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The Self in Contemporary Social Science
Call for manuscripts
Special Issue of Contemporary Social Science
Submissions: April 10, 2014

Exploring the self is one of most complex and difficult theoretical and methodological riddles in contemporary social science. Some scholars promote the idea that the self is a social, cultural or relational construct, or relate it to personality, subjectivity, memory, consciousness or conscious experience. Some others define it in terms of the brain, or theorise it as a product of the genome. Recent developments generate a fascinating focus for interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary social science research.

This special issue calls for papers that address the relevance and impact of the self, including the cyberself, within contemporary social science and thought, with particular emphasis upon its relational understanding. We welcome original articles, including qualitative and quantitative studies dealing with the any aspects of the self and its dynamic formation, from any disciplinary perspective. Soundly empirically based studies are preferred, although high quality scholarly essays will also be considered.

Manuscripts should follow the usual format for submission of papers to Contemporary Social Science as indicated in Instructions for Authors at:

Papers should be submitted to the Guest Editor, Dr Tsekeris, at the address below. He is happy to review plans for papers in advance of their receipt. All papers will be peer reviewed. The closing date for submitting papers is 10th April 2014.
The corresponding Guest Editor for this issue is:

Dr Charalambos Tsekeris
Department of Psychology,
Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences,
136 Syngrou Ave., 176 71,
Athens, Greece
Corresponding E-mails:
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