Bishop’s University – Call for Papers: ‘Where is Sociology Now?’

Call for Papers: “Where is Sociology Now?”
Bishop’s University, Sherbrooke QC, Oct 3-5 2014

The Department of Sociology at Bishop’s University invites papers on the topic, “Where is Sociology Now?”  How can our discipline move forward yet retain its history and identity in the wake of feminist, postmodern, post-structuralist, and post-colonial critiques?  In other words, now that we have critiqued the very foundations of our discipline, how can we (or can we) draw upon the insights and tools that made Sociology so powerful in the first place?  Alternatively, have such “critiques” themselves run into problems that Sociology can address? 

Presenters are encouraged to discuss their specific research or address the theme on a broader, more general level.  Presenters of any degree standing are welcome to participate, as we believe the topic is equally relevant to established and developing scholars alike.

Accepted papers will be organized into thematic sessions. The submission must include the presentation title, abstract (150 words or less), and keywords.

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Abstract Submission deadline:            Extended until June 6, 2014

About Bishop’s University

Nestled in the rolling mountains of the Eastern Townships, Bishop’s University blends a long history of undergraduate teaching excellence with a progressive and growing research culture.  The conference’s date provides a perfect opportunity to enjoy the township’s spectacular fall colours while debating the direction of the Sociological discipline.  

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