RESEARCH NETWORKS

Current research committees

Research committees are places of exchanges, non only among sociologists, but also with researchers of other disciplins. Practicians and academics are welcome to meet and share their ideas, organize colloquiums and prepare joint publications. All members of SSA can participate in the activities of research networks. The following research committees are currently active (their addresses can be asked to SSA):

Economic sociology

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Gender studies

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Health and Medicine sociology

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Interpretive sociologies

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Life course

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Migration-Minorities

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Religion and society

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Social problems

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Sociology of arts and culture

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Sociology of education

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Sociology of law

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Sociology of sports

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Sociological theory and history of the theory

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Urban Sociology

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Non active research committees

  • ASSOREL (disbanded on 2004: remplaced by research committee “Religion”)
  • Symbols, Images et Idéologies (disbanded in 2002)
  • Mobilities and lifestyles (disbanded in 2013)
  • Sociology of sciences and technology (disbanded in 2013; for more informations about these research field, see http://www.sagw.ch/sts-ch.html)

The SSA can provide on request the statuses framing the creation and the functioning of research committees. Following a written request, the SSA board decides whether the proposed committee is created.

Students and junior academics can also organize meetings with the help of the SSA. Requests can be addressed directly to the secretariat.