Complicity: Methodologies of power, politics, and the ethics of knowledge production (28th Sociology of Health and Illness annual monograph)

August 21, 2020

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Global inequalities, colonial legacies, and the innumerable power imbalances striating the social world have never been more pertinent to social studies of health and illness. It is thus vital to interrogate how exactly we research these issues, as well as the ethics and politics of knowledge production relating to them. We ask, what problematic and productive complicities might we as researchers engage in as we endeavour to produce this knowledge? We understand ‘complicity’ as a broad, explorative term for thinking through the methodological politics of contemporary sociological research into health and illness. 

The 28th Sociology of Health & Illness Monograph, edited by Greg Hollin and Ros Williams, will bring together contributions from social scientists working with diverse methods, and across different empirical domains, in order to provide a distinctive sociological perspective on the ways in which we might engage in, and respond to, various forms of complicity in our work. We invite submissions which consider qualitative, quantitative, mixed, and digital methods and which are oriented towards matters of power, politics and ethics in medical sociology. We are also very keen to incorporate relevant contributions from STS into the special issue.

About the journal and monograph series

Sociology of Health and Illness is a world leading journal for the medical sociology community (Impact factor 2.2; 30/148 in Sociology). Now in its 28th edition, The SHI Monograph Series has been publishing leading collections for several decades. 

The SHI monograph is an online special issue (published 'online first' so no wait for physical publication) that is also printed as a reasonably priced edited book by Wiley-Blackwell. You can read more about the SHI monographs here