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Call for Papers on "Transnational Knowledge"

Submissions of abstracts until March 1, 2017

“Transnational Social Review – A Social Work Journal” (TSR) invites you to submit proposal abstracts on the focus topic “Transnational Knowledge”. This focus topic is edited by Anne Duscha, Kathrin Klein-Zimmer, Matthias Klemm, and Anna Spiegel. Abstracts can be submitted until March 1, 2017.

In transnational arenas of cooperation, the existence of universally true knowledge is systematically contested by a variety of particularistic practices of action and knowing and their claims to be equally legitimate. Internationally mobile managers, human rights activists, development workers, social workers etc. and their respective counterparts working together in cross-border cooperation are therefore faced with the task of finding common languages of understanding, mutually acceptable definitions of situations and frames of action in order to successfully achieve their tasks. Transnational knowledge can be seen as an emerging new mixture of global ideas and regional expertise forged together in the process of negotiation in transnational arenas of cooperation. (...)

To gain a deeper understanding of the development of transnational knowledge—especially, but not exclusively with respect to social work—it is necessary to ask how transnational knowledge is produced, negotiated and approved in transnational arenas which are at the same time shaped by power and interests.

Abstracts (max. 500 words) should be send to Anne Duscha (, Kathrin Klein-Zimmer (, Matthias Klemm (, and Anna Spiegel ( by March 1, 2017.

-> Read full Call for Papers (incl. Submission Requirements and Time-Frame) here