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Call for papers

We are reaching out to you and your lab members to announce the extended deadline for a call for proposals.
Journal of the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI)
Violence by Any Other Name: The Interplay of Power, Perceptions, and Policies
Special Issue and Corresponding Editor: Adrienne R. Carter-Sowell, Texas A&M University

What issues are we focused on?

The current call for proposals focuses on how violence is construed and framed depending on the sources that shape narratives regarding violence. Depending on whether the narrative around a violent act shapes the group as perpetrators or victims can have important consequences. Lack of acknowledgment of victimhood and assigning superficial labels can unleash intergroup hostility that damages fragile intergroup relations. Themes of humiliation, uncertainty about the future of one’s group, its members, and one’s own future loom large. The policy implications for framing violent events deserves special attention as well.

How can I help?

We seek proposals of papers centering on theoretical work, cross disciplinary reviews, and 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 NEW! Violence by Any Other Name: The Interplay of Power, Perceptions, and Policies

Abstracts should be submitted to CFP4JSI@tamu.edu, via email, to the attention of the Special Issue and Corresponding Guest Editor, Adrienne R. Carter-Sowell. Abstracts received by Friday, January 29, 2021, 11:59 pm Central Time U.S. will be considered for inclusion in the special issue. Authors will be notified of acceptance in the special issue by Friday, April 2, 2021. Full length manuscripts are expected no later than Friday, July 2, 2021.

We encourage you to share PLUS respond to this open call for proposals accordingly. 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

Open Call for Proposals (Deadline extended to Friday, January 29, 2021, 11:59 pm Central Time U.S.)  

NEW! Violence by Any Other Name: The Interplay of Power, Perceptions, and Policies
Special Issue and Corresponding Editor:  Adrienne R. Carter-Sowell, Texas A&M University
Deadline: Friday, January 29, 2021, 11:59 pm Central Time U.S.

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

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