Special NZ Sociology Edition on Class and Emancipation in 2018

Call for papers

New Zealand Sociology: Class and Emancipation

New Zealand Sociology is planning a special edition in late 2018 around the theme ‘class and emancipation’. We are seeking articles from local and international contributors, and draw your attention to the colonial legacy of Aotearoa New Zealand and the struggle for a post-colonial future. 2018 encompasses the two hundredth anniversary of Karl Marx (born 5 May, 1818), and is a decade after the formal solution in the USA to the Global Financial Crisis (the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act was signed into law by President George W. Bush on 2 October, 2008). We suggest that, the ‘GFC’ has stimulated a significant reconsideration of Marxist thought, wherein the concepts of class and emancipation, as well as their association, are interrogated. This call for papers goes out to writers interested in an emancipatory project for whom Marxist concepts of class are either a central conceptual device and / or organising aspect, or constitute a start-point, an overdeterminancy, a hauntology.


New Zealand Sociology is an international journal that aims to promote research, thought and debate on issues relating to Aotearoa New Zealand and beyond. Our sociological vision is an expansive one. We welcome work that is theoretical, empirical, comparative, historical, policy-oriented and polemical. Scholarship by, or relating to, Māori and Pasikifa peoples, is strongly encouraged. New Zealand Sociology is the official journal of the Sociological Association of Aotearoa (NZ).

The journal is indexed in the Elsevier Product (Scopus); it is listed by EBSCO subscription agency; and, its content is made available by three international aggregating agencies.


We invite contributions up to 8,000 words. The deadline for articles is 1 July, 2018. If you are interested in any aspect of this call, please email Bruce Curtis at:bruce.macdonald.curtis@gmail.com. The instruction for Authors can be found at: http://nzsociology.nz/files/NZSInstructions_forAuthors.pdf

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