Third ISA Forum of Sociology
Dear RC49 members
As shown below I have received the information on the coming forum in 2016 from Prof. Markus S. Schulz (please look over it).
Our committee is in the planning stages of organizing sessions for the ISA Midterm Forum in Vienna, Austria, July 10-14, 2016.
Please visit at http://www.isa-sociology.org/forum-2016/deadlines.htm…
The main theme of the forum is “The Futures We Want: Global Sociology and The Struggles for a Better World”
I encourage you to submit a proposal for a session at the forum. We can offer a total of 10 sessions, so if you have a favorite topic or research interest, or have identified a new trend in the sociology of mental health, please tailor your submission to these issues.
The proposals should consist of the following:
Title of the Session
Name and contact details of the proposer
Description and background (one paragraph)*
*Please provide enough information for presenters to know why the topic is sociologically relevant and what the session will be about.
Deadline for Proposals to submit the ISA Secletariate: 15 January, 2016
I look forward to hearing from you soon.
Please send me your plan via e-mail:
Takashi Asakura PhD
President, RC 49
International Sociological Association
Dear Presidents of the ISA Research Committees, Working Groups, and Thematic Groups:
After broad dialogues and consultations, it is my pleasure to share with you the theme for the upcoming ISA Forum of Sociology, to be held in Vienna, Austria, 10-14 July 2016: “The Futures We Want: Global Sociology and the Struggles for a Better World.” This theme is meant to provide a platform for the wide spectrum of our many Research Committees (RCs), Working Groups (WGs), and Thematic Groups (TGs) and to encourage forward-oriented research ranging from the tiny worlds in micro situations to the broadest macro dynamics affecting the entire planet. The rather uncommon plural “s” in futures points to the diversity of possibilities, projects, and visions. Social actors aspire, desire, envision, expect, fear, imagine, plan, and ultimately shape in their more or less contentious interactions at multiple scales new conditions. Empirical, theoretical, and normative research from around the world is needed to help tackle the critical problems
and opportunities in our age of advanced globalization. While sessions related to the umbrella theme are particularly welcome as a way to connect across RC/WG/TGs, all units are of course free to convene sessions on any topic of their liking.
Third ISA Forum of Sociology(PDF file)