The OOW Section encourages nominations and self-nominations for our leadership positions: Chair Elect, Secretary-Treasurer, and Council. By December 9, please forward names to the Chair of the Nominations Committee, Martin Ruef(Duke) at firstname.lastname@example.org. The other committee members are Emily Barman, Erin Leahey, and Woody Powell.
Mini-conference on “The Political Economy of Work and Labor Markets: Workplace Regimes in Comparative Perspective”, SASE Chicago 2014
We would welcome abstracts for the mini-conference on “The Political Economy of Work and Labor Markets: Workplace Regimes in Comparative Perspective” at the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE) in Chicago.
This mini-conference is designed to bridge the gap between micro analyses of the workplace and macro political economy by fostering dialogue across disciplinary and sub-disciplinary boundaries. We invite papers that address different aspects of workplace organization (e.g. working time, security, pay, career ladders, the labor process, collective action, etc), their connections with macro-political institutions and actors, and adopt a comparative perspective. Submissions may use a range of methodological approaches (including case studies, quantitative methods, and qualitative comparative analysis), operate at different levels (national, regional, sectoral, corporate, etc.), and explore a wide variety of relevant topics.
Further details are available at: https://sase.org/mini-conferences/themes_fr_182.html#MC6
Paper abstracts must be submitted by January 20, 2014. Candidates will be notified by February 17, 2014. Please note that Mini-Conferences require an extended (~1,000 word) abstract, and ask that you submit a full paper by March 31, 2014.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions you might have.
Rossella Ciccia, National University of Ireland Maynooth (email@example.com)
Seán Ó Riain, National University of Ireland Maynooth (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Andrew Schrank, University of New Mexico (email@example.com)
I am proposing an optional, experimental event this year: small networking dinners at restaurants fairly near the conference hotel on Sunday, August 11, 2013. The idea is just to meet new people, chat more extensively than one might between sessions at the conference, and get warmed up for the section sessions, reception, and business meeting. Each person would pay his or her own costs and you can volunteer as a host – with minimal obligations – when you sign up. Several members of Council have already volunteered and we will assign people, basically at random, to groups with the goal of ending up with tables of 4-8 participants. Hosts agree to make a reservation (with some restaurant options provided) and to email those at their table in advance, with the time and place.
Sign up here if you are interested: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1okGmW5CBXDHFvDvrwHgdHzC4AIWDaxSfTbzowxX9eG0/viewform
I am pleased to announce that Mark Mizruchi (Michigan) will be our chair-elect next year and serve as OOW chair in 2014-2015. We are also lucky to have Kate Kellogg (MIT) and Taekjin Shin (Illinois) joining the council for three-year terms. Thanks to all those who agreed to run; it was a terrific slate of candidates. Thanks as well to the nominating committee, Heather Haveman, Catherine Turco, and Vernon Woodley.
The bylaws amendment passed with overwhelming support, ratifying the shift to a publications committee that focuses on the section blog.
A draft list of the Organizations, Occupations and Work Roundtables is available after the jump. Note that the roundtables may have been updated since this list was produced, so please check the ASA program as well. The OOW Roundtables are being organized by Kim Fox and Eric Dahlin.
The 2013 ASA Program has been released!
[the program is available after the jump]
The ASA Labor and Labor Movements Section &
the Society for the Study of Social Problems
co-sponsored by Asia and Asian American Section of the ASA, the Murphy Institute for
Worker Education and Labor Studies at CUNY, the UC Berkeley Center for
Labor Research and Education, the Manhattan College Labor Studies
Program, Critical Sociology, the Center for Global Workers’ Rights, the
Labour and Labour Movements Research Committee of the International
Sociological Association, and the China Association of Work and Labor of
the Chinese Sociological Association
Monday, 12 August 2013
9:30 am – 6:30 pm
Joseph A. Murphy Institute for Worker Education and Labor Studies
The ASA Labor Section and the Labor and Global Solidarity conference organizing committee invites everyone interested in attending this free one-day mini-conference to register soon to help finalize the planning work.
Here is the link to the online conference registration, which also has details on the program:
The 6th semi-annual Gender, Science, and Organizations Writing Workshop will take place from 8 am to 5 pm on Friday, August 9th 2013 the day before the annual meeting for the American Sociological Association in New York City. The workshop is targeted at sociologists who are already doing research on studies of gender & academic careers, scientific workplace organizations, organizational transformations to promote gender equality, etc. We are a growing, loosely organized group of sociologists who focus on science as a workplace and many workshop participants work on NSF-funded ADVANCE research projects.
The purpose of the workshop is to: 1) network with other scholars conducting research on similar topics and 2) write. As a group, we will talk about our current projects. This will provide workshop participants with the information necessary to explore potential collaborative projects. There will also be two large designated blocks of time for writing. All interested sociologists are welcome to join the writing workshop. Send an email to Christina Falci (firstname.lastname@example.org) to reserve your spot in the workshop.
Your ASA conference fees will cover the room cost for the writing workshop. Participants need to bring a laptop computer (maybe an extension cord) and are encouraged to bring snacks to share. We will coordinate a place to have lunch during and dinner after the workshop (participants pay for their own meals; but attendance at meals is not essential for participation in the workshop).
Christina Falci (Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln)
Enobong Hannah (Anna) Branch (Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Massachusetts)
Former organizers: Kathrin Zippel, Laura Kramer, and Julia McQuillan
Scheduled: Friday, Aug 9 2013 12:00PM – 3:00PM at WDW Yacht and Beach Club Resort in Cape Cod D (Lake Buena Vista, Florida)
Organizer: Oliver Schilke; U. of California, Los Angeles;
Facilitator: Reinhard Bachmann; U. of Surrey;
Facilitator: Sharon Belenzon; Duke U.;
Facilitator: Steven C Currall; U. of California, Davis;
Facilitator: Chris P. Long; Georgetown U.;
Facilitator: Roger C Mayer; North Carolina State U.;
Facilitator: Bill McEvily; U. of Toronto;
Facilitator: Keith Murnighan; Northwestern U.;
Facilitator: Michele Williams; Cornell U.;
Facilitator: Lynne G Zucker; U. of California, Los Angeles
Please submit discussion questions (segment 1) and/or work-in-progress papers on trust (segment 2).
(1) The first segment starts with a panel discussion, in which leading scholars present their views on the hotly debated issue of whether organizations are “able” to trust. The goal of the panel discussion is to make explicit divergent assumptions, and to develop a richer repertoire of arguments for and against organizations as social actors with trusting abilities. Subsequently, the workshop breaks into groups that will discuss questions previously submitted by workshop participants. A requirement for registration for the PDW is to submit at least one discussion question in advance pertaining to current issues in the study of trust between individuals and organizations (see below for details on how to submit). Questions may relate (but are not limited) to: • Dynamic evolution of trust over time • Relationships between interpersonal and interorganizational trust • Trade-offs between methods of trust research • Difficulties in the measurement of trust • Detrimental consequences of (interpersonal or interorganizational) trust • Substitutes for trust • Underexplored sources of trust • Context-specificity of trust • Distinct types of trust • Interactions between trust and distrust • Avenues to trust repair
(2) After a short break, the second segment of the program consists of a paper development workshop, in which the facilitators provide in-depth feedback on work-in-progress trust research previously submitted by workshop participants. These papers should ideally be close to submission to a scholarly management journal and must not exceed 40 double-spaced pages.
Registration requirements: For segment 1 (discussion): Submit at least one discussion question by email email@example.com no later than August 2, 2013. For segment 2 (paper development): Submit your working paper by email to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than July 19, 2013. You will then receive a code that will allow you to register for the PDW. Remember that you can register for segment 1, segment 2, or both.
Please see the official workshop announcement at http://program.aomonline.org/2013/Session_Details.asp?print=true&SubmissionID=10882
The Work and Family Researchers Network (WFRN) invites submissions for the 2014 Conference, Changing Work and Family Relationships in a Global Economy, to be held June 19-21, 2014 at the Millennium Broadway Hotel in New York City. We seek fresh and innovative scientific contributions on work and family issues from investigators in diverse disciplines. We value all disciplinary perspectives on the issues, including, but not limited to, anthropology, business and management, economics, family studies, political science, psychology, public health, social work, sociology, and related fields. The voices of all stakeholders are needed to understand and address work and family issues to advance knowledge and practice. We also encourage policy advocates, policy makers, and work-life practitioners to submit evidence-based contributions. New for 2014 is the addition of practitioners to the program committee, in an effort to encourage practitioner and policy-oriented submissions and promotion of researcher and practitioner/policy maker collaboration. Also new is organizing the meeting to kick off with a preconference of meetings of Early Career Scholars, WFRN officers, committees, and member volunteers on June 18.
Submission deadline to WFRN Conference website: October 18, 2013.
The 2012 inaugural conference was a huge success! There were over 750 presenters and 125 sessions that discussed the latest work and family research from around the world. Approximately 30% of the attendees were from outside the U.S., and represented more than 30 countries. Like the 2012 conference, we expect that the 2014 conference will draw many global attendees in addition to providing numerous opportunities for networking and sharing ideas with colleagues.
Fresh and innovative submissions responsive to the conference theme of Changing Work and Family Relationships in a Global Economy are especially encouraged. The global economy is transforming the way work is done. Work intensification and wide variation across societies in over- and under-employment is creating new issues for individuals, families, employers and nations. Advancing technology blurring work and home and social boundaries, the growing power of social media, and the coming of age of the “Digital Natives” are reshaping the fundamental meaning of “work,” “family,” and “life.” Increasing globalization and the growing footprint of transnational companies and growing international work and social systems, requires looking both within and across cultures to understand changing work and family relationships. Indeed, cultural values surrounding gender, norms concerning collectivism and individualism in achieving the greater good, and national attributions as to whether work and family issues are best served by government, employer or individual initiatives require scientific and practical scrutiny and evidence-based debate.
Learn more about the WFRN conference, including confirmed speakers, specific goals, types of sessions, and submission process at: http://workfamily.sas.upenn.edu/content/call-papers