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We are reaching out to you and your lab members to announce a call for papers.
This special issue in the Journal of Social Issues (JSI) is guest edited by
Adrienne R. Carter-Sowell, Texas A&M University and Sucharita Belavadi, Claremont Graduate University and entitled,
“Violence by Any Other Name: The Interplay of Power, Perceptions, and Policies”

This special issue focuses on how violence is construed and framed depending on the sources that shape the narratives regarding violence. We seek papers centering on theoretical work, review papers, and papers reporting empirical research. Proposed papers may examine the systematic and sustained violence that is enacted in the service of group glory, meaning making, and seeking significance for group members is of special interest.

For more information about this call, just go to ViolenceSIforJSI

Abstracts should be forwarded to the attention of the Corresponding Guest Co-Editor, Sucharita Belavadi (sucharita.belavadi@cgu.edu) and should be received by Monday, November 30, 2020, 11:59 pm Central Time U.S. to be considered for inclusion in the special issue. Authors will be notified of acceptance in the special issue by February 1, 2021. Full length manuscripts are expected no later than May 15, 2021.

Please share this announcement with colleagues and let us know if you have any questions. We can receive email messages to the attention of the Corresponding Guest Co-Editors, Adrienne R. Carter-Sowell, Ph.D. and Sucharita Belavadi, Ph.D. at CFP4JSI@tamu.edu. Thanks

The Journal of Social Issues (JSI) is SPSSI’s flagship journal. It has been published quarterly since 1945, with each issue devoted to a single theme. Over its long history, JSI has covered a wide range of pressing social issues concerning education, health, intergroup relations, politics, poverty, religion, technology, and the workplace.  Articles included in each JSI issue collectively address relevant theoretical, empirical, and policy considerations. JSI issues showcase international research from scholars (including early career scholars) from a variety of relevant fields.

JSI does not publish unsolicited manuscripts or book reviews. Each issue is developed by one or more issue editors who work closely with the journal editor, Carey Ryan, and the JSI Editorial Board.

Calls for Papers


NEW! Violence by Any Other Name: The Interplay of Power, Perceptions, and Policies
Issue Editors:  Adrienne R. Carter-Sowell, Sucharita Belavadi
Deadline: November 30, 2020

Journal cover to be published soon

For the latest issue go to https://spssi.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/15404560

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