The Challenge of Global Social Inquiry

Conference of the British Sociological Association
Date: 16–18 April, 2009
Venue: Cardiff City Hall, Cardiff, UK

BRITISH SOCIOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION

ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2009

 
The 2009 Conference is a new way of organising the annual conference of the Association. Instead of the conference being organised under a single conference theme, participants can present on whatever topics they wish within broad streams (and open streams) that reflect the core research areas of the membership:

Consumption

Culture, Media and Society

Economy and Society

Education

Generations and the Lifecourse

Medicine, Health and Illness

Methods

Religion

Theory

Science and Technology Studies Social Divisions / Social Identities

Social Relationships

Space, Mobility and Place

Open Stream(s)


All BSA study groups have been strongly encouraged to contribute posters/ papers and other activities addressed to these streams. There will also be opportunities for study groups to meet independently.

Plenary speakers at the conference have been confirmed as Patricia Hill Collins from the University of Maryland, USA and Boaventura de Sousa Santos from the University of Coimbra, Portugal and University of Madison-Wisconsin, USA. They will speak on topics relating to the 2009 conference theme:

The Challenge of Global Social Inquiry

Within each of the main streams a sub-plenary will be organised to address the Conference theme. These sub-plenaries will be staggered across the Conference timetable.

Further information available from:

BSA Website: www.britsoc.co.uk/events/Conference

E-mail: BSAConference@britsoc.org.uk