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CfP Sociologie Românească Special Issue: "Romanian workers, home and abroad: inequalities, social rights and labor struggles"

2022-05-15

Call for papers Sociologie Românească Special Issue

Title: “Romanian workers, home and abroad: inequalities, social rights and labor struggles”

Planned Date of Publication: First half of 2023

Keywords: fair mobility; freedom of movement; inequalities; labor relations; migration infrastructure; care work

Editors:

Cătălin Buzoianu, Institute for East European Studies, Free University of Berlin, catalin.buzoianu@fu-berlin.de

Christian Sperneac-Wolfer, Institute for Social Research, Goethe University of Frankfurt am Main, sperneac-wolfer@em.uni-frankfurt.de

Sebastian Țoc, National University of Political Science and Public Administration, and Research Institute for Quality of Life, Romanian Academy, sebastian.toc.@politice.ro

Description:

Since 1989 Romania has experienced one of the largest emigration processes worldwide, with an estimated 3 million citizens leaving the country (Anghel et al. 2017, 35). The Enlargement process of the European Union with its freedom of movement has gradually expanded the possibilities of finding work abroad in Europe for Romanians.  However, many recent studies have shown the challenges faced by Romanian workers abroad: insecure and exploitative work relations (Hopfgartner et al. 2022; Cosma et al. 2020), difficult access to healthcare and social protection (Ratzmann 2022; Scheibelhofer 2022a; Blauberger and Schmidt 2014), institutionalized racism and racializing media discourses (Fox et al. 2012), criminalization and deportation practices (Vrăbiescu 2019) etc. Theoretically, scholars have focused on the regime of social rights for mobile EU citizens in destination countries (Scheibelhofer 2022b; Schmidt et al. 2018; Bruzelius et al. 2017), the transnational migration infrastructure enabling mobility (Voivozeanu 2021) as well as the role of knowledge asymmetries in administrative procedures for social entitlements (Ratzmann and Heindlmaier 2022).

Building on the “transnational turn” in critical migration studies (Yeates 2012; Anghel 2008; Levitt and Schiller 2004) as well as previous work on Romanian migrants (Culic and Anghel 2012) our planned special issue of Sociologie Românească takes a look at the experiences of Romanian workers abroad as well as the impact this migration has on their origin country. We welcome empirical contributions as well as theoretical contributions.

Concretely, we are interested in the experiences and possibilites of action of Romanian workers in the context of multiple dimensions of inequality (ethnicity, institutional discrimination, class, gender, skills, education), infrastructures and technologies dealing with the consequences of migration by multiple stakeholders (receiving urban/rural spaces, local bureaucracies, enterprises etc.), different labor and social legislations at national and european level as well as the possibilities of action of migrants in labor conflicts (trade union organization, individual patterns of resistance etc.). For example, potential articles may focus on topics such as the question of “fair mobility” in the European Union (Barslund and Busse 2016), the experience of women care workers abroad (Țoc and Guțu 2021), the strategies of mobile workers in destination countries (Voivozeanu 2020) or the more broad consequences of migration on the origin society (Sandu 2010; Horváth and Anghel 2009).

Furthermore we invite potential authors to submit theoretical articles on the salience of concepts such as “precarity”, “marginalization”, “brain-drain/brain-gain”, “welfare migration” etc. with respect to Romanian migrants. Theoretically-focused contributions on social relations of power and domination that shape the process of integration into labor markets and work processes are also welcome.

Submission process: potential contributors are invited to submit abstracts in English (200 - 250 words) and 4-6 keywords by using the following online form on the journal website: https://revistasociologieromaneasca.ro/sr/submission-form

Abstracts should contain a succinct and precise specification regarding the motivation of the study, research questions, methods used, results and their implications. If accepted, the authors will be invited to submit a first draft of full-length articles based on the abstracts. The articles are expected to be submitted in English and should not exceed 25 pages, with Times New Roman 12 p., double spaced, and page size: A4. Notes, if any, should appear at the end of the article. For more submission details, please consult the official webpage at https://revistasociologieromaneasca.ro/sr/submission-details.

Deadline for submission of abstracts: 31st of July 2022

Deadline for submission of first draft of articles: 15th of December 2022

Cited references:

Anghel, Remus, Alina Botezat, Anatolie Coșciug, Ioana Manafi, and Monica Roman. 2017. „International Migration, Return Migration, and Their Effects: A Comprehensive Review on the Romanian Case“. SSRN Scholarly Paper ID 2895293. Rochester, NY: Social Science Research Network. https://papers.ssrn.com/abstract=2895293.

Anghel, Remus Gabriel. 2008. „Changing Statuses: Freedom of Movement, Locality and Transnationality of Irregular Romanian Migrants in Milan“. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 34 (5): 787–802. https://doi.org/10.1080/13691830802106069.

Barslund, Mikkel, and Matthias Busse. 2016. „Labour Mobility in the EU: Addressing Challenges and Ensuring ‘Fair Mobility’“. CEPS Special Report 139. Brussels: Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS).

Blauberger, Michael, and Susanne K Schmidt. 2014. „Welfare Migration? Free Movement of EU Citizens and Access to Social Benefits“. Research & Politics 1 (3): 205316801456387. https://doi.org/10.1177/2053168014563879.

Bruzelius, Cecilia. 2019. „Freedom of Movement, Social Rights and Residence-Based Conditionality in the European Union“. Journal of European Social Policy 29 (1): 70–83. https://doi.org/10.1177/0958928718756262.

– Constantin Reinprecht, and Martin Seeleib‐Kaiser. 2017. „Stratified Social Rights Limiting EU Citizenship“. JCMS: Journal of Common Market Studies 55 (6): 1239–53. https://doi.org/10.1111/jcms.12555.

Cosma, Valer Simion, Cornel Ban, and Daniela Gabor. 2020. „The Human Cost of Fresh Food: Romanian Workers and Germany’s Food Supply Chains“. Review of Agrarian Studies 10 (2). https://doi.org/10.22004/AG.ECON.311103.

Culic, Irina, and Remus Gabriel Anghel, Hrsg. 2012. Ethnicity in Migration. Romanian migrants at home and abroad. Special Issue. 2. Aufl. Bd. LVII (57). Studia UBB Sociologica. Cluj-Napoca: Studia Universitatis Babeș-Bolyai. http://studia.ubbcluj.ro/download/pdf/740.pdf.

Fox, Jon E, Laura Moroşanu, and Eszter Szilassy. 2012. „The Racialization of the New European Migration to the UK“. Sociology 46 (4): 680–95. https://doi.org/10.1177/0038038511425558.

Hopfgartner, Lisa, Christian Seubert, Franziska Sprenger, and Jürgen Glaser. 2022. „Experiences of Precariousness and Exploitation of Romanian Transnational Live-in Care Workers in Austria“. Journal of Industrial Relations 64 (2): 298–320. https://doi.org/10.1177/00221856211063923.

Horváth, István, and Remus Gabriel Anghel. 2009. „Migration and Its Consequences for Romania“. Comparative Southeast European Studies 57 (4): 386–403. https://doi.org/10.1515/soeu-2009-570406.

Levitt, Peggy, and B. Nadya Jaworsky. 2007. „Transnational Migration Studies: Past Developments and Future Trends“. Annual Review of Sociology 33 (1): 129–56. https://doi.org/10.1146/annurev.soc.33.040406.131816.

Levitt, Peggy, and Nina Glick Schiller. 2004. „Conceptualizing Simultaneity: A Transnational Social Field Perspective on Society (1)“. International Migration Review 38 (3): 1002–40.

Ratzmann, Nora. 2022. „“No German, No Service”: EU Migrants’ Unequal Access to Welfare Entitlements in Germany“. Social Inclusion 10 (1). https://doi.org/10.17645/si.v9i4.4647.

- and Anita Heindlmaier. 2022. „Welfare Mediators as Game Changers? Deconstructing Power Asymmetries Between EU Migrants and Welfare Administrators“. Social Inclusion 9 (4). https://doi.org/10.17645/si.v9i4.4642.

Sandu, Dumitru. 2010. „Modernising Romanian society through temporary work abroad“. In A Continent Moving West?, herausgegeben von Richard Black, Godfried Engbersen, Marek Okólski, and Cristina Panţîru, 271–88. EU Enlargement and Labour Migration from Central and Eastern Europe. Amsterdam University Press. https://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctt46n229.15.

Scheibelhofer, Elisabeth. 2022a. „Migrants’ Experiences With Limited Access to Social Protection in a Framework of EU Post‐National Policies“. Social Inclusion 9 (4). https://doi.org/10.17645/si.v9i4.4660.

  -. 2022b. „Transnational Social Protection: Inclusion for Whom? Theoretical Reflections and Migrant Experiences“. Social Inclusion 10 (1): 161–63. https://doi.org/10.17645/si.v10i1.5501.

Schmidt, Susanne K., Michael Blauberger, and Dorte Sindbjerg Martinsen. 2018. „Free movement and equal treatment in an unequal union“. Journal of European Public Policy 25 (10): 1391–1402. https://doi.org/10.1080/13501763.2018.1488887.

Țoc, Sebastian, and Dinu Guțu. 2021. „Migration and Elderly Care Work in Italy: Three Stories of Romanian and Moldovan Care Workers“. Central and Eastern European Migration Review, 1–20. https://doi.org/doi: 10.17467/ceemr.2021.15.

Voivozeanu, Alexandra. 2021. „The migration infrastructure of posting: Transnational informality“. In Labour, Mobility and Informal Practices in Russia, Central Asia and Eastern Europe. Power, institutions and mobile actors in transnational space, edited Rano Turaeva and Rustamjon Urinboyev, 69–86. London; New York: Routledge.

- 2020. „“I Wanted to See How to Make Money There Too”: Mobility Strategies of Romanian Seasonal Workers in the Agricultural Sector Abroad“. Social Change Review 18 (1): 13–38. https://doi.org/10.2478/scr-2020-0003.

Vrăbiescu, Ioana. 2019. „Devised to Punish: Policing, Detaining and Deporting Romanians from France“. European Journal of Criminology, Juli, 147737081985946. https://doi.org/10.1177/1477370819859463.

Yeates, Nicola. 2012. „Global Care Chains: A State-of-the-Art Review and Future Directions in Care Transnationalization Research“. Global Networks 12 (2): 135–54. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0374.2012.00344.x.

Open Call for Papers 2022

2021-12-02

Sociologie Românească (Romanian Sociology Review) is the official journal of the Romanian Sociological Association. First established in 1936, The Romanian Sociology Review is dedicated to promoting sociological knowledge and inquiry related to a broad range of social processes. Covering different topics and domains, including gender studies, political issues, social inequalities, education, organization & labour studies, criminology, and migration studies, the review’s focus is oriented towards (but not limited to) empirical research from a sociological and historical approach.

Sociologie Românească (Romanian Sociology Review) is an open-access, double-blind peer-reviewed journal, edited by the Research Institute for Quality of Life (Romanian Academy). SR welcomes original research papers with innovative methods, theoretical and conceptual research papers, case studies, book reviews, and conference reviews. We encourage studies with different methodologies and theoretical approaches that could add value to already established normative ways of doing research but also approaches that give space to alternative methodologies and critical theories. We are particularly interested in contributions focused on Eastern and Central Europe or that could sustain collaborations between scholars across borders and disciplines.

Articles that include Romania in their analyses are particularly welcomed, however, we are committed to expanding this focus.

Read more about the review’s aims and scope here.

How to submit: www.revistasociologieromaneasca.ro/sr/submission-form.

The contributions should be sent in English, French, or Romanian. Please see the instruction for authors for full details: www.revistasociologieromaneasca.ro/sr/submission-detailsSociologie Românească (Romanian Sociology Review) does not charge authors a fee for the submission process, review process, or/and publication of the manuscripts. The journal is published twice a year, in June and December.

The Editorial Committee of Sociologie Românească (Romanian Sociology Review)

sociologieromaneasca@arsociologie.ro

Call for Reviewers: Romanian Sociology Review (Sociologie Românească)

2020-07-14

The Romanian Sociology Review Editorial Board is looking to expand our team of expert peer reviewers and therefore we invite you to join our team.

If you are interested, please send your response or other inquiries related to our call to sociologieromaneasca@arsociologie.ro  Your e-mail should contain details regarding your research experience, publication track and areas of interest, institutional affiliation (s), and a short cv or link to your personal and/or professional webpage. We welcome potential reviewers at any stage of academic career that could assess papers in English, French, and Romanian. Please note that being a reviewer is voluntary, there is no fee provided.

The Editorial Board will commit to not overburden reviewers, so depending on the topic of proposed manuscripts, reviewers should expect a maximum of 1-2 review requests per year.

The Romanian Sociology Review uses a double-blind peer review process. Once a paper has been assessed for suitability by the editor, it is sent for review to two independent, anonymous experts, who will have to fill up a separate review standard form. The review standard form contains general as well as specific evaluations, observations, critiques, and suggestions for improving the paper. The reviewers’ comments and suggestions are sent back to the author for further changes. The average time for review is three-four weeks. Along the process, the identity of the reviewers and those of the author(s) are strictly anonymized.

Further details regarding our journal can be found here: https://revistasociologieromaneasca.ro.  

 

Sincerely,

The Editorial Team of Romanian Sociology Review

Open call for papers 2020

2020-05-29

Sociologie Românească (Romanian Sociology Review) is the official journal of the Romanian Sociological Association. First established in 1936, The Romanian Sociology Review is dedicated to promoting sociological knowledge and inquiry related to a broad-range of social processes. Covering different topics and domains, including gender studies, political issues, social inequalities, education, organization & labour studies, criminology and migration studies, the review’s focus is oriented towards (but not limited to) empirical research from a sociological and historical approach.

The Romanian Sociology Review is an open-access, double blind peer-reviewed review, edited by Research Institute for Quality of Life (Romanian Academy). RS welcomes original research papers with innovative methods, theoretical and conceptual research papers, case studies, book reviews and conference reviews. We encourage studies with different methodologies and theoretical approaches that could add value to already established normative ways of doing research, but also approaches that give space to alternative methodologies and critical theories. We are particularly interested in contributions focused on Eastern and Central Europe or that could sustain collaborations between scholars across borders and disciplines. Articles that include Romania in their analyses are particularly welcomed, however we are committed to expand this focus.

How to submit: www.revistasociologieromaneasca.ro/sr/submission-form

The contributions should be sent in English, French or Romanian. Please see the instruction for authors for full details: www.revistasociologieromaneasca.ro/sr/submission-details.

Read more about the review’s aims and scope here.

The Editorial Committee of Romanian Sociology Review
Research Institute for Quality of Life
sociologieromaneasca@arsociologie.ro

CfP Tendințe ale cunoașterii și dezvoltării sociale în secolul XXI, Alba Iulia, 2019

2019-09-02

Tema ediției a VI-a a conferinţei cu participare internațională, organizată de Departamentul de Științe Sociale al Universității „1 Decembrie 1918” din Alba Iulia, este „Tendințe ale cunoașterii și dezvoltării sociale în secolul XXI”. La conferință sunt invitați deopotrivă cercetători și practicieni preocupați de comunicarea unor rezultate recente ale activității lor de cercetare sau aplicative din domeniul cunoșterii și dezvoltării sociale. Conferința se dorește a crea un cadru viu de dezbatere asupra tendințelor actuale de evoluție a cunoașterii sociale, precum și a contribuției pe care sociologia o poate avea în susținerea proceselor de dezvoltare socială.

Call for Papers – Open Call: May 31, 2019

2019-03-02

Romanian Sociology Review is the official journal of the Romanian Sociological Association. First established in 1936, The Romanian Sociology Review is dedicated to promoting sociological knowledge and inquiry related to a broad-range of social processes.  Covering different topics and domains, including gender studies, political issues, social inequalities, education, organization & labour studies, criminology and migration studies, the review’s focus is oriented towards (but not limited to) empirical research from a sociological and historical approach.