Career Mobiity and International Activities:an Analysis of the ISA World Congress Participants in Yokohama

Thursday, 19 July 2018: 17:30
Oral Presentation
Masayuki KANAI, Senshu University, Kawasaki, Kanagawa, Japan
Chika SHINOHARA, Momoyama Gakuin University (St. Andrew's University), Japan
Hidehiro YAMAMOTO, Yamagata University, Japan
Globalization has motivated the exchange in sociological research and education throughout the world. Our analysis of the survey at XVIII ISA World Congress of Sociology in Yokohama (2014) reveals sociologist career mobility and its effects in globalization. Sociologists show specific trends in their global research exchange. Which world regions have stronger ties with which other regions? Does their research travels and international activities center on Europe and America? We explore these questions focusing on the mobility patterns of scholars who have studied abroad. Subsequently, such macro level trends suggest explanations for the career mobility and formation of individual sociologists. What social conditions lead them to study abroad and conduct research away from their home countries? What consequences do such global experiences produce in their research career as professional sociologists? We investigate the global mobility and career development patterns of sociologists, elaborating gender and generation gaps. This research provides macro and micro sociological perspectives on the career outcomes, particularly, of female sociologists.