OCTOBER 19, 2014 On 5 September 2014 Raewyn Connell gave her official Last Lecture, or anti-inaugural, in the Great Hall at the University of Sydney. The event, titled “The Knowledge Industry and Counter-Power: Subversive Futures for Intellectual Workers”, was jointly run by the Faculty of Education & Social Work and Sydney Ideas. It was attended by about 450 people. […]
AUGUST 18, 2014 All are welcome to attend a public lecture and conference on the occasion of the retirement of University of Sydney Chair, Professor Raewyn Connell. (more…)
MAY 14, 2014 Economic sociology member Ben-Spies-Butcher was one of a number of academics and researchers to provide comment on the The Conversation last night regarding the budget. The other contributions are available here. (more…)
FEBRUARY 9, 2013 More than 2 million workers strike in Jakarta 3 October 2012 Source: http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/ Global Capitalism in Asia and Oceania 28-29th June, 2013 Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia Network for the Critical Study of Global Capitalism Flyer – global capitalism conference Outside of Asia, much is made of ‘the Asian Century’, the ‘rise of […]
FEBRUARY 9, 2013 The summer 2012-13 edition of Exchange is out. Download below here – Exchange No. 7 FINAL CONTENTS Conference report p. 1 Liz Humphries reports back from the Australian Sociological Association national conference and the Society for Heterodox Economists conference. Research project profile, p. 2 Raewyn Connell and Nour Dados’ project ‘Market Society […]
MAY 14, 2012 The Sociology of Economic Life Thematic Group seeks expressions of interest in a national symposium on the socio-economics of the mining boom in Australia, to be held sometime between September and December of this year (depending upon availability). We are interested in any research which extends beyond the narrow economic analysis of […]
APRIL 13, 2012 In Exchange – Issue-6 we feature Q and A with Paula England, Professor of Sociology, New York University. Paula’s work highlights the Importance of a gender analysis. She was keynote speaker at the Australian Social Policy Conference last year, where she spoke about the uneven yet persistent nature of gender inequality in the […]
MARCH 23, 2012 This year the annual TASA conference is being hosted by the University of Queensland. Please consider submitting a paper in the Sociology of Economic Lifestream. ‘Social inequality lies at the heart of sociological study and research. On the one hand, sociology deals with enduring structural inequalities arising from differences in race, class, […]
JANUARY 31, 2012 The deadline for submissions is extended to midnight on February 29, 2012 21st IAFFE Annual Conference: Human Well-being for the 21st Century: Weaving Alliances from Feminist Economics June 27-29, 2012 Barcelona, Spain For more information about the conference and to submit materials please visit http://www.iaffe.org . Travel Grant Applications will remain open […]
JANUARY 30, 2012 Political Economy and the Outlook for Capitalism Joint Conference – Paris, 5-8 July 2012 Association for Heterodox Economics (AHE) See the following websites for more detail: http://hetecon.net/division.php?page=call_for_papers http://www.hetecon.net/
JANUARY 24, 2012 Mini-conference on Capitalist Globalization and its Alternatives, as part of the conference ‘Embeddedness and Beyond: Do Sociological Theories Meet Economic Realities’, to be held on October 25-28, 2012 in Moscow Coordinators: William Carroll (University of Victoria, Canada) firstname.lastname@example.org & Georgina Murray (Griffith University, Australia ) email@example.com As economic sociology has evolved around the […]
DECEMBER 11, 2011 I stumbled across this wonderful blog that was put together by students in East Bay California protesting the closure of a community child.care service. The site is a wonderful repository of resources on care and care issues. Sadly it hasn’t been updated since February 2011 as the compilers are taking a break. […]
DECEMBER 2, 2011 Sven Modell, Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, UKResearch on responsibility accounting has been dominated by functionalist perspectives of which many subscribe to economic approaches, such as agency theory. By contrast, little is known about the wider socio-political dynamics associated with the development of systems for this purpose. This paper attempts to […]
NOVEMBER 1, 2011 The 2012 International Association For Feminist Economics Annual Conference will be held next June in Barcelona, Spain. Submissions must be completed by February 1st, 2012. Submissions can be made through the IAFFE website. More information about the conference including the Travel Grant application processwill be added tothe IAFFE website as it becomes […]
NOVEMBER 1, 2011 A reminder that the deadline for unrefereed papers for our session at the Society of Heterodox Economists Conference in Sydney is this Friday. If you have any questions please email Ben Spies-Butcher firstname.lastname@example.org. We finally have the SHE Conference on-line registration working. To register for this year’s conference, please go to SHEOnline […]
OCTOBER 7, 2011 The deadline for refereed papers to Monday 31st October, and for unrefereed papers to Friday 4th November. Please send papers as a word document to Peter Kriesler email@example.com. There are currently a number of Symposia, name and organisers below: Keynes’ General Theory after 75 years Peter Kriesler firstname.lastname@example.org Economics and Sociology: Contact: […]
EPTEMBER 30, 2011 The World Bank’s World Development Report 2012 Gender equality and development argues that economic growth is good for gender equality. But not everyone agrees. Here’s a link to a recent critiquepublished in the Guardian ( thanks to Stephanie Seguino for pointing this out)
SEPTEMBER 29, 2011 Raewyn Connell has a wonderfully expansive website that reflects her interests and expertise. Check out the sections on class; gender, political writing and theory.
SEPTEMBER 26, 2011 Thanks for those who have submitted papers to the session we are convening at TASA this year. A similar session is being planned at the Australian Society of Heterodox Economists (SHE) being held the week after TASA. SHE brings together a range of economists, political economists and social scientists examining economic affairs from […]
SEPTEMBER 9, 2011 The SEA Book Prize Committee is looking for the best book in economic anthropology published over the last 3 years. The committee requests nominations for single or multi-authored non-edited volumes published between 2009 and 2011 (the prize covers the 3 year cycle) that focus on issues in economic anthropology. Author(s) must be […]
SEPTEMBER 5, 2011 The International Sociological Association RC02 (Economy and Society) is calling for papers for the Buenos Aires Forum of August 2012. Go to the conference website for more information and to submit an abstract by December 15 2011.
AUGUST 11, 2011 We are planning a session within TASA ‘The Limits of Economics: Reasserting Sociological Perspectives’ to match a sister session in the SHE conference which is to be held in the following week. Our advice from the conference organisers is that we can accept refereed papers for this session until Monday 29th August direct […]
JULY 21, 2011 Lunch time forum 28 July 12-1 Brotherhood of St Laurence Are Active Labour Market Programmes least effective where they are most needed? Dr Duncan McVicar, Principal Research Fellow, Melbourne Institute for Applied Economic & Social Research, University of Melbourne One view of Active Labour Market Programmes (ALMPs) is that they are ‘most […]
JULY 10, 2011 From Joseph Bosco: ‘Economic anthropologists may be interested in the documentary “The Foods That Make Billions.” seeResources for more detail and links.
MAY 16, 2011 ‘The World Economics Association (WEA) was launched on May 16, 2011. It fills a gap in the international community of economists — the absence of a professional organization which is truly international and pluralist. The American Economic Association and other nationally based organizations provide broad associations mainly for their country’s economists. The […]
MAY 15, 2011 It has been a while between issues, but we’re confident that this bumper issue has been worth the wait! Issue five of Exchangeillustrates the diversity of research that is being done within Australian economic sociology. In this issue we feature Q and A with Professor Lisa Adkins, Professor of Sociology in the […]
MAY 11, 2011 The Research Committee on Economy and Society, RC02, plans to organize 14 sessions for the 2012 Forum, August 1-4 in Buenos Aires. We are interested in soliciting panels of interest to our members in the broad field of economy and society. We are particularly interested in panels that explore issues of social […]
MAY 8, 2011 10th annual Australian Society of Heterodox Economists (SHE) Conference will be held on the 5th and 6th of December 2011. “The relevance, contribution and future of Heterodox Economics” Complete session proposals due Friday 15 July 2011 Symposium proposals due Friday 15 July 2011 Deadline for refereed papers Monday 10 October 2011 Deadline […]
MAY 5, 2011 Mariano Féliz, a researcher and professor at the National University of La Plata (Universidad Nacional de La Plata) in Argentina contacted me to let me know about a conference that he is organizing in August in Córdoba (Argentina). It is the 4th Jornadas de Economía Crítica (Conference of Critical Economics) organized by […]
APRIL 17, 2011 Professor John Quiggin, University of Queensland, Lecture Friday 6 May 2011, 6.30pm, with refreshments to follow at 7.30pm. Basement Theatre, Business and Economics Building (the Spot). 198 Berkeley Street, Carlton 3053. More information and to RSVP here
APRIL 15, 2011 I’ve created a new page for news specifically for thematic group members. Please add any news or comments that may be of interest to thematic group members.
APRIL 13, 2011 The deadline for submission of abstracts is now 13 May 2011. see call for papers for more detail.
APRIL 12, 2011 ‘Since 2003, the Anti-Slavery Project has been dedicated to eliminating all forms of trafficking and slavery through a range of direct service and advocacy programs.’ Its website is full of information and resources about slavery, trafficking, and forced labour.
APRIL 1, 2011 The 12th AWID International Forum on Women’s Rights and Development April 19-22, 2012 | Istanbul, Turkey Call for Participation Submission Deadline: May 27, 2011. Read more
APRIL 1, 2011 Major Theme: The Way Forward – Austerity or Stimulus The Centre of Full Employment and Equity (CofFEE) will hold its annual conference – the 13th Path to Full Employment and 18th National Unemployment Conference – on December 7-8, 2011. ‘The global economy is still stuck in the aftermath of the worst economic […]
APRIL 1, 2011 University of Newcastle, Tuesday 29 November to Thursday 1 December – Call for Papers. ‘Since the late 1960s, much prominent and influential social theory has been united by one common theme: social relations have individualised whilst economic relations have globalised. The TASA Conference 2011 – Local Lives/Global Networks – will explore the […]
MARCH 25, 2011 Sociology at Work aims to… enhance awareness of applied sociology and to advance understanding and esteem of our discipline to wider audiences across the world; support the careers of sociology graduates at various levels (undergraduate and postgraduate), and to ensure that students better appreciate the various work opportunities available to them foster […]
MARCH 22, 2011 The International Association of Feminist Economics (IAFFE) invites members to submit panel proposals and individual paper submissions on any area of feminist inquiry into economic issues. The deadline for submissions is April 1, 2011. Acceptance notices will be mailed by April 30, 2011, for IAFFE stand-alone panels. For more detail go to […]
MARCH 9, 2011 Buenos Aires, Argentina August 1-4, 2012. Research Committee on Economy and Society , RC02. Deadline for session proposals: June 15, 2011. On-line abstract submission will be open from August 25 to December 15, 2011. More informationhere. See call for papers.
MARCH 7, 2011 A great website and series of 13 lectures on Marx’s Capital with David Harvey.
MARCH 7, 2011 The ISA is now on facebook as International Sociological Association (ISA) . ‘We will be updating this page regularly, so tune in, send in your comments, watch the latest videos from Global Sociology, Live!, read the latest Global Dialogue, or the latest entry on the blog Universities in Crisis. Keep up with […]
MARCH 3, 2011 Great new website that focuses on what hasn’t worked in international development projects. created by Engineers Without Borders Canada. ‘It is intended to be collaboration between like-minded NGOs, governments, donors and those in the private sector’. check it out .
MARCH 3, 2011 Making care count: A century of gender, race and paid care work (2011) Mignon Duffy – Rutgers University Press Description ” There are fundamental tasks common to every society: children have to be raised, homes need to be cleaned, meals need to be prepared, and people who are elderly, ill, or disabled […]
FEBRUARY 23, 2011 A new heterodox micorecnomics newsletter has been launched: NEP-HME (heterodox microeconomics). NEP (New Economic Papers) lists are thematic newsletters collecting all new working papers and unpublished works periodically added to the RepEc database. The new newsletter complements the NEP-PKE (Post Keynesian Economics) list .They are sent out for free to all who […]
FEBRUARY 23, 2011 Production, Reproduction, and Protection in the Welfare State. 2011 RC 19 Annual meeting in Seoul 25-27 August 2011. Abstracts and session proposals should be submitted to the RC19 Seoul website by March 7, 2011. Full papers should be submitted by 15 July 2011. A small amount of travel subsidy will be available […]
FEBRUARY 15, 2011 Call for papers: The 14th Berlin Roundtables on Transnationality conducted by the Irmgard Coninx Foundation, the Social Science Research Centre Berlin and Humboldt-University Berlin, 25 – 29 June 2011. Submission deadline is 27 March 2011. More information and background paper can be found here
FEBRUARY 13, 2011 The Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR) and the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) are pleased to announce ‘Social Science Perspectives on the 2008 National and Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Social Survey‘, a conference to be held at The Australian National University in Canberra over two days on Monday 11 and Tuesday 12 […]
FEBRUARY 13, 2011 The Adam Smith Research Foundation (ASRF) aims to promote and sustain research within the UK, European and international arenas, and to engage College of Social Sciences staff in key policy debates and in shaping policy for the future. It provides the environment in which to foster further links […]
FEBRUARY 8, 2011 A great opportunity to meet the new convenor! Come along to hear Ben Spies-Butcher speak at the BSL lunchtime seminar. Economic and political implications of social policy – BSL lunch time seminar. Dr Ben Spies-Butcher, Lecturer, Economy and Society, Department of Sociology, Macquarie University. Thursday 3 March 12-1pm. For more detail see BSL […]
FEBRUARY 8, 2011 Professor Fiona Williams (Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW and Leeds University UK) will speak at a special lunch time forum on the recognition, rights and redistribution of care, at the BSL on 12 midday-1pm Friday 25th February. For more information check the BSL events page .
JANUARY 24, 2011 The Australian Productivity Commission has released a staff working paper that looks at labour force participation of women over 45. It’s interesting to see how this research on older women’s labour force (non)participation is represented by the media (‘ladies of leisure’ ‘ladies who lunch’ vs ‘stay-at-home-mums’). See for example, Angela Shanahan in The Australian; […]
JANUARY 23, 2011 An interesting article by Nancy Folbre on gender and the recession in the US: The Declining Demand for Men by Nancy Folbre
TASA Conference 2014 – Emerging and Enduring Inequalities The conference theme– Challenging Identities, Institutions and Communities – is designed to encourage presentations on social, cultural and political change as it occurs locally, nationally and globally, as well as critical reflections on the power of social groupings in facilitating or resisting these directions. The conference will be hosted […]
In 2011 Ben Spies Butcher takes on the role of convenor. Ben is a lecturer in economy and society at Macquarie University in Sydney. Dina and Lee continue as editors of Exchange newsletter and Dina continues to maintain the website.
I’ve just discovered a fascinating website -International Association for Research in Income and Wealth, www.iariw.org. I’ve added their call for papers to our call for papers page. The papers from their last conference look really interesting. They’re available at http://www.iariw.org/c2010.php