Editor: Dr Patrick G. Coy
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Tarun Banerjee’s paper, “Media, Movements, and Mobilization: Tea Party Protests in the U.S., 2009-2010,” won the Honorable Mention Award for Best Graduate Student Paper of the Year from the Collective Behavior and Social Movements Section of the American Sociological Association. Based on a large original dataset of coverage of the US Tea Party in nearly 200 state and local newspapers and on Fox News Network over an 18-month period, the author uses time series cross-sectional analysis to test eight important hypotheses and to make complex causal claims about the relationships between media coverage of the Tea Party in US politics and Tea Party activity. Banerjee’s ground-breaking research shows that previous media coverage on the movement was a stronger predictor of subsequent protest than past protest was, and notably, it also supports the notion that movement agendas can be shaped in the conservative press and then be subsequently embraced by the media at large.
Research in Social Movements, Conflicts and Change is a well-respected outlet where top-level peer-reviewed research is published, research that has helped define and advance scholarship in social movements, conflict resolution, and social and political change for more than 30 years.
The series was established in 1977 by founding editor, Louis Kriesberg, the Maxwell Professor of Social Conflict Studies at Syracuse University's Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. The intention, and the successful result, was to create a scholarly publication outlet that would encourage dialogue and cross-fertilization across a number of related but too disconnected research traditions: social movements, conflict resolution, and social and political change.
Today the RSMCC series continues its leading role as being an important outlet for quantitative and qualitative data-driven research as well as for articles focused on theory-building.
The RSMCC series is essential reading for scholars of social movements and of conflict resolution. It enjoys a wide library subscription base. Many leading scholars have published their work in RSMCC, including Elise Boulding, John Burton, Amitai Etzioni, Myra Marx Ferree, John Foran, Johan Galtung, William Gamson, Andre Gunder Frank, Craig Jenkins, Lester Kurtz, Jane Mansbridge, Doug McAdam, John D. McCarthy, Alberto Melucci, David Meyer, Christopher Mitchell, Sharon Erickson Nepstad, Pamela Oliver, Karl Dieter Opp, Sarah Soule, Suzanne Staggenborg, Jackie Smith, David Snow, Verta Taylor, Charles Tilly, and Mayer Zald.
Research in Social Movements, Conflicts and Change welcomes papers focused on only one or another of the tripartite themes reflected in the series title, even while the series also provides a unique opportunity to more deeply connect cognate research traditions within an international, fully peer-reviewed platform. Please peruse the table of contents of previous volumes for a window into the high quality RSMCC world.
Send article submissions as a WORD document attached to an email to Patrick Coy, RSMCC editor, at email@example.com Remove all self-references (in text and in bibliography) save for on the title page, which should include full contact information for all authors. Include the paper’s title and the abstract on the first page of the text itself. For initial submissions, any standard social science in-text citation and bibliographic system is acceptable. Generally speaking, you may expect a decision in 8-10 weeks.
Patrick G. Coy is Professor and Director of the Center for Applied Conflict Management at Kent State University, USA. He has edited RSMCC since 2000. His co-authored article, “Discursive Legacies: The US Peace Movement and ‘Support the Troops,’” published in Social Problems, received the “Best Published Article Award for 2008” by the American Sociological Association’s section on Peace, War and Social Conflict. Patrick G. Coy’s publications also includes journal articles and book chapters on cooptation and social movements, the nonviolent accompaniment work of Peace Brigades International, community mediation in the US, conflict transformation, emotions and social movements, disabilities and mediation, religious discourses during war, ethnography in conflict settings, the Catholic Worker movement, and other topics.
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Patrick G. Coy
Kent State University, USA
"A venerable series started by Louis Kreisberg...this is perhaps the longest running annual social movement research series...Social movement scholars have come to rely on the series for solid innovations in theory, and valuable empirical contributions to the literature on diverse movements and conflicts. This year's volume is no different. Editor Coy, of the Center for Applied Management at Kent State, brings together a talented group of social scientists (overwhelmingly sociologists) to investigate the intersection of three of the most important issues in social movement studies...Scholars working on political change and social movements are fortunate to have this series' annual volumes in order to stay up with the latest research. I am already looking forward to next year's edition."
Professor Steven Breyman, writing in Contemporary Sociology
Research in Social Movements, Conflicts and Change, a peer-reviewed volume published by Emerald Group Publishing, encourages submissions for Volume 37 of the series.
This volume will include research in two areas: (1) submissions which have a thematic focus on examples and analytical analyses of intersectionality and marginalized identities in social movements, conflicts and social change; and (2) general submissions appropriate to any of the three broad foci reflected in the RSMCC series title. The volume will be guest edited by Lynne M. Woehrle (Mount Mary University). Submissions on the following topics are especially encouraged: intersectionality (race, class, gender, LGBTQ), identity in conflict or in social movements, challenges faced by multicultural social movements, social power and marginalization in social change, comparative or case studies of conflicts or movements shaped by intersectionality and/or cultural marginalization.
(RSMCC) is a fully peer-reviewed series of original research that has been published annually for over 30 years. We continue to publish the work of many of the leading scholars in social movements, social change, and peace and conflict studies. Although RSMCC enjoys a wide library subscription base for the book versions, all volumes are now published both in book form and are also available online to subscribing libraries through Emerald Insight. This ensures wider distribution and easier online access to your scholarship while maintaining the esteemed book series at the same time.
RSMCC boasts quick turn-around times, generally communicating peer reviewed-informed decisions within 10-12 weeks of receipt of submissions.
To be considered for inclusion in Volume 37, papers should arrive by November 15, 2013, earlier submissions are welcomed as well.
Send submissions as a WORD document attached to an email with the subject line "RSMCC" to Lynne Woehrle, guest RSMCC editor for Volume 37 at firstname.lastname@example.org
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In order to honor the valuable time of our peer-reviewers, Research in Social Movements, Conflicts and Change does not accept articles under consideration at other publication outlets, or that contain substantial material or findings that have been previously published elsewhere. By submitting your paper to the RSMCC series you are agreeing to this standard professional policy.
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