Call for Papers: Australian Sociological Association’s Annual Conference on Cities and Successful Societies
The Australian Sociological Association’s (TASA) invites members of the Philippine Sociological Society to submit a paper for their annual conference with the theme “Cities and Successful Societies.” The conference will be on November 28 – December 1, 2016 Melbourne, Australia.
This year’s conference will explore the theme ‘Cities and Successful Societies’. Despite its reputation as a cultural hub and tourist destination, Melbourne is also home to many social problems found in ‘less successful’ societies. From record housing unaffordability, growing inequality to a domestic violence epidemic, Melbourne provides a unique lens through which to study the byproducts faced by so-called successful societies. If Australia is the ‘lucky country’ and Melbourne the world’s most livable city, then just what do we mean when we label a city or society successful? This is the questions at the heart of the intellectual programme of this year’s TASA conference.
- Professor Michèle Lamont – Professor of Sociology, Director of the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University and President-Elect of the American Sociological Association;
- Professor Bryan Turner – director of the Institute of Religion, Politics and Society at the Australian Catholic University and the City University of New York Graduate Center’s Committee for the Study of Religion; and
- Professor Sujatha Fernandes who will take up a chair of sociology and political economy at the University of Sydney in 2016 from the City University of New York, where she is currently professor of sociology.