Research Committees

RC02 Economy and Society


To promote the development of the theory and practice of the sociology of economic life; to improve research and promote meetings in the field of the sociology of economic activity at all national, regional and international levels; to provide information on significant developments in this field, particularly through scholar publications; to unite the professional qualities, social consciousness and experience of its members for work on the problems of the sociology of economic activities throughout the world.

Board 2014-2018

President Heidi GOTTFRIED, Wayne State University, USA,
Vice-Presidents Karen SHIRE, University of Duisburg, Germany
Aaron PITLUCK, Illionis State University, United States
Secretary Jean Philippe SAPINSKI, University of Victoria, Canada,
Treasurer David FASENFEST, USA
Board Members Bill CARROLL, University of Victoria, Canada
Nadya A GUIMARAES, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil 
Jun IMAI, Hokkaido University, Japan 
Georgina MURRAY, University of Griffith, Australia 
Alejandra SALAS-PORRAS, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico
Vishwas SATGAR, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa 
Sylvia WALBY, University of Lancaster, United Kingdom
Patrick ZILTENER, University of Zurich, Switzerland

XIX ISA World Congress of Sociology Program Coordinator: Heidi GOTTFRIED,


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Dues for a 4-year period:

  • $50 for members from countries in economy category A.
  • $10 discount rate for students or members from countries in economy categories B or C.

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