Facing the Multiple Crises in Europe and Beyond

Monday, 11 July 2016: 12:30-14:00
Location: Auditorium Maximum (Main Building)

Language: English

The ongoing European and global crisis is not limited to the economy and the financial system. Rather, it is rightly called a multiple crisis increasing social inequalities, aggravating care problems in welfare states and fundamentally questioning the so far unlimited exploitation of nature. Current policies exacerbate polarizations and provoke protest initiatives. ‘De-growth’, ‘Care Revolution’ or ‘Network Solidarity’ and many more examples point to a combination of fundamental societal critique and visions of a different society. It is suggested that the plenary not only discusses such approaches located between sociological analysis and civic protest, it also aims at bringing together the issues of work, care and relations to nature in a new way. This also means to critically address the prevailing compartmentalized approach to the current crisis in sociology. Speakers will be invited to the plenary who provide new perspectives on the interrelations between work, care and societal relations to nature and who develop new visions for societies.
Session Organizer:
Brigitte AULENBACHER, Johannes Kepler University, Austria
Brigitte AULENBACHER, Department of Theoretical Sociology and Social Analyse, Austria
Klaus DOERRE, University of Jena, Germany, Beate LITTIG, Institute for Advanced Studies Vienna, Austria, Maria MARKANTONATOU, University of the Aegean, Greece, Annamaria SIMONAZZI, University of Roma, Italy, Josef WEIDENHOLZER, European Parlament, Austria and Michael BURAWOY, University of California, Berkeley, USA
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