Proceedings from the Common Sessions


 

Frontiers of Global Sociology:

 

Research Perspectives for the 21st Century

 

Markus S. Schulz (Editor)
 
 
Over fifty authors from two dozen countries contribute expertise from across the full spectrum of sociology to tackle pertinent issues of our time. They examine entrenched inequalities, protracted social problems, and escalating risks, but also visions of preferable futures, social mobilizations from the grassroots, and emerging opportunities for change. Taken together, they explore the frontiers of global sociology and inspire new research perspectives for the challenges of the 21st Century.
 
 
CONTENT
 

I.            INTRODUCTION

 
1.      Markus S. Schulz (USA): Frontiers of Research and the Futures We Want: Towards a New Agenda for Sociology
 

II.           THEORETICAL APPROACHES

 
2.      Timothy W. Luke (USA): The Grounding Sociologies of the Future: Anthropocene Futures Emerging from the Present Burning Up the Past
3.      Reiner Keller (Germany): The Complex Diversity of Futures in the Making
4.      Raf Vanderstraeten (Belgium): National and Global Sociology
5.      Rhoda Reddock (Trinidad and Tobago): Sociology, Feminisms and the Global South: Back to the Future
6.      Fátima Assunção (Portugal), Catherine Casey (UK), Isabel da Costa (France), Eleni Nina-Pazarzi (Greece), Julia Rozanova (USA): Participation, Organizational Democracy and Self Management: Past, Present, and Future
7.      Bernard Scott (Germany): The Role of Sociocybernetics in Understanding World Futures
8.      Steve Fuller (UK): Is the Future ‘Human’, ‘Posthuman’ or ‘Transhuman’?
 

III.         HISTORICAL-COMPARATIVE APPROACHES

 
9.      Stephen Mennell (Ireland): History is Not Bunk: Why Comparative Historical Sociology is Indispensable When Looking to the Future
10.   Hanno Scholtz (Switzerland): Analyzing Current Challenges in the Mirror of the Past: The Two-Step Nature of Modernity and What We Learn from It
11.   Robert M. Fishman (Spain): How the Past Shapes Struggles for Equality: Contrasting Legacies of Reform and Revolution
 

IV.         CLIMATE, ENVIRONMENT, AND FOOD

 
12.   Jeffrey Broadbent (USA): Sociology and Global Climate Change: Challenges and Opportunities
13.   Douglas Constance (USA): The Future of the Agrifood System: Competing Visions and Contested Discourses
14.   Charlotte Fabiansson (Australia): The Power of Risk Perception: The Discord between Public and Scientific Perception of Risks around Food
 

V.           INCLUSION, EXCLUSION, AND VIOLENCE

 
15.   Yuri Kazepov (Austria): From Citizenship to Cit(y)zenship: The Changing Borders of Social Inclusion and Exclusion
16.   Nira Yuval-Davis (UK): Contemporary Politics of Belonging and Everyday Bordering
17.   Helena Carreiras (Portugal): Reflexivity and the Sociological Study of the Military
 

VI.         WORK AND PROFESSIONS

 
18.   Helen Sampson (UK): Shaping the Future of Work
19.   Ellen Kuhlmann (Sweden), Tuba I. Agartan (USA), Debby Bonnin (South Africa), Tiago Correia (Portugal), Javier Pablo Hermo (Argentina), Elena Iarskaia-Smirnova (Russia), Monika Lengauer (Germany), Emmanuele Pavolini (Italy), Shaun Ruggunan (South Africa), Virendra P. Singh (India): Professions, Governance and Citizenship through the Global Looking Glass
 

VII.        CULTURE: MEDIA, ART, SPORT, RELIGION

 
20.   Christiana Constantinopoulou (Greece): Communication, Media and Politics: Contradictions and Pretensions on Human ‘Destiny’
21.   Paulo Menezes (Brazil): Arts and Imagination: The Constitution of Social Interpretation
22.   Claudia Mitchell (Canada): Looking into the Futures: Problematizing Socially Engaged Research in Visual Sociology
23.   John David Horne (UK), Wolfram Manzenreiter (Austria): Sport and the Role of Sport Sociology for Alter-Globalization
24.   James Spickard (USA): Six Narratives in Search of a Future: Current ‘Theory’ in the Sociology of Religion
 

VIII.      CHILDHOOD, EDUCATION, AND CARE

 
25.   Doris Buehler-Niederberger (Germany): Good Childhood – Good Future World?
26.   Gary Dworkin (USA), Marios Vryonides (Cyprus): Emerging and Continuing Inequalities in Education
27.   Amélie Quesnel-Vallee (Canada): Public Policy, Access to Care
 

IX.          EMOTIONS, SENSES, AND SELVES

 
28.   Ruut Veenhoven (Netherlands): The Sociology of Happiness
29.   Jan Stets (USA): A Social Psychological Perspective on ‘The Futures We Want’
30.   Kelvin Low (Singapore): The Social Life of the Senses
31.   Gabriele Rosenthal (Germany): Challenges of Biographical Research
 

X.           MOBILIZATION

 
32.   Ulrike M.M. Schuerkens (France): Globalization, Local Social Movements, and Social Transformations
33.   Lauren Langman (USA), Tova Benski (Israel): From Legitimation Crises to Movements to Power
34.   Eric Mykhalovskiy (Canada): Institutional Ethnography and Activist Futures
35.   Helena Flam (Germany): Solidarity, ‘Feel Good’ Activism and Emotional Domino Effects in Transnational Social Movements
36.   Geoffrey Pleyers (Belgium): Globalization and Social Movements: Human Agency and Mobilizations for Change
 
 
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