Call for Papers
Humboldt Journal of Social Relations
Thursday, April 20, 2017 10:24 AM

Call for Papers for the Humboldt Journal of Social Relations special issue: The American West after the Timber Wars


Disputes between the timber industry and environmental groups in the late 20th- and early 21st-century resulted in polarization and distrust across forest communities of the American West. These “timber wars” centered on the conservation of old-growth forests and biodiversity, and the declining socioeconomic status of many timber-dependent communities. A simple narrative declared the war as one of owls versus jobs, though the disputes were in fact much more complex, with questions centered on identity, attachment to place, and environmental governance, among others. For this issue of HJSR, we are interested in exploring the dynamics of the post-timber war American West and how communities and stakeholders (including residents, land managers, landowners and timber industry) have forged ways to diversify their economies and have, often collaboratively, worked to find compromise and face newly emerging challenges on forest land management.  Click here for more information.

Call for Proposals: Race/Gender/Class/Media 4.0
Thursday, March 02, 2017 01:31 PM

Call for Proposals: Race/Gender/Class/Media 4.0: Considering Diversity Across Audiences, Content, and Producers (Rebecca Ann Lind, Editor).

Proposals are sought from scholars across all disciplines for the fourth edition of Race/Gender/Class/Media: Considering Diversity Across Audiences, Content, and Producers (Routledge, 2019). Edited by Rebecca Ann Lind, University of Illinois at Chicago (, the book will examine the consequences, implications, or opportunities associated with issues of diversity (socially constructed differences such as race, ethnicity, gender, class, etc.) in media. The fourth edition should be at least as wide-ranging in scope as prior editions. Most accepted pieces will present original scholarship.

There are three main sections: content, audience, and production.  Content focuses most closely on texts created by media organizations. Audience includes media usage, effects of media, audience interpretations of media content, and studies of user-generated content. Production includes studies of media organizations and the creation of content, as well as media activism, access, policy,  and regulation. The book is designed primarily for undergraduates, although it has been used in graduate courses and in high schools. Final manuscripts will be about 4000 words, including pedagogical activities, and must be written in an accessible fashion. Contributors who meet the deadline will receive $100 payment upon publication.

Click here for more details , or email .  Proposals may be submitted online at . 

Please submit proposals by June 1st, 2017.

Small Settlements in China and Southeast Asia
Friday, February 17, 2017 01:58 PM

Small Settlements in China and Southeast Asia

Call for Case Studies

Submission Deadline: April 30, 2017


The WHITRAP (World Heritage Institute of Training and Research for the Asia and the Pacific Region under the auspices of UNESCO) based in Tongji University, Shanghai, invites experts and scholars in related field to submit case studies and good practices on sustainable development of small settlements in China and in the Southeast Asia Region.

A publication with selected case studies will be prepared by WHITRAP, in collaboration with UNESCO, and it will be presented at an International Conference in Guizhou Province in September 2017.

The project, included in the framework of the UNESCO discussion on the role of Culture for Sustainable Development, has the objective to describe the current situation of the research on sustainable development of Small Settlements in the Southeast Asia Region. The aims of the publication are: 

  1. identifying case studies, problems andgood practices;
  2. improving understanding of planning policies on small settlements and their surrounding regional contexts;
  3. raising awareness about the cultural role of small settlements in the sustainable development of their landscape and regional environment.
Religion and Poverty Special Issue
Monday, February 06, 2017 12:36 PM

Editors: Dr Gottfried Schweiger, Dr Helmut P Gaisbauer and Prof Clemens Sedmak (University of Salzburg, Austria)

In partnership with the 2017 Salzburg Convention on Interdisciplinary Poverty Research, Palgrave Communications will be launching a special issue titled Religion and Poverty.

Palgrave Communications is a multi-disciplinary open access journal publishing peer-reviewed original research across all areas of the humanities & the social sciences. The special issue aims to provide a range of disciplinary perspectives that approach the following question: can religion be used to help overcome structures of poverty, or does it sometimes contribute to hindering the processes?

Contributions from sociology, development studies, religious studies, economics, theology, and other social sciences and humanities are welcomed; as are insights from different geographical settings, forms of poverty, and religious traditions.

Find out more about the special issue at:

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