News & Events

Repression against scholars in Turkey

Repression against scholars in Turkey ISA47 statement, 17.03.2016 (you can download here the pdf version) Dear colleagues, 2016 is a frightening year for freedom, peace and social sciences. As I wrote you 5 weeks ago, instead of diffusing researchers’ work and publications, the role of an ISA Research Committee on social movements has suddenly become
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New Cultural Frontiers

New Cultural Frontiers is a new peer-reviewed on-line journal publishing submissions by doctoral students and junior faculty. Supported by the Research Committee 47 - Social Classes and Social Movements of the International Sociological Association, the scientific board includes well-known social science scholars from around the globe. The Journal is truly international, both in terms of contributions and editorial structure. The editorial board is composed by one editor and five co-editors for different regions of the world.

Papers may be written in English, French or Spanish. Comparative and interdisciplinary approaches are particularly welcome.

Find further information here on New Cultural Frontiers Website.

Conferences

Social movements in the 2010s

Social movements in the 2010s ISA47 Preconference. Vienna, July 9th 2016 (download and share the program!)   9:00-9:30am: Welcome words, by the RC47 board   9:30-11:00am: Plenary panel: Social movements, refugees and borders Ulrich Brand (University of Vienna ) Donatella della Porta (Scuola Normale Superiore  Florence) Jeff Goodwin (New York University) Shalini Randeria (Institute for
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ISA FORUM Vienna 2016 Call for papers

Here you can find all the RC47 call for papers for the Third ISA Forum that will be held in Vienna next July 2016. (you can also download the CFP here) 3rd ISA Forum of Sociology July, 10-14 2016, Vienna Austria ISA-RC 47“Social classes and social movements” Abstract proposals should be sent to the panel
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ISA 47 Regional Conference “Social Movements in Central and Eastern Europe”, Bucharest 11-12 May, 2015

ISA 47 Regional Conference “Social Movements in Central and Eastern Europe”, Bucharest 11-12 May, 2015 The University of Bucharest organized on May 11-12, 2015 the International Sociological Association regional conference “Social Movements in Central and Eastern Europe” with the support of Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Romania. The Research Committee 47 (ISA 47) intended to evaluate the
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Books

Claiming Society for God

Nancy Davis and Robert Robinson’s Claiming Society for God: Religious Movements and Social Welfare in Egypt, Israel, Italy, and the United States (Indiana University Press, 2012) has been awarded the gold medal in the Religion category of the Independent Publishers Book Awards, which recognize books by university and independent presses. The book also won the
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Our Violent World. Terrorism in Society

 What can the analysis of violence and terror tell us about the modern world? Why is violence often used to achieve religious, cultural or political goals? Can we understand the search for the extreme that increasingly shapes violence today? From 1960s student movements to today’s global jihad, this text explores the factors and debates shaping
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News & Events

Repression against scholars in Turkey

Repression against scholars in Turkey ISA47 statement, 17.03.2016 (you can download here the pdf version) Dear colleagues, 2016 is a frightening year for freedom, peace and social sciences. As I wrote you 5 weeks ago, instead of diffusing researchers’ work and publications, the role of an ISA Research Committee on social movements has suddenly become
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Social movement scholar Giulio Regeni murdered in Cairo

Italian and Turkish translations below.   Social movement scholar Giulio Regeni murdered in Cairo Geoffrey Pleyers, President of ISA47 “Social movements” 08.02.2016 (here you can download the pdf version) It is very sad news to learn the forced disappearance, torture and murder of our young colleague Giulio Regeni. He was conducting a doctoral research on
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Job Opportunities

Junior Professor in Sociology of Education and Family (W1)

The School of Social Sciences at the University of Mannheim invites applications for a Junior Professor in Sociology of Education and Family  (W1) to be filled as soon as possible. We seek a scholar with an innovative research agenda and internationally visible publications in the field of sociology of family and/or education. The successful candidate
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Job opportunities in University of Mannheim

The School of Social Sciences at the University of Mannheim invites applications for a position of Full Professor in Statistics and Social Research Methods (W3, Chair) Here you can download all information Deadline: 31 July 2011