Welcome to Serena Naepi and call for themed issue of New Zealand Sociology: When Mana Whenua and Mana Moana make Knowledge
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested and would like more information.