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RC09 Newsletter – New Issue!

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It is our great pleasure to announce the new RC09 Newsletter – the first issue with the new editor Zophia Edwards, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Providence College. Here are couple words about the new issue from the eRC09-spring-2017ditor:

[Our 2017 Newsletter] contains a special opening by RC 09 Co-President Ulrike Schuerkens, a provocative piece by co-President Habibul H. Khondker, information about the RC 09 sessions in the upcoming ISA World Congress in Toronto, and recent publications by RC 09 members. Special thanks to all who sent submissions.

 

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RC09 Sessions at the ISA Congress 2018

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The list of RC09 sessions at the ISA World Congress in Toronto 2018 is already available online. Current and diverse – the issues covered by seventeen (!) RC09 sessions open possibilities for many interesting individual presentations in the field of social transformations and development. The call for paper abstracts just opened, so there is still plenty of time to carefully read RC09 session abstracts, select the session most suitable for your research interests and think about individual presentations (see guidelines for presenters). The deadline for selecting a session and submitting paper abstracts is September 30, 2017.toronto 2018.2

Global Dialog – March 2017 issue!

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Global Dialog Posts per Country, 2010-2017

The new issue of Global Dialog – ISA open access magazine – is out! It is published in 17 languages and includes articles from sociologists all over the world. You will find here clashing views and visions of sociologists from Egypt, France, Indonesia, Israel, Kosovo, Poland, Singapore, South Africa, Sweden, and United States. We invite you to read, comment and involve in a discussion – Global Dialog is a thought-provoking forum for debate on social transformations, development and many other issues.

If you consider submitting your article for the next issue or you want to propose other languages, please contact Michael Burawoy (burawoy@berkeley.edu).

New Journal Announcement

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The rardRegional Studies Association (RSA) is pleased to announce that the new journal: Area Development and Policy.

Area Development and Policy (ADP) aims to be a world-class journal publishing original academic research examining the multi-scalar and geographically differentiated relationships between economic and political organization, ways of life and work and their context, as they shape regions, cities, rural areas and their inter-relationships.

In three issues per year, Area Development and Policy, invites original academic research on issues relating to the Greater BRICS, and aims to publish research emerging from these countries as well from the developed world. To access the two first issues of the journal please go to the publisher’s website, Taylor and Francis. You can also read more about the journal in our RC09 newsletter.

We welcome submissions for this journal from RC09 members and non-members!

Travel Grants for Junior Sociologists

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364-slide-junior-1230x500ISA announced the Worldwide Competition for Junior Sociologists. The winners will be offered a travel grant to participate in the World Congress in Toronto 2018! If you obtained your MA degree less than 10 years ago – do not miss the opportunity to apply.

The procedure is simple and the prize very appealing.  Why not try?

We encourage you to send your original and not-yet-published academic paper  (up to 6,000 words) on social transformations and sociology of development to the Competition Committee. For more details press here. We will just add that the deadline is March 31, 2017.

ISA World Congress – Session Proposals

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obraz1The XIX ISA World Congress will be in Toronto, Canada (July 15-21, 2018) opens the call for submitting RC/WG/TG session proposals.

Deadline for submitting session proposals is March 15, 2017.

The main Congress theme is Power, Violence and Justice: Reflections, Responses and Responsibilities

RC 09 invites to propose sessions on globalization, inequality, labor markets, civil society organizations, and development, and other topics breaking new grounds in social transformations and sociology of development and in line with the main Congress theme.

Guidelines and specifics can be found on the ISA website for the World Congress.

New Publication!

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We are happy to announce the new publication by Ulrike Schuerkens:bookcover

Schuerkens, Ulrike (2017). Social changes in a global world (1st edition). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Pub.

This is an in-depth exploration of social transformations and developments, which combines an international approach with up-to-date research.

You may find here chapters on contemporary topics including technology, new media, war and terror, political culture and inequality. It also includes an analysis of societal structures – inequality, globalization, transnationalism.

This is a must read for students taking modules in social change, social inequality, social theory and globalization! To help comprehend the learning material, the book contains discussion questions, annotated further reading, chapter summaries and pointers to online resources to assist with study.

More on recent member publications you can find here.