Bohinj, hotel Park
Economy and Society
24th – 26th October, 2014
Call for Abstracts for International Panel (Deadline: 1. July 2014)
Theme of the Meeting
Modern sociology has been analysing the assumptions of modern society and the capitalist economic system since its inception and thus has contributed to the understanding of the embeddedness of economy in society i.e. the relationship between economy and society. Revitalization and use of Weber’s and Durkheim’s ” Sozialökonomik ” – the social science that analyses economy, Marx’s critical analysis of the capitalist economic system and other analytical instruments offered by the current development of sociological thought are essential for the understanding of the global economic crisis, its implications for social systems and individuals, and emerging reactions and responses to the crisis.
The sociological frame of reference and explanatory methods of sociological perspective offer instruments for an in-depth analysis, theoretical reflection and understanding of contemporary economic phenomena and processes in Slovenia and around the world. Understanding is a critical step in thinking about solutions of “private problems ” and ” public issues”. Therefore, the meeting in Bohinj will be an opportunity to apply sociological imagination to understand the vitality of neo-liberal economic concepts and practices despite the negative social (and economic) consequences of rising social inequality and social exclusion (precariousness , youth unemployment, gender inequality, uneven development of the world economy, changes in welfare systems), environmentally (un) sustainable economic development, culture-specific responses to the economic crisis and development strategies of the various national economies, changes in labour markets and migration patterns and economic implications of recent changes in education systems, alternative / solidarity / participatory economic development models and other phenomena at the intersection of the social and economic.
Invited speaker: Prof. Barbara Hobson, Stockholm University. Lecture topic: »Capabilities approach and sociological models«.
New publication: Work life balance: The capabilities and agency gap. (Oxford University Press, 2013). Current research: Weak capabilities and resiliency of migrant care workers in two institutional contexts: Sweden and Spain. Editor Social Politics: International Studies in Gender, State and Society (http://www3.oup.co.uk/socpol/).
More information about location of the meeting and accommodation will be announced shortly.
Panel coordinators: Aleksandra Kanjuo Mrčela, Professor, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Social Sciences and . Nina Bandelj, Associate Professor, University in California.
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Stream coordinator: Maša Filipovič Hrast, Assistant Professor, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Social Sciences.
Gender and society
Stream coordinator: Milica Antić Gaber, Professor, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts, Department of Sociology.
Stream coordinator: Darja Zaviršek, Professor, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Social Work,
Stream coordinator: Aleš Črnič, Associate Professor, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Social Sciences.
Stream coordinator: Mateja Sedmak, Associate Professor, University of Primorska, Faculty of Humanities, Science and Research Centre of Koper.
Sociology of Science
Stream coordinator: Franc Mali, Professor, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Social Sciences.
Section of Development Strategy
Stream coordinator: Jože Vogrinc, Assistant Professor, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts, Department of Sociology.
Sociology of Education
Stream coordinator: Marina Tavčar Krajnc, Assistant Professor, University in Maribor, Faculty of Arts, Department of Sociology.
Stream coordinator: : Matjaž Poljanšek
Stream coordinator: Maca Jogan, Professor, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Social Sciences.
Stream coordinator: Marjan Hočevar, Associate Professor, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Social Sciences.
Contact person: Ivan Bernik, Professor, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Social Sciences.
Contact person :dr. Brina Malnar, Research Associate, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Social Sciences.