Contemporary Perspectives in Family Research

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Series description

Contemporary Perspectives in Family Research (CPFR) provides a forum for the very latest in family research; examining family structures, behaviours, and relationships from a variety of theoretical, methodological, and disciplinary viewpoints.

Published annually, each volume focuses upon a ‘hot topic’ at the leading edge of family research, providing in-depth coverage from expert authors. Previous volumes have covered issues such as economic stress, family relations in the 21st Century, and parent-child relations in later life. Each annual volume recognizes the mainstream of family research topics and provides detailed investigations within those topics. In addition, each annual volume honours the internationalization of family research, and provides perspectives on each topic from a truly cross-cultural point of view.

Researchers, practitioners, and family scholars will find CPFR to be an invaluable addition to their libraries.

Editorial Board

Anja-Kristin Abendroth
Bielefeld University
(Germany)

Clarence M. Batan
University of Santo Tomas
(Philippines)

Eli Buchbinder
University of Haifa
(Israel)

Yu-Hua Chen
National Taiwan University
(Taiwan)

Patricia Neff Claster
Edinboro University
(United States of America)

Teresa M. Cooney
University of Colorado-Denver
(United States of America)

Rosalina Pisco Costa
University of Évora
(Portugal)

Alda Britto da Motta
Federal University of Bahia
(Brazil)

Ana Josefina Cuevas Hernandez
University of Colima
(Mexico)

Bryndl Hohmann-Marriott
University of Otago
(New Zealand)

Man-Yee Kan
University of Oxford
(United Kingdom)

Timothy J. Madigan
Mansfield University
(United States of America)

Marion Müller
University of Tuebingen
(Germany)

Josip Obradović
University of Zagreb (Croatia)

Olufemi Adeniyi Fawole
University of Ilorin (Nigeria)

Christina L. Scott
Whittier College (United States of America)

Ria Smit
University of Johannesburg (South Africa)

Heidi Williams
Virginia Tech (United States of America)

Contemporary Perspectives in Family Research are calling for proposals on the following topics:

Facing Death: Familial Responses to Illness and Death

Contemporary Perspectives in Family Research (CPFR), an annual series focusing on cutting-edge topics in family research around the globe, seeks manuscripts for a special volume: Facing Death: Familial Responses to Illness and Death. Although this volume is not limited to submissions related to the current health crisis, it does come at a time when illness and death are at the forefront of global discussions. Social processes surrounding illness and death vary greatly around the world and evolve with time— which has been made evident by the current global pandemic that has challenged the ways in which families operate and experience important life transitions, including the death ritual. To gain a better understanding of how families around the world respond to illness and death, this multidisciplinary volume of CPFR will address such topics as: how parents cope with the loss of a child, employment and caregiving, caregiving across national boundaries, the sandwich generation, gender differences in caregiving and the death process, the death ritual in times of quarantine, individual versus familial bereavement, and child/adolescent development following the death of a parent, among others.

Submission guidelines
Manuscripts should be limited to 40 double-spaced pages (not including tables, figures, and references), adhere to APA format, and submitted as MS WORD documents. Include an abstract of 150-200 words at the beginning of the manuscript. Christina L. Scott of Whittier College (USA), Heidi M. Williams of Virginia Tech (USA), and Siri Wilder of University of Texas at Dallas (USA) will serve as editors for the upcoming volume. Please submit manuscripts directly to the editors (cscott@whittier.edu, hmwill07@vt.edu and siri.wilder@utdallas.edu). All manuscript submissions should be original work. Manuscript submission to this call for papers implies a commitment to publishing with CPFR. All manuscripts will undergo peer review.
The deadline for initial submissions is January 31, 2021. Direct all questions to the editors: cscott@whittier.edu, hmwill07@vt.edu, and siri.wilder@utdallas.edu.

Police, Courts, and Incarceration: The Justice System and the Family

Contemporary Perspectives in Family Research, an annual series which focuses upon cutting-edge topics in family research around the globe, is seeking manuscript submissions for a special volume. The volume will focus on the theme of ‘Police, Courts, and Incarceration: The Justice System and the Family.’

On a daily basis, around the globe, millions of individuals are entangled in justice systems either as offenders, as victims, or vicariously as family members of those directly involved. Contact often begins with the police that frequently leads to court involvement, and for offenders found guilty, to correctional supervision or incarceration. While these encounters primarily affect individuals, they have a tremendous impact upon the family. Police and justice entanglements can result in tremendous strains upon families economically and socially, and can also endanger family relationships. In order to better comprehend how involvement at any level of the justice system affects families, this multidisciplinary volume of CPFR will focus upon the justice system and the family. In doing so, we are seeking articles that cover a wide array of topics including: how policing, arrest, jail and court processes impact family members and their support networks; how prolonged incarceration impacts children and parenting processes and family comping; how intimate relationships are impacted during and after incarceration including marriage and divorce and partner violence; and, whether system involvement leads to unintended consequences among family members such as heightened fear of crime and victimizations including extrajudicial killings and fears of the police, among others.

This volume of CPFR with be coedited by Sheila Royo Maxwell of Michigan State University and Sampson Lee Blair of The State University of New York (Buffalo). Manuscripts should be submitted directly to the editors (maxwel22@msu.edu and slblair@buffalo.edu), preferably in MS WORD format. Manuscripts should not exceed approximately 40 double-spaced pages (not including tables, figures, and references). Submission of a manuscript implies commitment to publish in CPFR. Manuscripts should adhere to the APA format. Manuscripts should represent previously unpublished work. An abstract of 150-250 words should be included at the beginning of each manuscript. All manuscripts will undergo peer review.

The deadline for initial submissions is March 15, 2021. Any questions may be directed to the editors at maxwel22@msu.edu and slblair@buffalo.edu.

Flexible Work and the Family

As the global COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in an increased use of flexible work (at home) in order to reduce the spread of the virus, it has become a reality for more workers and employers than ever before.

With this volume on “Flexible Work and the Family”, we would like to provide wide-ranging insights on current developments in the study of flexible work. We welcome submissions which contribute to the understanding of when flexible work encourages and when it disrupts work-family conflicts, career penalties to care work, along with the gendered division of labor. We also encourage researchers to consider occupational, gender and age specific patterns of the use and implications of flexible work, experiences with flexible work in the pandemic as well as new forms of flexible work facilitated by digital technologies such as platform work.

Submission guidelines and deadline
Manuscripts should be limited to 40 double-spaced pages (not including tables, figures, and references), adhere to APA format, and submitted as MS WORD documents. Include an abstract of 150-200 words at the beginning of the manuscript. Anja-Kristin Abendroth and Laura Lükemann will serve as coeditors for the upcoming volume. Please submit manuscripts directly to the editors (anja.abendroth@uni-bielefeld.de and laura.luekemann@uni-bielefeld.de). All manuscript submissions should be original work. Manuscript submission to this call for papers implies a commitment to publishing with CPFR. All manuscripts will undergo peer review. The deadline for initial submissions is July 15, 2021. Direct all questions to the editors: anja.abendroth@uni-bielefeld.de and laura.luekemann@uni-bielefeld.de.

To submit a proposal to this series, please contact the series editor via email:

Sampson Lee Blair
University at Buffalo, NY, USA
slblair@buffalo.edu

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