Work, Employment and Society Call for Papers – Solidarities in and through Work in an Age of Extremes

16 February 2017

Work, Employment and Society is pleased to announce a special issue, publishing in 2019:

Solidarities in and through Work in an Age of Extremes

The issue will be guest edited by Vanessa Beck and Paul Brook, both at the University of Leicester, UK.

This special issue of Work, Employment and Society aims to explore the past and future of solidarity as well as its present manifestations. Contributors are invited to consider submissions that address issues of solidarity in and through work, employment and society in relation to any of the following, though the list is not exhaustive:

  • Exploring, explaining and theorising solidarity
  • Moral economy and solidarity
  • Workplace cultures and solidarity
  • Contemporary forms of class solidarity
  • Solidarities against oppression and discrimination
  • Solidarity against xenophobia and racism
  • Union organising and solidarity
  • Caring work, compassion and solidarity
  • Solidarity, resistance and misbehaviour
  • Dismantling and decaying solidarity
  • Social movements at work
  • Institutional ‘social solidarity’ and state regulation
  • Solidarity in global value chains
  • Consumer and worker solidarity
  • Emotion, ‘emotionologies’ and solidarities
  • Inter-generational solidarity
  • Working against austerity, poverty and precarity
  • Solidarity, social enterprise and the ‘sharing economy’
  • Online and social media solidarities
  • Charities, work and solidarity
  • The future of co-operation and co-operatives
  • Emerging and alternative solidarities
  • Public sociology, committed scholars and solidarity

Deadline for submissions (full papers): 01 December 2017

To read the full call for papers and for instructions on how to submit, please visit the BSA website.

The guest editors welcome informal enquiries about potential submissions. For further information please contact Vanessa Beck ([email protected]) or Paul Brook ([email protected])