April 2020 Newsletter

The Sociological Review and COVID-19

In recognition of the changes and uncertainties that COVID-19 brings to the priorities and capacities, working and family lives of those within our subject communities and beyond, the editorial board has taken the decision to slow down some of the operations of the journal.

Now is a time for a radical rethinking of care for ourselves and others; slowing down the production process will help with this as we come to terms with this unprecedented global situation. And while we are not stopping work at the journal—we believe the sociological imagination has a significant and important role to play in shaping understandings of the issues that will be brought into sharp relief in these times—we are going to cut back and to slow down some of the related labour.

For the full statement, see here


Open for Applications: The Sociological Review Fellowship

The fellowship is the cornerstone of our early career researcher activities, funding fellows to convert their PhD research into publications, ordinarily a first book-length monograph. Fellows are hosted by the University of Keele. Successful applicants will normally have just completed, or be within two years of having completed, a PhD in sociology, social anthropology or a cognate discipline.

For more information and how to apply see here.

Deadline: April 30th 2020. 


Deadline Extended: Call for Monographs

We are looking to commission two monographs to be published in March and July 2022 respectively.

The monograph series is an integral part of the journal. It publishes themed collections of articles of approximately 80,000-100,000 words (around 256 pages). These appear simultaneously as Special Issues of the journal.

Dedicated to showcasing the very best and most innovative sociologically informed work, and to promoting emerging as well as established academics, the series has for over 50 years produced intellectually stimulating, coherent volumes of the highest quality. The books are available to buy separately, but are also included as part The Sociological Review journal subscription price. For more information and how to apply see here.

Deadline extended: June 15th 2020.


Call for Digital Submissions: ‘Activism’

Continuing our new way of working with digital content, we are inviting submissions to host during June on our online platforms.

We’re looking for work that reflects on the role of sociology in projects that are critical of the existing social order, that help us add understanding to interventions of social change and to better understand dynamics and implications of existing and projected social orders. 

We’re open to anything that relates to ‘activism’ and is in line with our guidance

Deadline for pitch: April 28th 2020. Deadline for Draft: May 10th 2020.


In Print and Online

The current issue of The Sociological Review is available here; this forms part of The Sociological Review’s monograph series. ‘On Other Terms’, edited by Annemarie Mol and John Law, considers translations, words, and their meanings, hoping to encourage and contribute to a new kind of ‘international’. Papers include Bruno Magalhães’ discussion of how the term saudade is lived by people moving along state borders, and Amade M’charek’s introduction to the non-English word harraga to address the convoluted nature of migration, death, borders and colonial legacies

In March, our digital platforms interrogated ‘radical care‘ in a series guest-edited by Dan Silver and Sarah M. Hall. The editors introduced the series in this blog on radical care as the foundation for a better world. The series included a blog by Lena Theodoropoulou on caring in the practice of recovery, and a photobook by Ruth White exploring community, care, and class as radical politics and practice. Fran Murphy illustrated the series. All of this and more can be found on our blog

The Sociological Review has been publishing book reviews for over 100 years. This month we published a compendium of all book reviews from 2018-19. 

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