Special Issue of the Asian Journal of Social Psychology on “Collective Remembering of Living Historical Memories”

Special Issue Editors:
James H. Liu and Sammyh S. Khan

Collective remembering has both cultural/institutional and communicative/social elements, but the extent literature emphasizes the former over the later. The purpose of this special issue is to augment the literature (which focuses more on foundational events and cultural/institutionalized memories) by focusing attention on living historical memory, that is, collective remembering of events that have occurred within the lifetimes of the last two-three generations. We are interested in articles that deepen our theoretical understanding and practical knowledge of how collective remembering works in the liminal space between social memory and institutional or cultural memory. We are open to studies located in any part of the world, and to research involving single, or multiple locations. This call extends a hearty welcome to (but is not restricted to) submissions on topics, such as:

  • Family-based collective remembering;
  • Inter-generational transmission of historical accounts;
  • Social representations of living historical memory;
  • Cross-cultural comparisons of living historical memory;
  • Mass-media (including social media) representations and reporting of recent historical events;
  • Narrative configuring of living historical memories as stories of national, local or global identities;
  • The interaction between recent and foundational historical events in producing identity-based historical narratives;
  • Affect and political psychology associated with the collective remembering of events near and far in time; and
  • Cognitive-motivational processes involved in producing living historical memories.

Interested authors should submit a letter of Intent to j.h.liu@massey.ac.nz or s.s.khan@keele.ac.uk by November 1, 2019. Manuscripts should be prepared in accordance
with the journal’s guide (https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/page/journal/1467839x/homepage/forauthors.html).

Special Issue of the Asian Journal of Social Psychology on “The Psychology of Economic Inequality and Social Class”

Guest Editors:
Hongfei Du, Guangzhou University (hdu@gzhu.edu.cn)
Ronnel B. King, The Education University of Hong Kong (ronnel@eduhk.hk)

Economic inequality is increasing across the globe, not only in developed countries (e.g., the United States, United Kingdom), but also in developing ones (e.g., China, Indonesia) (Solt, 2016). Rising economic inequality means that the gap between individuals from the upper-class and the lower-class becomes more salient. Although economic inequality and social class have been widely investigated by economists and sociologists, it is only recently that psychologists have begun developing theories to understand their profound psychological consequences. Empirical research has also gathered growing evidence that economic inequality and social class divisions shape key psychological processes and behaviors leading to higher mortality, poorer well-being, worse health, more risk taking, less prosocial behavior, greater crime, and lower social solidarity among others (Buttrick & Oishi, 2017; Piff, Kraus, & Keltner, 2018; Wilkinson & Pickett, 2019) .
This special issue in the Asian Journal of Social Psychology is designed to advance existing knowledge on why and how economic inequality and social class shape psychological processes and behaviors.
Submission procedures:
To submit a paper for consideration in this special issue, please first submit a short 500-word proposal to the Guest Editors via email by 5 January 2020. The Guest Editors will review all proposals and invite submission of full manuscripts for selected proposals. The deadline for submission of invited full manuscripts is 15 May 2020.
Invited manuscript submissions must be original and not under consideration by any other journals. Regular articles (8,000 words) are preferred, but short notes (4,000 words) will also be considered. The word restrictions apply to the entire manuscript, including title page, abstract, main text, references, tables and figures, appendices, and acknowledgments. The Guest Editors are happy to discuss with interested authors. Please contact them
directly via email.