THE OXFORD HANDBOOK OF SOCIOLOGY, SOCIAL THEORY AND ORGANIZATION STUDIES: CONTEMPORARY CURRENTS,
Edited by Paul S. Adler, Paul du Gay, Glenn Morgan, and Mike Reed

This Handbook is the successor to a 2010 collection entitled The Oxford Handbook of Sociology and Organization Studies: Classical foundations (information on that volume is appended). The Introduction to that collection was titled: “A social science which forgets its founders is lost”. Whereas that volume aimed to renew awareness of the rich heritage bequeathed organization studies by pre-1950 sociology, this second, companion volume aims to strengthen ties between organization studies and contemporary sociological work. This volume appears at a time when there are increasing institutional barriers to such cooperation, potentially generating a myopia that constricts new developments. Aiming to counteract that myopia, this volume offers scholars authoritative accounts of theorists and research themes in sociology and social theory which have impacted on organization studies in the recent period. The focus is on European and North American scholarship.

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Please note the upcoming workshop on Central and eastern European employment relations in perspective: history, geography and variegation, which will take place on the 30th January 2015 at University of Greenwich.  The workshop is organized by the Work and Employment Research Unit of the University of Greenwich and  International Employment Relations Association (Europe). It aims to provide transdisciplinary and critical perspectives on political and socio-economic restructuring that has characterised post-socialist central and eastern European (CEE) countries in order to discuss changed and transnationalised employment relations, re-valuation and (self)disciplining of subjectivities, resistance and variegated forms of capitalisms that characterise contemporary CEE region and its relations with the West.

For further information and to book you place please visit the following link:

http://www2.gre.ac.uk/about/faculty/business/services/conference-events/events/current/central-and-eastern-european-employment-relations-workshop2

The University of Texas at El Paso, College of Liberal Arts, Department of Sociology and Anthropology

Assistant Professor

POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Texas at El Paso is seeking an Assistant Professor of Sociology with research specializations in education, work/occupations, sociology of science, or medicine, with a focus on social inequalities. We seek a scholar with an interest in underrepresented minorities and women in higher education, the training and retention of health scientists and professionals, academic research careers, or professional and workplace diversity issues. The Department of Sociology and Anthropology offers undergraduate majors and minors in Sociology and Anthropology and a MA degree in Sociology.

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Assistant/Associate Professor of Labor and Employment Relations, Penn State, School of Labor and Employment Relations, University Park, PA

The School of Labor and Employment Relations at The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for a tenure track or tenured faculty appointment at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank to begin August 2015. The School seeks candidates with research and teaching interests and expertise in international/comparative labor and employment relations or labor and employment law. Applicants should possess a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline. Candidates for the Assistant Professor rank must have completed all of their requirements for a Ph.D. by the appointment date and possess significant research potential; candidates for the Associate Professor rank must have a strong research record. External funding potential will also be considered.

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