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Call for Submissions  

Call for Chapters: Global Perspectives on Social Media Communications, Trade Unionism and Transnational Advocacy
Edited by Floribert Patrick C. Endong
University of Calabar
Proposal Submission Deadline: June 29, 2019

Introduction

The advent of the Internet and the social media has revolutionized almost all human industries. This advent has particularly changed the game of activism enabling even the less privileged in society (particularly those having access to digital technologies) to easily make their voice known and to be civically engaged whenever need arises. Thus, even the less privileged in society have, through their involvement is activities such as digital activism, harktivism, leaktivism, e-petitions and hashtag activism, succeeded in influencing the affairs of their countries and initiating change in their immediate environment. However, in spite of their great potential, the social media (communications) still seem to be understudied. An issues which is particularly understudied is the role of social media in the two domains of trade unionism and transnational advocacy. In effect, even though trade union scholars and unionists have in several platforms recognized the benefits of communicating online; and although such unionists and scholars have recognized the ability of the social media to change the conditions of unionism, (new) knowledge about the role of digital technologies in the process of trade unionism is still very limited. Similar gaps in knowledge are observed in the field of transnational advocacy. In effect, although many studies have sought to explore the effectiveness of digital campaigns in bringing about tangible political change in specific countries, it is still difficult to know the extent to which government action can neutralize, “dilute” or hampered online activism. It is equally still difficult to fully determine the role digital activism can play in the democratization process. Additionally, the phenomenon of digital activism has been subject to controversy in the sense that online activism’s ability to bring about real socio-political change in countries of the world has continued to divide critics. In view of this, it could be argued that we need additional research to fully apprehend the potential of social media communications and digital activism. 

Objectives   

The overall objective of this book project is to generate a new edition of the volume titled “Exploring the Role of Social Media in Transnational Advocacy” (published in 2018 by IGI Global). The project specifically aims to (1) examine the role of social media in trade unionism, (2) examine the neo and postmodern facets of digital activism and theorize/speculate on their future and (3) x-ray the contribution of digital activism to the trans-nationalization or globalization of major economic and socio-political movements. The book also aims to explore the potential of digital activism to effectively engender social and political change in the world. 

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 social media research. 

Recommended Topics 

-       Social media, transnational advocacy and political change 

-       Digital advocacy and environmental protection 

-       Digital activism, geopolitics and diplomacy 

-       Hashtag activism and democracy/democratization  

-       Social media communications and cultural advocacy 

-       Digital advocacy and Internet censorship  

-       Social media, transnational advocacy and security issues 

-       The political economy of transnational advocacy  

-       Digital activism and International Non-Governmental Organizations in the world 

-       Digital activism and social responsibility 

-       Digital activism and media literacy  

-       Digital activism and the globalization of ideologies  

-       Digital activism and modernization  

-       Digital activism and human right protection 

-       Digital activism, terrorism and the war against terror 

-       Digital activism, feminism and the struggle for gender equality  

-       Digital activism and new syndicalism     

Submission Procedure 

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before June 29, 2019, 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 June 30, 2019 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by July 29, 2019, 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/4112 

Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication: 

Important Dates 

June 29, 2019: Proposal Submission Deadline  

June 30, 2019: Notification of Acceptance  

July 30, 2019: Full Chapter Submission  

August 26, 2019: Review Results Returned  

September 9, 2019: Final Acceptance Notification 

Editor’s Contact: 

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

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.

 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 (JASS) publishes scholarly content (ie. research articles, research and evaluation reports, monographs, teaching notes, and book reviews) on a wide range of topics of interest to the social science practitioner--in applied, clinical, or public endeavors. The editors seek manuscripts that give useful information to readers with the potential to improve the way things are done for the sake of institutions, communities, policy, programming, justice, research, and more. Implied by its eponymic title, the journal's audience expects authors to relay empirical information that can make a real difference in people's lives. For more information, please visit our website: https://journals.sagepub.com/home/jax.
Editor: James Lee, San José State University ( ). JASS is the official journal of the Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology, AACS. Submit manuscripts at SAGE track, https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jassPlease create an account if you do not already have one with JASS


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    

 INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON SOCIETY AND RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
June 2-7, 2019
Symposium Theme:
Sustainability and the Land Ethic in the Anthropocene:  ‘A Thinking Community’ Explores Critical Issues in Leopold’s Backyard

The 2019 ISSRM and the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh has two key partners on the conference. It is collaborating with Aldo Leopold Foundation, an international leader in advancing the understanding, stewardship and restoration of land health, and in cultivating leadership for conservation. “Nothing so important as an ethic is ever ‘written,’” Leopold explained. “It evolves ‘in the minds of a thinking community.’” It will be the 70th anniversary of the publication of A Sand County Almanac, so we will celebrate, workshop, discuss, visit places associated with, and challenge his ideas and legacy. We are also excited to be partnering with the Sustainable Development Institute (SDI) of the Menominee Nation, original inhabitants of a large portion of Wisconsin, including Oshkosh. Among other things, SDI is organizing and facilitating a panel with the tentative title of, “Indigenous Perspectives of People and Place in the Great Lakes Region: Looking Beyond Leopold’s Backyard.”

THEME: SUSTAINABILITY AND THE LAND ETHIC IN THE ANTHROPOCENE

The conference theme is “Sustainability and the Land Ethic in the Anthropocene.” We subtitle the theme as, “‘A Thinking Community’ Explores Critical Issues in Leopold’s Backyard”, including what a land ethic means in the anthropocene. We envision a focus on big ideas and innovative approaches to understanding and addressing the myriad issues for society and natural resources that have emerged from the new geological epoch we have created. As most ISSRM attendees will no doubt be aware, the anthropocene is marked by the decisive role humans now play in shaping the state, dynamics, and future of Earth and its complex ecological and social systems. Among other indicators, scientists argue that anthropogenic processes now account for more sediment transport than natural processes, such as erosion from rivers, and humans have measurably altered the composition of the atmosphere, oceans, and soils, as well as the cycles associated with carbon, nitrogen, and other elements. Click here to read more.

Cambio Conference
Columbia, Missouri

June 5-7, 2019

The Call for Presentations is now available! View it here. It includes an introduction to the conference, descriptions of the conference tracks, and details about how to submit a proposal for a presentation, panel, lightning presentation, workshop or poster. Presentation proposals are due February 14, 2019 at 11:59pm

The theme for the 2019 conference is Welcoming Immigrants and Newcomers in Turbulent Times: Knowledge, Connections and Action. Read the Call for Presentations for more information about the theme, or click here to visit the conference website: https://cambioconference.wordpress.com.

About the Conference
Rural and urban communities throughout the Midwest have been reshaped by the arrival of large numbers of Latinos, immigrants, and refugees. Over the past sixteen years, the Cambio de Colores (Change of Colors) Conference has served as a hub for stakeholders to take stock of how our communities are adapting to these changes and share experiences of how to improve immigrant integration and community wellbeing. This multidisciplinary conference has traditionally focused on native and foreign-born Latino newcomers (the majority of new arrivals in these new destination areas), but is also interested in the challenges inherent in multicultural changing communities, including the experiences of all immigrants, newcomers, faith groups, and marginalized groups.

Welcoming Immigrants and Newcomers in Turbulent Times: Knowledge, Connections and Action” sets the stage for the 2019 Cambio Conference. Across the United States, people, organizations, and communities have developed strategies to build connections with immigrants and newcomers, as they contribute to the economic development and wellbeing of rural and urban communities. There is much to learn from these experiences. The conference is interested in communities who embrace change, to identify the strategies that work to support immigrant and newcomer populations to help them integrate and fully participate in theircommunities. Cambio Conference brings researchers and practitioners together to understand the issues that affect this work and the factors that can affect the success and failure of community efforts.

These welcoming efforts are situated within a larger discussion in the United States about immigration, immigrants and others that has involved policy changes with real affects on peoples' lives. The policy environment has implications for how basic public services are provided and accessed, how educational institutions effectively bridge to these populations, and how labor needs will be met.

This conference seeks to explore the many questions around integrating immigrant and new populations whenrhetoric and policy are antagonistic to those aims. How do the discourses shaping public policy affect how people engage with each other and the communities where they live? What practices are used successfully in places to build trust in the current environment? How are communities and organizations forming collaborative networks to facilitate access to information and resources? What are the impacts of this policy environment on children and families? How do communities foster a sense of belonging when large segments of the population are disenfranchised? How do we take this knowledge and direct it towards action and policy change at local, state and federal levels?

Aging & Social Change: Ninth Interdisciplinary Conference
University of Vienna in Vienna, Austria
September 16–17, 2019

We invite proposals for paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters/exhibits, colloquia, innovation showcases, virtual posters, or virtual lightning talks. The conference features research addressing the annual themes and the 2019 Special Focus: "Aging in Times of New Nationalisms: Inequalities, Participation, and Policies." 

We welcome the submission of proposals to the conference at any time of the year before the final submission deadline. All proposals will be reviewed within two to four weeks of submission. Submit your proposal by 9 February 2019. Click here to submit a proposal. 

Interdisciplinary Conference on Race
Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ
November 14-16, 2019

This conference aims to bring together scholars from multiple disciplinary perspectives to broadly explore the intersections of Race, Memory, and Identity. Contemporary social, political, and media discourses demonstrate the continued need to evaluate the differing ways that race and identity impact memory in connection to history, trauma, loss and remembrance. Understanding memory as both a subject and a tool can act to promote conversations about how memories of the past impress upon individual and collective memory to affectively shape racial and cultural identities. How might we remember the legacies of personal and historical injustices in the present while at the same time shaping the future to allow for an exploration of the persistently entangled forces of remembrance, identity, and justice?

The Monmouth University race conference was founded in 2008 by Dr. Julius Adekunle and Dr. Hettie V. Williams. This conference has brought together scholars from more than fifteen U.S. states, four continents, and twelve nations. Robin D.G. Kelley, Tera Hunter, David Roediger, and Jonathan Holloway have all previously served as keynote speakers for this event. This year, historian Dr. William Sturkey, UNC, Chapel Hill, will deliver the opening plenary lecture. Dr. Qiana WhittedUSC, and other distinguished speakers will also participate in this conference (TBA).

The Interdisciplinary Conference on Race program committee eagerly invites proposals from students, scholars, researchers, artists, and teachers around the world on topics related to the scholarly and/or pedagogical aspects of the conference’s themes.

For more information, please visit: https://www.monmouth.edu/department-of-history-and-anthropology/interdisciplinary-conference-on-race/

2020 Work and Family Researchers Network Conference
New York Hilton Midtown in New York City
June 25-27

The conference theme is Advancing Equality at Work and Home: Strengthening Science and Collaboration. 

Submissions open in July and close November 1, 2019. https://wfrn.org/conference-2020/