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EASP – European Association of Social Psychology

CfP - Open Call for Proposals: Stigma and Social Relationships

05.03.2021, by Tina Keil in call for papers

Journal of Social Issues (JSI)
Submission deadline: May 31st, 2021

Journal of Social Issues
Journal of Social Issues

Dating back to Goffman’s (1963) ground-breaking treatise on social stigma, researchers have increasingly attended to the “target’s perspective” in research on prejudice and discrimination. That is, researchers have examined how exposure to social stigma influences diverse outcomes, including mental and physical health (e.g., JSI volume 73, issue 3). Much past work on stigma has centred on its intrapersonal sequelae, including minority coping strategies (e.g., JSI volume 73, issue 4). Only more recently have researchers begun to investigate interpersonal consequences, such as how stigma impacts romantic relationships, relationships with fellow ingroup members or broader social networks.

The Journal of Social Issues (JSI) and special issue editors seek proposals for a special issue on “Stigma and Social Relationships.” The aim of this special issue is to survey the current landscape on stigma and social relationships and highlight paths into the future of this area of work. This collection will include cutting-edge scholarship on the ways in which being a member of a socially stigmatized group can affect interpersonal outcomes, ranging from close relationships (e.g., within families, romantic relationships), to in-group friendship ties and broader social functioning (e.g., experiences of social integration and isolation, community engagement).

Therefore, we seek proposals for papers that investigate a variety of topics, including but not limited to A) disparities in social relationship quality, quantity, or structure between members of dominant and devalued groups, B) processes by which stigmatized identities lead to changes in social functioning, and C) sociocultural, political and contextual factors that shape how stigma influences social relationships.

If you are interested in contributing to this special issue, please submit a detailed abstract of 3-6 pages in length along with short author biographies (no more than half a page in addition to the abstract) to by 31 May 2021.

Editors: David Matthew Doyle & Manuela Barreto

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