Call for Papers: Special Issue on the Sociology of Aging

Guest Editors:
  1. Scott Brown, Ph.D., Department of Sociology & Gerontology, Miami University, OH 45056, USA,
Murat Senturk, Ph.D., Department of Sociology, Istanbul University, Istanbul 34459, Turkey,   Deadline for Article Submissions: December 31, 2015   The Turkish Journal of Sociology wishes to publish its first issue devoted to the sociology of aging. First published in 1917, The Turkish Journal of Sociology is a publication from the Department of Sociology of the Istanbul University Faculty of Letters, the first and leading sociology department in Turkey. The Turkish Journal of Sociology is a peer-reviewed, biannually published journal covered by international indexes such as ProQuest CSA Sociological Abstracts and EBSCO SocINDEX (for further information, see   It is true that the world is getting older every second, such that it has become cliché to talk about the dramatically increasing elderly population. Although the social consequences of aging are among the main research areas of sociology, aging per se is still relatively unknown territory within Turkish sociology. In light of the recent and growing debates and interest in this area, the Turkish Journal of Sociology has chosen Aging as its special topic for the 32nd issue that will be published in May 2016.   In spite of the fact that aging has been scrutinized under the label of disciplines such as medicine, social work, and demography, there remains an urgent need to treat aging within the context of changing social structures and related structural agents like economics, politics, social processes, and urban spaces. The myriad topics related to aging demonstrate the fact that aging is one of the main subjects to occupy the agenda of contemporary debates in sociology.  As such,the purpose of this specific issue is to elaborate on aging as a social phenomenon. In this framework, topics may include, but are not restricted to:  
  • Development of the sociology of aging in western and non-western countries
  • New perspectives on the sociology of aging
  • Scientific research methods in the sociology of aging
  • Comparative perspectives on aging
  • The sociology of aging in Turkey
  • Demographic transformation and aging in Turkey
  • Inter-generational relations and aging
  • Social works for the elderly and transformations on family and social structure
  • Aging, urbanization and space
  • Aging as a social fact: inequality, poverty, media, economy, etc.
  • Welfare state and aging
  • Race, ethnicity, and aging
  • Social exclusion, separation, and aging
  Manuscripts should be submitted electronically in English to J. Scott Brown, Ph.D., who will be guest editing this special issue, or in Turkish to Murat Senturk at and, respectively. When submitting a manuscript, the email subject heading should read, “Manuscript Submission for Special Issue of the Turkish Journal of Sociology.” Electronic submissions should be sent as email attachments in either .doc or .docx format. Work submitted for potential inclusion in this Special Issue must be a complete manuscript that adheres to the Turkish Journal of Sociology’s submission requirements, which may be found on the journal’s official website:   For other questions and information about the journal:
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