(Un)Making Europe: Capitalism, Solidarities, Subjectives – call for papers

The 13th Conference of the European Sociological Association will be held from 29th of August to 1st of September 2017 in Athens, Greece.

Since the “Great Recession” of 2008 the European society and the very idea of Europe is under threat. The members of the European Sociological Association have detected three reasons on why this is like this now: first are the inherent contradictions of the capitalism which are stronger than foreseen, second is the fragmentation of solidarities across Europe and third the rise of apathy, despair, depression, and anxiety which then leads to authoritarianism, nationalism, racism, xenophobia, right-wing extremism, spirals of violence, and ideological fundamentalisms.
The underlying question for the conference is: “How and where to should a sociology that matters evolve? How can sociology’s analyses, theories and methods be advanced in order to explain and understand capitalism, solidarities and subjectivities in the processes of the making, unmaking and remaking of Europe?
Invited speakers include David Harvey, Margaret Abraham, Gerard Delanty, Donatella della Porta, Silvia Federici, Eva Illouz, Maria Kousis, Markus Schulz, Michel Wieviorka, Ruth Wodak and others.

Authors are invited to submit their abstract either to a Research Network (RN), a Re-search Stream (RS) and/or a Semi-Plenary (SP). Authors can submit a maximum of two abstracts but only one will be presented. The abstract should not exceed 250 words (500 words for SP). Normally sessions will include 4 papers (15 minutes presentation time per paper) and discussion. Abstract submission deadline is 1st of February 2017.

For more information you can go to the Conferences’ website: www.esa13thconference.eu

Or check out the official call for papers:


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