Summer 2017 Announcements
1. GATS RESEARCH CLUSTERS AT THE ASA
Here is a list of all of the clusters/leaders:
- Gender/Sexuality - Vrushali Patil (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Arts/Culture/Religion - Shai Dromi (email@example.com)
- Migration - Esra Demirkol (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Social Movements - Colin Beck (Colin.Beck@pomona.edu)
- Globalization/Intl Orgs - Alex Hoppe (email@example.com)
- Labor - Natascia Boeri (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Global Populism - Roland Robertson (email@example.com)
- Global Environmental & Climate Crisis/Justice - John Foran (Foran@soc.ucsb.edu)
- Global Human Rights - Jeong-Woo Koo (firstname.lastname@example.org)
2. PREVIEW OF MEETING PROGRAM
FYI - A List of our upcoming sessions:
A. Organizational meetings for new Research Clusters and Business Meeting.
Research Clusters will meet before the business meeting at 9:30.
Sun, August 13, 8:30 to 10:10am, Palais des congrès de Montréal, Level 5, 517C
B. Diffusion in a Highly Stratified World-System
Sun, August 13, 10:30am to 12:10pm, Palais des congrès de Montréal, Level 5, 515A
C. The Global, the Transnational, and the Historical
Sun, August 13, 12:30 to 2:10pm, Palais des congrès de Montréal, Level 5, 513F
Description: If Global and Transnational Sociology (GTS) has reoriented our understanding of social relations across space, it has been less attentive to social relations over time. Yet “globalization” and “transnationalism” are not new. They extend far back to the age of formal empires. And current transnational forms or processes have emerged from complex histories of social conflict, struggle and power. In an effort to help overcome the “presentism” of GTS, this session highlights papers that put global and transnational forms, processes and relations in historical perspective. Papers historicize current transnational flows, forms and processes and elucidate differences between past and present transnational relations.
D. Thinking Beyond the Nation-State
Sun, August 13, 2:30 to 4:10pm, Palais des congrès de Montréal, Level 5, 515A
Description: Much has been written about methodological nationalism—taking for granted that the world is and always will be organized around discrete nation-states. Many of the analytical and conceptual categories we use are permeated by these assumptions. But what would we see if we looked beyond the nation-state both analytically and programmatically, by connecting climate change in Calcutta to climate change in California, gang violence in El Salvador to gang violence in Los Angeles, or high infant mortality rates in Mexico with similarly poor health outcomes in New York City? This invited panel asks key scholars to re(consider) and revisit traditional understandings of race, gender, labor, economic production and social movements by thinking outside the nation-state box.
E. Joint Reception with Sociology of Culture and Sociology of Development Sections at Palais des congrès de Montréal at 7:30.
F. Cultural (Re)Imaginings of the World (cosponsored with Section on Sociology of Culture)
Mon, August 14, 4:30 to 6:10pm, Palais des congrès de Montréal, Level 5, 514A
Description: This panel is about the role of culture and cultural institutions in (re) imagining the world. One out of every seven people in the world today is an international or internal migrant who moves by choice or by force. People live transnational lives but the social contract between citizen and state is not. This panel explores where the cultural building blocks come with which to imagine a world in which nations do not necessarily stop at their borders; to forge new understandings of citizenship, identity and belonging; and to create new institutions that respond more effectively to our world on the move.
3. ESSEX SOCIOLOGY and SAGE joint Cocktail Reception -- ASA 2017, 13 August, 7:30-9:30 pm
Department of Sociology at the University of Essex, in association with Sage Publishing, is holding a Cocktail Reception at Pointe-à-Callière Museum, 10 minute walk from the Conference Center and a great location.
Date: Sunday 13 August
Location: L’Arrivage Bistro, Pointe-à-Callière Museum, MontrealTime: 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Essex is celebrating the 50th Anniversary of its Summer School, and Sage the launching of its Research Methods: Video Collection, to which several Essex Sociologists have contributed.