"Identity, Community and Social Solidarity" -- British Sociological Association Annual Conference 2017

British Sociological Association Annual Conference 2017
Identity, Community and Social Solidarity.
Northumbria University from 10-12 April 2018


Dear All,

I am pleased to announce that the BSA Annual Conference 2018 will include a sociology of religion stream plenary session, with stream plenary speakers Dr Kristin Aune (Coventry University), Dr Andrew Orton (Durham University) and Dr Dawn Llewellyn (University of Chester). Through a facilitated public discussion, this stream plenary session will explore religion and inequalities. The wide ranging expertise of the panel will allow the debate to be considered from a number of different perspectives and will consider the role of religion during times of austerity and instability while also exploring the relationship between poverty and marginalisation.

Last year's stream was a great success and so I do hope you'll consider submitting an abstract for this one. You can find the CfP below or by following this link: https://www.britsoc.co.uk/events/key-bsa-events/bsa-annual-conference/

Best wishes,

Rachael Shillitoe
SocRel Conference and Events Officer


Call for Papers:

Concepts of identity, community and social solidarity are central sociological themes, while also highly contested. One important move has been to introduce multiplicities to their formulation – identities etc. – but some argue this rhetorical response has not gone far enough to respond to the problems created by singular narratives of who people are, or what forms a community, or a sense of belonging. More recently, the call – both outside and inside academia – in the contexts of the conflicts and uncertainties across the globe, is for collectivist approaches that unite. ‘We are the 99%’ being just one evocation of this.

The collectivist shift has emerged as a challenge to right wing voices who make use of the language of difference in order to manipulate and encourage division. How, therefore, do we explore what can be shared across different groups, locations, social needs; while providing equal recognition of differences founded in previous histories and present realities of harm, privilege and inequality?

This conference will address these and other related issues through an exploration of the concepts of identity, community and solidarity from a multidimensional perspective, engaging with some of the most urgent debates of our times. The broader the range of voices present to engage with these issues, the broader the learning will be. Please join us.
We invite submissions to our Annual Conference. Participants can present on any sociological research topic. The deadline for submission of abstracts is Friday, 13 October 2017.
Submit your abstract today. https://www.britsoc.co.uk/events/key-bsa-events/bsa-annual-conference/su...

*** All submissions wishing to be considered within the Sociology of Religion stream must have SOCREL in capital letters at the top of your abstract ***

For further information contact the Sociology of Religion stream coordinator: Rachael Shillitoe. Email: r.shillitoe@worc.ac.uk or the BSA events team events@britsoc.org.uk