Mangone, E. (2021). Incertezza, futuro, narrazione. Fisciano, Italy: NaSC Free Press (Italian language).
CALL FOR PAPERS
SN SOCIAL SCIENCES (published by Springer Nature) – Deadline May 2021
Narrative, Emotions, and Social Change between Global and Local Space
Editors: Emiliana Mangone (Department of Political and Communication Sciences, University of Salerno, Italy); Adrian Scribano (CONICET, Instituto Gino Germani, FACSO, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Scope: Narrative is a powerful tool in the life of individuals that determines their decisions and also their imagination of the future. This collection aims to bring together theoretical, empirical and interdisciplinary research exploring how narrative can contribute to producing social change – either locally or more widely.
Narrative is part of social life and, most of the time, the narrative with all its implications is based on the same subject: the individual who builds the narrative and the one who tells it are the same subject. In this context, social changes are linked to the emotions and sensibilities expressed by the narratives: collectives and individuals elaborate a set of emotions associated with goals, causes, ideologies, social practices that support, justify, or reject social changes, conservative resistance and/or social restructuring processes.
Therefore, narrative takes two forms: a) mode of knowing and b) mode of communication. Since the first form allows for the development of systems of ideas and the second for their diffusion, it is clear that narrative plays a central role in promoting social change.
The article collection welcomes research from across all disciplines in the social sciences, including qualitative and quantitative methods, as well as purely theoretical contributions. Potential questions to be asked include, but are by no means limited to, the following: What is meant by narrative? How are narrations and emotions connected? And what use do individuals and collectives make of it? Who builds the story? And above all who tells it and how is it told?
We encourage submissions that focus on, but are not limited to, the following topics:
- Narrative and research methods;
- Narrative, means and forms;
- Social movements, sensibilities and narratives;
- Narrative and social change;
- Narrative and emotions;
- Politics, emotions and narrative;
- Narrative and rights;
- Narrative and women.
This is a rolling collection and as such we welcome submissions until the end of May 2021. Authors who wish to discuss ideas for articles are asked to directly contact the guest editors (firstname.lastname@example.org) before submission. Full papers (original or review) must be submitted via the journal’s submission system. Submissions by email cannot be accepted.