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International Sociological Association
Research Committee on the Body in the Social Sciences RC54

Established as

  • Thematic Group in 1996
  • Working Group in 2003
  • Research Committee in 2008

Objectives
To study the body as a subject in the social sciences

 Statutes

Board 2010-2014
President
Bianca Maria PIRANI, University of Roma La Sapienza, Italy
biancamaria.pirani@uniroma1.it
Vice-President
Thomas S. SMITH, University of Rochester, USA
Secretary
Alireza MOULA, Karlstad University, Sweden, alireza.moula@kau.se
Treasurer
Chris SPEED, Edinburgh College of Art, UK
Board Members
Pierre BOUVIER, University of Nanterre, France
Roberto CIPRIANI, University of Rome 3, Italy
Devorah KALEKIN-FISHMAN, University of Haifa, Israel
Roberto MOTTA, Recife University, Brazil
Matteo NEGRO, University of Catania, Italy
Nicola PORRO, Cassino University, Italy
Ivan VARGA, Queen's University, Canada (deceased, 2012)

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Forthcoming Activities

XVIII ISA World Congress of Sociology

Publications
RC54 Newsletter
  Spring Summer Fall
2013     PDF file
2012      
2011      
2010 PDF file    
2009     PDF file
2008   PDF file  

Body and Time. Bodily Rythms and Social Synchronism in the Digital Media Society
Edited by Bianca Maria Pirani and Thomas S. Smith
Cambridge Scholars Publishing, New Castle upon Tyne: 2013.

pdf Book introduction

Bodily Order. Mind, Emotion, and Social Memory
Edited by Bianca Maria Pirani and Ivan Varga
Current Sociology Vol.53, Nº2, Monograph Nº1
SAGE Publications: March 2005

The New Boundaries between Bodies and Technologies
Edited by Bianca Maria Pirani and Ivan Varga
Cambridge Scholars Publishing, New Castle upon Tyne: 2008.

First World Forum of Sociology
RC54 Selected Papers Voll.I-II

Acting Bodies and Social Networks: a Bridge between Technology and Working Memory
Vol. I. The Body as Social Icon, vol. II. Mapping Bodies in Networked Space
Edited by Bianca Maria Pirani and Ivan Varga
University Press of America: 2009

Learning from Memory: Body, Memory and Technology in a Globalizing World
Edited and introduced by Bianca Maria Pirani
Cambridge Scholars Publishing: 2011.
pdf RC54 book prospectus.

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