Sexual Causes. Sexuality and Collective Mobilization
From contraception to “gay marriage,” from abortion to prostitution or rape, there are many sexual issues which have mobilized people in recent decades. Indeed, since the “sexual liberation” phenomenon observed principally in the west in the 1970s, “sexual causes” have multiplied throughout the world, without, however, always attracting the scholarly attention they deserve. This symposium is thus devoted to mobilization related to sexuality, without any historical or geographical limitations.
International symposium organized by CRAPUL/GT07
Lausanne, Switzerland, May 29-31 2014
Propositions (300 words) should be sent before 15 September 2013 to : firstname.lastname@example.org
More information on the symposium can be found here
The objective of this special issue is to collect papers investigating the use of statistics and quantification in contentious performances connected with state restructuring, main transformations in welfare capitalisms, and changes in work organization regimes.
The call for papers can be found here: CfP Statactivism
Candidate submissions must be addressed at email@example.com and to the three editors of the special issue. The call for papers will close on June 16, 2013: no papers received after that date will be considered for the special issue.
Authors whose papers are considered unsuited will be promptly notified of this fact. Our target publication date is May 2014 (vol. 7, no. 2). The extension limit is 8,000 words, including notes and references.
Isabelle Bruno,CERAPS, Université de Lille 2,
Emmanuel Didier, Centre Maurice Halbwachs (CMH/ETT),
Tommaso Vitale, Centre d’études européennes, Sciences
Bourdieu in International Relations. Rethinking Key Concepts in IR
Edited by Rebecca Adler-Nissen, Routledge, 2012
This book rethinks the key concepts of International Relations by drawing on the work of Pierre Bourdieu.
The last few years have seen a genuine wave of publications promoting sociology in international relations. Scholars have suggested that Bourdieu’s vocabulary can be applied to study security, diplomacy, migration and global environmental politics. Yet we still lack a systematic and accessible analysis of what Bourdieu-inspired IR might look like. This book provides the answer. It offers an introduction to Bourdieu’s thinking to a wider IR audience, challenges key assumptions, which currently structure IR scholarship – and provides an original, theoretical restatement of some of the core concepts in the field. The book brings together a select group of leading IR scholars who draw on both theoretical and empirical insights from Bourdieu. Each chapter covers one central concept in IR: Methodology, Knowledge, Power, Strategy, Security, Culture, Gender, Norms, Sovereignty and Integration. The chapters demonstrate how these concepts can be reinterpreted and used in new ways when exposed to Bourdieusian logic.
A Political Sociology of Transnational Europe
Edited by Niilo Kauppi, ECPR Press, 2013
This volume presents cutting-edge, theoretically ambitious studies in political sociology by first-rate European scholars that deal with some of the major challenges European societies and politics are facing. These have to do with globalisation and complex Europeanisation, which have contributed to restructuring the European nation-state and redefining political power.
Accounting for these transformations requires revisiting traditional objects of political science such as state sovereignty, civil society and citizenship. While doing this, the studies of this volume join sophisticated empirical analyses with methodological and conceptual innovations such as field theory, multiple correspondence analysis and the study of space sets. Combining qualitative and quantitative research techniques and macro- and micro-levels, they have in common a contextual analysis of politics through scrutiny of configurations of groups, representations and perceptions in an increasingly transnational space. A transnational perspective that seeks to avoid methodological nationalism is present in all the studies of this volume.
Transnational Power Elites. The new professionals of governance, law and security.
Edited by Niilo Kauppi and Mikael Rask Madsen, Routledge, 2013
This book argues that European Union institutional mechanics and the EU as a political unit cannot be properly understood without taking into account the elites that make the policy decisions.
Spurred by globalisation, technological and economic development has provided the backbone for social and political transformations that have changed the social structures that unite and differentiate individuals and groups in Europe and their interface with extra-European actors. These developments are not only exemplified by the rise of the EU, but also by the rise of a set of transnational European power elites evolving in and around the European construction.
This book maps out these EU and international interdependencies and provides a comprehensive picture of the European transnational power elites. Moving away from the majority of literature on European integration dominated by economics, law, IR and political science, the volume is written from a sociological perspective that takes into account the individuals that make the policy decisions, the formal and informal groups in which s/he is included, as well as the social conventions that regulate political and administrative activities in the EU.
The Challenge of Complex Diversity:
Theoretical and Empirical Perspectives from Europe and Canada
RECODE Summer School,
University College Dublin, 10th to 14thJune 2013
Applications are invited from doctoralresearch students to participate in a week-long summer school organized by the RECODE research networking programme, funded by the European Science Foundation, and hosted by the Humanities Institute, University College Dublin, from 10thto 14thJune 2013. Successful applicants will receive an award covering travel costs and accommodation.
RECODE, an interdisciplinary, comparative research programme, aims to explore to what extent the processes of transnationalisation, migration, religious mobilisation and cultural differentiation entail a new configuration of social conflict in post-industrial societies (see http://www.recode.fi/).The summer schoolwill examine the challenge of complex diversity, through theoretical and empirical perspectives from Europe and Canada.The week longprogramme will consist of lectures and seminars on the following four thematic areas covered by the RECODE network: (1) Linguistic diversity; (2) De-territorialized diversity; (3) Religious diversity; (4) Solidarity beyond the nation-state.
Nominations are open for the Mattei Dogan Foundation Prize
Grounding cosmopolitanism: Theory and practice through the prism of women’s rights
Conference to be held in Istanbul.
This event follows and expands on the framework and research we have recently published in Theory & Society and the discussion we had organized in May 2012 with the participation of Seyla Benhabib, Ayse Kadioglu, Fuat Keyman, and Meyda Yegenoglu. The conference aims to bring together and facilitate dialogue between leading theorists, scholars conducting fieldwork, and activists to analyze the modalities of mutual recognition in practice in relation to cross-cutting cleavages and aspirations that mark women’s movements. Women’s rights represent a promising foil for exploring the tensions involved in the cosmopolitan framework, at once presenting a universal challenge and conjuring up thick significations. We wish to explore these questions particularly in relation to the women’s movements in the Middle East and the Balkans.
Deadline: January 4
ECPR General Conference, Bordeaux, September 4-7 2013
Political sociology section
Panel 6: Fields, Networks and Social Change in a Neoliberal Age
Chaired by Mathieu Hilgers, Université Libre de Bruxelles, and Eric Mangez, Université Catholique de Louvain
An impressive number of recent publications show an international dynamic of interest in field theory. However, with some rare exceptions, many researches fail to develop the seminal potential of field theory to interpret and to explain the dynamics of social change (see Fligstein and McAdam 2012; Mangez and Hilgers 2012). Given the constant refinements of the concept and theory of field and their growing use in international sociology, anthropology and political sciences in recent years, it seems useful to bring to light the elements that make this theory useful for the analysis of social change. More precisely, this panel aims to contribute to the development of field theory by considering its potential to grasp the impact of the process of neoliberalization which affects many societies in the world. How can we interpret the impact of the process of neoliberalization on the functioning of relatively autonomous domain of activity (art, literature, education, research,…)? How does it affect their autonomy and their structure? How does the rise of various ‘transfield’ networks affect these domains? The panel will address the question of the relation between fields and networks in a neoliberal era. This panel is open to theoretical or empirical contributions but it will give the priority to contributions which provide a theoretical impulse to field theory by mobilizing empirical analysis. A comparative perspective will be privileged for the discussion, contributions which concern the reality beyond Europe are of course more than welcome.
Fligstein Neil and McAdam Doug (2012). A Theory of Fields. New York: Oxford University Press.
Mangez, Eric; Hilgers, Mathieu (2012). The Field of Knowledge and the Policy Field in Education: PISA and the production of knowledge for policy, European Educational Research Journal , p. 189-205
Submit proposals here
Deadline February 1st