Call for Papers: “Matters of Time in Health & Illness” (Health Sociology Review Special Issue 2024)

Posted: December 27, 2022
Deadline: February 12, 2023

Call for Papers: “Matters of Time in Health & Illness” (Health Sociology Review Special Issue 2024)

This special issue will bring together papers exploring how time relates with and in health and illness. We encourage submissions that think with ‘time’ in many ways: as a heuristic device for exploring the sociological dimensions of how health and care unfold (in prolonged and fleeting ways); as a sociohistorical situating of health and care practices; as a way of measuring and constituting health experiences and events; and as a speculative orientation towards anticipated and imagined futures of health.

We invite proposals for empirical research (including qualitative, quantitative, and creative methods), critical or reflective analyses, conceptual or theoretical papers, and methodological papers. Submissions must make a clear contribution to sociological inquiry relevant to health but may be informed by conceptual and empirical debates from a broader range of health and social sciences.

Possible topics and approaches to thinking with matters of time in health and illness include (but are not limited to):

The guest editors of this special issue of Health Sociology Review are all from UNSW Sydney, including Dr Mia Harrison, Dr Anthony K J Smith, and Dr Sophie Adams. The issue will conclude with a commentary by Associate Professor Kari Lancaster and Professor Tim Rhodes.Submission GuidelinesInterested authors should complete the Call for Papers form by 11:59pm AEDT Sunday 12 February 2023. Minimum details required include a title, abstract or proposal of research (250 words), author details, and a short bio for the lead author (50 words). Authors will be notified of the outcome of their proposal by the end of February 2023 and invited to submit a full manuscript for peer review by 12 June 2023.We encourage abstracts or proposals to include details on how your paper will conceptualise ‘time’ and any key theories or literatures your paper will draw upon. If you have any questions, please email Dr Mia Harrison at Health Sociology Review is an international peer-reviewed journal, which publishes high quality conceptual and empirical research in the sociology of health, illness, and medicine. All manuscripts are subject to double-blind peer review by at least two reviewers. Authors may be invited to review another paper in the special issue.Manuscripts for this special issue are limited to a maximum word limit of 7,500 wordsincluding all text, footnotes and references. More information on instructions for authors, journal aims and scope, and open access options can be viewed on the Health Sociology Review website.

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Published: 12/27/2022