• Special edition on class and emancipation in 2018


    New Zealand Sociology is planning a special edition in late 2018 around the theme ‘class and emancipation’. We are seeking articles from local and international contributors, and draw your attention to the colonial legacy of Aotearoa New Zealand and the struggle for a post-colonial future. 2018 encompasses the two hundredth anniversary of Karl Marx (born 5 May, 1818), and is a decade after the formal solution in the USA to the Global Financial Crisis (the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act was signed into law by President George W. Bush on 2 October, 2008). We suggest that the ‘GFC’ has stimulated a significant reconsideration of Marxist thought, wherein the concepts of class and emancipation, as well as their association, are interrogated. This call for papers goes out to writers interested in an emancipatory project for whom Marxist concepts of class are either a central conceptual device and / or organising aspect, or constitute a start-point, an overdeterminancy, a hauntology.

     We invite contributions up to 8,000 words. The deadline for articles is 1 July, 2018. If you are interested in any aspect of this call, please email Bruce Curtis at: bruce.macdonald.curtis@gmail.com. The instruction for Authors can be found at: http://nzsociology.nz/files/NZSInstructions_forAuthors.pdf


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  • Goodbye to Robert Webb and hello to Grace Gordon!


    Robert Webb has resigned as part of the editorial team, now the transition to the new editors is complete. We wish to thank him for the important contribution he has made to the journal over numerous years, as well as in the recent months.

    At the same time we have the priviledge of welcoming Grace Gordon to the editorial team.  Grace is a postgraduate student at the University of Auckland and she will help get each issue into shape before publication.  Welcome Grace!


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  • Prize-winning article included in first issue of 2017


    The first issue for 2017 is now available!  We are especially proud to include an article by Claire Gray, a new PhD graduate from the University of Canterbury, who won the Sociological Association of Aotearoa (New Zealand) Graduate Essay Prize in 2016 with “This is ridiculous”: Laughter, humour and the receipt of welfare.  Find this article in Volume 32 (1) by clicking on 'current issues' on our website.


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  • New editors for New Zealand Sociology!


    From January 2017, a new editorial team at the University of Auckland took over the management of the New Zealand Sociology journal.  This includes Associate Professors Louise Humpage, Bruce Curtis, Steve Matthewman, Tamasailau Suaalii-Sauni and Dr Rob Webb.  The new production manager is Janet McAllister.


    A big thanks to Professor Charles Crothers (AUT) and Dr Robert Webb (University of Auckland) for their stellar editorial contribution over a number of years!


    We hope to maintain the high quality of the journal while also broadening its circulation and impact.  Please note new authors' guidelines should be followed when submitting articles and all submissions should be made online.  If you any questions, contact Louise Humpage at l.humpage@auckland.ac.nz


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