Call for papers: Mobilizing race and racism: Racism as an explanation for actions, events, and outcomes, special section of The British Journal of Social Psychology. Deadline: December 31, 2020.
Guest editors: Rahul Sambaraju & Chris McVittie.
In recent times, events such as the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Rayshard Brooks and other Black persons in the USA, and the disparity in COVID-19 rates of infection and mortality, have brought issues of race and racism into direct focus. The actions of the Black Lives Matter and All Lives Matter movements, and debates over the relevance and symbolism of statues of controversial historical figures, have demonstrated the contested nature of race and racism in contemporary societies.
Editors invite papers that examine social psychological processes involved in making racism explicit and/or the use of racism as an explanation for events in a) everyday life; b) institutional settings; or c) for broader societal outcomes. The special section will include articles that examine data from various methodological (qualitative and quantitative) and theoretical perspectives (e.g. social constructionism, social identity theory, social representations theory, and others).