RC47 Newsletter July 2018 (includes Toronto program)11th Jul 2018 | By Geoffrey Pleyers and Breno Bringel | Category: 2018 (Toronto), Conferences, ISA World Congress, News & Events, RC47 Newsletter
Dear friends and colleagues,
The XIX ISA World Congress of Sociology will start in a few days. The research committee 47 “Social classes and social movements” proposes a very timely program in a world increasingly shaped my reactionary movements and authoritarian regimes but where progressive movements remain also very lively and creative. With 31 panels and over 150 speakers, it will be the largest program ever run by our RC at an ISA event. Have a look at the program in this newsletter and join us in room 705 in Toronto!
Our experience in Yokohama and Vienna showed us how important it is to get to know each other before starting a very demanding week at the ISA congress. We have set up a convivial “Welcome session” that will take place on Sunday July 15th at 3 pm at the congress venue. It will be an opportunity to get to know each other, to share our recent research and publications as well as to present some recent projects by our research committee. Have a look at the program on page 2.
Among the highlights of the RC47 program in Toronto, the Opening session will gather leading scholars to reflect on the current state of social movements across the world (Monday 16, 15:30). RC47 has also organized two “ISA integrative sessions”. The first one will focus on social movements in the Global South (Wednesday 18, 12:30) and the second one on social movements and labour (Friday 20, 12:30).
The RC47 business meeting will take place on Thursday 19th of July at 19:00. It will be the opportunity to propose new projects and to take an active part in our RC. We will also process to our internal elections to designate our board members for the next 4 years. Join us and contribute to shape the future of our research committee!
As program organizers, we would like to thank all the session chairs and coordinators as well as the panellists who have chosen ISA47 to present their latest research results. Before arriving in Toronto, have a look at the short guidelines to present a paper below.
We are very pleased that one of our active member, Tommaso Gravante, from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, has received one of the ISA Awards for junior researchers for his article “Desaparición forzada y trauma cultural en México. Una nueva narrativa social a partir del Movimiento de Ayotzinapa”.
We look very much forward to seeing you on Sunday in Toronto!
Breno Bringel & Geoffrey Pleyers
RC47 Program coordinators at the 2018 World Congress of Sociology