Series Announcement and Call for Book Proposals (ANTHEM SERIES IN ALTERNATIVE ORGANIZATION STUDIES)



Anthem Press and Sine N. Just invite you to submit book proposals for the


The Anthem Series in Alternative Organization Studies invites critical and engaged scholarship aimed at explaining and promoting modes of organizing that explicitly position themselves outside, yet constructively engage with, currently dominant economic, political, and social orders. The series encourages theoretically guided conceptualizations of alternative organizing. Furthermore, it presents in-depth analyses of actually existing alternatives. Finally, it offers opportunities for developing and reflecting upon methodological alternatives. 

Alternative organization is provisionally defined in processual and relational terms as social practices that engage critically with ‘familiar’, ‘mainstream’ or ‘predominant’ forms of organizing – not as the radical Other of these, but in productive tensions, negotiations, and (re-)configurations of them. Studies of such alternative forms of organizing are emerging as an increasingly coherent, yet thoroughly interdisciplinary research agenda. The series will provide a space for conversations about the configuration of this new field; conversations that may both consolidate it and push its boundaries. Firmly committed to notions of economic equality, political legitimacy, ecological sustainability, and social justice, contributions to the series not only study, but also promote alternative forms of organizing for the greater good. 

In short, contributions to the series point out and delve into the possibility of change from within.

The editor of the series is:

Sine Nørholm Just  

Copenhagen Business School, Frederiksberg, Denmark

The editor will be assisted by an editorial board of international experts in alternative organization studies. 

Its members are:

George Cheney

University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, CO, USA

Ekaterina Chertkovskaya

Lund University, Lund, Sweden

Leanne Cutcher

The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

Christian De Cock

University of Essex, Colchester, UK

Valerie Fournier

University of Leicester, Leicester, UK

Marianne Maeckelbergh

Leiden University, Leiden, The Netherlands

Martin Parker

University of Leicester, Leicester, UK

We invite book proposals that may bring concepts and issues emanating from a variety of fields into the orbit of organization and management studies. Relevant contributions will draw on, but are in no way limited to: 

  • (international) political economy 
  • cultural studies 
  • diversity and difference 
  • communication studies 
  • post-colonial theory
  • gender studies
  • the sociology of markets
  • critical theory
  • governance studies
  • science and technology studies 

Proposals for monographs as well as edited volumes and more experimental forms are received. 

If you believe your work on these or other topics is suitable for inclusion in the series, please send:

  • a Table of Contents and detailed discussion of the book, its scope and length
  • a discussion of competing books, if any, and a discussion of how yours is superior
  • a sample chapter or two if available
  • your curriculum vitae
  • estimated completion time

to Anthem Press: and Sine N. Just: 

For more information please contact the series editor. 

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