Sociologies of Everyday Life – Sociology Call for Papers

Sociology - A journal of the British Sociological Association 
Sociologies of Everyday Life 

Special Issue Call for Papers - Deadline for submissions: 31 August 2014 

Everyday life sociology is a well-established tradition in the discipline and interest in ways of understanding day-to-day worlds continues to be significant. These engagements are becoming increasingly interdisciplinary, across the social sciences as well as outside them. It is in this context that the 2015 Special Issue aims to provide a timely opportunity to take stock. 

We aim to be able to collect together a series of papers that variously reflect the breadth and diversity of sociology’s enchantments and engagements with everyday worlds as well as the imaginative and innovative ways in which the discipline has sought to analyze and respond to it. 

We invite papers that explore, through the lens of everyday life, one or more of the following indicative themes and/or areas:
  • Theories of everyday life and conceptual approaches 
  • Materialities, cultures and senses 
  • Social practices, activities and interactions 
  • Social divisions and exclusions 
  • Animals, entities and the more-than-human 
  • Senses of community and belonging 
  • Selfhood and identifications 
  • Public, semi public spaces and the built environment 
  • Domestic spaces and routines 
  • Institutions and organisations 
  • Affect and intimacies 
  • Landscapes, localities, places and place making 
  • Convivalities and socialities and social interdependencies 
  • Everyday racism, cultural difference and everyday multiculture 
  • Environmental practices and consumption 
  • In/security and violence 
  • Methods - researching the everyday 

The Editors welcome contributions on relevant topics in any field of social science engaging with sociological research, from early career and established academics, and from those outside academia. 

Queries: To discuss initial ideas or seek editorial advice, please contact the Sociology Editors by email on 

Full Call for Papers can be viewed at 

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