Call for papers Tu Mau


“We are seeking articles for our next issue of Tu Mau. Meaning ‘stand strong’ (Tokelauan) Tu Mau is published as a special issue of the ANZASW journal and is focused on Pacific social work. In 2014, Lena Dominelli reasoned that environmental crisis has an impact on already existing inequality and traditional cultural mores and therefore social work has a role to play in seeking environmental justice. Pacific nations have been identified as particularly vulnerable in the current environmental crisis. This raises the question ‘What is the role of Pacific social work in the world’s changing environmental context?’ In an attempt to address this question, the next Tu Mau issue aims to present diverse theoretical, practice and research contributions related to social, economic and environmental sustainability and justice. Contributions related to the following areas are of interest:

*Local, regional and global Pacific social work responses to sustainability and justice
*Interface of Pacific-indigenous concepts and ecological, environmental or green social work
Pacific social work innovation in environmental sustainability and justice
*How Pacific social work is positioned, or could be positioned, to address social, economic and environmental sustainability and justice
*Challenges facing Pacific social work in sustainability and justice
*The mobilisation of Pacific social work, including Pacific activism.
Pacific social work and environmental migration
*Pacific social work interprofessional and interdisciplinary collaboration in sustainability and justice
Indigenous and trans indigenous responses to sustainability and justice
*Pedagogical approaches in social work education to address Pacific social, economic and environmental sustainability and justice.

Submissions will be considered in three formats: full articles of 7000 words, research briefs, 3000 words, and shorter viewpoints or practice reflections of 2000 words.
Full articles and research reports will be anonymously reviewed by two readers from a panel of reviewers. Shorter pieces will be reviewed by an editor and one reviewer. Reviewers are asked to offer constructive feedback to authors.

For more info email editor Yvonne Crichton-Hill

Important dates:
Please submit by May 31st  2020. Please prepare your article following the abstract, style and referencing guidelines which can be found on the website. Follow the steps to register and submit on line.

Dominelli, L. (2014). Promoting environmental justice through green social work practice: A key challenge for practitioners and educators. International Social Work, 57 (4), 338-345”