XVII ISA World Congress of Sociology, Sociology on the move, Gothembur, Sweden, July 2010
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Sociology in times of turmoil:

Comparative approaches

Program
April 29, 2013

Middle East Technical University, Cultural and Convention Center
 
Monday 13 May 2013
09:00-09:30

Opening Session and Welcome

Room A

Chair
Ayse SAKTANBER, Middle East Technical University, Turkey, Local Organizing Committe Chair
Tina UYS, University of Johannesburg, South Africa, ISA Vice-President National Associations

    • Ahmet ACAR, METU Rector

    • Galip YALMAN, President Turkish Social Science Association

    • Ihsan SEZAL, President Turkish Sociological Association
 
09:30-11:00

Plenary Session

Room A

Chair
Tina UYS, University of Johannesburg, South Africa, ISA Vice-President National Associations

    • Current challenges for the international circulation of peripheral social sciences
      Fernanda BEIGEL, Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, Argentina abstract

    • Sociology in times of turmoil
      Michael BURAWOY, University of Berkeley, USA, ISA President

    • Trajectories of sociology and sociological knowledge in Turkey: An ideological instrument or a critical challenge?
      Ayse SAKTANBER, Middle East Technical University, Turkey, Local Organizing Committe Chair abstract
11:30-13:00

Session 1A
Transformation /Transition

Room A

Chair
Raquel SOSA, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico, ISA Vice-President Program

    • The strange trajectory of changes in Albania. A comparative approach
      Leke SOKOLI, Marin Barleti University, Albania, Albanian Sociological Association abstract

    • Social transformation, Europeanization and economic crisis: The case of Croatia
      Siniša ZRINŠČAK, University of Zagreb, Croatia, Croatian Sociological Association
      Paul STUBBS, The Institute of Economics, Croatia abstract

    • Grand theory, democracy and political change: Some reflections on the theory of transformation based on the East Central European experiences
      Grazyna SKAPSKA, The Jagiellonian University, Poland, Polish Sociological Association abstract
11:30-13:00

Session 1B
Politics, democracy and change

Room B

Chair
Yildiz ECEVIT, Middle East Technical University, Turkey

    • Religion and politics in the Czech Republic: The Roman Catholic Church and the State
      Jakub HAVLICEK, Dusan LUZNY, Palacky University in Olomouc, Czech Republic abstract

    • Similarities and differences between the development strategy of Kazakhstan and Turkey
      Sergey KONOVALOV, Centre for Strategic Research and Analysis of the President Administration of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Association of Sociologists of Kazakhstan abstract

    • Challenges to sociology of gender discrimination in the wake of women emancipation turmoil
      Saira SIDDIQUI, Syeda Khizra ASLAM, GC University, Faisalabad, Pakistan, Sociological Association of Pakistan abstract
14:30-16:00

Session 2A
Dealing with Inequality

Room A

Chair
Kirsten MEYER , Denmark

    • Her-story of democratization in the times of turmoil. Gender inequalities in Turkey
      Dilek CINDOGLU, Mardin Artuklu University, Turkey, ISA Executive Committee member abstract

    • Sociology and inequalities in post-apartheid South Africa: A critical review
      Mokong Simon MAPADIMENG Northwest University, South Africa, ISA Executive Committee member abstract

    • Social inequality as a problem of transition societies
      Valery MANSUROV, Russian Sociological Association, Mikhail CHERNYSH, Russian Academy of Science, Russia abstract
14:30-16:00

Session 2B
Institutional Challenges Facing the Discipline

Room B

Chair
Emma PORIO, Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines, ISA Executive Committee member

    • The professionalization of sociology in Argentina. Intellectual and institutional challenges in a time of global and regional transformations
      Diego PEREYRA, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Consejo de Profesionales en Sociología, Argentina abstract

    • What is the role of the University in producing a socially just society?
      Katie HUGHES, Victoria University, Australia, Australian Sociological Association abstract

    • Does Lebanese unversity enable young sociologists to scientifically assess their societal challenges?
      Hala AWADA, Lebanese University, Lebanon, Lebanese Association of Sociology abstract

    • The institutionalization of sociology in Mozambique: Teaching, research and employability
      Patrício V. LANGA, Eduardo Mondlane University, Mozambique, Mozambican Sociological Association abstract

    • Sociology in Bulgaria: Facing the contemporary scientific and social challenges
      Svetla KOLEVA, Institute Study of Societies, Bulgarian Sociological Association abstract (paper submitted for circulation)
16:30-18:00

Session 3A
Challenges Facing Sociology - Session 1

Room A

Chair
Abby PETERSON, Goteborg University, Sweden

    • Thinking about sociology and Brazilian society: The role of  turbulence
      Irlys BARREIRA, Federal University of Ceará, Brazil, Brazilian Sociological Association, Tom DWYER, University of Campinas, Brazil, ISA Executive Committee memberabstract

    • Post-colonial Nordic Sociology, a contradiction in terms? Social embeddedness and utopias of modernity reconsidered
      Elina OINAS, University of Helsinki, Finland, Finnish Westermarck Society abstract

    • Sociology in times of turmoil: The Indian scenario
      Ishwar Modi, Indian Sociological Society, India, ISA Executive Committee member abstract
16:30-18:00

Session 3B
Challenges Facing Sociology - Session 2

Room B

Chair
Jennifer PLATT, University of Sussex, United Kingdom, ISA Vice-President Publications

    • Recognizing women as 'intellectual leaders': Instituting novel pedagogical practices in academia
      Vineeta SINHA, National University of Singapore, ISA Executive Committee member abstract

    • Iranian sociologists' response to social gaps and social problems of Iranian society
      Seyed Hossein SERAJZADEH, Iranian Sociological Association, Gholamreza GHAFFARY, University of Tehran, Iran abstract

    • The new demography and social cohesion in Malaysia: Making sense of new realities
      Abdul Rahman EMBONG, Universiti Kebangsaan, Malaysia, Yok Fee LEE, Universiti Putra Malaysia abstract
   
Tuesday 14 May 2013
   
09:00-11:00

Plenary Session
Turkish Sociology

Room A

Chair
Ayse SAKTANBER, Chair LOC, Turkey

    • The role of faith based organizations in poverty alleviation in Turkey
      Mustafa SEN, Middle East Technical University, Turkey abstract

    • Women's movements in Turkey
      Fatma Umut BESPINAR, Middle East Technical University, Turkey abstract

    • Job insecurity in Turkish public sector: observations on the aftermath of Tekel privatization
      Aylin TOPAL, Middle East Technical University, Turkey abstract

    • The contested "nation": The Kurdish question as the battleground of contending nationalisms in Turkey
      Cenk SARAÇOĞLU, Başkent University, Turkey abstract
11:30-13:00

Session 4A
Sociology in the Global South

Room A

Chair
Erdogan YILDIRIM, Middle East Technical University, Turkey

    • Turmoil in sociology (modern and ancient Mesopotamia)
      Kemal YILDIRIM, Westcoast University of Panama abstract

    • The crisis of the market and the return of sociology in Mexico
      Fernando CASTAÑEDA SABIDO, Universidad Autonoma de Mexico, Mexican Sociological Association abstract

    • Science, technology and society in the developing world
      J. F. CRONJÉ, North West University, South Africa, South African Sociological Association abstract

    • The challenging new environment of the sociological work in Tunisia
      Mounir SAIDANI, University of Tunis El Manar, Tunisia abstract
11:30-13:00

Session 4B
Future of Sociology

Room B

Chair
Ayca ERGUN, Middle East Technical University, Turkey

    • Sociology, austerity and the neo-liberal knowledge economy
      John HOLMWOOD, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom, British Sociological Association abstract

    • European sociology today
      Roberto CIPRIANI, University of Rome 3, Italy, European Sociological Association abstract

    • Why are there so many sociological associations in Russia?
      Elena ZDRAVOMYSLOVA, European University, St. Petersburg, Russia, ISA Executive Committee member abstract

    • Deprived knowledge: Struggling for public realm
      Liutauras KRANIAUSKAS, Klaipeda University, Lithuania, Lituanian Sociological Society abstract
14:30-16:00

Session 5A
Social Change: Causes, Interventions, Consequences

Room A

Chair
Christine INGLIS, Australia, Editor International Sociology,

    • Clinical sociology and dispute intervention
      Jan M. FRITZ, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, USA, ISA Executive Committee member abstract

    • The role of the court-reforms in the context of transition from communist regime to democratic society
      Rufat GULIYEV, Azerbaijani Sociological Association, Baku, Azerbaijan abstract

    • Public sociological frames on the occupy movement in the United States
      Margaret ABRAHAM, Hofstra University, USA, American Sociological Association, ISA Vice-President Research abstract
14:30-16:00

Session 5B
National Revolutions

Room B

Chair
Tom DWYER, University of Campinas, Brazil, ISA Executive Committee member

    • Liboral authoritarianism, middle class transformations and revolution: The case of Egypt
      Ahmed A. ZAYED, Cairo University, Egypt abstract

    • Reasons and consequences of national revolutions in Kyrgyzstan in 2005 and 2010 within the framework of global politics
      Kusein ISAEV, Kyrgyz-Turkish University Manas, Kyrgyzstan, Sociological Association of Kyrgyzstan abstract

    • Arab uprising and sociological scholarship
      Sari HANAFI, American University of Beirut, Lebanon, ISA Executive Committee member abstract
16:30-18:00

Session 6A
The New Forms of Youth Activism

Room A

Chair
Mehmet ECEVIT, Middle East Technical University, Turkey

    • Young people experiences of social and political participation in Argentina
      Alicia Itatí PALERMO, Universidad de Luján, Argentina, Argentinian Sociological Association abstract

    • New forms of youth political activism in Europe
      Airi-Alina ALLASTE, Tallinn University, Estonia, Estonian Association of Sociologists abstract

    • Young people and the movement of 'indignados': Potentialities and limits
      Manuel Carlos SILVA, University of Minho, Joao Teixeria LOPES, University of Porto, Porgugal, Ana ROMÃO, Military Academy, Portugal, Portuguese Sociological Association abstract
16:30-18:00

Session 6B
The Sociological View of the Mobilization of Power from Political Leaders

Room B

Chair
Feride ACAR, Middle East Technical University, Turkey

    • Social state in uncertainty: Between dissatisfied expectations and protest attitudes
      Olga KUTSENKO, Andriy GORBACHYK, National Taras Shevchenko University of Kyiv, Ukraine, Sociological Association of Ukraine abstract

    • Squatters’ politics and its limits
      María José ÁLVAREZ-RIVADULLA, Universidad del Rosario, Colombia abstract

    • Uprising of anti-nuclear energy protest movement after the Fukushima nuclear disaster
      Koichi HASEGAWA, Tohoku University, Japan abstract
   
Wednesday 15 May 2013
   
09:00-11:00

Session 7A
The Sociological View of Social Capital and Governance

Room A

Chair
Margaret ABRAHAM, Hofstra University, USA, American Sociological Association, ISA Vice-President Research

    • Life trajectories and social capital in Switzerland: a two cohort study
      E. D. WIDMER, University of Geneva, J.-A. GAUTHIER, G. AEBY, D. JOYE, P.-A. ROCH, University of Lausanne, Switzerland, Swiss Sociological Association abstract

    • Return to (un)happiness? Subjective response of Romanians to the menaces of economic crisis and bad governance between 2009 and 2012
      Sergiu BALTATESCU, University of Oradea, Romania, Romanian Sociological Association abstract

    • Teachers, parents and their children: Expected versus real interaction
      Eva GONÇALVES, Lisbon University Institute, Portugal abstract
09:00-11:00

Session 7B
Sociological Responses to Social Challenges

Room B

Chair
Ayse GUNDUZ HOSGOR, Middle East Technical University, Turkey

    • Czech sociology of religion and the new religious movements: Liaisons dangerous
      Tomáš KARGER, Jan KALENDA, Jiří POSLT, Palacky University in Olomouc, Czech Republic abstract

    • Sociological responses to social challenges in Saudi Arabia: A qualitative analysis
      Abdullah H. M. AL-KHALIFAH, Saudi Society for Sociology and Social Work, Saudi Arabia abstract

    • Globalization, risk society and course innovations for sociologists in Taiwan
      Ray-May HSUNG, Tzung-Wen CHEN, Yi-Jr LIN, National Chengchi University, Taiwan, Taiwanese Sociological Association abstract


11:30-13:00

Session 8A
Justice and Safety Nets

Room A

Chair
Sibel KALAYCIOGLU, Middle East Technical University, Turkey

    • Ethiopia from famine and vulnerability towards comprehensive social protection: The case of Productive Safety Nets Program
      Samuel LULE, Ethiopian Society of Sociologists, Social Workers and Anthropologists, Ethiopia abstract

    • Understanding social cohesion in Mongolia
      Dolgion ALDAR, Bold TSEVEGDORJ, Independent Research Institute of Mongolia abstract

    • Non-regular workers trapped in the gap between changing reality and (almost) unchanged institutions
      Yoshimichi SATO, Tohoku University, Japan, ISA Executive Committee member abstract
11:30-13:00

Session 8B
Structures and Mechanisms in Societies

Room B

Chair
Ayse AYATA, Middle East Technical University, Turkey

    • Insurgent urbanism and deliberative spaces among the poor in Metro Manila: Transforming citizenship and governance systems
      Emma PORIO, Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines, Philippines Sociological Society, ISA Executive Committee member abstract

    • Marital power structure in three Chinese societies: Mechanisms accounting for the variation
      Wen-Yin CHIEN, Chin-Chun YI,Academia Sinica, Taiwan, ISA Executive Committee member abstract

    • Balancing paid work and family in neoliberal times in two policy jurisdictions in Canada
      Patrizia ALBANESE, Ryerson University, Canada, Canadian Sociological Association abstract

    • The Issue of ‘community and society’ in the process of recovery from East Japan great earthquake and Tsunami disaster
      Shujiro YAZAWA, Seijo University, Tokyo, Japan, Japanese Sociological Association abstract

14:30-16:00

Closing of the conference

Room A

Chair
Michael BURAWOY, University of Berkeley, USA, ISA President

    • Overview of the conference
      Galip YALMAN, METU, Turkey, President Turkish Social Science Association

    • Closing remarks
      Tina UYS, University of Johannesburg, South Africa, ISA Vice-President National Associations
16:30-18:00 Strategies for Mentoring Early Career Sociologists
Room C

Chair
Christine INGLIS, Editor International Sociology, University of Sydney, Australia abstract

 
Thursday 16 May 2013
   
09:00-13:00

ISA Council of National Associations Business Meeting

Room D

Chair
Tina UYS, University of Johannesburg, South Africa, ISA Vice-President National Associations

09:00-13:00

Publications Workshop

Room E

Chair
Christine INGLIS, Editor International Sociology, University of Sydney, Australia abstract

 

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  Sightseeing tour organized by the Turkish Local Organizing Committee