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This week it was confirmed that the next ESA/ISA Mid-term Conference will take place on 26th & 27th October 2023, at University of Southern Denmark at Esbjerg.
The theme will be ´Uncertain times, unsettled lives? Complex risks and uncertainties in times of crises´, with a special stream on rural risks in times of regional polarization, climate change and energy transition.
As always, the conference will welcome abstracts from right across the different domains and topics connecting to studies of uncertainty and risk.
A detailed call for papers and more information on the submission process will follow soon…
Reminder re: the Sociology of Risk and Uncertainty website – now online!
A recently updated website of Sociology of Risk and Uncertainty
Here you will find news and links to our academic activities all over the world, online archives and resources. A blog section is open to discuss and share about the following topics:
- Decolonizing Risk Sociology (Maria Grazia Galantino, Jens Zinn)
- Intersectionality (Anna Olofsson/Susanna Öhman/Katarina Giritli-Nygren)
- Metropolis (Fabio D’Andrea)
- Environment and Risk (Ignacio Rubio Carriquiriborde)
- Body, Emotions and Risk (Fabio D’Andrea/Jens Zinn)
- Risk and the Media (Brenda Focás)
- Risk and Health (Bert de Graaff)
- and more…
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Our special thanks to Fabio D'Andrea and his team at the University of Perugia for implementing and maintaining the website. It is still a work in progress so expect more changes soon.
We count on your inputs and contributions to render our website an informative and useful resource for all those interested in risk and uncertainty research.
Maria Grazia (ESA RN22) & Jens (ISA TG04)
|Italian Sociological Review Special Issue on Beck's Legacy
Reports on recent and ongoing activities
Croatian students organised a symposium on the Sociology of Risk and Uncertainty in March 2022
From 21st to 25th March, 2022, the Sociology students' club Diskrepancija
from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Zagreb
held a symposium titled ´Risk Society: Rethinking Uncertainties in a Globalised World´. By choosing risk and society as our starting point, we wanted to highlight the all-encompassing presence of these phenomena in so-called reflexive modernity, or the modernity which is becoming aware of its inner shortcomings and is reacting to these shortcomings, in a more or less successful way. The still ongoing coronavirus pandemic can also be seen as an example of that process.
The symposium included 15 lectures from interested students and established experts in the field, such as Joost van Loon. Besides the lectures, the event had a discussion with Paško Bilić and Krešimir Petković on the nation-state and global risks, a movie night dedicated especially for high-school students followed by the discussion on the legislative framing of drug use, as well as a workshop on lobbying in the theoretical and practical framework of social resilience.
Thanks to Dario Pavičić and Karla Škrlec for this report.
Vax-Trust Project – addressing vaccine hesitancy in Europe
The aim of this social science led project is to understand more about vaccine hesitancy, including the relationship between ideas of risk and trust.
The team involves researchers at universities from across Europe
, including researchers at the University of Nottingham:
Professor Pru Hobson-West, Dr Alistair Anderson, and Professor Kate Millar.
Recent 3CIRAN – Climate Change of Critical Infrastructure in Remote Areas in the Nordic countries – network meeting in Copenhagen.
The network had some great days in Copenhangen, which included keynote presentations, presentations from participants, a lot of formal and informal discussions on various topics such as future funding strategies for joint research, and two field trips to get a closer look at some of the climate change adaptation projects we have in Denmark. The primary objective of this workshop series is to establish a new research group for examining the increased vulnerability due to Climate Change of Critical Infrastructure in Remote Areas in the Nordic countries (aka 3CIRAN). To attain this objective, 3CIRAN will develop a series of stakeholder and academic workshops for building a framework combining social science and humanities theories, methods, and analyses. Read the 3CIRAN concept note at https://lnkd.in/eQP8s-X
See more in this blog
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Volume 24 (7/8):
Laura Mellini & Francesca Poglia Mileti ‘If you know the person, there are no risks’: ‘in-between’ strategies for reducing HIV sexual risk among young sub-Saharan migrants living in Switzerland
Afonso Anfan Chen & Xing Zhang Rethinking the knowledge-attitudes model and introducing belief in human evolution: examining antecedents of public acceptability of human gene editing
Fawn Harrad-Hyde, Chris Williams & Natalie Armstrong Hospital transfers from care homes: conceptualising staff decision-making as a form of risk work
Sophie Lachapelle, Katarina Bogosavljevic & Jennifer M. Kilty In the name of health: affect theory and the role of public health risks in the creation of carceral spaces
Viorela Dan & Daniela Dimitrova Visuals’ function in health risk reporting: juxtaposing the academic conceptualisations with journalistic perceptions
Other new journal articles
Lidskog, Rolf & Berg, Monika (2022). Expertise, lay/local knowledge and the environment, pp. 257-269 in Pellizzoni, L., Leonardi, E. & Asara, V. (eds). Elgar Handbook of Critical Environmental Politics
. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar.
Lidskog, Rolf & Rabe, Linn. (2022). Making climate risks governable in Swedish municipalities: crisis preparedness, technical measures, and public involvement. Climate
, 10(7): 90.
Lidskog, Rolf, Standring, Adam & White, James. (2022). Environmental expertise for social transformation: Roles and responsibilities for social science. Environmental Sociology
, 8(3): 255–266.
Manca, T., Humble, R. M., Aylsworth, L., Cha, E., Wilson, S. E., Meyer, S. B., Greyson, D., Sadarangani, M., Parsons Leigh, J., & MacDonald, S. E. (2022). “We need to protect each other”: COVID-19 vaccination intentions and concerns among Racialized minority and Indigenous Peoples in Canada. Social Science & Medicine
, 313, 115400.
Manca, T. A., Top, K. A., Weagle, K., & Graham, J. E. (2022). Deferring risk: Limitations to the evidence in product labels for vaccine use in pregnancy. Journal of Women’s Health
, 31(8), 1103–1112.
Dean Curran (Ed.) Handbook on Risk and Inequality
. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.
This unique Handbook charts shifts in the relationship between risks and inequalities over the last few decades, analysing how inequalities shape risk and how risks condition and intensify inequalities. Expert contributors examine the impacts of environmental, financial, social, urban, economic, and digital risks on inequalities, at both national and global levels.
Michael Calnan and Tom Douglass (2022) Power, Policy and the Pandemic: A sociological analysis of COVID-19 Policy in England
. London: Emerald.
Providing a sociological analysis of the policy response to the COVID-19 pandemic in England, the analysis in this book places particular emphasis on the interplay between powerful structural interests and the influence on the development of COVID-19 policy. Considering a range of actors, (including the government, scientific experts and the medical profession, the media, and the public) and the nature of their relationships with one another, the authors identify the key sociological aspects that have shaped, facilitated, challenged, or constrained COVID-19 policy in England.
Here is an overview of the Critical Studies in Risk and Uncertainty
XX ISA World Congress of Sociology
Authoritarianism: The Sociology of New Entanglements of Religions, Politics, and Economies
Melbourne, Australia – June 25-July 1, 2023
The Thematic Group 'Sociology of Risk and Uncertainty' has received many interesting abstracts for our sessions and authors should hear soon about whether these are accepted.
Registration deadline for presenters is 22 March 2023.
SAVE THE DATE!
The 16th Conference of the European Sociological Association
will take place in Porto, Portugal
, on 27-30 August 2024
devoted to the theme “Tension, Trust and Transformation
Actualizing Robert Castel’s Legacy: The International Circulation and Reception of his Work
April 3 and 4, 2023
Campus Condorcet, Aubervilliers-Paris, France
More info here
The Next Pandemic
This roundtable event will address questions pertaining to the next pandemic:
• What lessons have we learned from the Covid pandemic that might help us cope with the next pandemic?
• Should we be more worried about an infodemic or a pandemic—and is there any distinction anymore?
• Is it possible to have healthy scepticism in a pandemic? • What insights can the arts & humanities and the social sciences provide for understanding pandemics?
See more here
The roundtable is part of ‘Unfolding Our Shared Future: Challenge, Possibility and Potential in the 21st Century’, a travelling festival addressing issues facing the US and UK in domestic, trans-Atlantic and global contexts.
|Assistant professor position in public policy and healthcare – at Erasmus University Rotterdam
We are looking for an assistant professor, in a nice team 😊. We aim for a social science researcher (pub admin, but political sociology would work as well), experienced in qualitative methods, with an interest in the politics and governance of healthcare. Being able to speak Dutch is useful. Here is the link