Call for Papers: Critical Underpinnings of User/Survivor Research and Co-production
We are happy to announce a call for papers for a special edition of the journal Philosophy, Psychiatry & Psychology focusing on the critical underpinnings of user/survivor research and co-production.
Editorial Assistant: Clara Humpston, M.Sc.
Over the past several decades, user/survivor leadership in research as well as academic “co-production” (understood as a more robust form of academic co-leadership and shared decision making as opposed to nominal or tokenistic participatory methods) has gained strong traction in the areas of mental health services research, program evaluation, policy reform and, to a lesser extent, philosophy and cultural theory. In spite of these advances, the theoretical assumptions and implications involved in such projects remain largely underdeveloped and critically un-interrogated. Likewise, critiques of user/survivor involvement and leadership rarely make their way into peer-reviewed publications, for the most part enduring in the space of informal conversations and behind-the-scenes decision-making. Certain areas of academic scholarship, including the medical humanities and philosophy of psychiatry and psychology, have similarly failed to consider the unique theoretical contributions scholars or others with lived experience might be in a position to make. Literary and philosophical analyses of others’ first person accounts, narratives or memoirs often exclude any discussion of the role or contribution of first person theory (broadly understood as the formal or informal interpretation and analysis of the socio-politics, temporal dynamics, implications and/or rhetorical effects of first person narrative, story-telling or memoir).
Proposal details: We are asking for proposals including a title, five key words and a focused, 500-word abstract. The special issue editors will get back to potential authors within 6 weeks of the proposal deadline. Please note that all full submissions will be subject to blinded peer review.
Proposal deadline: 15th January 2014
THIS CALL FOR PAPERS IS NOW CLOSED.