June 24 2010 update. KEY ANNOUNCEMENTS:
1. OFF-PROGRAM EVENT on Sunday 11 July from 10-4. Co-sponsored with Swedish labor movement:
Crises of Capitalism and Paradigms of Globalization
House of Win-Win, Tredje Langgatan 13B (public transport tram 1, 3, 6, 9, or 11 to Jarntorget). People will also assemble at 9:00 a.m. (tentative time) and go together from the Scandic Rubinen, Kungsportsavenyn 24. (or at least that's the plan)
DO BY ALL MEANS PLAN TO ATTEND THIS EXCITING EVENT IF AT ALL POSSIBLE.
2. Cocktail reception honoring Eddie Webster, Tuesday 13 July 18.30-20.30. Hosted by His Excellency, Mr. S.R. Makgetla, South African Ambassador to Sweden. Venue = Sparrevaningen, Sahlgrenska House, Norra Hamngatan 14, 411 14 Gothenburg.
3. Some papers are now posted on the web. Not a lot, but all we've received. Listed and links at the top of the "Abstracts - papers" page of this site.
The International Sociological Association Meetings happen once every four years. The labor section (RC-44) is a great chance to meet and interact with labor scholars from around the world. If you want to present at the July 2010 meetings, you should submit a paper proposal by October 20. The deadline has just been extended to this date (from the previously announced October 1), but some sessions are already full. For more information see the link for "Scehdule - Due Dates."
For all questions, the overall conference coordinator is:
Department of Sociology, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst MA 01003, USA
At the moment the site contains due dates and information on sessions.
At a later point we hope the site will contain abstracts, papers, and practical information about the conference.