Ethnographies of Collaborative Economi(es): Call for Papers

Ethnographies of Collaborative Economi(es) Conference

The conference will feature parallel paper presentations, keynote talks and open discussion sessions. Participation in the conference will be free of charge (but places will be limited).

Submissions Themes

We are soliciting papers contributing ethnographic accounts and understandings of collaborative economy practices and communities, and therefore contributing to the development of a multi-faceted view on sharing and caring practices. We are also keen on receiving papers focusing on the methodological aspects of studying collaborative economi(es) e.g. collaborative ethnography, participatory action research, co-design etc.

Suggested themes include (but are not limited to):

  • Ethnographic accounts of practices and/or of forms of community aggregation in collaborative economy settings
  • Ethnographic case studies of collaborative economy initiatives, frameworks and platforms
  • Instances of ethnographically-informed design of collaborative systems in support of collaborative economy practices
  • Reflections on theoretical, epistemological and methodological challenges of studying the collaborative economy ethnographically

Submission Instructions

Abstracts should be between 500 and 700 words

Papers should be between a minimum of 3,000 and a maximum of 4,000 words plus references.

Papers should be anonymised for submission

Papers should be formatted according to the requested template.

Submissions should be made through EasyChair (see link here).

All papers will be peer reviewed by members of the Scientific Committee, and accepted papers will be included in the conference book of proceedings and invited for presentation at the conference.

Following the conference, authors of accepted papers will be invited to submit extended versions of their contributions for consideration for inclusion into an edited book.

Important Dates

1st Call for Papers: 1 March 2019

Abstract Submission Deadline: 15 April 2019

Notifications to Authors: 29 April 2019

Papers Submission Deadline: 19 July 2019

Notifications to Authors: 19 August 2019

Final Versions of Papers Due: 20 September 2019

Conference in Edinburgh: 25 October 2019

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