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2017-12-04

Martin Portos Garcia wins the ISA’s Seventh Worldwide Competition for Junior Sociologists

The International Sociological Association has just announced the list of the winners of the Seventh Worldwide Competition for Junior Sociologists engaged in social research, amongst which Martin Portos Garcia – post-doc fellow at COSMOS

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The International Sociological Association has just announced the list of the winners and finalist of the Seventh Worldwide Competition for Junior Sociologists engaged in social research, selected by the Grand Jury chaired by the ISA President Margaret Abraham.

WINNERS (in alphabetical order)
•       Mr Bouchta EZZIANI, Université Sidi Mohamed Ben AbdiAllah, Fès,  Morocco
Youth and Sexuality in Moroccan Society: The Case of Educated Youth
•       Ms Karen FOSTER, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada
The Ethics of Work and Consumption in Rural Atlantic Canada
•       Mr Tommaso GRAVANTE, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México
Desaparición forzada y trauma cultural en México. La construcción de una nueva narrativa social a partir del Movimiento de Ayotzinapa
•       Mr Martin PORTOS GARCIA, Scuola Normale Superiore, Florence, Italy
Unpacking the Virtuous Circle: Aggrieved Protesters, Eventful Protests or Both at the Same Time?
•       Ms Yuan Zheng LI, Université Laval, Québec, Canada
Join the Eco-innovation Bandwagon: Evidence from Chinese Firms

FINALISTS (in alphabetical order)
•       Mr Xuan DONG, East China Normal University, Shanghai, China
Cinderellas on the Training Ground: Femininities in Transition among Female Martial Arts Students in China
•       Mr Minwoo JUNG, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA
World Society in Action: Mobilizing the International in South Korean LGBT Activism
•       Mr Ben LAKSANA, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Religious Diversity of the Everyday: Understanding Religious Inclusivity through Young People’s Lived Religious Citizenship in Indonesia
•       Ms Tania RUIZ-CHAPMAN, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education,
Toronto, Canada
The Bare Life of Undocumented Migration: Maintaining the Cartesian Subject through the ‘Illegal Mexican’
•       Mr Ahmed SELIM, University of Kent, United Kingdom
The Role of the Resource Mobilization & the Political Opportunities in the Rise of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt
•       Ms Lyuba SPASOVA, Bulgarian Academy of  Sciences, Bulgaria
Approval towards Deviance in Government: A Case Study on Dual Reality Creation

The winners receive four-year membership in the ISA, registration fee and ticket to participate in the XIX World Congress of Sociology (July 15-21, 2018) and a pre-congress seminar (accommodation provided July 10-13, 2018) in Toronto, Canada.

The finalists receive Merit Award Certificate, four-year membership in the ISA, registration fee to participate in the XIX World Congress of Sociology (July 15-21, 2018) and in a pre-congress seminar (accommodation provided July 10-13, 2018) in Toronto, Canada. The ISA, however, cannot cover their travel costs.

News

13/12/2017

Call for Paper: Conference “1968-2018, fifty years after: Where is the social movements field going?”

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Taking the 1968 anniversary as a stimulating moment for reflection, this conference seeks to provide space for looking at the implications of that period on social movement research as well as addressing a number of key questions in current social movement research.

04/12/2017

Martin Portos Garcia wins the ISA's Seventh Worldwide Competition for Junior Sociologists

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The International Sociological Association has just announced the list of the winners of the Seventh Worldwide Competition for Junior Sociologists engaged in social research, amongst which Martin Portos Garcia - post-doc fellow at COSMOS

10/11/2017

Call for Application Now Open: Summer School on Youth Political Participation in Times of Inequalities

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We are pleased to announce that the call for applications is now open for the Summer School on Youth Political Participation in Times of Inequalities, sponsored by the Reinventing Democracy in Europe: Youth Doing Politics in Times of Increasing Inequalities project (EURYKA) and the Centre on Social Movement Studies (COSMOS).

Publications

Journal Article - 2017

Repertoires of knowledge practices: Social movements in times of crisis

Donatella della Porta and Elena Pavan
Starting from the assumption that knowledge becomes all the more important for movements in times of crisis, as old structures are challenged and new ones envisaged and proved feasible, the purpose of this paper is to suggest ways to expand the toolkit of social movement studies in order to empirically address knowledge practices as a meaningful part of contemporary progressive activism.

Journal Article - 2017

’Solidarietà sconvenienti’. Reti online di estrema destra contro e per la riforma dell’Europa

Elena Pavan and Manuela Caiani
By focusing on the websites of extreme right organizations in six European countries (Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom) and by making a combined use of digital research tools and social network analysis, we explore how extreme right organizations make a strategic use of ICTs to connect in the online space and the arguments they move forward to criticize and reform current projects of European integration. Our results suggest that ICTs sustain the construction of inconvenient solidarities in heterogeneous ways, supporting different modes of online conversations amongst extreme right websites which, in turn, affect their capacity to propose shared critiques and proposals to reform the European Union.