The European Sociological Association's (ESA) 2017 conference focuses on the changes and problems that contemporary European capitalism is undergoing. Westminster Institute for Advanced Studies and Communication and Media Research Institute Director Christian Fuchs is a member of the ESA's executive committee, acting as the chair of the conference committee.
The conference will feature keynote talks, invited semi-plenaries, sessions by ESA's 37 thematic networks, 17 research streams, midday specials, and a pre-conference PhD workshop. In addition, the ESA conference provides for the first time the opportunity for submission of abstracts to selected semi-plenary session topics. Such semi-plenary topics now open for submission include for example the themes (Un)Making Europe, (Un)Making Capitalism, (Un)Making Solidarities, (Un)Making Subjectivities and other topics.
Invited speakers include David Harvey, Yanis Varoufakis, Donatella della Porta, Eva Illouz, Hartmut Rosa, Silvia Federici, Ruth Wodak, Gerard Delanty, Margaret Abraham, Maria Kousis, Markus Schulz, Michel Wieviorka, and others.
Abstract submission deadline: 1 February 2017