Community Change Revisited

deadline for submissions: 
February 8, 2019
full name / name of organization: 
Community Change
contact email: 

Issue Topic:

Building on issues 1 and 2, Community Change’s third issueseeks to continue unpacking the notion of ‘community change’—its complexities, transformations, and challenges in recent decades of intensified economic, environmental, and political instabilities. It will critically interrogate responses to these processes and investigate where, whether, and how this change is happening. It will also identify the actors within these processes, along with their claims to authority and their motivations. We call for scholarly articles, book reviews, multimedia, and artwork that examine the complexities of community change, probing whether these and related concepts are sufficiently and successfully mobilized to achieve genuine, emancipatory transformation, or whether they serve to reinforce existing structures and relations of power.

Themed Section:

This issue will also feature a themed section with scholarly works on environmental issues, climate change and its consequences, and sustainability. The Community Change editorial board will be interviewing Dr. Bill Hopkins on these themes. Dr. Hopkins is a Virginia Tech Professor of Wildlife Ecotoxicology and Physiological Ecology and is also the Director of the Global Change Center (The Fralin Life Science Institute). We welcome research articles on issues related to community change and the environment.

We are seeking reviewers for three environment-related books:

  1. "The Battle for Paradise: Puerto Rico Takes on the Disaster Capitalists" by Naomi Klein

  2. “This Radical Land: A Natural History of American Dissent” by Daegan Miller

  3. “Facing  the Planetary: Entangled Humanism and the Politics of Swarming” by William Connolly

These book reviews will be published alongside peer-reviewed article submissions and the interview with Dr. Hopkins.

Key Dates:

  • Full submission deadline - February 8, 2019
  • Author notification of selection- March 8, 2019
  • Online publication - May 2019

More information at https://www.communitychange.ipg.vt.edu/.