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European Sociological Association Annual Meeting 2021 journal highlights

We are excited to share our latest journals content with you at the ESA. Keep reading to learn about our new challenge led open access journal Global Social Challenges, Emotions and Society in association with ESA Research Network on Sociology of Emotions, our 10th anniversary celebrations for Families, Relationships and Societies, the launch of our new journal Work in the Global Economy and free articles from a range of our journals including European Journal of Politics and Gender. We are also delighted to announce our new journal Consumption and Society, in association with ESA Research Network on Sociology of Consumption.

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Introducing Global Social Challenges Journal

How can we re-imagine society in an era of climate change, pandemic, hunger, poverty questions of racial, ethnic and gender justice and other pressing global societal challenges? Significant threats and dangers lie ahead of us, but so do opportunities. This new fully open access, not for profit journal aims to facilitate thinking about these positive new trajectories and become the journal of choice to address the complexities of global social challenges across disciplines. 

The Global Social Challenges Journal will be the first such journal to be based in the social sciences, whilst engaging with research from humanities, arts and STEM. It will be an important home for research which contributes to the creation of alternative futures that are socially and environmentally just and sustaining. 



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Emotions and Society

Emotions and Society publishes high-quality, articles that advance theoretical and empirical understanding of emotions in social life. It is associated with the European Sociological Association's (ESA) Research Network on Sociology of Emotions (RN11). The journal aims to develop a uniquely sociological perspective on emotions, while also engaging in interdisciplinary exchanges.

Want to learn more? Take a look at our free sample issue and explore our editors’ favourite articles from recent issues. Highlights include:

Emotional warfare? Track two diplomacy and the emotionalisation of the Cold War
Tomas Matza

Struggling with anxiety: demographic statistics and an emotionalised American Jewish public sphere
Michal Kravel-Tovi

Emotionalising national security, depoliticising the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
Amalia Sa’ar, Sarai B Aharoni and Alisa Lewin

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New Journal Announcement: Consumption and Society 

Consumption and Society publishes high-quality, original peer-reviewed articles that advance theoretical and empirical understanding of consumption as a societal phenomenon. It addresses consumption in its social, cultural, symbolic, economic, political and material dimensions. 

Affiliated with the European Sociological Association's Research Network on Sociology of Consumption (ESA RN5) and the Sustainable Consumption Research & Action Initiative (SCORAI) Europe, as well as the British Sociological Association’s Consumption Study Group, a key feature of the journal will be to reflect the pluralism of these networks. The journal will be launched in August 2022. 

Want to learn more? Read the journal’s aims and scope and sign up to the Consumption and Society mailing list.   



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Celebrating 10 years of Families, Relationships and Societies 

Families, Relationships and Societies (FRS) is a social science journal designed to advance scholarship and debate in the growing field of families and relationships across the life course. It explores family life, relationships and generational issues from interdisciplinary, social science perspectives, whilst maintaining a solid grounding in sociological theory and methods and a strong policy and practice focus. 

To mark the journal’s 10th anniversary, we’re making highlights from the journal free to access throughout 2021, including a free collection of seminal articles from the journal. Including; 

The intimate labour of transnational communication
Rhacel Salazar Parreñas

What is commitment? Women's accounts of intimate attachment
Julia Carter

Why do people live apart together? [Open Access]
Simon Duncan et al.

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Highly Cited articles  

Enjoy free access to the articles contributing to our latest impact factor of 0.759. The collection is free to access until 31 August.   

Let's stop feeding the risk monster: towards a social model of 'child protection'
Brid Featherstone et al. 

Parallels and ruptures in the neoliberal intensive parenting regime
Val Gillies  

Resisting the commodification of intimate life? Paternal love, emotional bordering and narratives of ambivalent family consumerism from Scottish and Romanian fathers
Alexandra Macht 

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Want more from Families, Relationships and Societies? Follow @FRSJournal and sign up for the Families, Relationships and Societies newsletter to stay up to date.  



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Journal of Psychosocial Studies

The Journal of Psychosocial Studies publishes work that falls within the broad transdisciplinary area of Psychosocial Studies, defined by a commitment to understanding the significance of the links between internal and external worlds.

Call for papers 

Whose Borderline is it anyway? 

The Special Issue seeks to provide a critical investigation of some of the key debates that surround the highly controversial diagnosis of ‘Borderline Personality Disorder’. 

We are interested in proposals for articles that seek to examine the role that issues of culture; ‘race’; social class; gender; or sexuality might play in the in the conceptualisation or experiences of the contested diagnosis.   

Abstract submission deadline: 17 September 2021 

Free sample issue

Intergenerational transmission of trauma: Holocaust survivors, their children and their children’s children
Fred Alford

Psychosocial approaches to mass hysteria phenomena: a case study in Mozambique
Carla Penna

Beyond the angers of populism: a psychosocial inquiry
Barry Richards

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You might also enjoy the Editors’ Choice collection.



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Introducing Work in the Global Economy

Work in the Global Economy is an interdisciplinary peer-reviewed journal that promotes understanding of work, and connections to work, in all forms and dimensions.

Foregrounding the diverse interests that compose labour and capital in the Global South and North, the journal will promote interdisciplinary and international agendas that have broad appeal to scholars and students of the sociology of work.

Be one of the first to publish in Work in the Global EconomyRead our Call for Papers.

The journal will launch in October 2021, follow @WGEJournal and join the mailing list to learn more.



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Journal of Gender-Based Violence

The Journal of Gender-Based Violence is the first international journal based in Europe to showcase the work of scholars across disciplinary and topic boundaries, and from a range of methodologies.

The journal documents the voices and experiences of victims and survivors of Gender-Based Violence (GBV), to publish work regarding those who perpetrate GBV and of the varied and complex social structures, inequalities and gender norms through which GBV is produced and sustained.

Free sample issue: Volume 3, Number 3



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International Journal of Care and Caring

The International Journal of Care and Caring advances scholarship and debate in the important and expanding field of care and caring. Multidisciplinary and international in scope, it publishes high-quality contributions on care, caring and carers from all regions of the world.

Editors’ Choice collection (free until 31 January 2022)

Free sample issue: Volume 3, Number 4 (free until 31 December 2022)



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New journal coming soon: Global Political Economy  

Global Political Economyis the much-anticipated journal for the discipline of global political economy. The journal offers a critical platform for research that interrogates prevailing institutions, norms and patterns of authority and explanatory categories, authors will engage with and drive debates around emancipatory discourses and praxis.   

We are open for submissions!  Read the call for papers to learn more. Don’t forget to sign up to the Global Political Economy mailing list and follow @GPEJournal on Twitter.



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European Journal of Politics and Gender

The European Journal of Politics and Gender (EJPG) publishes international, cutting-edge research in the broad field of politics and gender. EJPG is firmly embedded in global politics and gender scholarship, its scope is not limited to Europe. It aims to advance gender and politics research in all its diversity

Editors’ Choice Collection

Under different umbrellas: intersectionality and alliances in US feminist politics
Myra Marx Ferree

Lessons on opportunity hoarding and gender binarism: building an alliance of women’s, trans and intersex movements
Angelika Von Wahl

The feminist and domestic workers’ movements: disconnected practices, discursive convergences
Giulia Garofalo Geymonat, Daniela Cherubini and Sabrina Marchetti

You might also enjoy the free sample issue.

Want the latest content from EJPG? Sign up for the Journal newsletter and follow @EJPGjournal on Twitter.



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