The AACS conference: “The Profession of Sociological Practice.”

RC46 will meet in 2019 with the annual meeting of the Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology. The meeting will be held on October 17-19 just outside of Portland, Oregon (USA). The AACS conference theme is “The Profession of Sociological Practice.”

In the last quarter century, applied and clinical sociologists have marshalled significant momentum to “professionalize” sociological practice. Join sociologists who serve the public in many different kinds of occupations. The conference is open to all sociologists, social and behavioral scientists, and professionals who use social and behavioral science in business and industry, government, and academia. AACS annual meetings attract practicing sociologists and other professionals from around the world who know how to make a difference.

AACS likes to say that it doesn’t just “present papers.” AACS looks for innovation and creativity in content and presentation form. Consider leading a professional development workshop, panel, roundtable, or poster session. Proposals that address teaching with an applied or clinical focus also are invited Program participants may submit papers based on their presentations to the Journal of Applied Social Science, AACS’s official peer-refereed journal, for publication.

AACS has a reputation as a student-friendly association. Its annual meetings offer mentoring opportunities for students. Students who attend AACS annual meetings are encouraged to submit their papers for the Undergraduate and Graduate Student Paper Competition. Student teams also are welcome to participate in the Client Problem-solving Competition.

AACS pre-conference professional development workshops are available on Thursday afternoon for a modest additional charge for non-members. Registration includes welcome and closing receptions, complimentary breakfasts by Embassy Suites with stay, keynote and presidential luncheons, and refreshments.

The deadline for submissions to Tina Uys at tuys@uj.ac.za is 15 May 2019. Tina will develop the RC46 program for inclusion at the AACS conference. For more information, please visit AACS at https://www.aacsnet.net/, and explore the Conferences tab. If you have any questions regarding your proposal or presentation, please contact Tina.

Invitation to participate in South African Sociological Association Congress

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SOUTH AFRICAN SOCIOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION ANNUAL CONGRESS 2019

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

WORK, LIFE & SOCIETY: MEANINGS, MANIFESTATIONS AND TRAJECTORIES OF THE FOURTH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION IN AFRICA

 UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH AFRICA, SUNNYSIDE CAMPUS, PRETORIA 15 – 17 JULY 2019

This 26th South African Sociological Association (SASA) Congress seeks to interrogate the meanings, manifestations and trajectories of the 4th Industrial Revolution within the African context and the global South at large. We invite papers that discuss, engage and challenge this revolution. The SASA Congress seeks to provide the space to interrogate its meaning for the continent struggling with continued structural challenges in terms of inequalities, food shortages, gendered power relations, environmental challenges, institutional degradation and systematic governance. These are among the developmental questions still facing the continent and the global South at large. The 4th Industrial Revolution is said to be automation of the highest level that will force the global economies and its workers to rethink their daily routines and general meaning of the work society. However, Sociologists have argued as early as in the1970s about the nature and influence of automation to society, life and work in general. Whether this 4th Indusial Revolution symbolises a ‘radical’ shift from the past or a continuation of the capitalist economic shifts which are simply part of the different forms of production remains to be seen.

THEMES FOR THE CONGRESS INCLUDE

Technological Histories in Africa; Land, Labour and Women; Information Technologies, Social Media, and Citizen Journalism; The Future of Work in Society; Skills and Human Development of the Future; Global Inequalities and the Digital Divide; Children, Family and Genetics; Youth, Politics and Entrepreneurship; Food, Social policy and Governance; Education, Science and Industrial Development; Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Technological Futures; Social Movements and Digital Technologies;Digital Storytelling and Creative Methodologies.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Prof Clapperton Chakanetsa Mavhunga (MIT)

The author of Transient Workspaces: Technologies of Everyday Innovation in Zimbabwe (MIT Press, 2014), which received honourable mentions in the Turku Prize (European Society for Environmental History) and the Herskovits Prize (African Studies Association) in 2015. His second book is an edited volume entitled What Do Science, Technology, and Innovation Mean from Africa? It explores STI in Africa from an archaeological, historical, philosophical, anthropological, STS, engineering, development, and policy-making perspectives.

 ABSTRACT SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

All abstracts should be submitted online. See SASA website for more details (http://www.sasaonline.org.za/sasa-2019-conference.html) Online abstract submissions open on 1 February 2019. Abstracts should be no more than 250 words, including full contact details and affiliation of all presenters.

CLINICAL SOCIOLOGY WORKING GROUP CONVENORS

 Prof Tina Uys tuys@uj.ac.za

 Dr Mariam Seedat Khan Seedatm@ukzn.ac.za