Call For Papers: Social Transformations: Journal of the Global South

Social Transformations is an outlet for critical but engaged knowledge about social justice, collective well being, and sustainable development within and across the Global South, a region we take to refer to societies in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Pacific that are economically, politically, and culturally marginalized. Such studies trace interrelations and solidarities between and among peoples, states, and movements, while acknowledging tensions and contradictions within the South, as well as the legacies, manifestations, and trajectories of the North’s dominance. We support work that analyzes and enables positive change emerging from social movements, development paradigms, policies, and community and grassroots-based interventions. We publish interdisciplinary empirical and conceptual contributions from the different social and human sciences. We also encourage writing that is accessible to specialists and nonspecialists, avoiding both excessive theoretical abstraction and unreflexive empiricism. The Journal publishes twice a year.

For Vol. 2, No. 1 (2014), we would like to call for papers on the following topics:

- Transnational social movements

- Labor migration

- Transnational development work

- Transnational reconceptualizations of the Global South

Other related topics are also welcome.

The Global South, which originated in the nonaligned movement of the 1950s, began as a transnational endeavor grounded on international solidarity. The realities of decolonization and nation-building, however, forced many of its nation-states to look inward during the initial post-war years. Regional economic integration, an increase in human migration, and new media, however, require analysts to revisit old and new interconnections. Social Transformations: Journal of the Global South seeks to examine the emergence of new transnational formations in the Global South. We are particularly interested in works that examine flows, disjunctures, connections between states, peoples, movements, and organizations in the South.

Please email manuscripts to on or before September 2, 2013.
All submissions will be refereed. For other submission guidelines, click here.