AMSE in global sociology

AMSE is, since March 6th, 2012, Collective Member of the International Sociological Association and in the next World Congress of Sociology ((ISA 2014, Yokohama) will organize a Panel entitled: From Social Sciences to Social Changes: Dialogue about education across the Mediterranean. This activity is one of the 6 selected sessions by ISA in the call for Sessions of Regional and Thematic Sociological Associations, collective members of ISA.

Some associations are structured as pyramids: by putting a plug in its apex, usually a senior man not valued in the international scientific community, which prevents to its members of directly participating in the global sociology and to do contributions valued internationally and in the same country. Times change and now, even in different accreditation agencies, a paper presentation that is not for an international conference does not count. Increasingly are less useful, if anything, the papers to national conferences, nor those approved for posters or to be distributed. In AMSE there are sociologists who have already gained worldwide prestige and they are opening international opportunities for all the members, men and women, seniors and juniors:

Several members of AMSE participated in the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) held in Vancouver (Canada) from April 13th to 17th 2012, with an attendance of nearly 14.000 registrants.

Members of the AMSE have presented 9 papers in the Congress of the European Sociological Association, 2011.

Teresa Sordé (Researcher Ramón y Cajal of Sociology at the UAB) and Tatiana Santos (Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Girona) are authors of the article on 15M that the International Sociological Association (ISA) publishes in the latest number of Global Dialogue: Sociology in the Spanish Revolution, Global Dialogue, 1 (5) July 2011.

Peter Mayo (Professor at the University of Malta) is one of the few European sociologists chosen to write a chapter in “The Routledge International Handbook of Critical Education”, edited by Michael Apple and others.

Esther Oliver (Researcher Ramón y Cajal of Sociology at the UB) is the protagonist of the video of the ISA on young sociologists: One Day in the Life of a Sociologist. She was also invited to participate in a plenary session of the ISA Forum of Sociology 2012 to talk on the topic “The Sociology That Overcomes Inequalities”

Marta Soler (Professor of Sociology at the UB) coordinates, together with Ofer Sharone from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a panel in the Congress of the American Association of Sociology in 2012 entitled “Worker-Owned Cooperatives: Transformative Possibilities and Constraints”.

Ana Vidu (Research and teaching assistant of Sociology at the UB) is the author of the article on the Congress of young sociologists that the International Sociological Association (ISA) published in the issue of Global Dialogue: Sociology in the Spanish Revolution, Global Dialogue, 1 (5) July 2011. At the end of the year 2012, Ana was invited by Erik O. Wright to participate in a workshop in Wisconsin.

Ramón Flecha (Professor of Sociology at UB) is the Spanish sociologist chosen to write a chapter in the Handbook of Sociology of Education:  “The Routledge International Handbook of Sociology of the Education”, edited by Michael Apple and others.

The most relevant actions carried out by AMSE’s members appear under “Actuations“.