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EASP – European Association of Social Psychology

Call to Submit Book Chapter Abstracts

27.01.2021, by Tina Keil in announcement

for consideration for the edited book “Social Unrest in Latin America: Social Psychological Perspectives”; Submission deadline: April 2nd, 2021

In the last decade, Latin America has gone through perhaps the most turbulent times since the arrival of Spanish and Portuguese colonizers. Starting with the ongoing political crisis in Venezuela; the impeachment demonstrations in Brazil, student movements in Chile, in the early 2010s, this unrest gained momentum with political turmoil in Bolivia and Peru and reached its peak when massive demonstrations in Chile, Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, Bolivia, Venezuela, and Nicaragua, as well as in other Latin American countries engulfed the continent since early 2019.

These demonstrations bear obvious similarities to the previous multi-country mass demonstrations, i.e., The Arab Spring, in the sense that they were spearheaded by young people and relied on social networks. Taken together, the demonstrations denounced the liberal economic systems that have deepened material and social inequalities and voiced a deep loss of confidence in its institutions and political actors on both ends of the political spectrum. There were also, however, important country-level differences such as the protests in Bolivia in support of the fait accompli that overthrew the elected government, or the systematic excessive use of force used by some government to suppress the unrest, i.e., Chile.

Thus, this volume seeks to understand the social, psychological, and political factors underlying the similarities and differences of this turmoil across the continent and beyond through the lens of diverse research traditions, methods, and researchers. The primary aim of this edited volume will be to address the overall lack of representative knowledge from this continent and on this widespread phenomenon by bringing together novel research findings on all aspects of this turbulent period in the region and make them available to an international audience of scholars, activists, and intellectuals.

We encourage submissions from a variety of theoretical perspectives on social unrest (collective action, intergroup contact, social identity, relative deprivation, intergroup emotions, or any other relevant theoretical framework) based on a variety of methods (quantitative and qualitative) and disciplines.

These might include but are not limited to:

  • Collective action and change
  • Perceptions of disadvantage and emotions
  • Indigenous rights
  • Mental Health & Well-being Dimensions of Disadvantage
  • Social cognition (attitudes, stereotypes, prejudice)
  • Political divisions and prejudice
  • Liberation Theory
  • Fostering cooperative and harmonious intergroup relationships
  • Social identities and disadvantage
  • Respect and tolerance
  • Political ideologies and mobilization
  • Grassroots movements and citizen initiatives
  • Intergenerational mobilization

Submission procedure

Please send your abstracts (up to 500 words) no later than April 2, 2020 to Huseyin Cakal (, Vanessa Smith Castro (, or David Sirlopu (

Please structure your abstracts in the following style:

  • TitleAuthor(s) and affiliation details
  • Key theoretical perspectives
  • Groups
  • Methods Employed
  • Findings & Discussion
  • Keywords (maximum of 5)

If your chapter includes previously published work, e.g., portions of the data and/or manuscript published elsewhere please indicate this in percentage. Please notice that the final decision of publication by the editorial will be based on the peer-review process of the full manuscript (around 6000-7000 words). Also notice that both, abstract and chapter, should be presented in English.


  • Deadline for the submission of abstracts: April 2, 2021
  • Notification of decisions: April 26, 2021
  • Deadline for the submission of full manuscripts: October 1, 2021
  • Expected date of publication: March-May 2022