04 May 2009

XVII ISA World Congress of Sociology Calls for Papers

Of possible interest to CNSIMC members:

Research Committee on Sociology of Migration RC31

Details here:  http://www.isa-sociology.org/congress2010/rc/rc31.htm

Anyone interested in presenting a paper at a session organized by this Research Committee should contact a session organizer (with copy to programme coordinator) before January 1, 2010

Proposed Sessions

Part 1 - Migration patterns and policies

1: International migration and the decision making system of the states

2: Return migration to the homeland
3: Temporary foreign workers, guestworkers
Part 2 - Migration and development

4: Migration and development in comparative perspective
Part 3 - Transnationalism

5: Diversity of transnational families
Part 4 - Incorporation

7: Group boundaries and immigrant integration
8: Modes of incorporation of the protracted refugees
9: Survival strategies of irregular migrants: Survey and ethnographic evidence
10: The differential incoporation modes of second generation immigrants
11: Migrant associations: Incorporation to civil society
12: Migrant’s trust in institutions
13: Migration and citizenship
Part 5 - Migration and culture

14: The"ground-level"  impact of immigrants and their offspring on culture (symbolic and material) and social relations of host and/or home societies
Part 6 - New development in migration studies

15: Moving the migration frontier:  Recent research based on the U.S. New Immigrant Survey
16: New theories of ethnicity in migration and post-migration situations
17: Migration, leisure and community cohesion

Research Committee on Social Movements, Collective Action and Social Change RC48

Details here: http://www.isa-sociology.org/congress2010/rc/rc48.htm

Call for Papers

Collective action in the context of globalization: 

Between the construction of social movements and the mobilization’s outcomes

Deadlines and procedures
If you wish to present a paper, please email your proposal with a title and a short description (150 to 250 words) to the Program Coordinator Benjam√≠n Tejerina, b.tejerina@ehu.es, by October 15, 2009.  Be sure to include in your proposal your name, complete affiliation, email and contact information.

Paper proposals that do not fit to the topic of the call for papers may be submitted to the RC48 Program Coordinator for integration in additional sessions or alternative arrangements.

Session proposals are welcome too and must include a title, a brief description of the topic, chair's name and contact information, and a list of four to five speakers. Session proposals may be in any of the ISA's official languages, English, Spanish, or French.

We welcome papers which address four main issues:

    1. conceptual and theoretical thinking about the outcomes of social movements and protest activities, including refining existing definitions and typologies, conceptualizing the links between different types of effects, and theorizing about mechanisms leading to movement outcomes;
    2. methodological reflections about how to deal with the subject matter and how to avoid the obstacles that have hindered previous research;
    3. empirical analysis of social movement outcomes in different social, cultural, and political settings, in particular comparative studies encompassing different movements and/or countries;
    4. unintended outcomes and papers addressing movement outcomes in non-Western contexts, papers looking at the impact of political violence tactics, and papers analyzing outcomes of transnational movements and protests would be also welcome.

Proposed sessions

 1: Social movements and the future
 2:  Society on the move(ments)   


Research Committee on  Social Classes and Social Movements RC47

Details here: http://www.isa-sociology.org/congress2010/rc/rc47.htm

Call for Papers

Anyone interested in presenting a paper at a session organized by this Research Committee should contact a session organizer before

October 31, 2009.

Main Theme
Globalization, Risk, Crisis and Subjectivity 

The aim of the RC47 scientific program at the ISA World Congress in Gotenburg Sweden in 2010 is to creatively and innovatively explore theories of collective action in the context of the current global crisis. We seek questions that articulate the current crisis - in its global, integrated and systemic form - to the question of subjectivity and the role of the subject in these momentous changes. The question we now ask in these transformative times: what are the likely outcomes and future of this turbulence in terms of our understanding of collective action and the future of globalization processes. 

Proposed Sessions

1: Globalization, risk, crisis and subjectivity (Plenary session)
2: The Social construction of risks and citizens' movement

3: The Eastern community versus Westernindividuality? Rethinking subjectivity

4: The IT revolution, solidarity and social movements 

5: Memory, democracy and collective action

6:  Collective action and the legitimacy crisis of democracy within a fragile and interconnected world
7: Effects of the current crisis on social practices

8: Effects of the current crisis on theoretical production

10: The subject and crisis  

11: Social movements and crisis 
12: Movements and conflicts. Theoretical perspectives
13: Grammars of global public spheres 

14: United we stand? Social movements in Eastern and Western Europe


Research Committee on Armed Forces and Conflict Resolution RC01

Details here: http://www.isa-sociology.org/congress2010/rc/rc01.htm

Call for Papers

Anyone interested in presenting a paper at a session organized by this Research Committee should contact a session organizer before September 30, 2009.

Proposed Sessions

1: Methodological problems in the study of the military
2: Building and sustaining peace

3: Asymmetric warfare: The West answer
4: Prolonged, frozen and new conflicts
5: Armed Forces and globalization

6: Military leadership and irregular threats: Empirical evidence and an emerging theoretical basis
7: Recruitment and retention
8: Constructing warriors in films and videogames
9: Managing military organizations: Theory and practice 

10: Soldier’s profession, gender and private life: Trade-offs and support needs in military families
11: Peacekeeping operations and multinational cooperation

12: Public opinion and the military in a glocalized world
13: Round Table on war and violence (Special session on the Congress theme)


Thematic Group on Human Rights and Global Justice TG03

Details here:  http://www.isa-sociology.org/congress2010/tg/tg03.htm

Proposed Sessions

1: The sociology of human rights: Origins and prospects
2: Social movements, NGOs, and human rights

3. Sociology and global governance
4. Universal rights or cultural rights?


For the entire Call for Papers: http://www.isa-sociology.org/congress2010/ 

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