EURODATA NewsletterNo. 3 Article 6
Other New ESA Research Networks
Sociology of Education
The goals of the network are to proceed in the establishment of research subgroups that could undertake comparative research in educational topics. Some members already have been working in the direction of comparative educational research. Other members work on curricula research and in alienation and even violent phenomena in education. In addition, cultural capital and inequalities in education and university structure are topics of great importance to members of the network. Last but not least, some of our members are interested in the epistemological aspect of the meaning of education itself.
The network will focus in the future on organising workshops related to the above matters as well as sessions in international conferences such as the "Cultural Crossroads" conference to be held in July 1996 at Tampere, Finland.
Gender Relations in the Labour Market and the Welfare State
The importance of employment and labour market for the life chances of the members in the European nation states and in the developing common labour market of the European Union is undisputed. The specific and discriminated situation of women is an important reason to study the complex interrelation of the societal and labour market situation (not only) of women.
Workshops on "Gender Relations and the Labour Market" were organized at both the First and the Second European Conferences of Sociology and both times the workshops attracted great interest.
Future Activities of the Network:
[until May 1996:]
[from June 1996 on:]
Department of Sociology, Umea University, S-90187 Umea, Sweden
Fax: +46 90 16 66 94
The basic aim of this Research Network is to strengthen the cooperation between economic sociologists in Europe; it may also have links to the International Sociological Association's Economy and Society group, to members of the ASA and to SASE. Primary communication will be through E-mail.
Sociology of Communications and Media Research
The interests of this research network will be in fostering research and debate about the social role of communications, information and media in the constitution of the public sphere, and in the sociological analysis of the role of communications in contemporary social change.
Phone: +44 1509 223390