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Special Issue: Identity Development and the Macro-economic Context: International Perspectives

Deadline: 1 July 2020

Editorial Information

Guest Editors:
Barbara M. Gfellner

Paivi Fadjukoff

Journal Editor:
Renee Galliher, Utah State University, USA

Associate Editor:
Saskia Kunnen, University of Groningen, The Netherlands



Identity: An International Journal of Theory and Research

Identity development and change occurs within social contexts. This premise underlies social, developmental, and ecological theories. Nevertheless, research is only beginning to examine macro-environmental conditions (at societal, cultural, regional, national, and global levels) in relation to identity processes and functioning over the lifespan. A macro-environment refers to conditions in an economy as a whole, such as performance, structure, behavior, and decision-making. Not only cultural norms, but also realistic alternatives and future perspectives of individuals vary vastly both across and within societies. These are reflected, for instance, in employment and educational levels of the population as a whole and of various (ethnic or regional) subgroups.

A special issue of Identity: An International Journal of Theory and Research is proposed that will focus on macro-contextual factors and changes within the social milieu of different countries, as they are reflected in identity development. Submissions are invited from all fields and from the full range of methodologies. The authors are encouraged to use official, openly available national and international statistics (such as statistics by United Nations, WHO, World Bank, Unicef, etc.) to define the macro-contextual factors relevant to their study.

Editing this special issue was triggered by the growing interest in macro-contextual perspectives shown at the International Society for Research on Identity 2019 conference in Naples, Italy. Contributions are invited from presentations at this venue as well as other submissions.

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All submitted papers will undergo the journal’s regular review process. All papers will be initially screened by the editors, and papers that fit well with the theme of this special issue will be sent out for blind peer review.

Manuscripts should be prepared in accordance with APA publication guidelines as described in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.) and submitted through the journal’s portal (http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/hidn).

Please note in your cover letter that you are submitting for the Special Issue: Identity Development and the Macro-economic Context: International Perspectives. Please review the guidelines in the Manuscript Submission section of the journal’s homepage (http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/hidn20/current) for information about how to prepare a manuscript.

Please send inquiries regarding the special issue via email to Barbara Gfellner (gfellner@brandonu.ca) or Päivi Fadjukoff (paivi.fadjukoff@jyu.fi).

Manuscripts not accepted for the Special Issue may be considered for publication in a later regular issue of the journal.