Call for Papers: III International Meeting of Sociology (ISSOW)

Education, Employment and Retirement: Transitions in risk societies

Date: 26th -27th November 2018

Venue: Faculdade de Letras, University of Lisbon

The III International Meeting of Industrial Sociology, Sociology of Work and Organisations (ISSOW) aims at discussing the complexity of the transitions that occur in three spheres of life – education, employment and reform – in a context where risk and uncertainty prevail.

Linear transitions within and between these three spheres of life have been replaced by increasingly fragmented and sinuous transitions, posing theoretical and methodological challenges to social scientists in general and sociologists in particular.

The III ISSOW aims at bringing together sociologists and other social scientists with diverse theoretical and cross-country affiliations in order to discuss the specificities and configurations of the transitions in the three domains of life that have the world of work as main reference. The dialogue between the various disciplinary fields and theoretical approaches is fundamental to understand this phenomenon at the individual, organizational, political and social level. We therefore appeal to the submission of papers which have as their object of study:

·         Transitions in Education;

·         Transitions in Employment;

·         Transitions in Retirement.

Papers focusing in the following topics are also welcome:​

·         Social and Solidarity Economy;

·         Gender relations and family-work conciliation;

·         Globalization, labor relations and social movements;

·         Public policies for employment and education / training.


Abstracts must not exceed 300 words.

The summary must include: the research problem, the methodology and the main results.

Languages of the Meeting: Portuguese, English, Spanish and French.

Important Dates

Abstract submission:  Until September, 30th

Abstract acceptance: Until October, 15th




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