CFP: ‘Anti-biosis? – Social and Cultural Inquiries into Human-Microbe Relations’, Palgrave Communications

Palgrave Communications ( ) the open access journal from Palgrave Macmillan (part of Springer Nature),  which publishes research across the humanities and social sciences, is currently inviting article proposals and full papers for a research article collection (‘special issue’) on ‘Anti-biosis? – Social and Cultural Inquiries into Human-Microbe Relations’:

This collection is being edited by: Professor Steve Hinchliffe (University of Exeter, UK), Professor Clare Chandler (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK), Professor Komatra Chuengsatiansup (Ministry of Public Health, Thailand), and Professor Helen Lambert (Bristol Medical School, UK).

As a pinnacle of twentieth-century medical innovation, one could argue that antibiotics, and more broadly antimicrobials, have fundamentally altered ways of life. The collection explores the phenomenon of antibiotic resistance from a variety of social scientific and humanities vantage points.

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This is a rolling article collection and as such submissions will be welcomed throughout 2019. To register interest prospective authors should submit a short article proposal (abstract summary) to the Editorial Office ( in the first instance.

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