Category Archives: Calls for Papers: Publishing

CFP – Political Activism Across the Life-Course

Special Issue of Contemporary Social Science 

Papers are invited that explore how citizens participate in society. What leads them to participate, and what are the consequences of their participation? These are important policy and practice relevant questions about political activism, defined as responding to matters of common concern. Many social science disciplines have explored these issues including social psychologists, political scientists, sociologists and social anthropologists.  Central to these explorations is the question of how contemporary politics mark lives and how lives mark contemporary politics. This covers a range of concerns from health to education, environment to poverty, migration to domestic violence, gender identities to political conflict. In particular, we welcome studies that examine political activism across the life-course. Continue reading CFP – Political Activism Across the Life-Course

CFP: “If this world were mine”

High Quality Culturally Responsive and Responsible Early Childhood Programs
Special Issue of Taboo: The Journal of Culture & EducationGuest Editors: Brian L. Wright, Zeynep Isik-Ercan, & Donna Y. Ford

Download the full call here (PDF): Taboo Special Issue Call for Papers 

CFP: Beyond Binaries

Call for Papers – Edited Volume
Beyond Binaries: Exploring Children’s Lives Across Worlds
Download the call for papers here (PDF): Beyond Binaries 
Editors: Dr. Afua Twum-Danso Imoh, Professor Michael Bourdillon,, Sylvia Meischner and Dr. Fernanda Wanderley.

CFP: Wheelock Journal of Children, Families, & Social Change

The Wheelock International Journal of Children, Families, and Social Change is now accepting manuscript submissions for its next issue.

The journal is  wholly open source. You can read the first issue, and see relevant information, at


CFP: Special issue of Children & Society 2018

Children’s and teenagers’ food practices in contexts of poverty and inequality

Guest Editors: Wendy Wills (University of Hertfordshire) & Rebecca O’Connell (Thomas Coram Research Unit, UCL)

Contemporary concern with food security and nutritional diets indicates that food and eating are particularly important for children and young people. Children’s and young people’s consumption of food is materialised and made manifest in their physical, emotional and mental health, and intersects with self-esteem and body image, both of which become more salient as they mature. Continue reading CFP: Special issue of Children & Society 2018

Seeking manuscripts on the study of rural childhoods, memory work, and visual media

We are developing an edited book with McGill-Queen’s University Press with the working title Our rural selves: Memory, place, and the visual in Canadian rural childhoods. This text brings together three areas of inquiry, children’s rural geographies, memory work, and visual studies (through, for example, photographs, picture books, TV programs, film, and digital spaces). Continue reading Seeking manuscripts on the study of rural childhoods, memory work, and visual media

CFPs from Bank Street Occasional Paper Series

Call for Papers

Two Call for Papers opportunities:

Life in Inclusive Classrooms:
Storytelling with Disability Studies in Education ››

Life in Inclusive Classrooms seeks to draw attention to the use of storytelling as a critical strategy for creating a new, expanded conversation about inclusive classrooms and school communities. We are seeking essays that explore how disability, inclusion, and exclusion feel to those who are inside “inclusive” classrooms.

Manuscripts Due: March 15, 2016


Queering Education: Pedagogy, Curriculum, Policy ››

Rather than assuming that gayness has been “normalized,”  this issue of the Occasional Paper series takes as its premise that the full inclusion and engagement of LGBTQ youth and families is dependent on work still to come. It will open a new discourse on queer issues.

Letter of Intent Due: December 30, 2015

CFP – Children in Care Work Research: Formulating a New Agenda

The journal Social Studies announces a call for papers for a monothematic issue with a working title Children in care work research: formulating a new agenda. The editors of the issue are Sara Eldén (Lund University), Terese Anving (Lund University) and Adéla Souralová (Masaryk University).

The aim of the special issue issue is to introduce a child centered perspective on research on paid private care work. Through introducing an up-to-date collection of articles that focus on an often neglected perspective in care work research – the perspective of the care-receivers themselves – this special issue will contribute to and expand on the scholarship of both global care chain research (Hochschild & Ehrenreich 2003; Anderson 2000; Macdonald 2010) and research on children and care (Brannen et al 2000; Eldén 2015).

We welcome papers which focus on the following topics:

  •  Children’s perspective on paid private child care, their understanding, and sense making, of care-giving
  •  Children’s reflections on relationships with nannies, care-givers, domestic workers, child-minders, private daycare providers
  •  Parents’, nannies’, or child minders’/providers’, reflections on paid care work for children, discussing for example discourses on “what is best for children”
  •  Historical perspectives on children and paid care work
  •  Politics and policy affecting paid private care work for children focusing, e.g., on changes in family policy and politics of the welfare state, and/or the effects of international agreements (such as the UN convention on Children’s Rights)
  •  Methodological and ethical considerations on conducting research on/with cared-for children

Abstracts (500-word maximum) should be sent to [email protected] no later than March 15, 2016. The deadline for full papers is September 30, 2016. Any specific questions about the special issue should be addressed to the guest editors:

Sara Eldén ([email protected])
Terese Anving ([email protected])
Adéla Souralová ([email protected])

Social studies/Sociální studia is a fully open-access journal, indexed in SCOPUS and ERIH PLUS. The journal is published since 2004 at the Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University, both electronically (ISSN 1803-6104) and in print (ISSN 1214-813X).