On the Ground: Ethnography & Contemporary Social Crises
The Chicago Ethnography Conference Planning Committee invites graduate student abstract submissions (150-200 words) for the 19th Annual Chicago Ethnography Conference. We ask that you use your university email when submitting your work.
This conference brings together graduate students working within diverse social science fields to present ethnographic research that engages with pressing social issues.
Abstracts Due: December 18, 2016, 11:59 p.m.
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?
- Be inspired and challenged by Shahra Razavi and Nancy Folbre, each of whom will be giving a keynote address.
- Attend screenings of innovative films related to carework.
- Engage with Joan Tronto and an international panel of scholars about the implications of her book Caring and Democracy in a global context.
- Join top scholars for featured sessions on aging and elder care, the economics of care and other critical topics.
- 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!!).
- Participate in a collective conversation leading to a research and action agenda.
- 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.
- Explore the historic city of Lowell, an important site for industrialization, women’s work, and labor organizing, with a narrated walking tour.
- Contribute to a special issue of the journal New Solutions focused on the health and safety of paid care workers.
- 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.
The following call for papers for an EGOS sub-theme focused on “organizational studies and industrial relations” may be of interest to members. Short paper submission begins on September 15 and ends January 9 (2017).
Conference January 28-29 2017
Nietzsche & Critical Social Theory – Affirmation, Animosity, Ambiguity.
This conference aims to bring together several areas of critical theory and practice, in order to consider their relation to the thought of Friedrich Nietzsche and the traditions of critical social theory most influenced by Nietzsche, including, but not limited to, the Frankfurt School and post-structuralism.
The conference will be held at Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union on the campus of San Diego State University. Our keynote address will be given by Dr. Douglas Kellner.
Dr. Michael James Roberts, San Diego State University
Christine A Payne, University of California San Diego
Please see: http://nietzsche.sdsu.edu/index.html for more information.
Socius: Sociological Research for a Dynamic World invites papers for a special issue on gender in the 2016 elections. We invite contributions on all topics relevant to gender and politics. Potential topics could include (but are not limited to): gender and the executive; women, social policy, and state legislative elections; intersectionality and the media; gender and public opinion; and women in changing political institutions. Informative papers on trends or cross-national comparisons are welcome as long as they are framed in relation to the 2016 U.S. election.
The issue is scheduled to be published Spring 2017. The deadline for manuscript submissions is January 15, 2017. To submit a manuscript, go to http://srd.sagepub.com/ and follow the instructions provided. Clearly state in your cover letter that the manuscript is for consideration in the 2016 election special issue. All submissions will be peer reviewed per normal Socius practice. Questions about the special issue can be directed to the guest editors, Pam Paxton, at email@example.com or Melanie Hughes, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
May 31 – June 3, 2017
Our conference theme, “Class Struggle: Race, Gender, and Revolution,” seeks to take stock of the legacy, present, and future possibilities of the idea of “class struggle.” We invite proposals for individual papers, panels, plenary sessions, or cultural events that will investigate the myriad ways in which the working classes can fight for emancipation. In particular, the program committee seeks proposals that offer creative interrogations of the very concepts of “working class” and “class struggle” in today’s moment of global capitalism and the consequent disarticulation of traditional notions of the working class. What does working class mean in an era of deindustrialization, precarious work, and predatory capital mobility? What new sites of working-class struggle can come to the fore with the weakening of trade unions and the erosion of the shop-floor and public space as places of working-class organization and contestation?
The ASA Rose Series in Sociology, a book series published by the Russell Sage Foundation, is seeking book proposals. The Rose Series publishes cutting-edge, highly visible, and accessible books that offer synthetic analyses of existing fields, challenge prevailing paradigms, and/or offer fresh views on enduring controversies. Books published in the Series reach a broad audience of sociologists, other social scientists, and policymakers.
Please submit a 1-page summary & CV to: Lee Clarke, email@example.com.
For more information, visit http://www.asanet.org/research-publications/rose-series-sociology.