- Editors: Michael Whelan and Brian McShane
- Deadline for submissions: 11.55pm on Friday 25th November, 2022
Michael Whelan and Brian McShane are very glad to be able to share the below call for chapters for inclusion in an edited book titled: ‘Youth, Transition and Social Justice: (re)searching spaces of social action’. They have an expression of interest for this book from Bristol University Press, as part of a wider series being led by Agatha Herman . Please see the below call for further details and feel free to get in touch with any questions. They would also welcome any further distribution of this call through relevant networks:
This edited collection seeks to bring together emergent research insights, analysis and practice considerations in relation to the spatiality of young people’s experiences of injustice and the realisation of social justice. In the context of a shifting landscape of youth transitions, we consider the ways that a concept of social justice offers a point of leverage around which young people (or those who would seek to advocate with and for them) can pursue a ‘better’ society. In a period in history where ‘post-truth’ agendas continue to blur the lines between facts and ‘alternative facts’, real world and virtual collective social spaces have become fragmented – often oriented around more insular specific interest driven agendas.
We critically explore the capacity of the concept of social justice to (re)mobilise social action amongst young people and youth practitioners around commonly agreed and shared collective agendas for social action – at local, national and international levels. Central to this exploration is a need to better understand the nature of the spaces occupied by young people and how power relations within these spaces shape and constrain the capacity for social action. As such, the research insights presented by contributors will place an emphasis on dialoguing research with practice.
We invite chapter proposals that explore areas including (but not limited to):
- emergent research insights, analysis and practice considerations in relation to young people’s experiences of social justice
- consideration of the ways that young people create, inhabit and are excluded from particular spaces.
- the tools of analysis and practice approaches researchers, youth practitioners and young people themselves are finding to expose and tackle the injustices young people face
- new and emerging ways of working with young people that both challenge the injustices experienced directly by young people, in addition to enabling young people to be a more positive force for change in promoting social justice.
We aim to include 10-15 chapters at approximately 6,000 words per chapter.
The book’s primary audience will be undergraduate and postgraduate students on programmes of study including: Sociology, Childhood and Youth Studies, Education, Social Work, Youth Work, Human Geography, Social Science and Criminology. The book will be of particular interest to practitioners or researchers with a primary focus on youth studies, or research or practice interventions with young people, particularly around issues of injustice.
Please submit an initial chapter proposal of up to 500 words that identifies your topic, tentative chapter title, and an introduction to your proposed contribution. Your proposal should include your 200-word bio note with your affiliation. Contributions should be original and should not be under consideration for any other publication.
Please forward your proposal as a Word attachment to: email@example.com