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Journal of Community Practice Call for Papers
Digital Organizing: Definitions, Applications, Methods and Ethics

Guest Editors: Dr. Maria Y. Rodriguez, Dr. Jama Shelton, Dr. Heather Storer

Contemporary social movements, such as #BlackLivesMatter, #OccupyWallStreet and #MeToo, took root and gained momentum primarily in digital spaces. Various social media platforms have served as incubator, amplifier and at times deterrent, for movements around the world, yet the community practice and social action literature has neglected to actively engage with this vitally important shift in the “how” of organizing. Robust research concerning theories and frameworks explaining digital organizing, the logistics and pragmatic realties of implementation strategies and tactics, methodological approaches to analyzing such efforts, and methods for evaluating the multi-level impacts is critically needed.

The current special issue seeks to ameliorate this gap in the literature by inviting paper submissions on digital organizing from an applied social science perspective. We define digital organizing as the use of Web 2.0 technologies to develop, manage, and/or disseminate digital and/or in-person political and/or social actions. We define applied social science as inquiry aimed at defining, investigating and/or intervening in a real-world social problem based on theories or frameworks regarding human development and interaction.

Manuscripts should be submitted online by October 15th, 2020 and labeled FOR SPECIAL ISSUE – DIGITAL ORGANIZING for consideration by the special issue editors. Submission is via References, citations, and general style of manuscripts should be prepared in accordance with the APA Publication Manual, 7th ed. Refer to Instruction for authors, 


OUR LATEST ISSUE IS ONLINE: 28:3 (July - September 2020)


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From the Classroom

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Banking on community: The use of time banking as an innovative community practice teaching strategy
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American Indian women cancer survivors’ experiences of community support in a context of historical oppression
Soonhee Roh , Catherine E. McKinley , Jessica L Liddell , Yeon-Shim Lee & Hee Yun Lee

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