Thursday, October 16, 2014

Call for Proposals Can Changing the Conversation Change the World?

Call for Proposals
Can Changing the Conversation Change the World?
Ethno/CA Section
ASA Annual Meeting 2016

Proposals are invited for thematic sessions for ASA’s 2016 Annual Meeting: "Rethinking Social Movements: Can Changing the Conversation Change the World?"  This is a meeting-wide theme that should be of special interest to Ethno/CA and LSI scholars.

The Ethno/CA section made a successful bid for a 2015 Thematic Session linking Garfinkel's work on Agnes to the ASA meeting theme of Sexualities and the Social World.  We think that the Ethno/CA section can make another strong bid for the 2016 theme, especially as it deals with the debates around language, power, and society that have been central points of controversy among our scholars for decades (think, e.g., the Schegloff/Billig debate in Discourse and Society 1997-99).

The Annual Meeting will be held August 20-23, 2016, in Seattle, WA. Individuals are invited to submit proposals for complete invited sessions/panels for consideration. Thematic Session proposals are due by November 13, 2014.

The ideal proposal should enlist some fairly prominent people as speakers, perhaps within and without our immediate area of scholarship, and offer at least one slot to someone early in their career.  The ideal proposal might also deal in some way with diversity issues.

For the complete theme statement and instructions on submitting a session proposal, please visit the 2016 Annual Meeting member suggestions homepage.

For further inquiries, please contact Ethno/CA  co-chairs Mardi Kidwell and Robert Dingwall.


Mardi Kidwell and Robert Dingwall

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