Common Session 1B - The Futures We Want: Global Sociology and the Struggles for a Better World

Monday, 11 July 2016: 17:45-19:15
Location: Hörsaal 10 (Juridicum)

The Common Sessions present distinguished speakers from the ISA's Research Committees (RC), Working Groups (WG), and Thematic Groups (TG) who address from their perspective the common theme “The Futures We Want: Global Sociology and the Struggles for a Better World.” The purpose of these plenaries is to foster dialogue and exchange new insights and inspirations across research units by jointly focusing on the theme of the Forum, on forward-oriented modes of sociology, on the future visions of different social actors, their struggles for a better world, and global sociologies’ contributions to these debates.
Abdul-Mumin SA'AD, Federal College of Education, Nigeria
Closing the Gap: The Potential of Sociology for the Study of Policies and Health Inequalities
Amelie QUESNEL-VALLEE, Canada Research Chair in Policies and Health Inequalities, McGill University, Canada
Shaping the future of work
Helen SAMPSON, Cardiff University, United Kingdom
The Sociology of Happiness
Ruut VEENHOVEN, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands
The Future of the Agrifood System: Competing Visions and Contested Discourses
Douglas CONSTANCE, Sam Houston State University, USA
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