Call for Papers: Australian Sociological Association’s Annual Conference on Cities and Successful Societies

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.

Keynotes
  1. 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;
  2. 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
  3. 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.

Abstract and paper submissions close on June 1, 2016

Full conference details are available on the conference site.

Photo credit: The photograph used in this post is borrowed from this website.

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