CFP: The Relational Turn in Sociology: Implications for the Study of Society, Culture, and Persons

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Call for Papers
January 15, 2017
Subject Fields: 
Social Sciences, Sociology, Cultural History / Studies, Anthropology

Call for papers

The Relational Turn in Sociology:  Implications for the Study of Society, Culture, and Persons

„Stan Rzeczy” (State of Affairs), an interdisciplinary academic journal published by the Institute of Sociology of the University of Warsaw, invites proposals for a special international issue focused on the relational turn in sociology.

The aim of this special issue is to reflect upon the innovative potential of contemporary relational theorizing of society, culture, and persons and to go beyond superficial statements on relational sociology by addressing these issues through in-depth investigations. We invite authors to take on problems of relational sociology by discussing its main assumptions, by conceptual clarifications, by re-articulating the concepts pertinent to understanding social phenomena in relational terms, and by empirical studies guided by methodological rules of relational analysis.

Full text of the call for papers can be found at:

Please submit your proposal including the title, an abstract of around 500 words, name of the author, e-mail address, affiliation to by 15 January 2017. The editors will decide upon acceptance of the proposal by 25 January 2017.

Authors of approved proposals will be invited to submit their manuscripts (max 40 000 signs, including tables, figures and references) until 30 March 2017. All manuscripts will be peer-reviewed. Publication is planned for November 2017.

Stan Rzeczy (State of Affairs) is a peer-review journal  indexed in Erih Plus, in the Central and Eastern European Online Library and in The Central European Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities.



Contact Info: 

For any queries, please contact Elżbieta Hałas ( or Pierpaolo Donati (, the guest editors of the special issue or Ewa Balcerzyk, the Editorial Assistant of "Stan Rzeczy" (