“Social Justice and the City” – Annals of the AAG special issue

Nik Heynen circulated the following Call for Abstracts for a special issue of the Annals of the American Association of Geographers on “Social Justice and the City.”

The title clearly echoes David Harvey’s 1973 book, now available in a revised edition with the UGA Press Geographies of Justice and Social Transformation book series.

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Call for Abstracts
Annals of the American Association of Geographers
Special Issue: “Social Justice and the City”

We are seeking papers from a broad spectrum of scholars on social justice struggles in urban contexts. While we hope to be able to publish conceptual research drawing on now 40 years of cutting edge research in Geography on “social justice and the city,” we also hope to solicit papers on urgent contemporary issues, which will inform and motivate a broad audience of consumers and producers of geographic knowledge, from policy makers to grassroots activists.

Themes for the special issue could include, but are not limited to, original research in such areas as:

  • Racial/Gendered/Queer Justice and the City;
  • Environmental Justice, Social Justice, and the City;
  • Social Justice and Planetary Urbanization;
  • Social Justice and the Post/anti-colonial City;
  • Law, Social Justice and the City;
  • Segregation and inequality;
  • Mobility and immobility;
  • Urban Austerity and Social Justice;
  • Labor, Economic Justice and the City;
  • Social Justice and the Youth/Children’s City;
  • Marxism(s) and the City;
  • Social Justice and the Secular/non-Secular City;
  • Measuring Social Justice and the City;
  • Neoliberal Urbanism and Social Justice;
  • The Right to (Social Justice in) the City;
  • Urban Movements for Social Justice.

Abstracts of no more than 250 words should be submitted by email to Jennifer Cassidento (jcassidento [at] aag [dot] org) by March 1, 2016. The Editor will consider all abstracts and then invite a selection to submit full papers for peer review by April 15.

Papers will have a target maximum length of 5,000 words (including main text, abstract, references, tables, figure captions, etc.). First draft papers will be due (via Manuscript Central) by December 2016 and final papers will be due in October 2017 for publication in 2018.

For any queries about this Special Issue contact the Editor, Nik Heynen (nheynen [at] uga [dot] edu).

For queries about the abstract submission process contact the Annals Managing Editor, Jennifer Cassidento (jcassidento [at] aag [dot] org).

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About nicholasjoncrane

Assistant Professor of Geography at University of Wyoming
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