2014 Pacific Sociological Association 85th Annual meeting
2014-03-27 to 2014-03-30
Portland, OR, USA
Institutional transformation is never linear, all-encompassing, or necessarily forward moving. For the 2014 meetings I invite you to consider the pace, prospects, and pathways for change in work, family, and gender. You are encouraged to examine these issues in the context of an economy in which young people face an uncertain future and millions are unemployed. How are work and family being redefined as we make our way through this new economic landscape? Has progress toward greater gender equality slowed? The meetings will take up these questions from multiple vantage points, methodologies, and theoretical stances. I hope you will join me in this effort to examine institutional change in the new economy.
Theory, Action, and Impact of Social Protest
2014-03-28 to 2014-03-29
University of Kent, United Kingdom
Proposals will be selected on the basis of their academic merit. Lines of research that interrogate different perspectives will be prioritised, although work conducted within the boundary of a single discipline is suitable for TAISP. Topics may include:
- Past and present collective actions
- Social and political theory
- Motivation, mobilization, or outcomes
- Macro- and micro- processes
- Art in and from protest
- Legal or economic implications and considerations
- Other related topics
109th ASA Annual Meeting
2014-04-09 to 2014-04-11
San Francisco, CA, USA
America is a land of inequality. Moreover, the scope of economic inequality has grown sharply in recent decades. Since the beginning of the Great Recession in 2008, in particular, many Americans have lost ground. Its consequences have been particularly harsh for families with children. With the theme of "Hard Times: The Impact of Economic Inequality on Families and Individuals," President Annette Lareau draws attention to the multiple ways in which inequality reverberates throughout American society and the world.
2014-04-23 to 2014-04-25
University of Leeds, United Kingdom
The 2014 annual conference promises to be dynamic, informative, inspiring and is definitely not to be missed.
Our themes are deliberately broad and all-encompassing, designed to appeal to the entire spectrum of sociologists and stimulate lively debate.
International Conference on Intersectionality
2014-04-24 to 2014-04-26
Vancouver, BC, Canada
The Institute for Intersectionality Research and Policy at Simon Fraser University will be hosting an international conference on intersectionality from April 24 – 26, 2014 in Vancouver, British Columbia entitled: Intersectionality Research, Policy and Practice: Influences, Interrogations and Innovations.
The conference will prioritize recent theoretical developments and debates, interdisciplinary perspectives, critical assessments, methodological advancements, research, policy and practice applications, and work in the creative arts.
From Diffusion of Practices to Practices of Diffusion. Workshop on the Circulation of Ideas, Procedures and Regulations in Culture, Law and Economy
2014-05-12 to 2014-05-13
The Workshop welcomes papers dealing with such topics as:
- Theories and models of diffusion in social sciences;
- Mediation, abstraction, transformation and editing of ideas, procedures and regulations during their implementation phase;
- Diffusion of practices and the construction of cultural categories of adopters;
- Social and cultural embeddedness of diffusion processes;
- The relationship between diffusion and institutionalization;
- The relationship between diffusion and institutional isomorphism;
- Unsuccessful diffusion phenomena in legal, organizational and economic fields
- Anti-diffusion activities and processes in legal, organizational and economic fields.
Trust. MatchPoints Seminar
2014-05-22 to 2014-05-24
Aarhus University, Denmark
The purpose of the conference 22-24 May 2014 is to examine trust and trustworthiness from various academic approaches: Philosophy, psychology, pedagogy, anthropology, sociology, political sciences incl. International Relations, management, theology and religious studies, literature, drama film and drama, history.
Turkish Migration Conference 2014. Comparative Perspectives and Continuities
2014-05-30 to 2014-06-01
London, United Kingdom
Offering an outlet and forum for exchange of research and scholarship in this field, Turkish Migration Conference 2014 aims to bring together academics, practitioners, policy makers, students, and wider interested public to debate and discuss past, current and future patterns of human mobility as well as non-mobility and national and transnational repercussions of increasing mobility.
Changing Population: Migration, Reproduction and Identity
2014-06-03 to 2014-06-05
University of Trento, Italy
We invite papers exploring the following issues:
- The analytical categories and classifications employed in research on population, namely ethnicity, race, nation, culture and group;
- Demographic politics and systems for defining national populations;
- Family reunification and the ethno-national bases of welfare systems;
- The marriage practices, reproductive behavior and social genealogies of migrants and their descendents;
- Family planning policies and fertility management among migrants and minorities;
- Notions of identity and continuity in transnational migration.
Organizing Inclusion: Beyond Privileges and Discrimination
2014-06-08 to 2014-06-10
Technische Universität München, Munich, Germany
The EDI Conference seeks to provide an international, inter- and transdisciplinary platform for the exchange of ideas in the field of equality, diversity and inclusion in the world of work. The conference welcomes participation by academics, policy makers, and practitioners.
Towards a European Society? Boundaries, Borders, Barriers
2014-06-13 to 2014-06-15
How Do Education Systems Shape Educational Inequalities?
2014-07-02 to 2014-07-04
Exploring Blind Spots
2014-08-14 to 2014-08-16
We live in an age of accelerating and transforming social change. Old rules no longer apply and taken for granted solutions fail.
This time of transformation is an invitation for sociology to re-vitalize the study of society. As a critical and emancipatory discipline, we are situated between literature and science, equipped to observe, analyse, and understand fundamental problems that lie in the blind spot of other disciplines. But to retain our capacity to ask the most pertinent questions, we must also be aware of our own blind spots. With the 27th conference of the Nordic Sociological Association we invite colleagues to consider which blind spots that we have missed so far and to identify which blind spots should urgently be explored.
Residential Inequality in American Neighborhoods and Communities
2014-09-12 to 2014-09-14
The Pennsylvania State University, USA
Penn State is hosting a small conference that highlights how stratification intersects with the residential landscape of the United States. Approximately 15 innovative papers are sought for sessions on the interrelated phenomena of segregation, housing and neighborhood attainment, residential mobility, and community change. Contributions may be theoretical, empirical, or policy-oriented and can focus on trends or current circumstances. We also welcome research representing a variety of methodological styles and set in contexts ranging from metropolitan to rural. The conference format will provide ample opportunities for interaction among attendees.
Sixth International Conference on Science in Society
2014-10-10 to 2014-10-11
Vancouver, BC, Canada
2014 TASA Conference
2014-11-24 to 2014-11-27
University of South Australia, Adelaide