OOW Section member, Carolyn Perrucci, has recently published a new journal article on publishing trends in sociological journals:

Robert Perrucci, Mangala Subramaniam and Carolyn C. Perrucci, “Who Publishes in Leading Sociology Journals, 1965-2010?” Pages 77- 86 in Earl Wright II and Thomas C. Calhoun (eds.), What To Expect and How to Respond: Distress and Success in Academia. Rowman and Littlefield: 2016.

Come join us at our Global Carework Summit in Lowell MA June 1-3 2017!!!

Deadline for abstracts December 1 (November 1 to be considered for special issue). Why should you come?

  1. Be inspired and challenged by Shahra Razavi and Nancy Folbre, each of whom will be giving a keynote address.
  2. Attend screenings of innovative films related to carework.
  3. Engage with Joan Tronto and an international panel of scholars about the implications of her book Caring and Democracy in a global context.
  4. Join top scholars for featured sessions on aging and elder care, the economics of care and other critical topics.
  5. Dialogue with carework scholars from Costa Rica, Chile, Israel, Australia, Germany, South Africa, and many other countries around the world (add your country here by coming to join us!!).
  6. Participate in a collective conversation leading to a research and action agenda.
  7. Enjoy the affordability of the conference registration fee and hotel prices — and opportunities for even better deals if you want to volunteer to help out.
  8. Explore the historic city of Lowell, an important site for industrialization, women’s work, and labor organizing, with a narrated walking tour.
  9. Contribute to a special issue of the journal New Solutions focused on the health and safety of paid care workers.
  10. Be part of the first stand alone conference the Carework Network has held in a number of years — and the first with a truly global reach.

The Call for Papers is below and more information is available at https://www.uml.edu/Research/CWW/carework/Summit/default.aspx. Please forward far and wide – and we look forward to seeing you in Lowell in June.

To keep up with the Carework Network join the listserv by sending an email to Darcie_Boyer@uml.eduand join our Facebook group The Carework Network.

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This is the first volume of Research in the Sociology of Organizations that has come out under OOW sponsorship:

Series title: Research in the Sociology of Organizations

Volume number 47:  The Structuring of Work in Organizations

Editors:  Lisa E. Cohen, McGill University; M. Diane Burton, Cornell University; Michael Lounsbury, University of Alberta

Synopsis:  Differences in management behavior across organizations are attributed to differences in priorities and objectives or differences in the style and preferences of the individuals involved. This volume challenges this image by attending to the extra-organizational and extra-individual forces that shape and constrain how work is structured in organizations. The authors focus their attention on work within and between organizations and emphasize the ways in which the jobs are defined, the power and autonomy they engender, the opportunities that are afforded, and the constraints that are imposed, are continuously contested not only at the individual level, but also at a more aggregate and collective level. This volume is the product of an interdisciplinary gathering of scholars convened with generous support of the Canadian Social Science and Humanities Research Council. It presents new theoretical and empirical papers that examine aspects of the changing nature of jobs and work in organizations from multiple perspectives and methodologies.

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Congratulations to Guang Ying Mo and her coauthors who were recently awarded one of the Emerald Literati Networks Award for Excellence, 2016!  Mo and her co-authors, Zach Hayat and Barry Wellman, received an Outstanding Author Contribution Award in the Book Series, Studies in Media and Communications. Their award-winning book chapter is: “How Far Can Scholarly Networks Go? Examining the Relationships between Disciplines, Motivations, and Clusters.”

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