questions of theory and politics in organization


questions of theory and politics in organization

Post by EPHEMERA » Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:21 pm

Dear colleagues,

This is a call for papers for an upcoming open issue of ephemera, where we invite general submissions that address questions of theory and politics in organization.

The deadline for submissions is March 31st 2019.

The full invitation is copied below and is online at:

Any submissions or queries should be addressed to the issue editors:

Lisa Conrad (, Rowland Curtis ( and Christian Garmann Johnsen (

Best wishes,



ephemera encourages contributions that explicitly engage with theoretical and conceptual understandings of organizational issues, organizational processes and organizational life. This does not preclude empirical studies or commentaries on contemporary issues, but such contributions are expected to consider how theory and practice intersect in these cases. We especially publish articles that apply or develop theoretical insights that are not part of the established canon of organization studies. ephemera counters the current hegemonization of social theory and operates at the borders of organization studies where we question what the field is and what it can become.


ephemera encourages the amplification of the political problematics of organization within academic debate, which today is being actively de-politicized by the growing integration of universities and business schools into market operations. We welcome papers that engage the political in a variety of ways as developed through their organizational engagements.


Articles published in ephemera are concerned with theoretical and political aspects of organizations, organization and organizing. We refrain from imposing a narrow definition of organization, which would unnecessarily constrain debate. Eager to avoid the charge of ‘anything goes’ however, we do invite our authors to state how their contributions connect to questions of organization and organizing, both practical and theoretical.


ephemera encourages contributions in a variety of formats including articles, notes, interviews, book reviews, photo essays and other experimental modes of representation. Information about some of these types of contributions can be found at: The submissions will undergo a double-blind review process. All submissions should follow ephemera’s submission guidelines, which are available at: (see the ‘Abc of formatting’ guide in particular). For further information, please contact one of the open issue editors.

Deadline for submissions: March 31, 2019