Ecological Health: Society, Ecology and Health (CFP, Journal Special Issue, 2012)

Call for Papers:  Ecological Health: Society, Ecology and Health
Volume 15 of the Advances in Medical Sociology Series
Volume Editor: Maya K. Gislason (Centre for Global Health Policy, University of Sussex, UK), Series Editor: Barbara Katz Rothman (Professor of Sociology, City University, USA)

Ecological Health is a newly emerging field of health studies which works at the interface between human, animal and ecological health. You are invited to publish in a cutting edge text in Medical Sociology on the topic of Ecological Health which will bring together a novel collection of initiatives, disciplines and examples of research at the vanguard of integrated social studies of ecological health issues. This distinctive text will serve as a reference tool for sociological analyses of the interrelationship between society, earth systems and health; provide methodological tools for conducting social science research that integrates social, natural and medical systems; and showcase cutting edge empirical research and innovative case studies on integrated health research from around the world.

Papers addressing a wide variety of topics and approaches pertaining to social health research on the links between ecological and human health are invited which include, but are not limited to:

• Historical research on ecology and health; • Inter/multi/trans-disciplinary health research conducted in the nexus between social and environmental health determinants; • Ecosystem approaches to communicable and non-communicable health issues both in the Global South and the Global North; • Multiscalar approaches that link the molecular through to the planetary;• Climate change and human health; • Medical systems and institutions and their abilities to tackle the social and ecological dimensions of health issues; • Innovations in policy formation relating to ecology and health; • Theoretical, methodological, and practice based insights emerging out of traditions ranging from social theory through to post normal science and complexity theory as applied to social studies of health; • Sustainable development and health; • Children’s health and ecology.

How to Contribute & Important Dates: Contributors should email a 500-750 word abstract by 27 August 2012 (please note extended deadline) to Maya Gislason at maya.gislason@gmail.com. Informal enquiries to this address are also welcome. Name and institutional affiliation of author(s) should be supplied, including full contact details of the main author. Proposals will be reviewed by the editor and authors will be notified by 31 August 2012. Accepted contributors will be expected to peer-review one other paper. The deadline for full submissions (7500-8500 words including figures and citations) will be 07 January 2013. Publication of the volume is expected in the autumn of 2013.

For project updates see the book’s blog.

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