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Welcome to Serena Naepi and call for themed issue of New Zealand Sociology: When Mana Whenua and Mana Moana make Knowledge

2020-11-30

It is with great pleasure that we welcome Dr Sereana Naepi to the New Zealand Sociology team as an Associate Editor.  Along with Simon Barber, she will edit the following themed issue:

 

When Mana Whenua and Mana Moana make Knowledge

What does it mean to create social science that reflects this whenua? How do we create social science that reflects the spaces and places in which the knowledge is created? What do social sciences in Aotearoa look like when we decentre Pākehā understandings of the social sciences and engage in a “decentring that would enable recentring on the Pacific, the place of collective inhabitation so that our thinking and research might become a unique expression of this place rather than a tired sociological form of Eurovision karaoke” (Barber and Naepi, 2020)?  This themed issue of New Zealand Sociology focuses on articulating social science that begins in the Pacific and, in particular, begins in this whenua or this moana; we wish to step away from responding to the social sciences canon and instead begin with our own.

 

Articles can be up to 8000 words (including references) in length and must be formatted according to the New Zealand Sociology journal style and APA 7 reference style.  See

 

Please send a 200-word abstract to Sereana Naepi at s.naepi@auckland.ac.nz by 15 February.  Final submissions will be due 1 June 2021 for December 2021 publication.

 

Note also we are looking for a new editorial team to take over the journal in 2021, preferably from July but dates are negotiable.  Please contact Louise Humpage at l.humpage@auckland.ac.nz if you are interested and would like more information.

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New Zealand Sociology is an international journal that aims to promote research, thought and debate on issues relating to Aotearoa New Zealand and beyond. Our sociological vision is an expansive one. We welcome work that is theoretical, empirical, comparative, historical, policy-oriented and polemical. Scholarship by, or relating to, Māori and Pasikifa peoples, is strongly encouraged. International authors are welcome to submit if their articles are of clear relevance to New Zealand and New Zealanders. New Zealand Sociology is the official journal of the Sociological Association of Aotearoa (NZ).