Conference Sessions

The Conference sessions are listed below in alphabetical order.  The session details, schedule and locations are subject to change.

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Conference Program (by day)

Research Cluster affiliated sessions

Keynote Lectures

Workshops

Panels and Plenary

CSA-SCS Preliminary Program (Revisions pending)

Communities, Networks, and Relationships in the Internet Age

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Recent research has demonstrated the importance of digital technologies, including information and communication technologies (ICTs), for the development of communities and relationships in contemporary society. This session includes theoretical and empirical presentations that further our understanding of networks, friendships, romantic connections, and neighbourhoods within the context of the ‘Internet Age’. These papers examine community-building in online environments as well as how the adoption of technology within offline spaces fosters outcomes such as social solidarity, support, and integration.

Organizers: Andrew Nevin, University of Toronto, Anabel Quan-Haase, Western University

Comparative and Historical Sociology Research Cluster Meeting

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The Comparative and Historical Sociology Research Cluster (CHSRC) will hold its annual meeting at the 2019 CSA conference. The meeting will focus to increase communication and networking. All scholars interested in comparative, historical, and comparative-historical research are welcome to join and help building a stronger research community among comparative and historical researchers in Canada.

Organizer: Guillaume Durou, University of Alberta

Comparative and Historical Sociology Theories, Debates and Contemporary Contributions I: Nations, Sovereignty and Economics

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Comparative and historical sociology (CHS) has a vast and rich literature upon which many studies rely today. Going from the transition to capitalism, state formation, ethnic violence, and ideology, to revolutions, social movements, inequality and culture, CHS addresses historical phenomena that echoes our contemporary era. This session aims to give a general perspective of this peculiar field of research and consider theoretical issues as well as case studies within an interdisciplinary framework.

Organizer: Guillaume Durou, University of Alberta

Comparative and Historical Sociology Theories, Debates and Contemporary Contributions II: Power, Politics and Violence

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Comparative and historical sociology (CHS) has a vast and rich literature upon which many studies rely today. Going from the transition to capitalism, state formation, ethnic violence, and ideology, to revolutions, social movements, inequality and culture, CHS addresses historical phenomena that echoes our contemporary era. This session aims to give a general perspective of this peculiar field of research and consider theoretical issues as well as case studies within an interdisciplinary framework.

Organizer: Guillaume Durou, University of Alberta

Conceptualizing and applying relational sociology

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Relational sociology is a new research field that has been on the rise in recent years (decades) as demonstrated by the works of Nick Crossely, Pierpaolo Donati, Mustafa Emirbayer and François Dépelteau among many others. This is a very exciting moment for researchers since the field is still in the making and has yet to congeal durably. Relational sociology therefore marks a great opportunity for researchers coming from different theoretical backgrounds (social networks analysis, critical realism, feminist epistemology, Elias’ configurational approach, Bourdieu’s field theory, Luhmann’s systems theory, Latour’s ANT, Deleuze’s philosophy, Dewey’s pragmatism, etc.) and studying different empirical objects (power, music, creativity, social movements, life trajectories, nation building, leadership, genocide, mobility, etc.) to engage in a dialogue with each other in order to better explore the relational or dynamic and processual aspects of social life. Presentations can focus on, (i) theoretical issues within one paradigm or across the entire field, (ii) relational analyses of empirical phenomena, (iii) anything in between!

Organizers: Jean-Sebastien Guy, Dalhousie University, Peeter Selg, Tallinn University

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