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Andrew Abbott: Processual Sociology

The prominent and outstanding American sociologist Andrew Abbott – who is, among other things Editor of the American Journal of Sociology – recently published a book entitled Processual Sociology (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2016). Like his earlier book Time Matters: On Theory and Method (2001), Processual … Continue reading

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ISA Toronto 2018: CfP WARFARE, DISTANCE AND ‘CIVILIZING PROCESS’

RC 56 : Historical Sociology DEADLINE : Abstracts must be submitted by 20 September 20th 2017, through the ISA conference website Combat at a distance is not new and precedes what Elias called “the civilizing process”, but the development and generalization … Continue reading

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ISA XIX World Congress of Sociology, Toronto: CfP RC56 Sessions

Abstract submission is now open for the ISA World Congress next year. Abstracts must be submitted by 30 September through the ISA conference website. ​The sessions include the following topics: Comparative and Historical Sociology of Women’s Careers Confucius’ Trap Figurational … Continue reading

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Established and Outsiders at the Same Time – free online

Established and Outsiders at the Same Time: Self-Images and We-Images of Palestinians in the West Bank and in Israel“, ed. Gabriele Rosenthal, Göttingen: Göttingen University Press, 2016. The online version of this book is available free – at http://univerlag.uni-goettingen.de/bitstream/handle/3/isbn-978-3-86395-286-0/GSSCA8_rosenthal.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y Palestinians frequently … Continue reading

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Liz Stanley: The Racializing Process – free download

[APOLOGIES FOR CROSS-POSTING] Dear Colleagues, For the five days between 1 and 5 July, Liz Stanley’s new book is available free for downloading for reading on all tablets and related devices, in a special Amazon promotion. The paperback is also … Continue reading

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Human Figurations 6: 1 – Contents of latest issue

Title Author(s) Editor’s Introduction Liston, Katie Apologia pro vita sociologica sua: social character and historical process, and why I became an Eliasian sociologist Mennell, Stephen The sociogenesis of terrorism as part of English–Irish relations during the nineteenth century Dunning, Michael … Continue reading

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Memorial Service for Bruce Mazlish

A memorial service for Bruce Mazlish will be held on Thursday 20 April at 13.00 EST in the Samberg Conference Centre, 6th Floor, 50 Memorial Drive, Cambridge MA. Any readers of this blog in the greater Boston area may like … Continue reading

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Cambio CfP: Is (historical) sociology Eurocentric?

CAMBIO. Rivista sulle trasformazioni sociali – Number 13, June 2017 For the Review’s monographic section we will consider theoretical and empirical research contributions on the topic: Is (historical) sociology Eurocentric? Nation building, European integration and cosmopolitanism: critical and normative visions Edited … Continue reading

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ESA Athens 29 August–1 September 2017

Steve Loyal will be attending the European Sociological Association’s 13th Annual Conference in Athens in August. He would like to know whether any other readers of this blog will be there. If you are attending, please contact Steve directly at … Continue reading

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Death of Andy Furlong

It is my great sadness to inform the readers of this blog that Professor Andy Furlong of the University of Glasgow died aged 60 on Monday 30th January. Andy was a student in the Department of Sociology at the University … Continue reading

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