special issues

Upcoming Special Issues
Deadline for Abstracts   Deadline for Full Papers
Housing and Space: Toward Socio-Spatial Inclusion 1 March 2014 1 May 2014
Indicators and Measurement of Social Inclusion 31 March 2014 30 June 2014
Migrant Youth, Intercultural Relations and the Challenges of Social Inclusion Closed for submissions Closed for submissions
Perspectives on Human Trafficking and Modern Forms of Slavery 30 April 2014 31 August 2014
Policing Ethnicity: Between the Rhetoric of Inclusion and the Practices and
Policies of Exclusion
15 November 2013 15 June 2014
Sport for Social Inclusion: Critical Analyses and Future Challenges 31 March 2014
15 July 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Title: Housing and Space: Toward Socio-Spatial Inclusion

Guest Editors:

Dr. Dallas Rogers
Urban Research Centre, University of Western Sydney, Australia; E-Mail: D.Rogers@uws.edu.au

Dr. Rae Dufty-Jones
Urban Research Centre, University of Western Sydney, Australia; E-Mail: r.dufty@uws.edu.au

Dr. Wendy Steele
Urban Research Program, Griffith University, Australia; E-Mail: w.steele@griffith.edu.au

Dr. Jago Dodson
Urban Research Program, Griffith University, Australia; E-Mail: j.dodson@griffith.edu.au

Deadline for Submissions: 1 March 2014 (abstract) | 1 May 2014 (full paper)

Information: We invite articles that critically reflect on applying recent theorisations of space to housing research and inclusion. While the spatial turn within housing studies has directed researchers toward specific and often diverse theoretical trajectories, there have only been limited attempts to bring together and to reflect upon these various spatial theorisations as a broader project. A component of these emerging debates is a focus on: housing, space and capital (e.g. Harvey, 2005); housing, space and governmentality (e.g. Elden and Crampton, 2007; Foucault, 2011); housing, space and territory (e.g. Cresswell, 2004; Massey, 1984); and housing and socio-spatial justice (e.g. Soja, 2010; Lefebvre, 1991). Central to many of these theorisations is a concern about the relationships between housing, territory, governance, and inclusion. We encourage articles that integrate spatial theories to address contemporary housing issues structured around two key and related theoretical themes:

1. The production of space, housing and inclusion/exclusion
2. The experience of space, housing and inclusion/exclusion

This special issue will purposively reflect on the recent spatial 'turn' within housing studies—toward the contextual, the subjective, the political and the relational. By focusing on a spatial reading of housing and inclusion this special issue will contribute to the broader theoretical project that Clapham (2002) has termed 'the spatial theorization of housing'.

Keywords: capital; Foucault; governmentality; Harvey; housing; Lefebrve; social justice; Soja; space; territory; urban

Instructions for Authors: Authors interested in submitting a paper for this Special Issue are kindly asked to send their abstracts by email to Mr. António Vieira (antonio.vieira@librelloph.com) by 1 March 2014.

 


Title: Indicators and Measurement of Social Inclusion

Guest Editors:

Professor Peter Huxley
College of Medicine, Swansea University, Swansea, UK; E-Mail: p.j.huxley@swansea.ac.uk

Dr. Sherrill Evans
College of Medicine, Swansea University, Swansea, UK; E-Mail: s.evans@swansea.ac.uk

Deadline for Submissions: 31 March 2014 (abstract) | 30 June 2014 (full paper)

Information: There are good reasons, both theoretical and practical, to examine the status of the concept of social inclusion, its indicators and measures. There are multiple understanding of the concept and multiple measurement approaches, such as standard of living indicators, lifetime opportunities indicators, and subjective indicators. What is measured, why and how and what for are of equal significance. The purpose of the special issue is to bring together current thinking and evidence mainly in respect of the 'how'. We are looking for empirical research papers that help, through measurement developments, to explicate the relationships between social inclusion and related concepts such as participation, social capital and quality of life. Research is needed that takes further the demonstration of… the equivalence of measures or indicators of social inclusion across cultures; this is a central methodological challenge. Well designed studies that describe new ways of capturing indicators or those that produce reliable and well validated instruments with a research or a practical application (eg intervention studies with social inclusion as an outcome measure) will be most welcome. Studies that address the issues of cross-cultural measurement, comparison and equivalence will be particularly welcome. Papers may provide evidence from large scale quantitative population or patient based research or from smaller scale qualitative studies. In each case the results should contribute to moving the measurement debate forward.

Keywords: crosscultural; equivalence; outcomes measurement; participation; quality of life; reliability; responsiveness; social capital; social inclusion; validity

Instructions for Authors: Authors interested in submitting a paper for this Special Issue are kindly asked to send their abstracts by email to Mr. António Vieira (antonio.vieira@librelloph.com) by 31 March 2014.

 


Title: Migrant Youth, Intercultural Relations and the Challenges of Social Inclusion

Guest Editors:

Professor Fethi Mansouri
Centre for Citizenship and Globalisation, Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia; E-Mail: fethi.mansouri@deakin.edu.au

Dr. Anna Halafoff
Centre for Citizenship and Globalisation, Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia; E-Mail: anna.halafoff@deakin.edu.au

Deadline for Submissions: 31 August 2013 (closed for submissions)

Information: This special issue will focus on new cutting edge research into the complex nature of migrant youth settlement in multicultural émigré societies. Drawing on research from diverse contexts, it will explore the latest intersecting theories on cultural diversity, intercultural relations  and multiculturalism in the context of globalised cities where access to and sharing of public spaces is becoming a highly contested issue. The special issue will report empirical findings of recent research into migrant youth and everyday multiculturalism providing nuanced analyses of multifaceted connections, practices and adaptations. It will focus on both local approaches to social inclusion of young migrants in culturally diverse social milieus, as well as global insights into their transnational practices and movements, and the ways these connections impact upon notions of identity and local attachment. As much of young peoples’ local and transnational networking occurs online, this special issue will also examine the way in which young migrants use social media to engage with one another and also with broader social issues. This special issue can thereby assist migrant communities, agencies and policy makers to better address challenges of social inclusion faced my migrant youth in multicultural societies.

Keywords: citizenship; cultural diversity; cultural identity; migrant youth; multiculturalism; social inclusion; intercultural relations; globalisation; social media

Instructions for Authors: Authors interested in submitting a paper for this Special Issue are kindly invited to send their papers by email to Mr. António Vieira (antonio.vieira@librelloph.com) by 31 August 2013.

 


Title: Perspectives on Human Trafficking and Modern Forms of Slavery

Guest Editor:

Siddharth Kara
Harvard School of Pubic Health, Harvard Kennedy School, USA; E-Mail: siddharth_kara@hks.harvard.edu

Deadline for Submissions: 30 April 2014 (abstract) | 31 August 2014 (full paper)

Information: This issue will focus broadly on current perspectives relating to human trafficking and modern forms of slavery. A blend of economic, legal, human rights, public health, and other perspectives will be included, with a particular focus on new data. Definitional issues should be explored, as well as less documented forms of contemporary servitude, such as bonded labor, organ trafficking, and forced marriage.  What constitutes contemporary forms of slavery, what is the latest data on slavery and human trafficking, how do we best frame the issue, and what is being done effectively to tackle this enduring violation of fundamental rights?

Keywords: bonded labor; child labor; human rights; human trafficking; labor trafficking; organ trafficking; organized crime; sex trafficking; slavery

Instructions for Authors: Authors interested in submitting a paper for this Special Issue are kindly asked to send their abstracts by email to Mr. António Vieira (antonio.vieira@librelloph.com) by 30 April 2014.

 


Title: Policing Ethnicity: Between the Rhetoric of Inclusion and the Practices and Policies of Exclusion

Guest Editors:

Professor Abby Peterson
Department of Sociology, University of Gothenburg, Sweden; E-Mail: abby.peterson@sociology.gu.se

Professor Malin Åkerström
Department of Sociology, University of Lund, Sweden; E-Mail: malin.akerstrom@soc.lu.se

Deadline for Submissions: 15 November 2013 (abstract) | 15 February 2014 (first draft) | 15 June 2014 (full paper)

Information: Policing will be broadly understood in the special issue as all those activities involved in the provision of security and/or the maintenance of order, expanding our gaze from the usual criminal justice agencies to include the new multiple modes of policing, for example, private security, policing partnerships with local authorities and civil society associations, etc. The articles interrogate in different ways policing as the patterns of social control, or governance of inclusion and exclusion, along the dynamic and interrelated dimensions of ethnicity, class and gender. How is the provision of (physical) security by the new multiple modes of policing constructing a topography of ‘insiders’ who enjoy the benefits of policing and ‘outsiders’ who bear the burdens? Who and in what ways are some consigned to the ‘outside’ and others are invited ‘inside’? How and in way ways are countries policing their borders, both internal and external? The articles will address how the rhetoric of inclusion is all too often at odds with the practices and policies of exclusion and control.

Keywords: borders; ethnicity; exclusion; governance; inclusion; policing 

Instructions for Authors: Authors interested in submitting a paper for this Special Issue are kindly asked to send their abstracts by email to Mr. António Vieira (antonio.vieira@librelloph.com) by 15 November 2013.

 


Title: Sport for Social Inclusion: Critical Analyses and Future Challenges

Guest Editors:

Professor Marc Theeboom
Faculty of Physical Education and Physiotherapy and Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium;
E-Mail: mtheeboo@vub.ac.be

Dr. Reinhard Haudenhuyse
Department of Sport Policy and Management, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium; E-Mail: reinhard.haudenhuyse@vub.ac.be

Deadline for Submissions:  31 March 2014 (abstract) | 15 July 2014 (full paper)

Information:  There is a general belief in the good of sports, which almost 'naturally' leads to the use of sports as an answer to a number of personal and social issues. Besides physical fitness and improved health, the proclaimed potential benefits of participation in sports are improved mental health and psychological well-being (leading to reduction of anxiety and stress), personality development (via improved self-concept, physical and global self-esteem/confidence, self-confidence and increased locus of control), socio-psychological benefits (such as empathy, integrity, tolerance, cooperation, trustworthiness and the development of social skills) and broader sociological impacts (such as increased community identity, social coherence and integration) (e.g., Bailey et al., 2009; Coalter, 2005; Fraser-Thomas et al., 2005, Gould & Carson, 2008; Petitpas et al., 2005). However there is a growing awareness that more knowledge and expertise is needed to raise the alleged social potential of sports. Incorporating an international and multidisciplinary perspective, the special issue aims at making a comprehensive, critical and state-of-the-art analysis of different aspects that are related to the role of sports towards a more inclusive society, including:

• Experiences and meanings attributed to sport participation from the perspectives of specific excluded groups;
• Sport coaching and guidance from a critical sociological or pedagogical perspective;
• Organisational, contextual and institutional features of inclusive sport programmes;
• Analysis of local, regional, national and transnational (e.g. EU) sport policies and how such policies contribute in social inclusionary and/or exclusionary mechanisms;
• Approaches of monitoring and evaluation of inclusive sport programmes.

The guest editors will provide an introductory chapter in which sport and social inclusion will be conceptualised and discussed.

Keywords:  coaching; exclusion; pedagogy; policy; social inclusion; sport  

Instructions for Authors: Authors interested in submitting a paper for this Special Issue are kindly asked to send their abstracts by email to Mr. António Vieira (antonio.vieira@librelloph.com) by 31 March 2014.

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