due January 5, 2018
California State University, Sacramento professors Jacqueline Brooks, Heidy Sarabia, and Aya K. Ida invite authors to submit a chapter to their new undergraduate reader Race and Ethnicity: Moving from Sociological Imagination to Sociological Mindfulness. This work is under contract with Cognella Academic Publishing. The reader is designed for students in undergraduate race and ethnic inequalities courses, with the goal of enhancing critical discussions through sociological mindfulness. The sociological mindful framework engages readers, holding them accountable for the development of her or his sociological consciousness. We hope to encourage students to become problem solvers in the arena of race discourse, rather than passive observers or casual critics. The overall approach employs four unique angles: fresh narratives on current issues of race and ethnic inequality; the bridging of larger macro-level explanations with smaller micro-level experiences; the connection of sociological theory with sociological research; and the development of critical debate and analysis with an emphasis on self-reflection.
We are soliciting powerful, engaging works that offer a healthy discussion of specific topics within the arena of race and ethnic inequalities. Submitted chapters should help students define, understand, and apply important concepts, theories, and perspectives within the field. Each work should prepare students for higher levels of learning, such as analysis, evaluation, and creativity.
Selected works should fit into one of the following categories:
- Theoretical Perspectives
- Identity and Society
- Work & the Economy
- Popular Culture & the Media (This section is filled).
- Health & Medicine
- The Environment
- Family & Partnerships
- Criminal Justice
- Global Perspectives (This section is filled).
- Social Change (This section is filled).
Please click here for detailed descriptions of each section including potential topics.
Each chapter submission should contain the following features: 12 – 15 double-spaced manuscript pages, an opening title, list of authors, abstract, opening quote or illustration, goals of the chapter, introduction, two – three levels of heading within the body of the manuscript, and illustrations and/or vignettes (as necessary). In addition, provide a strong conclusion with key words, discussion questions, exploratory research questions and suggestions for further readings.
Please click here further details.
All full submissions are due January 5, 2018. Please e-mail your submission to . Please direct all questions and concerns to the editors (Jacqueline Brooks, Heidy Sarabia, and Aya K. Ida) at .
 Our approach employs the perspective of sociological mindfulness which challenges students to strengthen their awareness of the direct and indirect patterns that structure our lives. Based on the work of Michael Schwalbe (2007), we encourage students to use self-awareness as a tool of understanding and analysis.
Schwalbe, Michael. 2007. The Sociologically Examined Life: Pieces of the Conversation. 4th ed. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill
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 .
The 39th Annual Hawai‘i Sociological Association Conference
February 24-25, 2018
University of Hawai'i Hilo in Hilo, Hawai'i
Island Voices: Celebrating our past present and future - Why does the past matter? How does Hawaii's unique history, knowledge and cultural values and practices inform our present? Our future?
HSA's 39th conference seeks to celebrate and honor the unique strengths of Hawaii, as well as our rich diversity. We welcome all presentations that honor Hawaii, including its unique and diverse cultural values, practices, and knowledge. Of interest is how sociology in an island context - in practice and in teaching - is making a difference in addressing social problems and making social change. Put simply, what we know matters. In the discussions that occur during this conference, we hope to consider how what we know can inform what we could be.
We also welcome submissions of papers that fall outside of the conference theme, but encourage participants to consider how their perspective, process, or conclusions connect to the island context of Hawai'i. Papers and sessions on teaching methodologies and professional development (e.g. non-academic careers in sociology, preparing for the job market, graduate school, the tenure track) are welcomed.
Val Kalei Kanuha
Senior Lecturer, Office of Field Education
Assistant Dean for Field Education
PhD, University of Washington
Travel and accommodations-TBA
Abstract Submission Deadline -November 20, 2017
Notification of Acceptance – December 10, 2017
To submit a paper, please click here.
21st Annual American Association of Behavioral and Social Sciences (AABSS)
February 26-27 2018
Las Vegas, Nevada
Please consider submitting a proposal for a paper presentation at the 21st Annual American Association of Behavioral and Social Sciences (AABSS) sponsored by the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) College of Liberal Arts. The conference will be held on February 26 – 27, 2018 at the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada with a special conference room rate of $59 per night (plus tax & fees). The deadline for submitting a proposal is November 19, 2017 and papers will undergo juried review on a rolling basis, with prompt notifications of acceptance/rejection so that presenters can make early and economical travel arrangements.
All presented papers are eligible for submission to the Journal of Behavioral and Social Sciences and all submitted papers will be peer-reviewed for potential publication.
Twelve (12) hours of CEU credits that include workshops concerning how financial issues impact counseling, helping clients who experience physical pain, ethical issues for dealing with difficult clients, and multicultural counseling are included in the registration fee, if you desire to attend any or all of these four workshops.
Additionally, Sunday afternoon pre-conference workshops are offered regarding Editors' Perspective on Becoming Published in Peer-Reviewed Journals as well as Ethnographic-Based Action Research; there is no additional cost for participation at either of the pre-conference workshops. Also, a graduate student colloquium will be held on Monday afternoon regarding writing for publication.
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
PO Box 2436
Oklahoma City, OK 73101