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.

To know more about the history of RC02, go to Bulletin 33 (1983), pp. 8-9.

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Board 2018 - 2022. Extended 2023

President Aaron PITLUCK, Illinois State University, USA,
Vice-President Karen SHIRE, University Duisburg-Essen, Germany,
Secretary & Newsletter Editor Dustin S. STOLTZ, University of Notre Dame, USA,
Treasurer Cory BLAD, Manhattan College, USA,
Board Members

William CARROLL, University of Victoria, Canada
Chris CHASE-DUNN, University of California-Riverside, USA
Heidi GOTTFRIED, Wayne State University, USA
Nadya Araujo GUIMARAES, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Michelle Fei-yu HSIEH, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Georgina MURRAY, Griffith University, Australia
Alejandra SALAS-PORRAS, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico
Christian SUTER, Université de Neuchâtel, Switzerland

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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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