IJESJP: Call for papers 2014

The Editors of  the International Journal for Engineering, Social Justice and Peace (IJESJP) are currently inviting contributions. Now in its third year, this open-source journal publishes on a wide range of contemporary and historical issues related to engineering and its intersections with social justice and peace.

IJESJP seeks to advance engineering thinking and practices that enhance gender, racial, class, and cultural equity and are democratic, non-oppressive, and non-violent. The journal serves practicing engineers, engineering educators, social scientists, activists, and a broad audience interested in better understanding the progressive potential of engineering. Unhindered by the constraints of corporate publishing houses and their impulse for sales, IJESJP welcomes critical discourses on engineering, including its political-economic contexts. To practice our commitments, IJESJP is freely accessible on-line and uses a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License for all published content. IJESJP publishes scholarly articles, critical reflections, book reviews, editorials, and other formats as appropriate to the journal’s mission. Articles are refereed (double-blind peer review) and must be of high quality. The Editors work closely with reviewers to facilitate constructive feedback and advancing submitted manuscripts to publication with short lead time. IJESJP’s Editorial Board, Advisory Board, and authors are international and highly interdisciplinary.

IJESJP accepts manuscripts on an on-going basis. Papers for consideration for the first issue of 2014 must be received by April 1st. To submit an article, or to learn more about the journal, please visit our website at http://library.queensu.ca/ojs/index.php/IJESJP/about or email Editor Caroline Baillie at caroline.baillie[at]uwa.edu.au or Journal Manager Jens Kabo at jens.kabo[at]chalmers.se for further details.

We look forward to your contributions!

The IJESJP Editors

ESJP 2013 conference: Call for Participation

The ninth annual international Engineering, Social Justice, and Peace (ESJP) conference will be held in Troy, New York, 14-16 August 2013. We invite your participation to discuss topics related to the intersection of engineering, social justice, and peace.

The program will include presentations by international experts in the field, workshops, panel discussions, and a performance. Attendees will include scholars, practitioners, engineering-for-development student groups, and representatives of funding agencies. There will also be plenty of time for structured and unstructured conversation.

Please see http://esjp.org/esjp-conference/esjp-2013 for additional information.

ESJP 2013 conference

The Ninth Annual International Engineering, Social Justice, and Peace Conference will take place August 14 – 16, 2013 at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, USA. Host for the conference is Dean Nieusma.

IJESJP welcomes and encourages new submissions

With two issues published and the third (May 2013) taking shape, the International Journal of Engineering, Social Justice, and Peace (IJEJSP) is now well on its way to become firmly established.

In order to ensure an ongoing discussion of various important topics at the intersection between engineering, social justice and peace from a broad range of perspectives, the editorial team welcomes and encourages new submissions to the journal.

If you are working on something that you think would be a good match for the journal and are interested in publishing with us you can start a submission process by following this link.

We look forward to receive your contributions and to work with you towards publication.

Sincerely,

The IJESJP editorial team

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New book: Heterotopia: Alternative pathways to social justice

We are happy to announce the availability of a new book co-authored by Caroline Baillie, John Reader, and Jens Kabo. The book is entitled Heterotopia: Alternative pathways to social justice. From the authors:

“Many of us are concerned with the structures, systems and values that we meet on a day-to-day basis. We seem to be rushing headlong to a destination not of our choosing. How did we get here and what can we do about it? This book is the result of an exploration into the ideas of transformation. What does it mean to transform the way we live, to something that we value? In this book we take on the challenge of exploring a potential transformation in one professional field, that of engineering, as an example of how we might break free of common dysfunctional discourses and enter what we call a counter hegemonic Heterotopia; – a space or place where we might dream alternative futures. The text is a unique collaboration spanning the disciplines of engineering education, philosophy and social theory.”

Please follow the link given above for more information including the book's reviews and endorsements as well as how to purchase a copy.