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Social Science Calls for Papers: April 2013

Planning a writing break over Easter?  Here’s this month’s collection of Social Science Calls for Papers with deadlines in April 2013:

Energy Vulnerability Factors and Pathways – Towards a Research and Policy Agenda (Conference)
Royal Geographical Society, Energy Geographies Working Group
CfP deadline: 1st April 2013
Event: 21st – 22nd May 2013, Manchester

Translation and Transformation (Conference)
Department of Sociological Studies, University of Sheffield
CfP deadline: 5th April 2013
Event: 5th June 2013, University of Sheffield

British Sociological Association Teaching Group Regional Day Conference
CfP deadline: 15th April 2013
Event: 15th June 2013, Nottingham Trent University

UK Social Networks Conference
CfP deadline: 19th April 2013
Event: 27th – 29th June 2013, University of Greenwich

The Politics of Markets – Shaping, Steering and Evaluation (Conference)
CfP deadline: 22nd April 2013
Event: 13th June 2013, University of Westminster

BSA Medical Sociology Group 45th Annual Conference
CfP deadline: 26th April 2013
Event: 11th – 13th September 2013, University of York

Response-able Communities: Recent Challenges in Regional Development and Social Integration (Conference)
CfP deadline: 30th April 2013
Event: 22nd May 2013, University of Pécs, Hungary

Motives and Social Organisation (Journal Issue)
Special Issue of the Journal of Comparative Research in Anthropology and Sociology
CfP deadline: 30th April 2013

The first University of Kent “Shut Up And Write!”

Last term I came across this post from Dr Inger Mewburn (aka The Thesis Whisperer), Director of Research Training at the Australian National University.  Inger was, as far as I can work out, the first person to set up an academic Shut Up and Write! group at a University, and it seemed like a fab idea.  The crucial components are: caffeine, other people, and silence – all of which I thought we could gather together in the pursuit of Words.  So, I put together an application to UKC’s Graduate School to start the group.  After a few logistical hiccups (the mysteries of the Timetabling Office are not for us mere mortals to comprehend), here’s how the first one went.  Unedited.

This is interesting.  The timer is currently on 29:10 (and thousandths of milliseconds – it’s immensely precise) and there is a suspiciously quiet room of about 18 peopole*  (dammit, interruption – latecomer!) typing studiously away in an atmosphere of huffs, sighs, and the very large looming timer countdown on the projector screen.

This is the first meeting of the University of Kent’s Shut Up and Write group – something that originated in San Francisco (see the early meeting reports here-link**) – and is spreading across the world.  Originally for novelists, academic SUAW meets have now been set up at several UK universities with many being run by libraries and academic learning support units.  (It’s very odd, esp as I’m sitting at the front and can’t really know what’s going on behind me without turning round and gawping, which would kinda defeat the point, all I can hear is frantic tapping at keyboards and the occasional cough (it’s lurgy season)).

All was going swimmingly planning-wise until my lovely officemate put the frighteners on me – I’d ordered catering for 25, he proceeded to tell me that EVERYONE he knew was coming and was the room big enough?  Duly scared of running out of cookies, I upped the order to 40 and proceeded to panic.  (It’s odd how people start to fill a room from the back)  The timer is now at 22:25.  I want another cookie.

At five to one I had a wibble as I was the only one here, but, miraculously, more arrived and now we’re at around x (how many?).  Am thrilled – esp as most are people I don’t know (I was worried it would just be me and a few friends from the dept) – looks like word has spread.  People poured coffee, passed cookies, introduced themselves.  I wandered round like a numpty saying hello to people (and directing to the loo – having stuck green arrows from the building entrance to the room, didn’t think to include the Facilities).  (It’s also odd how I have to keep glancing at the timer to see how I’m going.  19:58.  Others are doing it too.)

Arrivals are impressed by the cookie provision and ask who has paid for it – a shout out to the Graduate School, who have very kindly awarded a Postgraduate Experience Award allowing for catering provision and printing.  The cookies are homemade and excellent brain food.  If there are any left, I might take a couple down to the Grad School office to say thank you.  (18:09, still typing, very loud bus outside).

The principle of writing in short but uninterruptible bursts is an adaptation of the pomodoro technique (website here:*** )  I’ve been trying to find anything (other than the website) written on its use but have been struggling a bit – I’ve only come up with one or two, and nothing that really tests it as a writing/productivity technique.   The idea, I think, is based on measures of attention span; i.e. you can only concentrate for so long before your brain wanders off, and therefore it makes sense to structure your work around that.  (halfway!)  The other feature is the (ideally) complete lack of distractions – mobile phones switched off and put away, and, crucially and horribly, internet connections switched off.  What if someone retweets one of my tweets?  Or sends me a Facebook message?  Or even an email?  I won’t know within seconds!  The WORLD could end!  That said, the opportunity (or compulsion) to Just Write It (to adapt an advertising slogan) is actually rather nice.  I have nothing else I should be doing.  I put up some quotes at the start of the meeting while people were getting coffee, etc; one of them is by Gertrude Steinem (no idea who she is – must look up once am allowed internet connection back****), who apparently said “Writing is the only thing that, when I do it, I don’t feel I should be doing something else.”  I know how she feels.  I have my upgrade paper due in a week and a bit (actually, maybe that is what I should be doing… bummer.) and I feel guilty pretty much whenever I am not writing it.  It’s coming together slooooowly.  But writing, somehow, is always a worthwhile pursuit.  The process of writing itself helps to formulate and xxx thoughts (ref! – under normal circumstances, I would have looked up a reference for that – internet search, quick check of facebook, email etc while I am there – none of that today so that thought will have to go uncited.  I am a Bad Scientist).

Gosh, 08:57 and I’ve somehow written 784 words.  If I’d been this productive over the last year-and-a-bit of my PhD, I reckon I’d have finished by now. 

OK, brain freeze and I’ve run out of things to write.  The interesting thing is, however, that the fact that you’re in a room full of people who are all typing away does actually compel you to join in.  Call it a herd mentality or something, esp as I’m sitting at the front (and I’m technically in charge of the session), I feel guilty if I’m not joining in.    I’m not sure whether this is a good thing.

The idea is to post this post as a blogpost.  I did think about posting its raw, unedited, stream-of-consciousness version; along with a cleaned-up, edited, made-nice-for-public-view version; to see how much revision would go into it (and how much rubbish I talk when given free rein that then has to be wrestled into something coherent), but I’m not sure about that.  Maybe it’ll all go up, stream-of-consciousness and all.  I might have to add a ton of footnotes, though, as I’ve got gaps and contractions and “xxx” (where I know I need a different word there but can’t think of it right now – somehow using Shift+F7 seems like just as much cheating as using Google in this context…) so I probably won’t make much sense.  3:19 to go and I want another cookie.  They’re very good, kudos to Kent Hospitality.

The group in general seems to be from all over – literature MAs, postdoc maths, etc, which is nice (I think I’ve said that already).  I’ve sent round a register to get an idea of who’s who and what they’re writing, so it’ll be interesting to see exactly who’s here.  I haven’t even done a headcount as was too busy setting up the timers etc (from here), and can’t now as everyone is behind me.  1:09 to go, I think I might run out of steam. 1,110 words.  Blimey.

Quite scared about how loud the alarm is going to be when the timer gets to zero*****.  Hmmm…

* Yes, this is the unedited version, so I’ve left in the typos
** The link is in the introduction, it’s worth looking at
*** Pomodoro technique website
**** Gertrude Stein (I did say it was unedited!) – author and art collector, 1874-1946
***** It wasn’t, the sound was switched off

And that was that – just over 1,100 words in 30 minutes.  Rough and unedited, but there.  In the second writing period, I wrote what I had intended to – a section of the paper I’ll be submitting for my PhD upgrade.  The great thing about writing like this is that, because the point is simply to get words down on paper (or screen), with no requirement to start at the beginning, write well or in a particular style, you are provided with a kind of literary get-out clause to bypass the where-do-I-start blank-page panic.  If you’re someone who suffers from procrastinitis as much as I do, it’s hugely helpful.

It was great to meet everyone this week – if anyone would like to join us, we meet at 1pm on the last Wednesday of every month, usually in COLT3 on the Canterbury campus, all PGs and postdocs welcome.  Here’s the flyer, you can also find details on the University of Kent’s events calendar, or tweet using #KentSUAW.  The cookies are excellent, and free.

Social Science Calls for Papers: November 2012

Sitting on an idea that could be ready to share with the world?  Here’s this month’s collection of Social Science Calls for Papers with deadlines in November 2012 to spur you into action:
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Struggles, Strategies and Analysis of Anticolonial and Postcolonial Social Movements (Journal Issue)
CfP deadline: 1st November 2012
Special Issue of Interface: A Journal for and about Social Movement
http://www.interfacejournal.net/archives/call-for-papers/
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The Psychology of Organizational Networks (Journal Issue)
CfP deadline: 1st November 2012
Special Issue of Organization Science
http://www.informs.org/Pubs/OrgSci/Calls-for-Papers#Psychology
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Settling the Mountains: The Role of Eco-cultural Tourism and Socio-ecology (Journal Issue)
CfP deadline: 1st November 2012
Special Issue of International Journal of Tourism Anthropology
http://www.inderscience.com/info/ingeneral/cfp.php?id=1844
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Gender, Imperialism and Global Exchanges (Journal Issue)
CfP deadline: 1st November 2012 (extended)
Special Issue of Gender & History
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/%28ISSN%291468-0424
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Museum Next (Conference)
CfP deadline: 1st November 2012
Event date: May 2013, Amsterdam, Netherlands
http://www.museumnext.org/conference/conference.html
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Engaging Religious Experience: A Return to Ethnography and Theology (Journal Issue)
CfP deadline: 1st November 2012
Special Issue of Practical Matters
http://www.practicalmattersjournal.org/submissions
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Implementing Web 2.0 Tools in Organizations (Journal Issue)
CfP deadline: 1st November 2012
Special Issue of The Learning Organization
http://www.emeraldinsight.com/journals.htm?issn=0969-6474&volume=19&issue=4&articleid=17032139&show=html&PHPSESSID=m3jptrfgp6rq3cvu2l8a5v0gk0
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Honor in Ottoman and Contemporary Mediterranean Societies: Controversies, Continuities, and New Directions
CfP deadline: 1st November 2012
21st – 23rd March 2012, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary
http://www.h-net.org/announce/show.cgi?ID=196551
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Emerging Vectors of Narratology: Towards Consolidation or Diversification? (Conference)
CfP deadline: 6th November 2012 (extended); European Narratology Network
Event date: 29th – 30th March 2013, Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris, France
http://www.narratology.net/sites/www.narratology.net/files/webfm/Call%20for%20Papers_final%20%283%29_0.pdf
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Preoccupy/Maximum Occupancy (Journal Issue)
CfP deadline: 15th November 2012
Special Issue of Journal of Social Theory in Art Educatio
http://www.cstae.org/cstae/?q=node/44
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Language and Super-diversity: Explorations and Interrogations (Conference)
CfP deadline: 15th November 2012
Event date: 5th – 7th July 2013, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Centre for Applied Language Studies/International Consortium on Language and Super-diversity
https://www.jyu.fi/en/congress/superdiversity
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From Paradox to Practice: The Rise of Co-opetition Strategies (Journal Issue)
CfP deadline: 15th November 2012
Special Issue of International Journal of Business Environment
http://www.inderscience.com/info/ingeneral/cfp.php?id=1869
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Thinking Out of the Box: Devision New European Policies to Face the Arab Spring (Conference)
CfP deadline: 15th November 2012
Event date: 22nd – 23rd February 2013, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal
http://nepas-project.net/call-for-papers/
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Cross-Cultural Pragmatics at a Crossroads: Making a Difference in Intercultural Communication (Conference)
CfP deadline: 15th November 2012
Event date: 26th – 28th June 2013, University of East Anglia
http://www.uea.ac.uk/ccp3/call-for-papers
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What is Old Age? New Perspectives from the Humanities (Conference)
CfP deadline: 23rd November 2012
Event date: 23rd February 2013, University of Warwick
http://whatisoldage.wordpress.com/call-for-papers/
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New Forms of Organizational Ethnography (Journal Issue)
CfP deadline: 30th November 2012
Special Issue of Journal of Organizational Ethnography
http://www.egosnet.org/jart/prj3/egos/data/uploads/downloads/CallforPapersFlyingPages/CfP_OE_New-forms.pdf
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Religions and Finance (Journal Issue)
CfP deadline: 30th November 2012
Special Issue of International Journal of Behavioural Accounting and Finance
http://www.inderscience.com/info/ingeneral/cfp.php?id=1794
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Teaching Social Movements (Journal Issue)
CfP deadline: 30th November 2012
Special Issue of Academic Exchange Quarterly
http://rapidintellect.com/AEQweb/
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Living in Violent Times (Conference)
CfP deadline: 30th November 2012
Event date: 19th April 2013, University of Warwick
http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/hrc/confs/lvt/
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Youth 2.0: Connecting, Sharing and Empowering (Conference)
CfP deadline: 30th November 2012
Event date: 20th – 22nd March 2013, University of Antwerp, Belgium
http://www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx?c=.YOUTH2.0&n=108200
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Talking Bodies: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Identity, Sexuality and Representation
CfP deadline: 30th November 2012
Event date: 26th – 28th March 2013, University of Chester
http://talkingbodiesblog.wordpress.com/2012/10/05/announcement-and-call-for-papers/
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Corporate Personhood (Journal Issue)
CfP deadline: 30th November 2012
Special Issue of Biography: An Interdisciplinary Quarterly
http://www.facebook.com/CBRHawaii/posts/394715907257989
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Contemporary Gendered Performance and Practice (Conference)
CfP deadline: 30th November 2012
Event date: 12th – 13th April 2013, Queens University Belfast
performinggender2013@qub.ac.uk
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Theorising Race: Imagining Possibilities (Journal Issue)
CfP deadline: 30th November 2012
Special Issue of Theoria: A Journal of Social and Political Theory
http://www.britsoc.co.uk/media/38565/Theoria_Cfp_301112.pdf
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Reflexivity in Criminological Research: Experiences with the Powerless and the Powerful (Edited Collection)
CfP deadline: 30th November 2012
http://www.britsoc.co.uk/media/43031/Reflexivity_Criminological_Research_CfP_301112.pdf
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Social Science Calls for Papers: October & November 2012

Half a Twitter conversation last week turned into half an idea – someone was looking for a particular call for papers on a particular subject and couldn’t find it, where was the best source, etc.  I’m one of those people who keeps a list of half-baked ideas (actually, most of them are not even quarter-baked: still in the packets with no recipe, if I’m honest) for papers, conference presentations, etc that I tell myself I’ll work up into beautiful prose should the right opportunity come along.  Strangely, it never seems to – or another of my lists (of calls for papers in the social sciences) never seems to coincide.  But, there’s no reason why someone else’s shouldn’t!  So, sharpen your pencils, herewith a meta-list of calls for papers (Journal Issues and European Conferences) with October/November deadlines.  If it’s popular, I’ll carry it on… and maybe even submit something one day.

 

PERSPECTIVES ON EVIL (Conference)

CfP deadline: 12th October 2012

Event date: 10th – 12th March 2013, Lisbon, Portugal

Themes: Issues surrounding evil and human wickedness.

http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/at-the-interface/evil/perspectives-on-evil/call-for-papers/

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(MIS)REPRESENTATIONS OF BRITISHNESS (Conference)

CfP deadline: 12th October 2012

Event date: 6th December 2012, University of Northumbria, Newcastle, UK

Themes: Changing approaches to writing about Britishness; “English, I mean, British” – the ambiguity of national identity; The ideas of ‘centre’ and ‘periphery’ within ‘Greater Britain’; Whether established institutions can still be seen as inclusive vehicles for the varying forms of Britishness; Shifting representations of Britain, its nations and regions in the media; Devolution and the effect on regional and national British patriotisms.

http://misrepresentationsofbritishness.wordpress.com/

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THE ETHICS OF HUMAN SUBJECTS RESEARCH WITH MINORITY PARTICIPANTS (Journal Issue)

CfP deadline: 12th October 2012

Special Issue of American Journal of Public Health

Themes: Novel strategies for the ethical engagement of underrepresented participants; impact of prominent cases of research abuse on community attitudes and regulatory policy; training; implications of cultural, social and political factors on willingness to participate; social impacts of research on minority communities; implications of the ethical duty to engage minority participants.

http://www.healthequity.umd.edu/call_forpaper.asp

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FRAGMENTS OF AUTO/BIOGRAPHY (Conference)

CfP deadline: 12th October 2012

Event date: 14th December 2012, British Library, London, UK

BSA Auto/Biography Study Group, Centre for Biography and Education

http://www.britsoc.co.uk/media/44773/bl_call_xmas_2012.pdf

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THE PARTY’S OVER?  POLITICAL STUDIES ASSOCIATION ANNUAL CONFERENCE

CfP deadline: 14th October 2012

Event date: 25th – 27th March 2013, Cardiff, UK

Themes: Any topics related to the conference theme, as well as on other topics spanning the entire range of political studies.

http://www.psa.ac.uk/2013/call.aspx

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PROVOCATIONS: (RE)-VISIONING DATA IN QUALITATIVE RESEARCH (Journal Issue)

CfP deadline: 15th October 2012

Special Issue of Cultural Studies <=> Critical Methodologies

Themes: What counts as data, and how do we recognise it when we see (or sense) it?  How does data appeal to us?  Is there agency in data?  Can data set things in motion, or is it condemned to its subordinate and passive status?

http://www.nova.edu/ssss/QR/mirka.pdf

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SOCIAL MEDIA AND THE STATE: PROTESTS, REVOLUTIONS, RIOTS, CRIME AND POLICING IN THE AGE OF FACEBOOK, TWITTER AND YOUTUBE (Edited collection)

CfP deadline: 15th October 2012

http://fuchs.uti.at/wp-content/CFP_SMPS.pdf

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MIXED METHODS IN HEALTHCARE DELIVERY SYSTEMS RESEARCH (Journal Issue)

CfP deadline: 15th October 2012

Special Issue of Health Services Research

Themes: Studies that use mixed methods to generate important empirical findings on delivery systems and/or help advance the field of mixed methods research.  Of particular interest are studies that “mix” data by merging or embedding data from different sources, rather than simply connecting methods in a sequence.

http://www.hsr.org/hsr/abouthsr/call-for-papers-special-issue.jsp

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CRISIS AND CONTINGENCY: STATES OF (IN)STABILITY (Conference)

CfP deadline: 15th October 2012

Event date: 25th – 27th June 2013, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

Themes: Economic crisis of debt, the euro and unemployment,  globalization, heightened nationalisms, continued migration, shifting cultures, rising inequality, concerns over security, climate change, sustainable development; all of these transform definitions of Europe: of its geographical boundaries; of what institutions are needed to structure and resolve issues of policy and democracy; and of how Europe can and might interact with other parts of the world.

http://councilforeuropeanstudies.org/conferences/2013-ces-conference#Conference%20call

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MIXED METHODS IN GENDER AND SEXUALITIES RESEARCH (Journal Issue)

CfP deadline: 15th October 2012

Special Issue of International Journal of Multiple Research Approaches

Themes: Epistemological background for research on genders and sexualities; Theoretical issues and planning stages for multiple approach; Challenges and emerging issues; Mixed methods and evaluation for intervention and research with under-represented groups.

http://mra.e-contentmanagement.com/archives/vol/7/issue/3/call/

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HAPPINESS RESEARCH IN SOCIOLOGICAL RESEARCH (Journal Issue)

CfP deadline: 19th October 2012

Special Section of Sociological Research Online

Themes: Happiness broadly to include research into wellbeing, life satisfaction, flourishing and quality of life and we welcome papers around the inter-relationships between sociology and the study of happiness.

http://www.britsoc.co.uk/media/43906/abstract_call_socresonline_specsection13.docx

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EXCLUSIVITY: BOUNDARIES OF DIFFERENCE (Journal Issue)

CfP deadline: 19th October 2012

Special Issue of Limina: A Journal of Historical and Cultural Studies

Themes: Who is on the inside? Who is on the outside? Exclusivity, change and continuity in social classes/boundaries, race/ethnic/national identity,  gender,  popular culture,  religion,  sexuality,  cyber culture,  genre and theoretical boundaries, diversity (or lack of) in academia.

http://www.limina.arts.uwa.edu.au/

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LONGEVITY: SOCIOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES ON HEALTH, ILLNESS AND SERVICE PROVISION (Journal Issue)

CfP deadline: 19th October 2012

Special Edition of Health Sociology Review

Themes: The possibility and actuality of living to very old age, role of structural support systems, the delivery of appropriate health care, and the phenomenological experience of ageing and dealing with frailty and decline.

http://hsr.e-contentmanagement.com/archives/vol/23/issue/1/call/

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PRODUCING LEGITIMACY: GOVERNANCE AGAINST THE ODDS (Conference)

CfP deadline: 26th October 2012

Event date: 22nd – 23rd April 2013, University of Cambridge, UK

Themes: Legitimacy claims of anomalous geopolitical spaces, such as de facto states, annexed territories, governments-in-exile, and territories governed by insurgencies, liberation movements or unrecognised governments.

http://legitimacyconference.wordpress.com/

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SOCIAL HISTORY SOCIETY ANNUAL CONFERENCE

CfP deadline: 26th October 2012

Event date: 25th – 27th March 2013, University of Leeds, UK

Themes: Deviance, inclusion and exclusion; Life-cycles and life-styles; Economies, culture and consumption; Political cultures, policy and citizenship; Narratives, emotion and the self; Spaces and places; Theory and methods.

http://www.socialhistory.gellius.net/annualconference.php

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VISUAL METHODOLOGIES (Journal Issue)

CfP deadline: 30th October 2012

Special Issue of Graduate Journal of Social Science

Themes: Visual methodologies in the social sciences.

http://www.gjss.org/index.php?/Visual-Methodologies.html

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THE VALUE OF TRUST IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP (Journal Issue)

CfP deadline: 30th October 2012

Special Issue of International Journal of Business and Globalisation

Themes: Relationships among different types of trust (interpersonal, institutional), trust dimensions and approaches to measuring trust in entrepreneurial contexts; Inter-organisational and intra-organisational trust (horizontal and vertical dimensions) and their effects on young firm operations and entrepreneurial activities; Trust issues in developed versus developing countries and their effects on entrepreneurship; The effects of trust on the level of entrepreneurship at micro and macro levels; The role of trust in innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship development

http://www.inderscience.com/info/ingeneral/cfp.php?id=1907

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CRITICAL GOVERNANCE STUDIES CONFERENCE 2012: FROM CRITIQUE TO TRANSFORMATION? (Conference)

CfP deadline: 31st October 2012

Event date: 10th – 12th December 2012, University of Warwick, UK

Warwick Business School, International Centre for Governance and Public Management

Themes: Governance futures in and beyond capitalism; ‘In and against the state’ once more? Towards critical governance practices; and the governance of science and sustainability.

http://www.wbs.ac.uk/events/2012/12/10/Critical/Governance/Studies

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SOCIETY FOR THE HISTORY OF CHILDREN AND YOUTH BIENNIAL CONFERENCE

CfP deadline: 31st October 2012

Event date: 25th – 27th June 2013, University of Nottingham, UK

Themes: Any aspect of the histories of children and youth, from any place and in any era,  especially sessions that examine and compare how space and childhood are mutually constitutive in historically and geographically specific settings.

http://shcyhome.org/conference/

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RETHINKING COMMUNITY: RELIGIOUS COMMUNITIES AND MUTATIONS IN LATE MODERNITY (Conference)

CfP deadline: 31st October 2012

Event date: 27th – 30th June 2013, Turku, Finland

International Society for the Sociology of Religion

Themes: New phenomena arising, e.g. growing into megachurches, resorting to marketing and branding, and operating in new transnational ways, globalisation, mediatization and individualization.

http://www.sisr-issr.org/English/Conferences/Conferences.htm

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E-LEADERSHIP: SUSTAINABILITY OF E-GOVERNMENT AND E-BUSINESS INNOVATIONS (Journal Issue)

CfP deadline: 31st October 2012

Special Issue of Electronic Government: An International Journal

Themes: Current issues related to technical, organisational, managerial and socio-economic aspects of e-leadership and its impact on e-government and e-business innovations. How e-leadership influences digital strategy; management in the digital era; how ict enables organisational transformation and the sustainability of digital innovations from the perspective of ICT4D.

http://www.inderscience.com/info/ingeneral/cfp.php?id=1927

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DEVELOPMENT-INDUCED DISPLACEMENT AND RESETTLEMENT: BRIDGING RESEARCH AND PRACTICE (Conference)

CfP deadline: 31st October 2012

Event date: 22nd – 23rd March 2013, University of Oxford

Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford, UK

Themes: Development-induced displacement and resettlement, e.g. how much is enough to compensate an oustee for example, or what is a successful resettlement? How can we “re”settle mobile populations that are not settled in the first place?

http://www.didrconference.org/root/callforpapers/index.html

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DEMOCRATISING REGIONALISM?  CIVIL SOCIETY AND REGIONAL INTEGRATION IN SOUTHEAST ASIA (Conference)

CfP deadline: 31st October 2012

Event date: 2nd – 5th July 2013, School of Social and Political Science, Technical University of Lisboa, Portugal

http://www.seas.at/?p=5123

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POWER, TIME AND AGENCY: EXPLORING THE ROLE OF CRITICAL TEMPORALITIES (Conference)

CfP deadline: 31st October 2012

Event date: 17th – 18th January 2013, University of Manchester, UK

Themes: Time and Power; Organising Time; Critical Temporalities; Time and Agency; Conceptualising/Experiencing Time.

http://www.temporalbelongings.org/power-time-and-agency.html

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STRUGGLES, STRATEGIES AND ANALYSIS OF ANTICOLONIAL AND POSTCOLONIAL SOCIAL MOVEMENTS (Journal Issue)

CfP deadline: 1st November 2012

Special Issue of Interface: A Journal for and about Social Movements

Themes: Praxis and the politics of anticolonial and postcolonial movements; meaning of postcolonialism, anticolonialism or

decolonization and its relevance/implications; regional and historical and other contextual differences in the way that these movements have developed.

http://www.interfacejournal.net/archives/call-for-papers/

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THE PSYCHOLOGY OF ORGANIZATIONAL NETWORKS (Journal Issue)

CfP deadline: 1st November 2012

Special Issue of Organization Science

Themes: How do group network structures and group members’ affective states co-evolve? How do social categories and schemas affect the perception of organizational networks? Are inter-organizational networks affected by how influential organizational decision-makers perceive the network of relationships among organizations in their field of activity? How do employee emotions, attitudes, cognitions or behaviors diffuse through networks?

http://www.informs.org/Pubs/OrgSci/Calls-for-Papers#Psychology

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SETTLING THE MOUNTAINS: THE ROLE OF ECO-CULTURAL TOURISM AND SOCIO-ECOLOGY (Journal Issue)

CfP deadline: 1st November 2012

Special Issue of International Journal of Tourism Anthropology

Themes: Eco-cultural tourism physical planning and networks; Reuse and revival of cultural heritage and landscapes, including experimental archaeology; Nature reserve regulations and policies; Sustainable and unsustainable practice(s)/experience(s); Indigenous people and mountain tourism; New markets for mountain products and/or services; Corporative governance and decision making; Quantitative limitations of environmental and ecological capacity(ies); Geo-based land use distribution patterns

http://www.inderscience.com/info/ingeneral/cfp.php?id=1844

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GENDER, IMPERIALISM AND GLOBAL EXCHANGES (Journal Issue)

CfP deadline: 1st November 2012 (extended)

Special Issue of Gender & History

Themes: Gendered dimensions of sexual, bodily, social, material, political, cultural and intellectual dynamics of empire from a wide range of temporal and geographic settings.

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/%28ISSN%291468-0424

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MUSEUM NEXT (Conference)

CfP deadline: 1st November 2012

Event date: May 2013, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Themes: Trends and related best practice from the digital side of museums, with the aim of providing a clear insight into how technology and media are shaping our institutions and the world around us.

http://www.museumnext.org/conference/conference.html

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ENGAGING RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE: A RETURN TO ETHNOGRAPHY AND THEOLOGY (Journal Issue)

CfP deadline: 1st November 2012

Special Issue of Practical Matters

Themes: Why theologians are turning to ethnographic methods and how an interdisciplinary conversation among anthropologists, scholars of religion, and theologians contributes new insights. The possibilities and limitations of ethnography for translating communal embodied experience into different communities and contexts.

http://www.practicalmattersjournal.org/submissions

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IMPLEMENTING WEB 2.0 TOOLS IN ORGANISATIONS (Journal Issue)

CfP deadline: 1st November 2012

Special Issue of The Learning Organization

Themes:  How much of an impact does organisational culture have on the introduction and adoption of Web 2.0 tools in organisations?  Do different industry disciplines and organisational contexts have an impact on the implementation of Web 2.0 tools?  How does the way in which Web 2.0 tools are introduced into an organisation impact on success?

http://www.emeraldinsight.com/journals.htm?issn=0969-6474&volume=19&issue=4&articleid=17032139&show=html&PHPSESSID=m3jptrfgp6rq3cvu2l8a5v0gk0

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PREOCCUPY/MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY (Journal Issue)

CfP deadline: 15th November 2012

Special Issue of Journal of Social Theory in Art Education

Themes: Is art education more than an occupation? Art education can expand or constrict participation. Preoccupation with standards, expectations, bureaucracy, assessment can impede maximum occupancy of teaching and learning.  In order for change to happen, is great risk inevitable? Are we willing to take great risks in making education/art education change? Is it more than an occupation?

http://www.cstae.org/cstae/?q=node/44

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LANGUAGE AND SUPER-DIVERSITY: EXPLORATIONS AND INTERROGATIONS (Conference)

CfP deadline: 15th November 2012

Event date: 5th – 7th July 2013, University of Jyväskylä, Finland

Centre for Applied Language Studies/International Consortium on Language and Super-diversity

Themes: The perspective and potential offered by super-diversity to language study – to, for example, linguistics, sociolinguistics, sociology of language, linguistic anthropology, applied linguistics, discourse studies, new literacy studies, pragmatics, ethnography and multi-modality.

https://www.jyu.fi/en/congress/superdiversity

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FROM PARADOX TO PRACTICE: THE RISE OF CO-OPETITION STRATEGIES (Journal Issue)

CfP deadline: 15th November 2012

Special Issue of International Journal of Business Environment

Themes: Theoretical framework development for coopetition studies across different levels of analysis (microfoundations, interorganisational, network, industry); Managerial tensions generated within and between organisations when implementing coopetition strategies (ambidexterity of coopeting organisations, role of dynamic capabilities in developing coopetitive relations, governance structures fostering coopetition success, team composition and behaviours, co-opetition cultural antecedents); co-opetition phenomena.

http://www.inderscience.com/info/ingeneral/cfp.php?id=1869

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THINKING OUT OF THE BOX: DEVISING NEW EUROPEAN POLICIES TO FACE THE ARAB SPRING (Conference)

CfP deadline: 15th November 2012

Event date: 22nd – 23rd February 2013, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal

Themes: The Arab Spring: Revolutions or Stalemate?  Outcome and Perspectives of the Arab Spring.  Geopolitical Implications of the Arab Upheavals in the Mediterranean.  The Arab Spring: the ‘Responsibility to Protect’ and International Law Implications.  The Fall of Authoritarianism and the New Actors in the Arab World: What Challenges Lie Ahead?  A New Mediterranean Political Landscape? The Arab Spring and Euro-Mediterranean Relations.  A New Mediterranean Agenda for a New Mediterranean Political Setting.

http://nepas-project.net/call-for-papers/

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CROSS-CULTURAL PRAGMATICS AT A CROSSROADS: MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION (Conference)

CfP deadline: 15th November 2012

Event date: 26th – 28th June 2013, University of East Anglia, UK

Themes: How can the theories of cross-/intercultural communication be applied to solve communicative conflicts in multicultural/globalised settings?  How can the theories of cross-/intercultural communication be applied to promote understanding and respect for otherness in all its richness, and pre-empt communicative conflict in multicultural/globalized settings?  How can the theories of cross-/intercultural communication be further developed?

http://www.uea.ac.uk/ccp3/call-for-papers

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WHAT IS OLD AGE? NEW PERSPECTIVES FROM THE HUMANITIES (Conference)

CfP deadline: 23rd November 2012

Event date: 23rd February 2013, University of Warwick, UK

Representations of old age/ageing in different times and places

Themes: Concepts of age/ageing; explanations of the ageing process; Aged subjectivities; The aged body/embodied ageing; The material consequences of old age; The role of the humanities within the interdisciplinary project of gerontology.

http://whatisoldage.wordpress.com/call-for-papers/

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NEW FORMS OF ORGANIZATIONAL ETHNOGRAPHY (Journal Issue)

CfP deadline: 30th November 2012

Special Issue of Journal of Organizational Ethnography

Themes: New forms of OE (new settings, new actors, new topics; new design, data collection and analysis; implications for the research process).  How can new forms of ethnography contribute to contemporary organizational studies?  What are the interests and limitations of these new forms of ethnography?  Challenges (redesign of access to this field; roles of emotion and power in OT; new ways of presenting and disseminating results; ethical decisions; self-reflexivity of researchers)

http://www.egosnet.org/jart/prj3/egos/data/uploads/downloads/CallforPapersFlyingPages/CfP_OE_New-forms.pdf

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RELIGIONS AND FINANCE (Journal Issue)

CfP deadline: 30th November 2012

Special Issue of International Journal of Behavioural Accounting and Finance

Themes: Faith-based study of the connection between finance and religions; Christianity and finance; Islamic asset management; Shari’ah compliant private equity and venture capital investment; Islamic derivatives and Sukuk; Islamic finance: behavioural aspects; Collateral financing: the Islamic finance perspective; Islamic microfinance and poverty alleviation; Incentives and Islamic finance; Zakat economics; Ethical study of finance; Religion, culture, reciprocal behaviour (trust, fairness) and finance; Religion and stock market development

http://www.inderscience.com/info/ingeneral/cfp.php?id=1794

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TEACHING SOCIAL MOVEMENTS (Journal Issue)

CfP deadline: 30th November 2012

Special Issue of Academic Exchange Quarterly

Themes: Research, methods, pedagogical theories, and ideas that may lead to student awareness about past and modern American social movements and protest as well as their potential implications and impact perspectives. Specifically, what effective instructional strategies prepare and engage modern social sciences and humanities student’s ability to learn about the relevance, importance and purpose of social activism, community development, and foster outlooks about social issues that lead to social movements and protest as possible viable outlets of expression and demands for reform.

http://rapidintellect.com/AEQweb/

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LIVING IN VIOLENT TIMES (Conference)

CfP deadline: 30th November 2012

Event date: 19th April 2013, University of Warwick, UK

Themes: From revolutionary violence and terror to genocide, total war and the process of decolonization, political violence is a constant theme throughout human history. History has repeatedly thrown up the problem of political violence, how to define, explain and understand it; how to justify, excuse and legitimise it; and how to go beyond and end it. We invite both historical and contemporary approaches to political violence, embracing all academic disciplines.

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/hrc/confs/lvt/

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YOUTH 2.0: CONNECTING, SHARING AND EMPOWERING (Conference)

CfP deadline: 30th November 2012

Event date: 20th – 22nd March 2013, University of Antwerp, Belgium

Themes: Affordances, uses and risks of social media.  Children’s, adolescents’ and emerging adults’ uses of social media in general and social network sites in particular.

http://www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx?c=.YOUTH2.0&n=108200

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TALKING BODIES: AN INTERDISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE ON IDENTITY, SEXUALITY AND REPRESENTATION

CfP deadline: 30th November 2012

Event date: 26th – 28th March 2013, University of Chester, UK

Themes: the ‘taboo’  and self-perception;  articulating that taboo; representing the complexities of the embodied self; the ‘talking body’ conflicting with the ‘talking mind’; body modifications; erotica, porn and the ‘obscene’ and the embodied self; representation of the body facilitating political activism; gender and ideology intersecting on the site of ‘the body’; Is language ever sufficient in talking about bodies?

http://talkingbodiesblog.wordpress.com/2012/10/05/announcement-and-call-for-papers/

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