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Conferences & Announcements

> ISA World Congress of Sociology
Power, Violence and Justice: Reflections, Responses and Responsibilities
Toronto, Canada, July 15-21, 2018

> Third ISA Forum of Sociology
The Futures We Want: Global Sociology and the Struggles for a Better World
Vienna, Austria, July 10-14, 2016

> Letter from the President
June 2016

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> International Sociology
All branches of the discipline and all regions of the world are represented in its pages

> SAGE Studies in International Sociology
These publications encourage debates of international significance and chart out future trends of sociological importance.

> ISA eSymposium
A forum through which ISA members are able to engage in debate, showcasing the diverse work, practices, ideas and voices.

> sociopedia.isa
An online database with ‘state-of-the-art’ review articles in social sciences.

> ISA Publications Editors
The editors of the various publications of the ISA put together short videos about different publications.

Digital Worlds

> Social Justice & Democratization Space
It aims to build a global community who can access and share resources in various languages through an open participatory approach to research, policy, pedagogy, practices and images.

> Global Dialogue
A magazine published in 15 languages is the venue for debates, interviews, national sociologies, sociological perspectives on current events, sociology as a vocation, reports on conferences, and much more.

> Global Courses
Courses based on student conversations with distinguished sociologists from all over the planet. Global Sociology, Live! (2011) and Public Sociology, Live! (2012).

> Journeys through Sociology
Interviews with former Presidents and members of the ISA Executive Committee.

> Universities in Crisis
Blog of the ISA that reports on universities in crisis, aiming to build global communities of concerned academics.

> Sociotube
Videos and Films of the everyday life of sociologists.


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