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Individuals are eligible for free access to the International Journal of Social Imaginaries until 31 December 2023, using access token IJSI4U. Click here for more information.

The International Journal of Social Imaginaries offers the premier scholarly forum for the interdisciplinary and diverse interest in social imaginaries, capturing increasingly prominent and versatile contributions in one globally accessible journal. The International Journal of Social Imaginaries seeks to bring theoretical and analytical clarity in discussions on imaginaries, carefully distinguishing the concept from related notions, such as culture, representation, ideology, and identity. It provides a forum for theoretical and conceptual debates, as well as empirically driven studies, and invites contributions from a range of disciplines and with a variety of foci (from the philosophical/theoretical to the empirical; related to meaning, rationality, and creativity on individual and collective levels, but also in relation to politics, governance, and institutions). It publishes not only prominent but also emerging authors in the human and social sciences who are shaping the field of social imaginaries.

The journal is guided by the goal to reflect on the human condition, in past, present, and future societies and constellations, without limiting itself to any geographical or sociocultural region. It aims to pursue intertwining and overlapping debates on social imaginaries and the imagination. This includes a focus on intersecting debates on cultural varieties of meaning, power, religion, and socially instituted worlds of action, while promoting fresh approaches to the key challenges of the current age. The International Journal of Social Imaginaries includes in its focal range discussions of historical ruptures in societal meaning (as with the emergence of early democracy, modernity, and capitalist society) but equally discusses critical contemporary shifts in meaning-making, related to, for example, (post-)democracy and populism, globalized capitalism, environmentalism, and terrorism and human rights. The journal’s field of interest includes contemporary debates concerning specific concrete issues and their effects on how we view our relationships to the social and natural environment, as well as broader problematics, such as modernity and civilizations, on the one hand, and the 'meaning of meaning’ and the question of the lifeworld, on the other. The International Journal of Social Imaginaries demonstrates that researching social imaginaries is crucial to allowing for a comprehensive and rigorous understanding of existing collective systems of meaning in — and across — societies as well as of shifting and newly emerging meanings, in particular in relation to constellations of power, action, and the self. Such understanding is all the more important in distinctive periods — such as in our current epoch – in which taken-for-granted meanings are in a state of rapid transformation.

The International Journal of Social Imaginaries welcomes scholarly contributions that engage with imaginaries in a variety of ways and that deal with theoretical/philosophical, methodological and/or empirical matters and may relate to different levels, such as the individual, collective — societal or state — as well as cross-border/cross-regional and transnational levels of investigation. The journal will further launch calls for thematic special issues on topical themes, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, contemporary capitalism, regional foci on Russia and Eastern Europe, China and East Asia, the United States and the Americas, populism, the crisis of democracy, social media, and others.

The journal will consider the following types of submissions:
• Research articles (8,000-10,000 words; exceptions will be considered)
• Review essays (maximum of 5,000 words)
• Single-book reviews (maximum of 2,000 words)
• Varia: Book review fora, roundtables, interviews, analyses, and commentaries are also welcome and will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.
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Individuals are eligible for free access to the Journal of Labor and Society until 31 December 2022, using access token JLSO4U. Click here for more information.

The Journal of Labor and Society is a peer-reviewed academic journal covering the political economy of labor, labor movements, and class relations throughout the world. The journal was established in 1997, was published by Wiley Periodicals through 2020, and is published by Brill starting in 2021. The journal’s editorial office is located within the Brooklyn College of the City University of New York Graduate Center for Worker Education. The Journal of Labor and Society publishes peer-reviewed, scientific research into the major social, political, economic, and cultural issues faced by workers around the world. In particular, the journal highlights the transformation of the international economy and aims to situate labor relations and conflict in this wider context. The journal also provides a forum for scholarly and collegial examination of the effects of the history of states, parties, and social movements on labor and work. Volumes 1-19 of the Journal of Labor and Society were published under the journal's previous name WorkingUSA.

The journal will welcome the following types of submissions:
- Research articles (5,000-12,500 words)
- Book reviews (1,000-2,000 words)
- Review essays (2,000-5,000 words)
- Commentaries (maximum of 5,000 words)

For editorial queries and proposals, please contact the JLSO Editorial Office.

For book review queries, please contact the book review editor, Robert Ovetz.

Please take a moment to visit the related forthcoming book series Studies in Political Economy of Global Labor and Work.
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FORTHCOMING in 2023

In 2023, individuals will become eligible for a limited promotional period of free access to the Journal of Pacifism and Nonviolence. Please be sure to revisit this page to take advantage of this offer.

The Journal of Pacifism and Nonviolence aims to:

1. analyse and critique the considerable range of pacifist positions (political, ethical, religious, etc.) and approaches to nonviolence in both theory and practice, reflect on historical and more recent case studies (small- or large-scale), reflect on influential activists and social movements, and compare the effectiveness of violence and nonviolence as well as the effectiveness of the huge variety of tactics of nonviolent dissent;
2. interrogate central accusations against pacifism: that it reinforces the status quo; that it is predominantly white and middle class; that it cannot be sustained in the most challenging scenarios; that it is philosophically incoherent or morally impoverished, etc.;
3. discuss tensions between pacifism (as an ethical position) and nonviolence (as a form of political action) and consider criticisms of both;
4. consider, compare, and discuss theories and practices of pacifism and nonviolence (including those that have emerged in the Global South and/or that may employ vocabularies different from those employed in the Global North) and/or that may find expression through art/aesthetics;
5. study the multiple (political, social, economic, psychological, cultural, philosophical, etc.) direct and indirect consequences of violence and militarism and of nonviolent action and pacifism;
6. examine the place of violence and nonviolence in the history of political thought, in the arguments of core thinkers (e.g., Hobbes, Kant, Tolstoy, Gandhi, Schmidt, Arendt, Bourdieu, Butler), in those of overlooked or marginalised thinkers, as well as in political ideologies (e.g., anarchism, fascism, liberalism, feminism), in some of their principal concepts (e.g., masculinity, democracy, sovereignty, utopia, prefiguration, colonialism), and in relation to themes examined in cognate scholarship (e.g., technology, emotions, temporality, identity);
7. analyse the relationship between nonviolence/violence and gender, race, and other social identities; for example, how racism and patriarchy may be tied to the legitimation of violence and how racial and gender identities, norms, and/or privilege intersect with the practice and strategy of nonviolent action;
8. explore and debate the diverse religious/spiritual roots of pacifism and nonviolence past and present: Christian, Buddhist, Muslim, Indigenous, etc.;
9. debate the role of violence in popular culture past and present, the often lukewarm reception of pacifist ideas by the broader public, and the interests these serve;
10. assess the potential for not only nonviolent resistance but also nonviolent policies of governance (such as in public order maintenance, policing, crime management, and counterterrorism), nonviolent practices of protection (such as unarmed civilian protection and zones of peace), and practical proposals to move away from institutions that rely on violence (such as “trans-armament”, demilitarisation, and nonviolent civilian-based defence);
11. re-examine predominant assumptions in international relations theory and practice about terrorism, the international order, “just war”, etc.;
12. develop more precise conceptualisations of violence and nonviolence, reflecting on the exact nature of violence (e.g., institutional violence, property damage, racism, gendered constructs) and on the point at which direct action becomes violent;
13. identify and debate methodological challenges in researching pacifism and nonviolence, articulate pacifist critiques to research ethics, and reflect on pedagogies of pacifism and nonviolence.

The Journal of Pacifism and Nonviolence is committed to methodological pluralism and welcomes research employing either theoretical or empirical methods. It is rooted in politics and international relations (including security studies, social movements studies, political theory, peace studies, terrorism studies, strategic studies, and resistance studies) and is open to contributions grounded, for example, in historiography, sociology, anthropology, psychology, economics, geography, philosophy, and religious studies.

The Journal of Pacifism and Nonviolence invites submission of research articles and proposals for special issues, special sections and forums -- guidelines for which may be found below under the 'Submit Article' tab -- and especially welcomes potential contributions from authors from the Global South. The journal adheres to Brill’s Publication Ethics Policy.

Research articles should not normally exceed 10,000 words all-inclusive. The procedure for forum proposals is explained alongside the Instructions for Authors, each downloadable as a separate PDF from within the “Submit Article” tab below. The journal will not feature book reviews, review essays, or translations.

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Individuals are eligible for free access to Protest until 31 December 2022, using access token PROT4U. Click here for more information.

A “protest turn” is upon us. The Arab Spring uprisings, Occupy Wall Street, anti-immigrant mobilization, and Black Lives Matter – all speak to this historical juncture. Against this backdrop, Protest inaugurates a forum for capturing this expanding global phenomenon of contentious politics. To this end, it invites contributors to interpret the evolving nature of power and power dynamics and relations across various terrains of protest. Protest is neither single nor fixed, and the journal champions the diversity of ontology, epistemology, and methodology of knowing protest, undertaking to reflect it in the “writing” of protest. This dimension is intended to elicit new openings for inquiring more widely and globally into the protest turn.

The journal aims to:
• Parse the complexities of protest as they play out across time and space.
• Chart anti-systemic struggles by the indignants of the world – the faces of marginalization – in their bid to strike back at structures, forces, discourses, and relations of power.
• Understand emerging constructions and re-constructions of identity and peoplehood as well as negotiation of distribution and representation of power.
• Offer a platform that brings academic practitioners and activists in the field into conversation with one another.
• Narrativize the normative dimensions of protest as emancipatory activisms in pursuit of social justice and race, gender, environmental, and socio-economic rights, equality, and protections, etc.
• Create an international episteme around the topic of protest that probes cross-country, regional, and global patterns as well as local specificities.
• Interpret protest within dialectics of formal and informal (polity, economy, society, culture, language, etc.), local and global, academic and activist, politician and protestor, structure and agency, past and present, theoretical and empirical, text and context.
• Emphasize the different modes of knowledge-practices in which protest and its writing are embedded.

The travel of protest brings to the fore a plethora of questions about how activisms are imbricated in the lives of people, publics, communities, and ideas. How do the processes, actors, and milieus of change affect cities, peoples, and ideas, and vice-versa? How may protest interweave with revolution and transition? Interventions are geared towards investigating this angle.

Protest invites submissions that engage with the most recent theoretical, methodological, and empirical advances in the study of protest. As a single but multi-faceted scholarly forum, the journal serves as a platform that contributes to debates on “ruly” (top-down) and “unruly” (bottom-up) dynamics of change. The journal welcomes contributions about communities, people, ideas, institutions, and processes, all within the context of protest.

The journal welcomes the following types of submissions:
• Research articles: introducing empirical and/or theoretical explorations (7500-8500 words)
• Special Essays: commissioned from a seasoned figure (scholar, politician, activist, syndicalist, witness to a revolution, etc.) (5000-7500 words)
• Pedagogical Corner: section with articles on how to teach protest and offering resources for the classroom (2000-3000 words)
• Protest Voices: section geared especially towards reporting from voices in the Global South, with short articles written by protesters/activists in the field cataloguing and reflecting on their personal protest experiences (2000-3000 words)
• Reviews: short articles reviewing books, films, and cultural exhibitions and events (1500-2000 words)
• Interviews: one per issue with protest figures/organizers, be they public intellectuals, academicians, media personalities, or public figures, especially in relation to ongoing or live protests (2000-3000 words)
• Global Protest Spotter: section with submissions tracking/charting contemporaneous protest activity and protest “hot zones” around the world (may vary in length and will be assessed on an ad-hoc basis)

For editorial queries and proposals, please contact the Protest Editorial Office.

If interested in submitting a proposal for a special issue in Protest, please read the Instructions for Special Issues.
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WorkingUSA is continued as the Journal of Labor and Society from Volume 20 (2017).

The Journal of Labor and Society is a peer-reviewed academic journal covering the political economy of labor, labor movements, and class relations throughout the world. The journal was established in 1997, was published by Wiley Periodicals through 2020, and is published by Brill starting in 2021. The journal’s editorial office is located within the Brooklyn College of the City University of New York Graduate Center for Worker Education. The Journal of Labor and Society publishes peer-reviewed, scientific research into the major social, political, economic, and cultural issues faced by workers around the world. In particular, the journal highlights the transformation of the international economy and aims to situate labor relations and conflict in this wider context. The journal also provides a forum for scholarly and collegial examination of the effects of the history of states, parties, and social movements on labor and work. Volumes 1-19 of the Journal of Labor and Society were published under the journal's previous name WorkingUSA.