Advances in Applied Sociology

ISSN Print: 2165-4328    ISSN Online: 2165-4336

Call For Papers


    Special Issue on Social Theory


    Broadly speaking, social theories are analytical frameworks or paradigms used to examine social phenomena. The term ‘social theory’ encompasses ideas about ‘how societies change and develop, about methods of explaining social behaviour, about power and social structure, gender and ethnicity, modernity and ‘civilisation’, revolutions and utopias’ . In contemporary social theory, certain core themes take precedence over others, themes such as the nature of social life, the relationship between self and society, the structure of social institutions, the role and possibility of social transformation, as well as themes such as gender, race and class. The goal of this special issue is to provide a platform for scientists and academicians all over the world to promote, share, and discuss various new issues and developments in this area of social theory.


    In this special issue, we invite front-line researchers and authors to submit original research and review articles that explore social theory. In this special issue, potential topics include, but are not limited to:


    • Symbolic interaction theory
    • Conflict theory
    • Functionalist theory
    • Feminist theory
    • Critical Theory
    • Labeling theory


    Authors should read over the journal’s For Authors carefully before submission. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal’s Paper Submission System.


    Please kindly specify the Special Issue” under your manuscript title. The research field “Special Issue - Social Theory” should be selected during your submission.


    Special Issue timetable:


    Submission Deadline

    February 15th, 2018

    Publication Date

                 Arill 2018


    Guest Editor:

    Prof. Wing Hong Chui, City University of Hong Kong, China 


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