CALL FOR PAPERS: 2020 Philippine Sociological Society National Conference Online
Amid all this turmoil, there is push back among various communities. The emergence of protests from the United States to Hong Kong to the Philippines demonstrates efforts to struggle for a better form of democracy. Despite state measures to curtail citizenship rights, activists and advocates find new ways of engaging in public life through the thoughtful use of the internet. To fill the gap of an ailing bureaucracy, grassroots communities are creatively mobilizing limited resources to foster cooperation during these trying times. From informal volunteer groups to religious organizations, civilians are navigating their way to aid in the solution of the pandemic. People are even finding new ways of quotidian social interactions given the need for physical distancing.
We are clearly at an inflection point. On the one hand, various forms of oppression are re-inventing themselves to maintain their powers amid the pandemic while, on the other, progressive efforts are finding new ways to counter old and new forms of social inequalities. The 2020 National Philippine Sociological Society Conference confronts these messy social conditions. We are inviting papers in various fields of sociological study that reflects and theorizes these transitions, transformations, and transgressions. Specifically, we are encouraging submission of papers on the following themes: