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Reflecting on an ISA session addressing Andy Furlong’s legacy

Julia Cook, University of Melbourne:  The International Sociological Association World Congress, held in Toronto from 15–21 July, brought 5,500 delegates from 115 countries together to discuss the history, contemporary debates and future of sociology. Among the many paper sessions, round table discussions, plenary sessions and keynote lectures were a wealth of vibrant and timely contributions […]

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Sociologist Stars

Sally Daly, TASA Executive Officer:  The International Sociological Association (ISA) World Congress in Toronto this year was huge! Compared with the 500 or so delegates at each TASA annual conference, ISA 2018 received 6000 registrations. Imagine that! The logistics of organising an event that size would be challenging, to say the least. From my TASA […]

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Reflections on the XIX International Congress of Sociology

Patrick Brownlee, University of Sydney:  The Nineteenth International Congress of Sociology held in Toronto in July brought together more than 5,000 scholars, activists, bureaucrats and practitioners from various professions. A quadrennial event, the 2018 ISA Congress (ISA–XIX) on this occasion convened around the theme of Power, Violence and Justice: Reflections, Responses and Responsibilities (the alliteration […]

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ISA Congress Toronto July 2018: Two Congresses

Suzanne Franzway, University of South Australia:    For me the XIX World Congress took two forms: the sociology content and the social milieu. Like everyone, I limited myself to a very few strands plus a couple of the plenaries because there was such a wealth of options available. In my case, I went to labour […]

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Reflection on ISA 2018, Toronto

Rosemary Hancock, University of Notre Dame, Sydney: Six thousand sociologists in one place is an awfully large conference and the fear of being lost amongst the fray was all too real. Sifting through the tome-like program book to find the highlights could easily take all week – and the sheer number of people shuttling between […]

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