ISA World Congress of Sociology

Presidential and Plenary Session Videos

Opening Ceremony and Presidential Address

Chair: Myrna DAWSON, President-Elect of the Canadian Sociological Association, Canada

  • Welcome to Turtle Island
    Alan Harrington, The Red Urban Project, Montreal First Nations dancers from Québec and Ontario represent many Indigenous Nations from across Turtle Island – known today as North America. Young Ogichidaa will accompany.
  • Land Acknowledgement
    Myrna DAWSON, President-Elect of the Canadian Sociological Association, Canada
  • Opening
    Amy DESJARLAIS, Knowledge Keepr, Beaver Clan, Wasauksing First Nation, Canada
  • Welcome Addresses
    Margaret ABRAHAM, President of the International Sociological Association, USA; Patrizia ALBANESE, Chair of the Canadian Local Organizing Committee, Canada; Rima WILKES, President of the Canadian Sociological Association, Canada
  • Message to the world from the Canadian Sociological Association
    Howard RAMOS, Past President of the Canadian Sociological Association, Canada
  • ISA Award for Excellence in Research and Practice
    presented by Margaret Abraham, President of the International Sociological Association
  • ISA Worldwide Competition for Junior Sociologists
    Winners presentation by Elena Zdravomyslova, Coordinator, Member of the ISA Executive Committee
  • 2020 ISA Forum of Sociology
    Presented by Hermilio Santos, Chair of the Local Organizing Committee, Porto Alegre, Brazil
  • 2022 ISA World Congress of Sociology
    Presented by Dan Woodman, Katie Hughes and Jo Lindsay, Local Organizing Committee, Melbourne, Australia
  • ISA Presidential Address. Power, Violence and Justice: Reflections, Responses and Responsibilities
    Margaret ABRAHAM, President of the International Sociological Association, USA
  • Closing Remarks and Guidance to the Reception in Exhibition Hall A

Presidential Session 2: Structures of Power, Violence and Justice

Session Organizer and Chair: Margaret ABRAHAM, Hofstra University, USA
 
  • Caretaking Relations, Not American Dreaming: #IdleNoMore, #BlackLivesMatter, and #NoDAPL
    Kim TALLBEAR, University of Alberta, Canada
  • Theorizing Violence: Neoliberalism, Gender, and the Increase in Violence
    Sylvia WALBY, Lancaster University, United Kingdom
  • Universities as Sites of Power, Violence (and Justice?)
    Nandini SUNDAR, Delhi School of Economics, India
  • Western Jihadism in Sociological Perspective: The Urban and National Dimensions
    Farhard KHOSROKHAVAR, EHEES, France

Presidential Session 3: Building a More Just World

Session Organizer and Chair: Margaret ABRAHAM, Hofstra University, USA

  • Feminism, Motherhood, and the Globalization of Reproduction: What is Justice?
    Mary ROMERO, Arizona State University, USA
  • Claves críticas para comprender las tensiones entre transformación y conservación de la tierra comunal: parentesco, uso y propiedad de la tierra
    Gladys TZUL, Instituto Amaq, Guatemala
  • What is Justice for a Victim of Femicide? Challenging the Concepts of Rights and Justice from a Context of Disposability of Female Bodies
    Montserrat SAGOT, Universidad de Costa Rica, Costa Rica
  • Confronting the Destruction of Social Rights through Considerations on the Crisis of the European Social Model and Options to Tackle It
    Roland ATZMUELLER, Johannes Kepler University, Austria

Plenary Session 4: Colonial and Contemporary Land Appropriation and Dispossession: In Search of Justice

Session Organizers: Margaret ABRAHAM, Hofstra University, USA and Patrizia ALBANESE, Ryerson University, Canada
Chair: Patrizia ALBANESE, Ryerson University, Canada

  • Dispossession, Justice, and Social Science: ‘In the beginning all the world was America’
    Gurminder BHAMBRA, University of Sussex, United Kingdom
  • Australian Indigenous Dispossession: The Link between Land and Social Justice
    Margaret WALTER, University of Tasmania, Australia
  • Extractivism, dispossession and gendered transformations of territoriality
    Maria Cristina CIELO, FLACSO, Ecuador

Plenary Session 5: Globalization, Structures of Violence and Everyday Life

Session Organizers: Celi SCALON, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and Vineeta SINHA, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Chair: Vineeta SINHA, National University of Singapore, Singapore

  • "Feeling Race": The Field Of Racialized Emotions In Trump America
    Eduardo BONILLA-SILVA, Duke University, USA
  • Everyday Violence and the Privatization of Coercion
    Maznah MOHAMAD, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Socio-ecological Violences, Resistances, and Orders
    Jose Esteban CASTRO, National Scientific and Technical Research Council, Argentina
  • Symbiosis of Terrorist Tactics and High Tech
    Randall COLLINS, University of Pennsylvania, USA

Unfortunately, there is no video available of this session.

Plenary Session 6: Migration and Displacement: Beyond Borders and States

Session Organizers: Sari HANAFI, American University of Beirut, Lebanon and Vineeta SINHA, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Chair: Sari HANAFI, American University of Beirut, Lebanon

  • Migrating Beyond Borders and States among informal South Asian Migrant Workers in South
    Africa Pragna RUGUNANAN, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Gender, Violence and Precarity in Displacement
    Evangelia TASTSOGLOU, Saint Mary's University, Canada

Plenary Session 7: Violence and Inequalities: Racism, Xenophobia and Exclusion

Session Organizers: John HOLMWOOD, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom and Mokong Simon MAPADIMENG, University of Limpopo, South Africa
Chair: Mokong Simon MAPADIMENG, University of Limpopo, South Africa

  • Violence, Inequalities and Exclusion in Latin American Sociology
    Gabriel KESSLER, Universidad Nacional de La Plata-Conicet, Argentina
  • Resisting Xenophobic Violence in South Africa: thinking the character of popular politics
    Michael NEOCOSMOS, Rhodes University, South Africa
  • Surveilling Blackness in the 21st Century USA: Modernity/Coloniality, Objectivity and Contemporary Forms of Injustice
    Natalie BYFIELD, St. John's University, USA
  • What's It Like After Fifty Years: Multiculturalism in Canada at the Crossroads
    Frances HENRY, University of Toronto, Canada

Plenary Session 8: Power of Social Movements for Justice and Resistance to Oppression

Session Organizers: Markus S. SCHULZ, New School for Social Research, USA and Benjamin TEJERINA, University of the Basque Country, Spain
Chairs: Benjamin TEJERINA, University of the Basque Country, Spain and Markus S. SCHULZ, New School for Social Research, USA

  • When repression fails
    Bert KLANDERMANS, Vrije Universiteit, Netherlands
  • The irrepressible anticapitalism of movements for social justice, or why every struggle has a Left Wing
    Jeff GOODWIN, New York University, USA
  • Fighting for social justice in Guerrero, Mexico: Creating alternatives to the state’s failure to provide security and justice
    Ligia TAVERA FENOLLOSA, Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales, Mexico

Plenary Session 9: Gender and Intersectional Violence

Session Organizers: Rosemary BARBERET, City University of New York, USA and Evangelia TASTSOGLOU, Saint Mary's University, Canada
Chair: Evangelia TASTSOGLOU, Saint Mary's University, Canada

  • Violence as a Saturated Site of Intersecting Power Relations
    Patricia HILL COLLINS, University of Maryland, USA
  • Gender Violence against Girls and Adolescents in Mexico
    Sonia FRÍAS, National Autonomous University, Mexico
  • The Moral Crusade on 'Gender Ideology': Conservative Alliances against Sexual and Reproductive Rights in Latin America
    Richard MISKOLCI, Federal University of São Carlos, Brazil
  • The Violence of Erasure and the Significance of Excavating the Histories of the Oppressed
    Grace KHUNOU, University of Johannesburg, South Africa

Plenary Session 10: The Justice System: Power, Violence and Responsibility of Civil Society

Session Organizers: Kalpana KANNABIRAN, Council for Social Development, India and Marina KURKCHIYAN, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Chair: Marina KURKCHIYAN, University of Oxford, United Kingdom

  • Access to Justice in Contexts of Precarious State Institutions
    Arturo ALVARADO MENDOZA, El Colegio de Mexico, Mexico
  • The Sociology of Law as Public Sociology: How Can Empirical Research Enhance Justice
    Vadim VOLKOV, European University at Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation
  • Justice for Victims of Crime
    Jo-Anne WEMMERS, Universite de Montreal, Canada
  • The Arc of Justice in the Era of Routinized Violence
    Bandana PURKAYASTHA, University of Connecticut, United States

Plenary Session 11: What Security, Whose Security? States, Corporations, and Publics

Session Organizers: John HOLMWOOD, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom and Sawako SHIRAHASE, University of Tokyo, Japan
Chair: Sawako SHIRAHASE, University of Tokyo, Japan

  • Continuities and Discontinuities in Security Deliberations in Contemporary South Africa: Archival Reflections
    Elrena VAN DER SPUY, University of Cape Town, South Africa
  • State and Counterrevolution
    Waldon BELLO, University of Philippines, Philippines
  • Israeli State Security and the Palestine Issue
    Elia ZUREIK, Queen’s University, Canada
  • Violence: Theory, Phenomenology and Public Policies
    Jose-Vicente TAVARES-DOS-SANTOS, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

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