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From: Dutta, Urmitapa <Urmitapa_Dutta@uml.edu>
Date: Sun, Sep 6, 2015 at 8:11 PM
Subject: Call for Papers: Community Psychology in Global Perspective -
Special Issue on Structural Violence
To: QUAL@listserv.temple.edu


Dear Colleagues,

The online journal *Community Psychology in Global Perspective *invites
submissions for a special issue titled, *Structural Violence and
Community-based Research and Action. *We encourage papers from scholars,
educators, practitioners, and activists engaging with and/or interrogating
community-based action and research through the lens of structural
violence. The deadline for submission of manuscripts is *January 15, 2016*.
http://siba-ese.unisalento.it/index.php/cpgp/announcement/view/44
Please see below and attachments for more information on the special issue.


Best,
Urmi on behalf of
Christopher Sonn
M. Brinton Lykes
—

*Urmitapa Dutta, Ph.D.*

http://www.urmitapadutta.com

Assistant Professor of Psychology

University of Massachusetts Lowell

Phone: 978-934-2227



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Call for Papers: Structural Violence and Community-based Research and Action



Important Dates

*January 15, 2016:* Deadline for paper submission

Editors

Urmitapa Dutta, University of Massachusetts Lowell, USA.

Christopher Sonn, Victoria University, Australia.

M. Brinton Lykes, Boston College, USA.



Theme of the Special Issue

Structural violence refers to the production and maintenance of social
inequality and oppression. The concept signifies the mechanisms through
which social systems produce and normalize exclusion and marginalization
along lines of race, class, gender, ethnicity, nationality, and other
invidious categories (Galtung, 1969; Farmer, 1996; Martin-Baró,
1994; Scheper-Hughes, 2006). Structural violence erases social and
political origins of problems, instead placing the blame on struggling
individuals and communities. Examples include racism, sexism, poverty,
hunger, and health disparities. Structural violence is intricately tied to
symbolic or cultural violence, that is, systematic assaults on the human
dignity and self-worth of individuals and communities. This kind of
violence operates through aspects of the symbolic sphere such as culture,
language, ideology, and empirical science to legitimize direct violence
(Bourdieu, 1991; Galtung, 1990). Structural and symbolic violence
systematically violate individual, economic, social, and cultural rights
through exploitation, abuse, and epistemic violence built into
institutional, cultural, and research practices.



Conceptions of structural violence can challenge community-based praxis to
incorporate sophisticated analyses of injustice. The special issue on
*Structural
Violence* *and Community-based Research and Action *explores these
possibilities through critical interrogations of diverse forms of
structural and symbolic violence. We invite papers that draw on diverse
theoretical and methodological approaches to offer theoretical, empirical,
and/or practice-based insights into structural violence and how it operates
and/or is performed in communities. In particular, we seek contributions
that move beyond positivist and postpositivist understandings of
“scientific” research, to excavate the manifold ways in which structural
violence is deeply ingrained in our society including the academy. We
encourage papers from scholars, educators, practitioners, and activists
engaging with and/or interrogating community-based action and research
through the lens of structural violence. We seek contributions, in
particular from the global south, which contribute to a critical,
international activist scholarship on community-based research and
practice.



The following list presents some illustrative topics for possible
contributions:



   - Study of both individual experiences and the macrosocial matrix in
   which experiences are configured.
   - Illustration of mechanisms through which macrosocial forces translate
   into individual/everyday suffering.
   - Theoretical and empirical examination of how intersecting social axes
   are implicated in forms of social injustice.
   - Study of contexts and social formations that produce violence.
   - Interventions (theory and praxis) informed by understandings of
   structural violence.
   - Innovative possibilities for strategies of survival and social
   transformation.
   - Critique of and/or new directions in community psychology and
   community-based research.

 Details

Submitted papers should contain original and unpublished work and must be
written in English. For non-native speakers, editing of the manuscript by a
competent English-speaking editor is requested.



Papers are due *January 15, 2016*. Early submissions are welcome.



All submitted papers will undergo the journal's regular peer review process.



Papers must be prepared in full accord with the journal’s Author guidelines
<http://siba-ese.unisalento.it/index.php/cpgp/about/submissions#authorGuidelines>
and
be submitted through the journal portal (
http://siba-ese.unisalento.it/index.php/cpgp/index).



*Inquiries regarding topic or scope for the special issue can be sent
to Urmitapa Dutta at urmitapa_dutta@uml.edu <urmitapa_dutta@uml.edu>.*



Papers unrelated to the theme of the special issue may be submitted at any
time through the journal’s online submission system
<http://siba-ese.unisalento.it/index.php/cpgp/login> and will be considered
for publication in *Community Psychology In Global Perspective*
<http://siba-ese.unisalento.it/index.php/cpgp/index> as regular articles.
Inquiries regarding the journal’s aim, scope, and policy can be sent to
terri.mannarini@unisalento.it














-- 

It is the dilemma of psychology to deal as a natural science with an
object that creates history. Ernst Boesch

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