ABOUT THE JOURNAL
SOCIETY REGISTER is an international peer reviewed journal that publishes in English empirical, conceptual, and theoretical articles that make substantial contributions to the field in all areas of social sciences including sociology, economics, political science, psychology, cultural studies, education, and social policy. SOCIETY REGISTER is published in partnership with the Department of Sociology at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. The journal has received honorary patronage of Polish Society of Comparative Pedagogy and Sociological Committee of Poznan Society of Friends of Arts and Sciences. The mission of the Society Register Journal is to publish original works of interest to the social sciences disciplines in general, new theoretical approaches, empirical results of research that advance our understanding of fundamental social processes (and important methodological innovations), together with the practical application of those insights to the resolution of social issues. A key requirement for any author wishing to publish his/her work (be it empirically grounded, or purely theoretically oriented) needs to explicitly reflect upon the necessary underlying assumptions (axioms) and (if applicable) on how exactly a methodology was derived to study a given phenomena within a specific context of changing societies.

Free of charge: we do not charge authors or readers! We believe in a completely free exchange of scientific thoughts.

INDEXED IN: ANVUR (Agenzia Nazionale di Valutazione del Sistema Universitario e della Ricerca), ARIANTA, Bielefeld Academic Search Engine (BASE), CEJSH (The Central European Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities), CEON (Centrum Otwartej Nauki), Crossref, Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), EBSCO Discovery Service, European Reference Index for the Humanities and the Social Sciences (ERIH PLUS), EuroPub Database, PKP Index, IC Journals Master List, ICI World of Journals, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Libraries (MIT Libraries), ROAD Directory of Open Access scholarly Resources, POL-index, SSOAR (Social Science Open Access Repository), Google Scholar, WorldCat, NUKAT
 
FIND US: https://twitter.com/SocietyRegister
DOI: 10.14746/sr
e-ISSN: 2544-5502
ICV (Index Copernicus Value): 2017: 72,37; 2018: 92,37
FINANCED BY:                 

EMOTIONS OF POPULISMS: SOURCES – CREATIONS – SOCIAL ENGINEERING

2021-10-13

We would like to invite you to submit your articles.

The procedure is following: By 15 November 2021, submit the abstract (300–350 words) with the title of the article and a short bio via e-mail to both guest editors: Filip Pierzchalski (f.pierzchalski@uw.edu.pl ) and Marcin Tobiasz (marcintobiasz@uw.edu.pl).

If your proposal is accepted, you will receive a confirmation. The date for submission of the completed article is 28 February 2022. In order to submit the full paper, authors must register on the “Society Register” webpage [https://pressto.amu.edu.pl/index.php/sr/about/submissions].

EMOTIONS OF POPULISMS: SOURCES – CREATIONS – SOCIAL ENGINEERING

2021-10-13

We would like to invite you to submit your articles.

The procedure is following: By 15 November 2021, submit the abstract (300–350 words) with the title of the article and a short bio via e-mail to both guest editors: Filip Pierzchalski (f.pierzchalski@uw.edu.pl ) and Marcin Tobiasz (marcintobiasz@uw.edu.pl).

If your proposal is accepted, you will receive a confirmation. The date for submission of the completed article is 28 February 2022. In order to submit the full paper, authors must register on the “Society Register” webpage [https://pressto.amu.edu.pl/index.php/sr/about/submissions].

TACKLING SENSITIVE AND CONTROVERSIAL TOPICS IN SOCIETY, POLITICS AND EDUCATION

2021-09-10

Call for Papers for the special issue of Society Register 6(2)/2022

TACKLING SENSITIVE AND CONTROVERSIAL TOPICS IN SOCIETY, POLITICS AND EDUCATION

Guest Editors

Katarzyna Górak-Sosnowska & Urszula Markowska-Manista

Submission deadlines:

1 May 2021 for abstracts, 15 September 2021 for full articles

Conflict and polarisation became the dominant features of many societies. The division lines go through political views, or beliefs, up to conspiracy theories that are for some real and valid. Many of these conflicts are raised because a sensitive topic lies beneath. By sensitive we mean a broader term than ‘controversial’ which refers to the probability of provoking public discussion or argument. ‘Sensitive’ is an emotion-loaded term that is significant for an individual or a group for personal, political, or social reasons, and – if raised – has a potential to cause negative feelings, or provoke a conflict. In other words, ‘sensitive’ is for us a slightly broader term than ‘controversial’ as it includes also the individual level.

Depending on the context, some sensitive and controversial topics will be strictly connected with taboos. A taboo is a cultural phenomenon encompassing everything that is socially, culturally and sometimes legally (state legislation, customary law) banned. A taboo refers thus to undiscussable topics (it is improper to talk about them) and unacceptable behaviour. Sometimes a taboo prohibits a particular cultural or social group from speaking, writing and noticing matters contained within this taboo, hence researchers’ role to gain insight into it based on scholarly exploration and ethnical approach (Luce 2019).

Contemporary societies are (over)loaded with topics that are sensitive or controversial (Hilário & Augusto 2020). These include colonisation and racism in research (Markowska-Manista 2018), Islamophobia (Górak-Sosnowska 2014), gender (Odrowąż-Coates 2015), but also national identity, human rights, or basic income. Some of them are heated on social media and fiercely discussed online, some other get more physical and turn into social movements and other social actions aimed at showing discontent or resistance, while some other turn political or violent and lead to severe consequences. Many other sensitive topics remain unspoken in the fragile context (Isaqzadeh, Gulzar & Shapiro 2020), yet valid, and might pop up some day in the future. Tackling a controversial or sensitive topic remains a challenge (Ndemanu & Davis 2019), especially if both (or more) sides are actively engaged in the dispute or conflict.

In this Special Issue, we invite you to go one step further and submit your contributions that deal with tackling sensitive or controversial topics. We are looking for case studies on local, national, or international level that are focused around a sensitive, a controversial topic and present how it has been tackled by relevant stakeholders – i.e. for lessons learnt.

We would like to invite you to submit your articles. The procedure is following:

  1. By 15 May 2021 submit the abstract (300–350 words) with the title of the article and a short bio via e-mail to both guest editors: Katarzyna Górak-Sosnowska (kgorak@sgh.waw.pl) and Urszula Markowska-Manista (markowska-ma@uw.edu.pl).
  2. If your proposal is accepted, you will receive a confirmation. The date for submission the completed article is 15 September 2021. In order to submit the full paper authors must register on the “Society Register” webpage.

All papers will be subject to the Society Register review regime. The volume will be published in 2022. Please comply with the editing requirements of the American Sociological Association (ASA). While preparing your article please remember also about the Authors Guidelines. Shall you have any questions, feel free to write us.

                                                  

Expected date of publication: May 2022

 

References:

Górak-Sosnowska, Katarzyna. 2014. Deconstructing Islamophobia in Poland. Story of an Internet group. Warszawa: Uniwersytet Warszawski.

Hilário, A. P., & Augusto, F. R., eds. 2020. Practical and Ethical Dilemmas in Researching Sensitive Topics with Populations Considered Vulnerable. MDPI.

Isaqzadeh, M., Gulzar, S., & Shapiro, J. 2020. “Studying Sensitive Topics in Fragile Contexts.” Pp. 173-192 in Data Collection in Fragile States. Innovations from Africa and Beyond, edited by J. Hoogeveen & U. Pape. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan.

Luce, A., ed. 2019. Ethical reporting of sensitive topics. Lonodn: Routledge.

Markowska-Manista, Urszula. 2018. "The ethical dilemmas of research with children from the countries of the Global South. Whose participation?" Polish Journal of Educational Studies 71(1): 51-65.

Ndemanu, M. T., & Davis, C. L. 2019. Teaching Sensitive Topics in Troubled Times. Ideating Pedagogy in Troubled Times: Approaches to Identity, Theory, Teaching and Research.

Odrowąż-Coates, Anna. 2015. “Is gender neutrality a post-human phenomenon? The concept of ‘gender-neutral’ in Swedish education.” Journal of Gender and Power 3(1): 113–133.

Authors must register online on the Society Register’s webpage: https://pressto.amu.edu.pl/index.php/sr [Make a Submission]

Guidelines:

https://pressto.amu.edu.pl/index.php/sr/about/submissions

LEGACIES OF FORCED MIGRATIONS

2021-03-24

Society Register would like to announce a call for papers on the legacies of forced migrations. The issue will focus on social, cultural, politic and economic transformations brought about by forced migrations or displacements in different regions of the world. From the end of World War II to the present day, millions of people have been forced to flee because of armed conflicts, civil wars, border changes, violence, persecution, development projects, natural disasters, environmental degradation and trafficking of people. Forced migrations brought about multifaceted social change for people who left their homes, those who had lived with them before and for those who met them later.

Vol. 5 No. 3 (2021)

View All Issues