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REGULAR AND GENERAL SESSIONS




Accepted regular sessions, including details of accepted papers and authors, are presented in alphabetical order below. Also general sessions are listed on this page. Please see below.

During the afternoons of the congress (on Friday, 17 February, Saturday, 18 February, and Sunday, 19 February), a large number of parallel regular/general sessions will be held. Each session is 90 minutes long and consists of an oral presentation of 3 to 5 papers.

A

Action Research for Change: Applied Sociology and the Emerging Social Justice Movements Abstracts available
Jeffry A. Will, University of North Florida, Jacksonville
Jay Weinstein, University of North Florida, Jacksonville

After Weber: The Civilizations of India, China and Islam
Edward A. Tiryakian, Duke University

Anamnesis: Memory, Time and Recital Abstracts available
Claudia Tazreiter, University of New South Wales
Helen Pringle, University of New South Wales

The Archive and Its Afterlives
Baidik Bhattacharya, University of Delhi

Archives for Maintaining Community and Society in the Digital Age I
Keiji Fujiyoshi, Koyasan University, Wakayama

Archives for Maintaining Community and Society in the Digital Age II
Keiji Fujiyoshi, Koyasan University, Wakayama


B
Being Human in Global Society: Concepts of the Self and Socialization Processes in Asian Cultures Abstracts available
Andrea M. Maccarini, University of Padova
Riccardo Prandini, University of Bologna

Beyond Assimilationism and Multiculturalism: Social Dynamics and Contemporary Cultural Identities I Abstracts available
Claudia Portioli, University of Ferrara

Beyond Assimilationism and Multiculturalism: Social Dynamics and Contemporary Cultural Identities II Abstracts available
Claudia Portioli, University of Ferrara
Felipe Arocena, University of the Republic, Montevideo

Beyond Standpoints
Anirbas Das, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta

Beyond the 'Tribe' and 'Tribal Studies' Abstracts available
Sangeeta Dasgupta, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

Boundaries, Identities and Social Vocabularies Abstracts available
General session IV

C
Christian Sociology: Dogmatism or Rationality
Svetlana Sharonova, St. Tikhon's Orthodox University, Moscow
Igor Ryazantsev, St. Tikhon's Orthodox University, Moscow

Community Development and Local Mobilization and Struggle Abstracts available
General session I

Comparative Federalism
Sandeep Shastri, Jain University, Bangalore

Connecting Visual Sociology and Visual Geography: Collecting, Producing and Analyzing Visual Data Abstracts available
Dennis Zuev, CIES-IUL, Lisbon
Session organized by ISA TG05

Connecting Visual Sociology and Visual Geography: Spectacles and Spectacular in Modern Asian Societies Abstracts available
Dennis Zuev, CIES-IUL, Lisbon
Session organized by ISA TG05

Crisis and Decline of the Western Capitalism Society, Politics and Right Abstracts available
Tito Marci, University of Rome "La Sapienza"

Critical Gandhian Studies: A Charter
Ananya Vajpeyi, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, New Delhi

Critical Transformations: Social Research for the 21st Century
Celine-Marie Pascale, American University, Washington D.C


D
Dalit Social Movements: Questions of Theory and Knowledge Production Abstracts available
Sanal Mohan, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala
K. Satyanarayana, The English and Foreign Languages University, Tarnaka, Hyderabad

Diversifying the Idea of Democracy: Lessons from the ĹDeveloping Worldĺ Abstracts available
Suhas Palshikar, University of Pune and Centre for the Study of Developing Societies


E
Ecosociology and Social Ecology after Soviet Hegemony in Post-Soviet Area Abstracts available
Irina A. Sosunova, International Independent University of Environmental and Political Sciences, Moscow Larissa G. Titarenko, Belarusian State University, Minsk

Eisenstadt's Comparative Perspective on Europe and India
Willfried Spohn, University of Wroclaw
Shalini Randeria, University of Zuerich
Session organized by ISA WG02

Embeddenedness in Financial Processes and Lending Decisions Abstracts available
Akos Rona-Tas, University of California, San Diego
Alya Guseva, Boston University, Boston, MA

Emerging Frontiers of Relative Deprivation Theory
Kenji Kosaka, Kwansei Gakuin University, Nishinomiya

Escaping Poverty: Evidence from Life Stories Abstracts available
Andrew Shepherd, Overseas Development Institute, London
Ellen Bortei-Doku Aryeetey, University of Ghana, Legon
Flora Kessy; University of Mzumbe, Dar es Salaam

Exploring the Links between Decolonization and Disarmament
Savyasaachi, Jamia Millia Islamia

F
Financialization Abstracts available
Akos Rona-Tas, University of California, San Diego
Alya Guseva, Boston University, Boston, MA


G
Gender and Modernity: Rethinking Power and Identity in the Global Arena I Abstracts available
Sofia Aboim, University of Lisbon
Pedro Vasconcelos, Lisbon University Institute

Gender and Modernity: Rethinking Power and Identity in the Global Arena II Abstracts available
Sofia Aboim, University of Lisbon e
Pedro Vasconcelos, Lisbon University Institute

Global Modernity. The New World Historical Constellation and its Implications for Sociology
Volker H. Schmidt, National University of Singapore
Session organized by ISA RC35

Global, Multiple and Post-colonial Modernities I
Manuela Boatca, Freie Universitńt Berlin
Sujata Patel, University of Hyderabad
Session organized by ISA WG02

Global, Multiple and Post-colonial Modernities II
Manuela Boatca, Freie Universitńt Berlin
Sujata Patel, University of Hyderabad
Session organized by ISA WG02

Globalization from a Civilizational Point of View Abstracts available
Vittorio Cotesta, Universita' Degli Studi Roma Tre
Vincenzo Cicchelli, UniversitÚ Paris V La Sorbonne

Globalization, Media and Markets Abstracts available
General session II

Globalization, Migration and Collective Identities Abstracts available
General session III


H
Hegemony of Technology over Rural Social Relationships in Rural Rajasthan
Sumana V. Pandey, Government Girls College, Gupteshwar Road, Dausa (Rajasthan)

Hegemony, Postcoloniality, and the Representation/s of European Roma
Nidhi Trehan, University of Delhi
Angela Kocze, Central European University, Budapest

Higher Education in the 21st Century: Conceptualization and Performance beyond Legacy and the Market I Abstracts available
Walter R. Allen, University of California Los Angeles
Andrey V. Rezaev, St. Petersburg State University

Higher Education in the 21st Century: Conceptualization and Performance beyond Legacy and the Market II Abstracts available
Walter R. Allen, University of California Los Angeles
Andrey V. Rezaev, St. Petersburg State University

History of Diffusion, Reception, and Development of Institution of Cinema in Middle Eastern and Asian Societies
Hossein Parviz Ejlali, Islamic Azad University, Tehran North Branch


I
Impact of Science & Technology on Social Norms and Values of Society
Niharika Chaturvedi, S.R.K.P.G. College, Agra University, Firozabad, UP
Ugrasen Pandey, S.R.K.P.G. College, Agra University, Firozabad, UP

Information Technology Revolution and Emerging Cultures
R Rajesh, Bangalore University

Innovation and its Consequences in the Knowledge Society
Dennis L. McNamara, Georgetown University, Washington D.C.
Maarten Mentzel, University of Amsterdam

K
Knowledge Swaraj: Science and Technology in Civil Society Abstracts available
C. Shambhu Prasad, Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneshwar, Odisha

L
Language Politics and the Public Life of Indian Democracy
Veena Naregal, Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi

M
Migration, Displacement and Globalization I
Habibul Haque Khondker, Zayed University, Abu Dhabi

Migration, Displacement and Globalization II
Habibul Haque Khondker, Zayed University, Abu Dhabi


N
National Identity, Democratization and the Promise of Leisure Abstracts available
Ishwar Modi, India International Institute of Social Sciences, Jaipur
Session organized by ISA RC13

New Spiritualism: Emerging Alternatives
R Rajesh, Bangalore University


P
Political Trust and Citizens ParticipationAbstracts available
Jurate Imbrasaite, Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas

Post-secular Religion I
Roberto Cipriani, University Rome 3

Post-secular Religion II
Roberto Cipriani, University Rome 3

Post-Secularism and Politics: Social Cohesion, Multiple Modernities, and the Just Social Order
John Torpey, City University of New York
David Abraham, University of Miami, FL
Bryan S. Turner, City University of New York

Processes of Civilising, De-civilising and Post Colonisation Abstracts available
Stephen Vertigans, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen
Robert van Krieken, University of Sydney Bryan S. Turner, City University of New York

Provincialising History: A Reappraisal of the Work of Shri Dharampal and Its Implications for Contemporary and Future Research Abstracts available
Gita Dharampal-Frick, University of Heidelberg

Psychosociological Work in Transcultural Contexts Abstracts available
Gwynyth Overland, Regional Resource Centre for Trauma, Violence, and Suicide Prevention (RVTS Sor), Kristiansand


Q
The Quality of New Democracies: Plebiscitarian and Republican Regimes Abstracts available
Carlos H. Waisman, University of California, San Diego


R
Re-centering Racism in Academic and Political Debate Abstracts available
Marta Ara˙jo, University of Coimbra
Silvia RodrÝguez Maeso, University of Coimbra

Reconceptualizing Public Space in the Contemporary World Order Abstracts available
Jennifer Parker, Penn State University, Center Valley, PA
Supriya Seth, Government PG College, Kota (Rajasthan)
Tribhu Nath Dubey, Government PG College, Kota (Rajasthan)

Religion and Politics in a Comparative Perspective Abstracts available
Batia Siebzehner, Beit Berl College, Kfar Saba

Rethinking Minority Cultures Abstracts available
Mollica Dastider, University of Delhi

Rethinking Slavery After Western Hegemony Abstracts available
David Strecker, University of Jena
Session organized by ISA RC35

Re-visioning Social Sustainability: Challenging Hegemonies and Emerging Alternatives I Abstracts available
George Odysseus Tsobanoglou, University of the Aegean, Mytilini
Kiran Prasad, Sri Padmavati Mahila University, Tirupati
Session organized by ISA RC26

Re-visioning Social Sustainability: Challenging Hegemonies and Emerging Alternatives II Abstracts available
George Odysseus Tsobanoglou, University of the Aegean, Mytilini
Kiran Prasad, Sri Padmavati Mahila University, Tirupati
Session organized by ISA RC26


S
Seduction and the Body in Times of Internet
NatÓlia Cantˇ-MilÓ, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya - Open University of Catalonia, Barcelona
Swen Seebach, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya - Open University of Catalonia, Barcelona

Shards of Memory: Memorials, Commemorations, Remembrance Abstracts available
Radhika Chopra, University of Delhi

Social Change as the Story of Contemporary Indian Society, and Social Scientists as the Story Tellers I Abstracts available
Sailaja Nandigama, Wageningen University
Eswarappa Kasi, National Institute of Rural Development (NIRD), Rajendranagar, Hyderabad

Social Change as the Story of Contemporary Indian Society, and Social Scientists as the Story Tellers II Abstracts available
Sailaja Nandigama, Wageningen University
Eswarappa Kasi, National Institute of Rural Development (NIRD), Rajendranagar, Hyderabad

The Sociology and Philosophy of Global Justice Abstracts available
Gabriele De Angelis, Universidade Nova, Lisbon
Paulo Barcelos, Universidade Nova, Lisbon

Sociology and Sociolinguistics of Mass Media after Western Hegemony Abstracts available
Nino Daraselia, Iv. Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University

Sociology of Emotions: Emotions as Invisible Threads that Bind People Together I Abstracts available
Francesc N˙˝ez-Mosteo, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya-Open University, Barcelona
NatÓlia Cantˇ-MilÓ, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya-Open University, Barcelona

Sociology of Emotions: Emotions as Invisible Threads that Bind People Together IIAbstracts available
Francesc N˙˝ez-Mosteo, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya-Open University, Barcelona
NatÓlia Cantˇ-MilÓ, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya-Open University, Barcelona

Sociology of Post-Soviet Countries: Myth or Reality? Abstracts available
Zhanna Andreasyan, Yerevan State University

Sociology of Russian Society
Vladimir I. Dobrenkov, Lomonosov Moscow State University

State and Civil Society in East Asia in the Age of Globalization Abstracts available
Dong-No Kim, Yonsei University, Seoul


T
Tourism and International Relations I
Alberto Gasparini, University of Trieste

Tourism and International Relations II
Alberto Gasparini, University of Trieste

Trust: Comparative Perspectives
Masamichi Sasaki, Chuo University, Tokyo


V
Variety and Multiplicity of Modernities and Modernization : First West, Now East I
Kiyomitsu Yui, Kobe University
Victor Lidz, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Variety and Multiplicity of Modernities and Modernization : First West, Now East II
Kiyomitsu Yui, Kobe University
Victor Lidz, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Visual Citizenship: Critical Perspectives on Human Rights, Humanitarian Action and Development Abstracts available
Pierluigi Musar˛, University of Bologna


W
Whistleblowing in a Changing Global Context: The Effect of National and Organisational Cultures on the Reporting of Wrongdoing Abstracts available
Tina Uys, University of Johannesburg
David Lewis, Middlesex University, London
Session organized by ISA RC46

Whose if Non-Western Hegemony?
Zbigniew Rykiel, Rzeszˇw University