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CALL FOR PAPERS Research in Social Problems and Public Policy (RSPPP)
Volume 21, 2014: Gedenkschrift in Honor of William R. Freudenburg, A Life in Social Research
True to the nature of the Gedenkschrift as a commemorative publication, Research in Social Problems and Public Policy (RSPPP) volume 21 seeks papers that celebrates the work of sociologist Dr. William Freudenburg, one of the founding editors of RSPPP and
Dehlsen Professor, University of California, Santa Barbara.
Personal reminiscences as well as research that reflects and builds on Dr. Freudenburg’s theories (e.g., recreancy, bureaucratic slippage, atrophy of vigilance, spiral of stereotypes, for example), his research in environmental disasters, technological risk, risk assessment, Scientific Certainty Argumentation Method (SCAM), NIMBY, LULU, sociology, the environment, and natural resources, asymmetry and bias in scientific judgment, Type I and Type II errors, scientific uncertainty, government transparency, power and control over information are among the topics solicited. Articles that reflect the focus of RSPPP as the “potential failure of public institutions to fulfill their obligations to the broader society” and employ aspects of Freudenburg’s work are also welcome. Article length can range from 1,000 to 7,000 words.
For background on Dr. Freudenburg’s work, see “William Freudenburg: An Intellectual and Professional Biography” by Riley Dunlap and Debra Davidson, Rural Sociologist (2011, June)
http://www.es.ucsb.edu/sites/www.es.ucsb.edu/files/sitefiles/people/FreudenburgTribute_TRS.pdf and bibliography of his works at: https://bkofsecrets.wordpress.com/2011/04/08/my-own-littletributebill-freudenburgs-research/
Instructions for authors and additional information on RSPPP
Submissions should be submitted in electronic format (.doc, docx, & odt file formats only) and conform to Harvard Style. All papers – including invited papers - undergo double-blind review.
Manuscript submissions to RSPPP volume 21 certifies that material is not copyrighted nor currently under review for any refereed journal or conference proceedings. If any version or parts of the manuscript has appeared, or will appear in another publication, the details should be disclosed to the editor at the time of submission.
For additional information on RSPPP, see
- Deadline for completed manuscripts: August 15, 2013
- Volume 21 is scheduled for publication in 2014
E-mail submissions and inquiries to the guest editor
Susan Maret Ph.D.
Call for Papers for a special issue on “Anarchism as a Foundation for Justice.”
The Editors and Advisory Board of Contemporary Justice Review are pleased to announce a Call for Papers for a special issue on “Anarchism as a Foundation for Justice.”
We welcome papers that focus on the theory of anarchism as it relates to justice as well as on practices that serve to meet the needs of all in different social situations. We regard anarchism as a needs-based perspective on social life whose aims are best achieved through nonviolent means.
Articles might suggest or outline anarchist strategies for fostering families, schools, and places of work that take into account the needs of all, structurally as well as in the daily practices of those involved in these social arrangements. Articles focusing more broadly on economic and sociopolitical issues as they impact the principles and processes of justice are also welcome.
Authors might wish to highlight a variety of aspects of social life that reflect anarchist principles: (1) organizations (e.g., Food Not Bombs, War Resisters League, Catholic Worker); (2) publishing (e.g., Black Rose Books; AK Press); (3) personages (e.g., Peter Kropotkin, Noam Chomsky, Dorothy Day); (4) works of literature (e.g., Woman on the Edge of Time, The Dispossessed); (5) fine arts (e.g., John Cage, Merce Cunningham); (6) schools (e.g., Black Mountain, Summerhill, The Modern School); (7) social movements (e.g., women’s movements, Spanish Civil War, Occupy); (8) business and cooperatives (e.g., Mondragon, Red and Black Café, Red Emma’s); (9) “religion” (e.g., mysticism, Christian anarchism, Taoism); (10) intentional communities (e.g., Twin Oaks, Whiteway Colony); and (11) murals and street art (e.g., Banksy, Anarchists of the Americas).
We are also looking for contextualizing reviews of: (1) anarchist literature (e.g., Mutual Aid, Homage to Catalonia, Anarchism Today); (2) film (e.g., “Antifa: Chasseur de Skins,” “Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media,” “Life and Debt,” “Libertarias,”); (3) cartoonists (e.g., Stephanie McMillan); and (4) musicians (e.g., Utah Phillips, “Emma’s Revolution”).
We will also gladly welcome any work on the ecology movement, animal rights movement, local food movement, sustainable agriculture movement, and/or restorative justice movement. We encourage authors to write in an accessible and engaging style that is free of academic jargon.
Those wishing to participate in the issue(s) should send a title and abstract (250 words or fewer) to CJR Assistant Editor G. Hamilton Gray at by April 15, 2013. Authors whose work is selected will be notified by April 30, 2013. Completed work is due December 31, 2013 for inclusion in upcoming issues of the journal.
Any questions about prospective proposals are to be directed to CJR Contributing Editor, Dennis Sullivan at
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 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 .
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 .
War Crimes, Genocide, and Crimes Against Humanity is a multidisciplinary, peer reviewed, open access journal dedicated to understanding the conceptualization, etiology, and prevention of violations of international criminal and humanitarian law.
The Association for Humanist Sociology, The Society for the Study of Social Problems Teaching Social Problems Division, and the Department of Sociology and Criminology at Stonehill College are hosting a one-day conference titled Teaching Sociology: New Approaches to Practicing a Discipline that Matters. The conference will be held April 13, 2013 at Stonehill College in Easaton, MA. The conference will feature traditional paper sessions and poster sessions in the morning; a luncheon with keynote speaker; and an afternoon dedicated to open issue-oriented sessions to be determined in a “world café” style of identifying topics and then allowing for space and time to meet in groups during the afternoon. To submit an abstract, contact Corey Dolgon at . The deadline to submit abstracts is March 8th. To register online, click here.
The 12th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Social Sciences will be held from May 29th (Wednesday) to June 1st (Saturday), 2013 at the Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa in Honolulu, Hawaii. Honolulu is located on the island of Oahu. Oahu is often nicknamed "the gathering place". The 2013 Hawaii International Conference on Social Sciences will once again be the gathering place for academicians and professionals from social science related fields from all over the world. The deadline to submit abstracts is March 1st. For full conference details, click here.
The International Conference on Sociology and Social Work will be held May 30-31, 2013 at Aalborg University in Denmark. This year's conference explores the relation between sociology and social work as it is expressed in concrete forms of research exemplifying how a creative interaction and cooperation between the disciplines can lead to new forms of knowledge. Keynote speakers include 2012-2013 SSSP President, R.A. Dello Buono, Nanna Mik-Meyer, and Ilse Julkunen. For more information, view the full Call for Papers. Any questions about the conference may be directed to Maria Appel Nissen at
. The deadline for submission of abstracts is February 15, 2013.
The Justice Studies Association will be hosting its 15th Annual Meeting at Arcadia University in Glenside, PA on May 30-June 1, 2013. The conference is interdisciplinary and will focus on family and community in our world. The Justice Studies Association welcomes any research, experiences, activism, teaching, and reflections on the justice issues related to families and communities. Please send your presentation or session title with a 200 word abstract electronically to Program Co-Chair, Sara Ellen Kitchen,
by March 1, 2013. Click here for the full Call for Papers.
The Global Studies Association of North America is pleased to announce its twelfth annual conference, Surviving the Future: Owning the World or Sharing the Commons, will be held at Marymount College in California, June 7-9, 2013. All presentation topics will be considered. Submissions of proposals for papers, panels, and roundtables should include a 100-word abstract and a brief biographical statement for each participant by May 1, 2013 to Jerry Harris at .
The SSSP and the ASA Labor and Labor Movements Section are hosting a one-day mini-conference Monday, August 12, 2013, titled "Labor and Global Solidarity - The US, China, and Beyond." The conference will bring together scholars and practitioners to address the changing landscapes of work and labor organizing at multiple scales, from the local to the transnational. To submit an abstract or paper, please send it to the conference co-organizers: Carolina Bank Munoz ( ), David Fasenfest ( ), and Steve McKay ( ). Abstracts or papers are due February 15, 2013. If submitting an abstract, full drafts of accepted papers are due June 30th, 2013. Papers presented at the conference will also be considered for publication in a planned special issue of the journal Critical Sociology and/or in a separate edited book. Conference participants will be responsible for covering their own travel and lodging expenses (though meals for participants on the program will be provided). The conference will be free and open to the public.
The Program Committee of the North American Labor History Conference invites proposals for sessions, papers, and roundtables on "Geopgraphies of Labor" for their 35th annual meeting. The meeting will be held October 24-26, 2013 at Wayne State University in Detroit, mI. Submissions of proposals, panels, and roundtables should include one paragraph abstract and a brief biographical statement per each participant by March 29,2013. To submit an abstract or for more information, e-mail Conference Coordinator, Professor Francis Shor at
The National Planning Committee of the U.S. Social Forum (USSF) is pleased to announce plans for a third U.S. Social Forum in 2014! The Committee will be working diligently over the next 12-16 months to determine dates and a location; and to ensure this third USSF builds on the 2007 Atlanta and 2010 Detriot U.S. Social Forum, plus all of the powerful movement work to build the vision of a new world and a new U.S. Donate today to help ensure this historic motion advances.