Global Futures and Epistemologies of the South: last chance to submit

Sociology Special Issue: Last Chance to Submit!

Dear Colleagues,

The deadline for Sociology’s special issue on Global Futures and Epistemologies of the South is fast approaching. Any authors who wish to send through an article for consideration need to submit it by Friday 16 October please.

Articles should be submitted via the ScholarOne Manuscripts site: Help guides, information on how to prepare your manuscript and a cover sheet can be downloaded from the same site, by clicking on ‘Instructions & Forms’.

If you have any queries about submitting to the special issue, please contact as soon as possible. Editorial questions can be

sent directly to the guest editors at: and

The full Call for Papers is available on the BSA website:

Guest Editors: Gurminder K Bhambra, Professor of Sociology, University of Warwick and Visiting Fellow in Sociology (2014-15), Princeton University; Boaventura de Sousa Santos, Professor of Sociology, University of Coimbra, and Distinguished Legal Scholar at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

This special issue takes stock of the progress that has been made within sociology over recent decades to become a more globally oriented discipline and discusses the new challenges for the future that emerge as a consequence. It rests on two interlinked premises. First, that understandings of the world are much broader than the Western understanding of the world and so for sociology to adequately address its global futures it needs to take into account ways of knowing that exceed Western thinking, including critical Western thinking. Second, that the current configurations of the world are a consequence of global historical processes that have not always been adequately addressed within western-based sociology. For sociology to better conceptualise its global futures, it also needs to address its global pasts. We invite contributions that address the issues raised, both theoretically and through empirical research, across (but not limited to) the following themes:

  • Epistemologies of the South and Global Challenges to /for Sociology
  • Imagining Global Sociologies: Past, Present, and Future
  • The Global South in the North
  • Recovering Silenced / Forgotten Sociologies
  • Transnational Solidarities, Anti-colonial Struggles and the ‘Rise’ of the South(s)
  • Emancipatory Social Movements and Alternative Narratives
  • Sociological Futures: Rethinking Social Justice in a Global World
  • Neocolonialism, Postcolonialism, Decoloniality, and Decolonization

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