ISA Forum, Vienna, Austria, 10-14 July 2016
Over fifty authors from two dozen countries and from across the full spectrum of sociology tackle the pertinent issues of our time.
Contrary to economists or marketing specialists, sociologists are particularly uncomfortable when it comes to thinking about the future …
New Record: Over 4,000 Participants Arrive in Vienna for ISA Forum of Sociology
Conviviality sets a concrete utopia against dystopia—an awareness of the possibility of cooperation.
How do Austeritis and Evaluitis shape the conditions of knowledge production for sociology? What kind of sociology do we want?
What is ‘global sociology’? How inclusive is such sociology? What is needed to propel progress?
Videographers from Recife (Brazil), San José (Costa Rica), Paris (France), Athens (Greece), and Los Angeles, California (USA) present new videos for the series “The Futures We Want: Voices from …”.
How can perception of failure shape the outcome of social mobilization? What is the prospect for the Umbrella Movement and democracy in Hong Kong?
How does Hiroshima commemorate the atomic bomb explosion of 1945? How does it build the empathy that ties memories to a war-free vision of the future?
What is the influence of psychoanalysis on American sociology? How does it shape its diagnosis of society and its outlook on social change?
Does birth have a future? Will the new people come into the world like always before? Or will there be a brave new world with babies started in vitro and finished in artificial wombs?
How shall sociology contend with collective uncertainty and the radical change in the human time horizon? – Some philosophical and sociological challenges
The shift from an actuarial confidence to uncertainty about the future is not uniformly paralytic …
Sociology is provincial. As a disciplinary formation institutionalized in North America and Europe, it is particularistic and parochial while masquerading as universal.
How can we explain the paradox of an eclipse of imagination that goes hand in hand with its hypertrophy?
Cities have been the sites of increasing conflict, between competing expectations: a future for many or a future for a few.
What Position for the Labour Movement on the EU Referendum?
Alienation is a pervasive mal-condition of human beings. Once its meaning and its range become clear, it becomes an inescapable key to understanding the contemporary human condition.
Why we need to understand the three faces of political Freud to forge a new politics, adequate for the present.
The new media have expanded and improved participation in public affairs. … but beside the support for democracy are also several restrictions.
Vienna, Austria, 10-14 July 2016
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