Call for Papers
Inequalities and Social Justice in the 21st Century City
ASA pre-conference hosted by the Community and Urban Sociology Section
The ASA Community and Urban Sociology Section is pleased to announce a one-day conference on Inequalities and Social Justice in the 21st Century City to be held on Friday, August 9, 2019 at New York University’s Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service. Researchers will present projects in different thematic panels throughout the day and the conference will also host graduate student roundtables, where graduate students get the chance to meet and receive feedback from more senior scholars.
The ASA 114th Annual Meeting will be held August 10-13, 2019 in New York. The Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association provides the opportunity for professionals involved in the scientific study of society to share knowledge and new directions in research and practice. Approximately 600 program sessions are convened during the four-day meeting held every August to provide participation venues and networking outlets for nearly 3,000 research papers and over 4,600 presenters.
CULTURAL PLURALISM IN CITIES OF THE GLOBAL SOUTH
European University Institute, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies,
20-22 March 2019
Over the last thirty years, a notable strand of research has focused on global cities: late-modern versions of city-states that construct global profiles, often bypassing any sense of nationhood, and which are characterized by the contemporaneous presence of local/global elites and a low-paid (and often migrant) service class that is indispensable for the city to function. But major centres of socioeconomic and cultural power are clearly emerging outside the West in our current multi-polar and highly dynamic geopolitical and cultural landscape. New scholarship calls into question the “global cities” model and calls our attention to how cities in Asia and Africa are constructing their own relation to the world. This new scholarship emphasises the role of culture, religion, and knowledge circulation rather than focusing primarily on economic and financial life as did earlier approaches.