Gender, Professions, and Organizations Writing Workshop at ASA 2018

The 15th semi-annual Gender, Professions, and Organizations Writing Workshop will take place from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm on Friday, August 10th 2018 – the day of pre-conference activities for the American Sociological Association annual meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Originally a workgroup of sociologists doing research on gender and academic careers, scientific workplace organizations, and organizational transformations to promote gender equality, the workshop now includes scholars of gender, professional work, and organizational change. The purpose of the workshop is to learn about the range of work that attendees are doing, to facilitate collaboration and to set aside time for writing. We encourage new and returning participants. If you’ve never come, welcome, and if you have, welcome back!

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Call for Abstracts: 11th Annual People and Organizations Conference

September 28th and 29th, 2018
The Wharton School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Submission Deadline:  June 1st, 2018

OVERVIEW:
The purpose of the “People and Organizations” Conference is to bring attention to macro-level research on topics associated with work and employment.  We aim to support the community of scholars from organization theory, industrial relations, economics, political science, sociology and strategy who share common interests and need a forum for interdisciplinary exchange. Continue reading “Call for Abstracts: 11th Annual People and Organizations Conference”

International Society for Justice Research Conference

The biennial conference of the International Society for Justice Research (https://www.isjr.org/) will be held July 25-28, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. The hosts (Emory University, in conjunction with Georgia State University and the University of Georgia) invite submissions. The theme, Interrogating Injustice, will highlight issues related to race and to the distribution of health care resources. Scholars from an array of disciplines whose work touches upon social justice concerns from both basic and applied perspectives are encouraged to submit their research for presentation as individual papers, posters, or paper symposia (that include 3-5 related papers from different scholars). Submissions close March 15, 2018. For submission and other conference details (e.g., registration, accommodations, travel), please visit http://sociology.emory.edu/isjr2018.

SASE Miniconference on Inequality in Organizations

OOW members are strongly encouraged to submit abstracts for the SASE (Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics) Mini-Conference “Prospects of Equality Within and Across Organizations” organized by Nina Bandelj, Andrew Penner and Donald Tomaskovic-Devey during the SASE Annual meeting in Kyoto, Japan, June 23-25, 2018.

Deadline for submission: *January 29, 2018*
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Labor and Labor Movements ASA Panels of Interest

OOW members are encouraged to submit to the following sections organized by the Labor and Labor Movements Section:

Race and labor and the 50th anniversary of the Memphis Strike
In February 1968, 1,300 black Memphis sanitation workers struck for safer jobs, better pay, and union recognition, carrying signs that said “I am a man”.  Rev. Martin Luther King visited Memphis repeatedly to support the strike, and on one of those visits, on April 4, 1968, he was assassinated.  Despite vicious union-busting by the city government, the workers went on to win the strike.

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Gender, Professions and Organizations Writing Workshop

The 14th semi-annual Gender, Professions, and Organizations Writing Workshop will take place from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm on Thursday, January 25th 2018 – the day of the opening reception for the Sociologists for Women in Society winter meetings in Atlanta, Georgia.

The workshop was originally intended for sociologists who are doing research on gender and academic careers, scientific workplace organizations, organizational transformations to promote gender equality, etc. It has been broadened to include gender, professional work, and organizational change. The purpose of the workshop is to learn about the range of work attendees are doing, to facilitate collaboration and to set aside time for writing.

We encourage new and returning participants. If you’ve never come, welcome, and if you have, welcome back! If it turns out that you can’t come, please let one of us know; conversely, if you know of someone who has been considering joining us, encourage contacting one of us a.s.a.p. We will make a reservation for lunch for the full group; while this is an enjoyable part of the day, participants may opt to use the hour and a half for other activities.

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Call for Abstracts: The Sociology of International Organizations

Planned Preconference to the ASA Annual Meeting:
“Feeling Race—An Invitation to Explore Racialized Emotions”
August 10, 2018

Pre-conference Theme

At a time when globalization is increasingly contested in practice and scholarship, the rise of anti-globalization forces has cast the spotlight on the successes, failures and limitations of international organizations (IOs), ubiquitous actors which structure the institutional environment underpinning world economic, environmental and social affairs.

Political science has dominated the study of IOs. Yet, in recent years, a distinctive sociology of international organizations is emerging. It crosses over such diverse subfields as global and transnational sociology, economic sociology, sociologies of law and culture, organizations and professions. It variously focuses on markets and rights, health and finance, terrorism and development, among many other issues. Its theoretical and methodological variants reflect wider orientations in our discipline. Despite the promise of this diversity, however, strands of work on IOs in sociology have not adequately been brought into productive conversation with each other.

This year’s Annual Meeting theme “Feeling Race—An Invitation to Explore Racialized Emotions” offers opportunities to expand the sociology of international organizations in new directions. Neither in political science nor sociology has adequate attention been given to the structures of domination and race that permeate the transnational and global. Further, while emotion is salient in the decision-making and implementation of global governance, it has been little explored. Yet, it might offer a powerful sociological counterpoint to the rational actor, rational design and international political economy theories so prominent in political science and international relations.

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