ISA World Congress of Sociology, Yokohama, Japan, July 2014

Research Committee on
Clinical Sociology, RC46

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Program Coordinator

Assistant Program Coordinator

Number of allocated sessions including Business Meeting: 14.

 

Planned sessions and dates/time subject to further changes

in alphabetical order:

 

Thursday, July 17, 2014: 12:30 PM - 2:20 PM

Addressing Inequality before, during and after Difficult Times: Research, Intervention and Effective Outcomes

Integrative Session: RC46 Clinical Sociology, South African Sociological Association, Philippine Sociological Society and TG03 Human Rights and Global Justice
Not open for submission of abstracts.

 

Monday, July 14, 2014: 7:30 PM - 8:50 PM

Analyse critique et clinique de la Nouvelle Gestion Publique
Clinical and Critical Analysis of New Public Management

Session Organizers
Tina UYS, University of Johannesburg, South Africa, tuys@uj.ac.za
Jan Marie FRITZ, University of Cincinnati, USA, jan.fritz@uc.edu

Session in English/French

The New Public Management had become a reference model in public institutions and the states. Are the basic paradigms of this management conception (utilitarianism, positivism, functionalism, objectivism) compatible with the ones in clinical sociology? Managerial “reforms” planned or imposed in business firms, public services or institutions produce an increase of a deep workers’ ill being (psychosocial risks for health), expressed through stress, burn out, professional exhaustion, depression, moral harassment, suicide. What are the answers, theoretical or practical, that can be given, in clinical sociology, to address this social phenomenon?

Le New management public s’est imposé comme référence et comme modèle dans la gestion publique des institutions et des États. Les paradigmes qui fondent cette conception de la gestion (utilitarisme, positivisme, fonctionnalisme, objectivistes) sont-ils compatibles avec les paradigmes de la sociologie clinique ? Les « réformes » managériales voulues ou imposées des entreprises, des services publics et des institutions engendre une montée d’un mal être profond des travailleurs (risques psychosociaux) qui se traduit par des symptômes comme le stress, le burn out, l’épuisement professionnel, la dépression, le harcèlement, le suicide. Quelles réponses, théoriques, méthodologiques et pratiques, la sociologie clinique peut-elle apporter face à ce phénomène social global ?

 

Thursday, July 17, 2014: 03:30 PM - 05:20 PM

Clinical Sociology and Inclusiveness
Sociologie Clinique Et De L`intégration
Sociología Clínica e Inclusión

Session Organizers
Tina UYS, University of Johannesburg, South Africa, tuys@uj.ac.za
Jan Marie FRITZ, University of Cincinnati, USA, jan.fritz@uc.edu

Session in English

One of the basic values of clinical sociology is inclusivity. This session invites presentations focusing on gender; race; ethnicity; physical and mental challenges; sexuality; class; age; religion and/or other considerations that must be taken into account when putting inclusive initiatives in place. The papers may focus on the barriers or the ways in which barriers have been, are being or could be overcome.

 

Tuesday, July 15, 2014: 08:30 AM - 10:20 AM

Clinical Sociology, Care and Care Workers

Session Organizer
Anton SENEKAL, University of Johannesburg, South Africa, asenekal@uj.ac.za

Session in English

 

Monday, July 14, 2014: 5:30 PM - 7:20 PM

Clinical Sociology, Cultural Diversity and Immigration
Sociologie clinique, diversité culturelle et immigration

Session Organizers
Tina UYS, University of Johannesburg, South Africa, tuys@uj.ac.za
Jan Marie FRITZ, University of Cincinnati, USA, jan.fritz@uc.edu

Session in English/French

Migrations, in all countries, international immigration or internal migrations inside a country constitute a major social phenomenon. In the cities, at school, in the workplace, in health services, in the political public sphere, diversity is the word. How can we build a society based on an inclusive social democracy, a true citizenship that addresses the dialectical tension between universal rights and duties and “otherness”, the basic differences expressed through languages, values, beliefs, life habits, gender relationships? Presentations are welcome on all kinds of cultural diversity and immigration/migration issues.

Les migrations dans tous les pays, que ce soient l’immigration internationale ou les migrations internes dans un pays constituent un phénomène social majeur. Dans les villes, à l’école, dans les milieux de travail, dans la sphère publique, la diversité est la règle. Comment construire une société fondée sur une démocratie sociale, une citoyenneté qui se définit dans une tension dialectique entre des droits et devoirs universels et « l’altérité », sur des différences fondamentales de langues, de valeurs, de croyances, d’habitudes de vie, de relations de genre ? Les présentations sont les bienvenus sur tous les types de diversité culturelle et les questions d`immigration/migration.

 

Wednesday, July 16, 2014: 10:30 AM - 12:20 PM

Clinical Sociology, Health and Social Policy

Session Organizers
Tina UYS, University of Johannesburg, South Africa, tuys@uj.ac.za
Jan Marie FRITZ, University of Cincinnati, USA, jan.fritz@uc.edu

Session in English

Presentations are invited that deal with important human needs and desires such as food; shelter; a sustainable and safe environment; the promotion of health; the treatment of illness; inclusion; education; training; labour; adoption; abortion; and social security.

Abstracts are welcome about clinical sociological analysis and/or intervention in the health care sector in areas including health care delivery, health planning, health education, health care organizations and professions, and health policy.

We particularly are interested in the analysis of social policies (e.g., guidelines, principles, legislation, mandates, and treaties) that have been put in place to meet human needs and learning about actual practices and change initiatives in relation to social policies.

 

Wednesday, July 16, 2014: 08:30 AM - 10:20 AM

Clinical Sociology, Student Attitudes and Learning Outcomes

Session Organizer
Hans Petter SAND, University of Agder, Norway, Hans.P.Sand@uia.no

Session in English

 

Monday, July 14, 2014: 3:30 PM - 5:20 PM

Clinical Sociology: Epistemology and Research
Sociologie Clinique: Épistémologie et la Recherche

Session Organizer
Abdul-Mumin SA`AD, Federal College of Education, Nigeria, amsaad89@hotmail.com

Session in English/French

 

Wednesday, July 16, 2014: 03:30 PM - 05:20 PM

Clinical Sociology: Research/Intervention to Improve the Quality of Life

Session Organizer
Jan Marie FRITZ, University of Cincinnati, USA, jan.fritz@uc.edu

Session in English

 

Thursday, July 17, 2014: 10:30 AM - 12:20 PM

Destructive Dependencies and Social Experiences

Session Organizers
Tina UYS, University of Johannesburg, South Africa, tuys@uj.ac.za
Jan Marie FRITZ, University of Cincinnati, USA, jan.fritz@uc.edu

Session in English

This session looks at extremely difficult social experiences such as bullying; war; mafia and gang control; and harmful cultural practices. It also covers emotional and behavioural dependencies such as addiction to drugs, alcohol, work, food, sex or gambling. The session also can discuss co-dependency (people may form or maintain relationships that are one-sided, emotionally destructive and/or physically abusive). Papers are invited that analyse one or more phenomena in a single locality or make comparisons of various kinds (e.g., by geographic setting, different kinds of experiences) and/or discuss attempts to intervene.

 

Tuesday, July 15, 2014: 05:30 PM - 07:20 PM

RC46 Business Meeting

Session Organizers
Tina UYS, University of Johannesburg, South Africa, tuys@uj.ac.za
Jan Marie FRITZ, University of Cincinnati, USA, jan.fritz@uc.edu

 

Wednesday, July 16, 2014: 05:30 PM - 07:20 PM

Sociologie Clinique et Changement Social
Clinical Sociology and Social Change

Session Organizers
Tina UYS, University of Johannesburg, South Africa, tuys@uj.ac.za
Jan Marie FRITZ, University of Cincinnati, USA, jan.fritz@uc.edu

Session in English/French

The Social change perspective is a traditional basic issue in Clinical Sociology, anchored from the beginning on a dialectical relationship between theory and practice. Through different research and practice experiences, we are to examine how and to what extent social change is produced. Different models and strategies are first to be distinguished, for example the planning of change, based on problem solving and pragmatic principles or more interpretive and symbolic interaction models, or more radical change models. We also will evaluate what is changed: people (attitudes, political consciousness, ways of thinking), collectives and power relationships (in organizations and institutions), and/or structural dimensions (rules, governance models, policies). What do we change, actually?

Le changement social est une dimension traditionnelle de base en sociologie clinique, ancrée depuis le début sur une perspective des rapports dialectiques entre théorie et pratique. A partir de différentes expériences de recherche et d’intervention, il convient d’étudier comment et jusqu’à quel point un changement social se produit. Nous devons d’abord distinguer différents modèles de changement, comme celui du Changement planifié, fondé sur les principes du Pragmatisme et sur le modèle de résolution de problème, ou ceux fondés sur des modèles Interprétatifs ou d’interactionnisme symbolique, ou d’autre plus radicaux. Il faut ensuite d’apprécier ce qui et changé : les personnes (attitudes, conscience politique, façons de penser), les collectifs et les relations de pouvoir (dans les organisations et les institutions), des dimensions structurelles (règles, modèles de gouvernance, politiques). Que changeons-nous, finalement?

 

Tuesday, July 15, 2014: 10:30 AM - 12:20 PM

Special Topics in Clinical Sociology: Whistleblowing, Bullying and Research

Session Organizer
Harry PERLSTADT, Michigan State University, USA, perlstad@msu.edu

Session in English

 

Monday, July 14, 2014: 10:30 AM - 12:20 PM

The Development of the Field of Clinical Sociology: History, Feasibility, Certification and Accreditation

Session Organizer
Tina UYS, University of Johannesburg, South Africa, tuys@uj.ac.za

Session in English

 

Thursday, July 17, 2014: 08:30 AM - 10:20 AM

Violence and Suffering in the Workplace
Violence et souffrance dans les milieux de travail

Session Organizer
Tina UYS, University of Johannesburg, South Africa, tuys@uj.ac.za
Jan Marie FRITZ, University of Cincinnati, USA, jan.fritz@uc.edu

Session in English/French

In a context of globalization, increasing complexity and constant reorganizations, the relationship to work has become uncertain and chaotic. The transition from industrial capitalism to financial capitalism was accompanied by a transformation of modes of corporate governance. The need to improve productivity to satisfy the rate of return required by "financial markets" has put businesses in a headlong rush. The reorganization has become the norm. Inside the enterprise, the way of functioning is based on the search for immediate efficacy, in a temporal context dominated by immediacy and continual acceleration. With the triumph of managerial ideology, the quest for a meaningful work and the recognition of the person’s contribution in management are strikingly absent.

These are the consequences in terms of individual and collective suffering that will be discussed during this session. Attempts to cope with this ‘economic violence’ will also be studied.

 

Joint Sessions

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Human Rights and Clinical Sociology

Joint session of RC46 Clinical Sociology and TG03 Human Rights and Global Justice [host committee]

 

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