New Organizational Sociology Papers at Sociology Compass

As a section editor at Sociology Compass, I have been motivated by concerns expressed by some sociologists about the future of organizational sociology, as discussed on the Work in Progress blog in 2015. Accordingly, I have been commissioning a series of pieces that articulate the contribution of organizational sociology and its relevance to the study of core sociology sociological topics like as race, gender, and inequality, among others. A few of these pieces have been published so far. First, Heather Haveman and Rachel Wetts have published articles here  and here  that address the question “What is organizational sociology?” Elizabeth Gorman and Sarah Mosseri have published an article here that answers the question “Why should students and scholars who are interested in gender difference and inequality study organizations?”

-Eric Dahlin

Call for Applications: Berlin Summer School in Social Sciences 2019

Linking Theory and Empirical Research
Berlin, July 15 – 25, 2019

We are delighted to announce the 9th Berlin Summer School in Social Sciences. The summer school aims at supporting young researchers by strengthening their ability in linking theory and empirical research. The two-week program creates an excellent basis for the development of their current research designs.

In the first week, we address the key methodological challenges of concept-building, causation/explanation, and micro-macro linkage that occur in almost all research efforts. We strive for a clarification of the epistemological foundations underlying methodological paradigms. In the second week, these methodological considerations are applied to central empirical fields of research in political science, sociology, and other related disciplines. In this second part of the program, participants are assigned to four thematic groups according to their own research topic. The thematic areas covered are: “External Governance, Interregionalism, and Domestic Change”, “Citizenship, Migration, and Identities”, “Social Struggle and Globalization”, and “Democracy at the Crossroads”.

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Call for Papers: International Conference on “Solidarity at Work”

Working Futures
International Conference on “Solidarity at Work”

14-15 November 2019
Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin

Deadline for submission: 30 April 2019

Launched in 2018 by the Wissenschaftskolleg and the International Research Center Work and Human Life Cycle in Global History (re:work), the transnational network Working Futures brings together sociologists, historians, philosophers, economists, law experts and anthropologists to discuss current transformations in the world of work and the epistemological challenges they raise for the historical and social sciences. The goal of the network is to create a space for mutual exchange and understanding with respect to the futures of work, as well as work of the future, among scholars from different disciplines and countries while centered around a Franco-German nucleus. It endorses the premise that thinking about the futures of work requires an in-depth knowledge and analysis of its contemporary mutations (the concrete forms they take, their causes and repercussions). To this end, the network has developed an approach which examines the transformations of work at the intersection of four processes: siliconization, financialization, ecologization and democratization.

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Announcements from ASA

ASA-Wide and Section Elections

Ballots for the 2019 ASA -wide and Section election will be distributed to eligible members in April 2019. Ballots will be sent out via email from Sociological.ballot@intelliscaninc.net.  Please add this email address to the permitted senders list on your spam filter to ensure timely delivery of your ballot. Voting will close at 5 p.m. eastern on Friday, May 31, 2019. 
The last day to join ASA or a section to participate in the election is March 31. Please encourage all section members to participate in the election. For general information on the election, please visit www.asanet.org/election.

 

Accessibility is for Everyone: How to Rock Your ASA Presentation and Make it Inclusive

Angela Frederick and Laura Mauldin have written an excellent and practical guide for giving inclusive presentations. Please share this with section session organizers and presenters.

Call for Applications: Summer School on Practice-Based Studies 2019

Edition Practice & Process Studies: An Advanced Introduction

15-18 July 2019

University of Warwick, Coventry

Following on from our highly successful Summer Schools in 2015, 2017 and 2018, we are pleased to announce the 2019 PPI Summer School on Practice-Based Studies.

The Workshop takes place from Monday 15 July to Thursday 18 July on the University of Warwick campus, Coventry, UK. The School is programmatically multi-disciplinary and open to a variety of approaches and sensitivities. It is organised by  Warwick’s Practice, Process, and Institutions (PPI) Research Programme in collaboration with the International Symposium Series on Process Organization Studies (PROS). This year’s summer school is being co-directed by Ila Bharatan and Davide Nicolini.

The goal of this year’s edition is to provide an advanced introduction to the concepts and methodological implications of process and practice approaches. During the three days, we will examine the main theoretical and methodological foundations of process and practice studies and illustrate how they have been applied to the study of routines, institutions as practice and other organisational and social phenomena. The programme will include a mix of talks, discussion, tutorials and how to do sessions. The faculty includes a team of international experts: Hari Tsoukas, Jorgen Sandberg, Richard Whittington, Katharina Dittrich, Rene Wiedner, Jose Bento da Silva & Davide Nicolini.

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ILR Review: March 2019 Issue in Honor of Henry Farber

Dear Friends,

We are very pleased to publish this special issue in honor of Henry Farber’s contributions to the field of labor economics and as a longstanding author of articles in the ILR Review.  Many thanks to Orley Ashenfelter and Alexandre Mas for guest editing this special issue.  It features papers that were presented in a spring, 2016 Festschrift in Hank’s honor, with papers that covered many areas in labor economics, including some (but not all) of the key research areas where he has contributed substantially to advancing the field:  consequences of unemployment,  the changing nature of employment relations, and the role of unions.  Contributions from leading labor economists include: Katharine Abraham, Ran Abramitzky, Leah Boustan, Mark Chin, Katherine Eriksson, Deepti Goel, John Haltiwanger, Thomas Kane, Lawrence Katz, Alan Krueger, Whitney Kozakowski, Kevin Lang, Craig Olson, Paul Oyer, Douglas Staiger, Kristin Sandusky, Scott Schaefer, Beth Schueler, and James R. Spletzer.

From the editors,

Rose Batt and Larry Kahn

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Call for Session Organizers at the International Sociological Association’s Forum of Sociology

Porto Alegre, Brazil, July 2020. Deadline 15 March 2019.

The International Sociological Association’s next Forum of Sociology will be held in Porto Alegre, Brazil from July 14-18, 2020. TheEconomy and Society Research Committee (ISA RC02) is issuing an open call for proposals to organize sessions on topics related to economy and society. The online session proposal submission system is open from 4 February through 15 March 2019, 24:00 GMT. Please note that the deadline is set by ISA and is inflexible. To submit a proposal, you will first need to register an account with the International Sociological Association. You may then submit a proposal here: https://isaconf.confex.com/isaconf/forum2020/rc/sessions/index.cgi?symposiumid=568

For any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Aaron Pitluck, President of the Economy and Society Research Committee, at Aaron.Pitluck@IllinoisState.edu