Cfp: Sociology and the Global Economic Crisis

Sociology. A journal of the British Sociological Association. Sociology and the Global Economic Crisis. Special Issue Call for Papers. Deadline for submissions: 31 August 2013. Editorial Team: Ana C. Dinerstein (University of Bath), Gregory Schwartz (University of Bath) and Graham Taylor (University of the West of England).
We hear it, see it, and read about it everywhere; yet, to what extent are we able to translate the quotidian reality of the global economic crisis into adequate forms of knowledge? Has the crisis highlighted important limits in our sociological imagination linked either to the subdivision of our discipline or, more fundamentally, questioned the contemporary relevance of sociology as a social science? This Special Issue of Sociology, to be published in October 2014, invites contributions that will:

•       Explore how sociology can contribute to a better understanding of (the lived experience of) the global economic crisis; and/or
•       Reflect on how social processes and movements confronting the crisis can inspire a new sociological imagination.
And aims to bring together contributions that:
•       Bridge disciplines
•       Unsettle conventions
•       Cosmopolitanise epistemologies
•       Renew sociology

The Editors welcome contributions on relevant topics in any field of social science engaging with sociological research, from early career and established academics, and from those outside academia. Queries: To discuss initial ideas or seek editorial advice, please contact the Special Issue Editors by email on Full Call for Papers can be viewed at

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