Conference Sessions

The Conference sessions are listed below in alphabetical order.  This information is subject to change until April 30, 2022.

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Sociology of Space, Place, and Time II

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Social processes ‎occur in space and over time (Maritn and Miler, 2003). Thus, social processes are intertwined with ‎spatiality and temporality. Everything we study is emplaced ... place is not merely a setting or backdrop, ‎but an agentic player in the game (Gieryn, 2000). In this session, we will discuss research on the ‎sociology of home, immigration and belonging, cinema and place, music and place, collective memory, ‎space, and time, temporal resistance, spatial and temporal inequality, etc.

Organizers: Pouya Morshedi, Memorial University, Foroogh Mohammadi, Memorial University

Sociology of Sport Research Cluster Meeting

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This meeting is open to current members and those interested in learning more about our cluster activities. Attendees will have an opportunity to network with others working in this field of research and/or teaching. We welcome feedback on our current activities and encourage suggestions for future initiatives.

Organizers: Martine Dennie, University of Calgary, Lee Hill, University of Cape Town

Sociology Outside the Classroom

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Experiential learning courses are promoted by universities and colleges across the country as opportunities for students to gain real-world experiences to connect them to their discipline and their communities. Experiential courses vary by name (e.g., applied sociology, community-engaged learning, community-based research, service learning, etc.) but they all require students to leave the classroom and confront the social issues we speak so eloquently about in lectures. For example, our students are often well-versed in describing the theories behind systemic and structural economic inequality, but they are blissfully unaware of what poverty looks and feels like to those experiencing it. Experiential learning courses attempt to show students what life is like outside their comfortable classrooms and beyond their manicured campuses.

Organizers: Bruce Ravelli, University of Victoria, Alexandra Haupt, University of Victoria

Spaces of Queer Disruption: LGBTQ2S+ Intimacies, Consent, and Violence

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Sexual violence, consent, and abuse within relationships is a serious issue concerning the wellbeing of people. While research on consent among heterosexual couples is well documented, a small but growing body of research studies and acknowledges the existence of partner violence in LGBTQ2S+ communities, but research on queer interpersonal violence remains limited. Interpersonal violence within LGBTQ2S+ relationships and communities is positioned within cisheteropatriarchal, white supremacist, colonial, and ableist structures, and can be untangled through understanding histories of institutionalized violence as well as micro-level interactive processes. This session brings together papers that examine how non-heterosexual, trans, and gender nonconforming people negotiate consent, navigate intimate sexual violence, and conceptualize and reframe cultures of intimacy.

Organizers: Elliot Fonarev, University of Toronto, Andy Holmes, University of Toronto