- The ISA Forum of Sociology seeking papers for “The Futures We Want: Global Sociology and the Struggles for a Better World.” WebForum of the same name presents essays from prominent sociologists.
- ASA miniconference on “Psychodynamics of Self & Society”
- A book series seeking proposals for Decolonial Options for the Social Sciences
- The ASA Rose Series in Sociology seeking books that offer synthetic analyses of existing fields, challenge prevailing paradigms, and/or offer fresh views on enduring controversies
The ISA Forum of Sociology, July 10-14, 2016 in Vienna, Austria has many sessions related to sociological theory in general as well as to the Forum's focus theme "The Futures We Want: Global Sociology and the Struggles for a Better World:
The Eighth Annual Meeting on “Psychodynamics of Self & Society” ASA Mini-Conference, Friday, August 19, 2016, Cedar Room A & B, Second Floor, Sheraton Seattle Hotel (1400 6th Avenue, Seattle, Washington 98101). The conference will feature a Keynote Panel with Neil McLaughlin on “The Authoritarian Personality.” Other speakers include Lynn Chancer, Lauren Langman, Michael Thompson, Roger Salerno, Hans Bakker, Marty Prosono, Joel Crombez, Dan Krier, Mark Worrell, Brian Sullivan, Kevin Amidon, and Bill Swartz. Topics include Marxism, Critical Theory, Psychoanalysis (Freud, Reich, Fromm to Lacan) and more! Openings are still available for paper presentations. Please contact Lynn Chancer (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Lauren Langman (email@example.com).
Book Series Announcements
We invite book proposals from this community for the new book series Decolonial Options for the Social Sciences, edited by Alexander I. Stingl (IAM FAU Erlangen – Nürnberg), Oyeronke Oyewumi (Stony Brook), Nicholas Rowland (Penn State), and Sabrina M. Weiss (RIT). More than being just an ‘emerging paradigm’, decoloniality is a troubling and troubled conversation that does more than just cross the boundaries of disciplines, geo-polities, time frames, cultures, and identities. Interrogating the acts and gestures of crossing borders as events that simultaneously also make borders, decolonial perspectives have opened the possibility for border thinking and border existences that challenge the social sciences at their core. The book series seeks proposals that consider in all aspects the gesture of sociological delinking from the coloniality of power, being, knowledge and life itself. All contributions should aim to consider themselves as interventions to answer this challenge: “Projects aimed at ‘decoloniality,’ understood as the simultaneous and continuous processes of transformation and creation, the construction of radically distinct social imaginaries, conditions, and relations of power, knowledge.” Our main aim with series is to consider, discuss, and develop ideas and questions that represent an epistemic de-linking that challenges sociology. Alexander Stingl serves as corresponding editor and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Further information about the series and additional content can be found at: https://decolonialsocialscience.wordpress.com/
The ASA Rose Series in Sociology, a book series published by the Russell Sage Foundation, is seeking book proposals. The Rose Series publishes cutting-edge, highly visible, and accessible books that offer synthetic analyses of existing fields, challenge prevailing paradigms, and/or offer fresh views on enduring controversies. Books published in the Series reach a broad audience of sociologists, other social scientists, and policymakers. Please submit a 1-page summary and CV to: Lee Clarke, email@example.com For more information, visit http://www.asanet.org/research-publications/rose-series-sociology
The WebForum on “The Futures We Want: Global Sociology and the Struggles for a Better World” presents essays by Gary Alan Fine, Gurminder Bhmabra, Sari Hanafi, Hans Joas, Peter Kivisto, Wolfgang Knoebl, Saskia Sassen, Markus S. Schulz, Goran Therborn, McKenzie Wark, Michel Wieviorka and many more to come at: http://futureswewant.net