Special Issue Call for Papers

Teaching about Decoloniality in Community Psychology and Allied Disciplines

CALL FOR PAPERS

Teaching about Decoloniality in Community Psychology and Allied Disciplines

A special issue of the American Journal of Community Psychology

Guest Editors: Ronelle L. Carolissen & Paul S. Duckett

This special issue considers the place of teaching of community psychology and allied fields such as applied social psychology, public health and social work, within broader debates of decoloniality in the curriculum. Central to debates about a decolonial curriculum, globally, is the idea that patterns of Western, largely Euro-American, patriarchal epistemologies and knowledge production practices dominate and contribute significantly to the erasure of indigenous and community-based knowledge and practices.

Endemic skewed patterns of representation in teaching and learning are increasingly met with contestation in the global North and South.  However, literature documenting decoloniality in teaching and learning in community psychology, remains sparse in spite of the fact that much important work is taking place in the field. The aim of this special edition is therefore to document and discuss decolonial teaching practices and reflections on these practices.

Possible topic areas include, but are not limited to:

  • Literature reviews that draw together decoloniality, curriculum, community psychology and allied disciplines;
  • Theoretical writings and position papers linking decoloniality, curriculum, community psychology and allied disciplines;
  • Reflections on decoloniality in the context of empirical and social action projects in teaching and learning contexts.

Manuscripts may focus on conceptual, empirical or experiential elements of teaching and learning for decoloniality. We encourage contributions from practitioners, researchers, and research-practitioners working in formal and informal teaching and learning contexts. In writing proposals, authors should include a description of the relevance of their work for community theory, action and/or research. 

Submissions process: Email proposals (750 words) to Guest Editors Ronelle Carolissen (rlc2@sun.ac.za) and Paul Duckett (Paul.Duckett@vu.edu.au) by Dec 15, 2016. Guest editors will invite full submissions by January 30, 2017, and final submissions are due by May 15, 2017. Full manuscripts should be submitted in English through the AJCP online system: http://www.edmgr.com/ajcp, where authors will find instructions. Peer review will occur according to AJCP guidelines. Acceptance and Early View publication is expected in the fall of 2018

Email inquiries to Guest Editors Ronelle Carolissen and Paul Duckett

Please disseminate this call for papers to interested colleagues and collaborators!