Please consider participating in a new ‘state of knowledge’ book project for the field of natural resource social sciences, which is Co-Edited by Kate Sherren (Dalhousie University), Gladman Thondhlana (Rhodes University), and Douglas Jackson-Smith (Ohio State) with the support of the International Association of Society & Natural Resources (IASNR). The working title is Opening Windows: Emerging Perspectives, Practices and Opportunities in Natural Resource Social Sciences. The volume will be published with the Utah State University/University Press of Colorado as part of its IASNR-affiliated Society & Natural Resources Book Series, and scheduled in 2024 to continue with the history of past decadal volumes of this type (Manfredo, 2004; Manfredo et al., 2014). Chapter proposals are due February 28, 2021. They are inviting two different chapter types, Commentaries (1500-2000 words) and Reviews (5000-7000 words), However, the review section includes a range of options.

1. Global Insights. This chapter type is for reviews (written in English) predominantly of academic scholarship published in specific non-English languages. (The idea for the Global Insights paper type came out of the ‘Standing on the Shoulders of Sameness’ session on bias in publishing run at ISSRM 2019 in Oshkosh, WI, USA.

2. Advances in Theory and Methods. This chapter type will explore how we are innovating in how we do our research, including in terms of:

    1. Theoretical and conceptual issues: What are the contemporary theoretical tensions and emerging ideas guiding scholarship in society and natural resources?
    2. Theoretical and conceptual issues: What are the contemporary theoretical tensions and emerging ideas guiding scholarship in society and natural resources?

3. New methods/methodologies: How do we operationalize key theoretical concepts. Progress in Core and Emerging Problems. This chapter type summarizes the literature on classic problem domains for the field, as well as emerging ones.

4. Trends in Action and Application. This chapter type describes examples of how natural resource social science scholarship has (and has not) been used or translated into on-ground outcomes, by influencing how resource challenges are conceived of or tackled and with whom.

Details are given in the full call for chapters (click here for more information), including the link to upload abstracts (via an OSU Qualtrics survey).

The Co-Editors very much want to open the doors in this volume to new voices and perspectives, consistent with the name of the volume, so please help us spread the word widely about the call!

Please email Jessica Hill ([email protected]) if you have any questions.

Best regards,

 

~ SNR Book Series Editorial Board