Call for Chapters, Papers, Proposals, Conferences, and Virtual Events

If you wish to have a conference announcement posted, please send an email to ssspgra@utk.edu (Microsoft Word files and PDFs preferred). Please include a URL for more information, if available.

There is no charge to place an announcement on this website. Announcements for call for papers, book chapters, or articles will be posted until the submission deadline. Conference announcements will be posted until the date of the conference has passed.

Ongoing calls are also available.   

Call for Chapters

Call for Chapter Proposals
Global Agenda for Social Justice 2022

Proposals due April 1, 2021
Chapters due August 1, 2021

Since 2004, the Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) has published eight volumes of the Agenda for Social Justice. Work is now beginning for the ninth iteration of the publication—Global Agenda for Social Justice: Solutions 2022, which is designed to inform the public-at-large about the world’s most pressing social problems and to propose feasible, evidence-based public policy solutions. This project affirms the commitment of the SSSP to social justice scholarship, and enables scholars to communicate on significant social issues worldwide. This volume will be an “agenda for social justice,” that contains recommendations for action worldwide by public officials, policymakers, and the public. The volume is published by Policy Press, an academic publisher at the University of Bristol, UK (http://www.policypress.co.uk/).

The volume will convey the most valid and reliable knowledge available about global social problems, and while anyone is free to contribute regardless of SSSP membership, we enthusiastically welcome the collaboration of SSSP members and Divisions. Please consider preparing a chapter for the 2022 publication. We ask you, individually or with colleagues, to consider submitting a brief proposal (1-2 pages) identifying a significant social problem of concern worldwide, and respond to the following items:

  • Identify and define a concrete social problem of international/global scope.
  • Each proposal should then have three sections answering each of the following questions:
    • What do we know about the problem (i.e., what is the definition and extent of the problem)?
    • How do we know this information (i.e., what are the sources of data about this problem)?
    • In terms of policy and social action, what are proposals to alleviate the problem (i.e., what are achievable solutions for reducing, mitigating, solving, or abolishing the problem)?

The editors of this volume invite interested participants to prepare draft statements for proposed contributions to the 2022 publication. Please submit a copy of your proposal via email (as specified below) to each of the committee members by April 1, 2021. 

Final contributions will be limited to 3000 words (or roughly ten double-spaced manuscript pages). Chapter drafts will be due August 1, 2021, and final manuscripts will be due December 1, 2021. The volume will launch concurrently with the 2022 SSSP annual meetings. All are welcome to email the editors for any clarification.

Glenn Muschert (chair), Khalifa University of Science & Technology, glennmuschert@gmail.com
Kristen M. Budd, Miami University, buddkm@miamioh.edu    
Heather Dillaway, Wayne State University, dillaway@wayne.edu
David C. Lane, Illinois State University, dclane@ilstu.edu
Manjusha Nair, George Mason University, mnair4@gmu.edu
Jason A. Smith, Kaiser Family Foundation, jasonsm55@gmail.com

For more info on the Agenda for Social Justice Projects, see Robert Perrucci’s presidential address “Inventing Social Justice” in the May 2001 issue of Social Problemshttps://doi.org/10.1525/sp.2001.48.2.159.  To review electronic copies of past volumes available for open access download at the following sites: https://www.sssp1.org/index.cfm/m/771/locationSectionId/0/Agenda_for_Social_Justice and 
https://www.sssp1.org/index.cfm/m/323/locationSectionId/0/Global_Agenda_for_Social_Justice.

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

   

Agricultural and
Food Policy
Energy Policy/
Alternative Energy
Income Security/Social
Security
Racism/Ethnic Bias
Authoritarianism/
Democratic
Governance
Environmental Policy/Issues/Conflicts Indigenous Rights/Issues Refugees/Asylum/
Detention
#BLM Black Lives
Matter
Family Rights/Issues/
Policy
Internet/Digital Policy Religious Issues/Rights/
Conflicts
Children’s Rights/
Issues
Financial Systems/
Global Finance
Journalism and Freedom
of Information
Reproductive Rights
Class Conflict/
Inequalities
Foreign Policy/
International Relations
Labor Rights/Issues Resource Extraction/
Fossil Fuels
Climate Change/
CO2 Levels
Gender Equality/
Rights/Issues
LGBTQ+ Rights/Issues Rule of Law/Civil Society
Corporate Regulation/
Responsibility
Global/Regional
Governance
Mass Violence, Genocide Social Movements/Protests/
Activism
Courts and Judicial
Issues
Globalization/
Decoupling
Minority Rights/Issues Sex Work & Sex Workers
Crime, Justice,
Punishment
Green Economy/
Sustainability
Nationalism/Isolationism/
Xenophobia
Sexual Violence and Harassment
Disability Rights/
Issues
Gun Violence/
Rights/Control
National and International Security Sustainable Development Goals

Drug Policy/Treatment
/Enforcement

Hate Crimes &
Extremist Groups
Nuclear Policy/Security Terrorism & Radicalization
Economic Issues Health Care Policy Pandemics/COVID-19 Violence against Women
Education Issues Human Rights &
Violations
Population/Demographics Women’s Rights/Issues
Employment/
Unemployment
Human Trafficking/
Slavery
New Media/Privacy/
Surveillance
Disaster/Emergency/
Crisis Management
Immigration/Migration/
Borders
/Refugees
Public Health

  

A note on COVID-19: Contributors may or may not wish to address the COVID-19 pandemic and response.  Chapters speaking to COVID-19 are welcome, but authors should not feel compelled to address the pandemic, as the field of social problems is broader, more comprehensive, and more persistent than the current public health crisis.

Call for Chapters
Handbook of Research on Cultural and Cross-cultural Psychology
An International Edited Social Science Reference

Proposal Submission Deadline: May 30, 2021
Final Chapter Submission: August 30, 2021

In a human system, a major proportion of behavioural attributes and values are determined by respective culture and interaction with other cultures. Cultural and cross-cultural psychology has emerged as an interdisciplinary area that explores how a culture regulates society and its business, how cross-cultural interactions affect psychologies of individuals as well as societies, behavioural variability under various cultural conditions, and how to harmonize the cultural diversities. Organizationally and philosophically, cultural and cross-cultural psychology differs from other areas of social sciences. It is a common phenomenon that as people engaged with cultural practices, their thoughts, feelings, and behaviours come to reflect their cultural values and beliefs. As a process, people formulate, replicate, transform and/or transmit their cultural practices in their daily social and/or business interactions.

This proposed edited book ‘Handbook of Research on Cultural and Cross-cultural Psychology’ will start with the essentials of culture, its relationship with human psychology, and the origin of cultural and cross-cultural psychology. The book will be focused on dynamics that amplify knowledge, skills, and behaviours relevant to deal with different cultural and cross-cultural issues. It will consider the relationships between the cultural theory and practices, explaining what the character of these relationships might be? If these relationships matter, and if they exist, how and in what ways do they matter? All the prospective chapters are expected to suggest that ‘relevance’ and ‘being critical’ are qualities widely attributed to efforts that fill the gaps between theory and practice in cultural and cross-cultural psychology.

Tentative Content
Topics include, but not limited to the following:

  1. The Core of Cultural and Cross-cultural Psychology
  2. Culture of a Society v/s Culture of Societies as a whole
  3. Cross-cultural v/s Multicultural Psychology
  4. Nature and Scope of Cross-cultural Psychology
  5. Elements of Cultural and/or Cross-cultural Psychology
  6. Theoretical Framework of Cross-cultural Psychology (e.g., Hofstede’s doctrine)
  7. Race, Racism, and Ethnocentrism
  8. Cultural Transformation and the Society
  9. Individualism v/s Collectivism
  10. Cultural Values in Family, Society, and Institution
  11. Perception in Cultural and Cross-cultural Psychology
  12. Motivation in Cultural and Cross-cultural Psychology
  13. Personality in Cultural and Cross-cultural Psychology
  14. Cultural Influence on Cognition (sensation, perception, and consciousness)
  15. Attribution in Intercultural Interaction
  16. Thinking in Cultural and Cross-cultural Psychology
  17. Critical Thinking in Cultural and Cross-cultural Psychology
  18. Emotions in Cultural and Cross-cultural Psychology
  19. Intelligence in Cultural and Cross-cultural Psychology (e.g., Cultural Intelligence)
  20. Creativity in Cultural and Cross-cultural Psychology
  21. Cross-cultural Leadership
  22. Intellectual Disability in Cultural and Cross-cultural Psychology
  23. Culture, Self, and Identity
  24. Cultural and Cross-cultural Dimension s of the Self
  25. Social Behaviour in Cultural and Cross-cultural Psychology
  26. Stress and Anxiety in Cultural and Cross-cultural Psychology
  27. Moral Development in Cultural and Cross-cultural Psychology
  28. Psychology of Acculturation
  29. Constructive Realism
  30. PaternalismAssessment/Research
  31. Methods in Cultural and Cross-cultural Psychology
Chapter Proposal Submission
Please submit your chapter proposal on or before May 30, 2021. It should be a brief outline of your chapter clearly explaining how the proposal fits into the book’s scope and objective along with your institutional affiliation, position, and contact details. All submitted chapters will be accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process. Thus, contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.
Submissions should be submitted to:

Dr. Chandan Maheshkar: ch.maheshkar@gmail.com

Note: There are no any submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication. Please use the subject line: “Submission to Cultural and Cross-cultural Psychology”

Important Dates
CFC Opening: February 1, 2021
Proposal Submission Deadline: May 30, 2021
Full Chapters Submission: August 30, 2021

Publisher
This book is proposed to be published by Vernon Press (an imprint of Vernon Art and Science Inc., USA), an international academic publisher of bilingual scholarly books in the humanities and social sciences. Please visit https://vernonpress.com/ for more details regarding Vernon Press and this publication.

Please direct any inquiries you may have to the editor

Dr. Chandan Maheshkar
East Nimar Society for Education (ENSE), India
ch.maheshkar@gmail.com

Call for Papers (Book/Special Issues)

Social Problems Special Issue - Call for Papers
The Lives (and Futures) of Black Children and Youth

Social Problems invites submissions for a special issue on the lives and futures of Black children and youth, focused on how their lives are impacted by various structures and social institutions while also appreciating their needs and development. The editors of this special issue are interested in manuscripts that are centered on the humanity, promise, and well-being of Black children and youth. That is, while they may face a number of challenges—in their lives, in their communities, across institutions—the goal is not simply to point to these problems (or even them as problems) but to nuance and deepen our understanding of how Black children and youth, and perhaps their families, remain agentic and pursue their possibilities. Additionally, we desire papers that offer theoretical sophistication and analytic rigor and are geared toward social justice in all areas relevant to the broader mission of Social Problems and its parent organization, the Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP).

Papers are limited to a maximum of 35 pages including references. Extra material including, tables, figures, photos, appendices, etc., should be kept to a minimum. All manuscripts should be typed in Times New Roman, 12-point font and double-spaced (including indented quotes and references). Leave one-inch margins. Avoid the generic use of male nouns or pronouns. All manuscripts are subject to the normal anonymous peer-review process. The deadline for submitting papers is Friday, April 30, 2021. Please submit papers through the online submission portal http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/socpro and choose “Black Children Special Issue” at “step 6” of the submission process.

This special issue is edited by Derrick Brooms (derrick.brooms@uc.edu) and Marcelle Medford (mmedford@bates.edu). If you have any question(s) concerning this special issue feel free to contact either editor.

Call for Abstracts

There are no calls for abstracts to be posted at this time.

Call for Proposals (Special Issues)

Call for Proposals
New Media/New Society
Istanbul University Press

New Media / New Society? will focus effects of new media on social relations. This volume has a question: Can we describe our society as a new media society? It intends to open new discussions on new media and social relations.   The volume interrogates the question of whether (or not), and to what extent, new media have spawned new varieties of social organization, new practices of social interaction and identity, and new structures of material or symbolic social relations. There have been so many claims regarding how postmodern/postindustrial media modalities are contributing to various iterations of utopian and anti-utopian futures, beyond those traditional views of Orwell, Huxley, Marx, and Weber, for example. In the past decades, we have heard academic claims about a variety of effects, for example, including (but not limited to) simulation, misinformation, balkanization, intersectionality, assemblages, affordances, liquification, disruption, fragmentization, saturation/distraction, propaganda, mediatization, culture wars, (de/post/neo)colonization, modes of signification, gamification, crowdsourcing, participatory media, hypertextualization, assimilation, chaos, spectacles, virtuality, augmented reality, digitization, disconnection, mass surveillance, and cyborgology.  On the other hand, there have been so many descriptions of society, for example including (but not limited to) information society, post-emotional society, consumption society, network society, internet society, cyber society, new media society, post-modernism, post-humanism, the Anthropocene, and digital society.

The volume New Media / New Society? Interrogates these claims from the perspective of the long view, meaning it looks at such changes over the last half-century (since 1970), and for the same period moving forward (until 2070). Also, there are methodological questions within sociology regarding the examination of new media forms and their relation to the social construction of reality. How media studies/social theory can explain the nature and nuance of new social relations under new media forms, if such new social realities exist?

This volume will be an “agenda for new media and new society discussions,” in that it will clarify the effect of new media on social relations, including specific recommendations for action by researchers, policy makers, and the public. The volume will provide new topics for our projects and books.

This work is tentatively to be published in electronic format by Istanbul University Press, an academic publisher at the Istanbul University, Turkey (https://iupress.istanbul.edu.tr/en/). As a project in academic sociology, the volume will cover important national-level and international-level new media and society.

We ask you, individually or with colleagues, to consider submitting a brief proposal (500 words max.) identifying a significant idea/trend from media studies/social theory, to include the following items:

  1. Clarify the emergence and development of one or more key concepts from media studies/social theory.
  2. Clarify key media technologies and techniques which are interwoven in such dynamics.
  3. Explore conceptual and/or empirical aspects of the concept and media practices over the last half century (since 1970).
  4. Take stock of the development at the present moment (year 2020).
  5. Offer insight into future directions foreseen for the next half century (until 2070).
  6. Assess whether (or to what extent) these new media dynamics have resulted in new social forms. That is, clarify if new media leads to new society or vice versa.

We invite researchers to prepare draft statements for proposed contributions to this volume. Please submit a copy of your 1- to 2-page proposal via email to each of the editors by December 1, 2020. Final contributions will be limited to 5000 words maximum (or roughly twenty double-spaced manuscript pages). Chapter drafts will be due June 1, 2021, and final manuscripts will be due November 1, 2021. The e-volume is expected to launch in February 2021.

Papers could address, but are not limited to, the following subjects:

  • Alienation
  • Authority
  • Communities
  • Crime, Violence
  • Drugs, Alcohol, Addictions
  • Economy, Work
  • Education
  • Environment, Technology
  • Ethics
  • Family, Marriage
  • Globalization
  • Health Care, Mental Health
  • Inequality, Poverty, Wealth
  • Law, Justice
  • Media, Communications
  • Methods
  • Modernity
  • Politics
  • Pop Culture, Sport, Leisure
  • Population, Migration
  • Privacy / Surveillance
  • Race, Ethnicity
  • Religion, Cultural Issues
  • Secularization
  • Social Conflict, Social Change
  • Social Movements
  • Social Welfare
  • Theoretical Perspectives
  • Urban Issues, Rural Issues
  • Youth, Aging, Life Course

Important Dates

5 October 2020: Call for Chapter Proposals Sent Out to Contributors for Books.

1 December 2020: Proposed Abstracts Due for Chapters.

1 January 2021: Invitations to Contribute & Author Guidelines Distributed.

1 June 2021: Full Manuscripts Due / Begin Review Process.

1 September 2021: First Round of Reviews Completed / Revisions Start.

1 November 2021: Revised Manuscripts Due.

1 December 2021: Submission of Book to Publisher.

1 February 2022: Publication

Editors

Murat ┼×entürk, Istanbul University, Turkey, murat.senturk@istanbul.edu.tr

Massimo Ragnedda, Northumbria Universtiy, UK, massimo.ragnedda@northumbria.ac.uk

Glenn W. Muschert, Khalifa University, UAE, glenn.muschert@ku.ac.ae

Call for Papers

Call for Papers
Research in Political Sociology
Systemic Inequality, Sustainability and COVID 19

RE: Call for Papers: a special volume of Research in Political Sociology on Systemic Inequality, Sustainability and COVID 19

The global spread of Covid-19 has had devastating effects on developed and developing countries worldwide in terms of population’s health, economy, politics, and countries’ sustainability. It shattered personal lives, families, businesses, countries’ health systems, education, global and national economies, and sustainable development. However, the effects are the most visible among disadvantaged populations as the pandemic amplified the already profound social inequalities and problems of environmental justice. Thus, it is critical to determine the scope, magnitude, and scale of pandemic effects on the most vulnerable groups. This special volume of Research in Political Sociology addresses the impact of COVID 19 on countries’ development, exploring the consequences and interactions of COVID19 with social inequalities and sustainable development. We are inviting submission of papers to 29th volume to be published in 2022 entitled Systemic Inequality, Sustainability and COVID 19. The submission deadline is April 25, 2021.

Research in Political Sociology (RPS) has the primary objective of publishing original, high-quality manuscripts to increase our understanding of political structures and processes. The articles in RPS are directed towards identifying, understanding, and explaining the various interrelations that exist within and between social and political phenomena. This includes exploring the underlying social roots or origins of politics and power; the organization, management, and process of the political power structure; and the effects of political decision-making on the surrounding society, culture, and sustainable development. Papers published in RPS are peer-reviewed. For more details about Emerald’s approach to Publication Ethics, please refer to the company guidelines. The volumes in Research in Political Sociology are abstracted and indexed by Political Science Complete, Scopus, SociINDEX, and Sociological Abstracts. See more at http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/books/series.htm?id=0895-9935#sthash.l9tx6AsX.dpuf; https://www.emerald.com/insight/publication/issn/0895-9935

Contact and submit a paper:

Co-editor: Prof. Seela Aladuwaka Email: saladuwaka@alasu.edu

Co-editor: Prof. Barbara Wejnert Email: bwejnert@buffalo.edu

Co-editor: Prof. Ram Alagan Email: ralagan@alasu.edu

Call for Papers
 Eleventh International Conference on The Constructed Environment
University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada

We are pleased to share with you the Call for Papers for the Eleventh International Conference on The Constructed Environment, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada, 12–14 May 2021.

The Constructed Environment Research Network is brought together by a common shared interest in human configurations of the environment and the interactions among the constructed, social and natural environments. We seek to build an epistemic community where we can make linkages across disciplinary, geographic, and cultural boundaries. As a Research Network, we are defined by our scope and concerns and motivated to build strategies for action framed by our shared themes and tensions.

The Eleventh International Conference on the Constructed Environment features research addressing the following annual themes and special focus: 2021 Special Focus—Building the Anthropocene.

Proposal Deadlines

Late: Apr. 12, 2021

Registration Deadlines

Regular: Apr. 12, 2021
Late: May. 12, 2021

Call for Papers
Sixth International Conference on Tourism & Leisure Studies
Universtiy of Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik, Croatia

We are pleased to share with you the Call for Papers for the Sixth International Conference on Tourism & Leisure Studies, University of Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik, Croatia, 27–28 May 2021.

The Tourism & Leisure Studies Research Network is brought together to explore the economic, cultural and organizational aspects of tourism and leisure. We seek to build an epistemic community where we can make linkages across disciplinary, geographic, and cultural boundaries. As a Research Network, we are defined by our scope and concerns and motivated to build strategies for action framed by our shared themes and tensions.

The Sixth International Conference on Tourism & Leisure Studies features research addressing the annual themes and special focus: 2021 Special Focus—The Shape of Recovery: Futures of Responsible Travel and Leisure.

Proposal Deadlines

Regular: Feb. 27, 2021
Late: Apr. 27, 2021

Registration Deadlines

Regular: Apr. 27, 2021
Late: May. 7, 2021

Call for Papers
Twenty-eighth International Conference on Learning
Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland

We are pleased to share with you the Call for Papers for the Twenty-eighth International Conference on Learning, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland, 7–9 July 2021.

The Learner Research Network is brought together around a common concern for learning in all its sites, formal and informal, and at all levels, from early childhood, to schools, colleges and universities, and adult, community and workplace education. We seek to build an epistemic community where we can make linkages across disciplinary, geographic, and cultural boundaries. As a Research Network, we are defined by our scope and concerns and motivated to build strategies for action framed by our shared themes and tensions.

The Twenty-eighth International Conference on Learning features research addressing the following annual themes and special focus: 2021 Special Focus—Universalism or Particularism: Knowledge and Power in the Process of Decolonization Revisited.

Proposal Deadlines

Regular: Apr. 7, 2021
Late: June 7, 2021

Registration Deadlines

Regular: Jan. 7, 2021
Late: Jun. 7, 2021

Call for Papers
Information, Medium & Society: Nineteenth International Conference on Publishing Studies
Complutense University of Madrid, Madrid, Spain

We are pleased to share with you the Call for Papers for the Information, Medium & Society: Nineteenth International Conference on Publishing Studies, Complutense University of Madrid, Madrid, Spain, 2 July 2021.

The Information, Medium & Society – The Publishing Studies Research Network is brought together by a shared interest in investigating publishing practices as distinctive modes of social knowledge production. We seek to build an epistemic community where we can make linkages across disciplinary, geographic, and cultural boundaries. As a Research Network, we are defined by our scope and concerns and motivated to build strategies for action framed by our shared themes and tensions.

The Information, Medium & Society: Nineteenth International Conference on Publishing Studies features research addressing the following annual themes and special focus: 2021 Special Focus—Research in the Age of Thinking Machines: Implications for Scholars, Libraries, and Publishers.

Proposal Deadlines

Regular: Apr. 2, 2021
Late: June 2, 2021

Registration Deadlines

Regular: June 2, 2021
Late: July 2, 2021

Call for Papers
Sixteenth International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences
Oxford Brookes University, Headington Campus, Oxford, UK

We are pleased to share with you the Call for Papers for the Sixteenth International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Oxford Brookes University, Headington Campus, Oxford, UK, 21–23 July 2021.

The Interdisciplinary Social Sciences Research Network is brought together by a common interest in disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches, within and across the various social sciences, and between the social, natural and applied sciences. We seek to build an epistemic community where we can make linkages across disciplinary, geographic, and cultural boundaries. As a Research Network, we are defined by our scope and concerns and motivated to build strategies for action framed by our shared themes and tensions.

The Sixteenth International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences features research addressing the annual themes and special focus: 2021 Special Focus—The Opportunities of Crisis: Resilience and Change in World History.

Proposal Deadlines

Regular: Apr. 21, 2021
Late: June 21, 2021

Registration Deadlines

Early: Jan. 21, 2021
Regular: June 21, 2021

Call for Papers
Fourteenth Global Studies Conference
Concordia University, Montreal, Canada

We are pleased to share with you the Call for Papers for the Fourteenth Global Studies Conference Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, 5–6 June 2021. The Global Studies Research Network is devoted to mapping and interpreting past and emerging trends and patterns in globalization. We seek to build an epistemic community where we can make linkages across disciplinary, geographic, and cultural boundaries. As a Research Network, we are defined by our scope and concerns and motivated to build strategies for action framed by our shared themes and tensions.


The Fourteenth Global Studies Conference features research addressing the following annual themes and special focus: 2021 Special Focus—Life after Pandemic: Towards a New Global Biopolitics?

Proposal Deadlines

Regular: Mar. 5, 2021
Late: Mar. 5, 2021

Registration Deadlines

Early: May 5, 2021
Regular: Jun. 5, 2021

Conferences

There are no conferences to be posted at this time.