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Work, Employment & Society Conference 2018

The BSA and the Work, Employment & Society (WES) Editorial Board are pleased to announce that the WES Conference 2018 will take place at the Europa Hotel, Belfast from 12-14 September 2018. A Pre-conference Doctoral Workshop will take place on 11 September 2018.

The thematic focus of the 2018 conference will be 'Putting Sociology to Work: Interdisciplinarity, intersectionality and imagination'.

Plenary Speakers

  • Irena Grugulis, University of Leeds
  • Sylvia Walby, Lancaster University

Since the classic sociological theorists, analysis of modern work has been a lynchpin of sociology. The 2018 Work, Employment & Society Conference seeks to revisit the origins of the discipline and advance current sociological understandings of work. WES 2018 will provide an imaginative space for sociology and cognate disciplines to consider what work is and to develop our interdisciplinary understanding of today’s increasingly intersectional sites of paid and unpaid work. Hence, the theme of the conference.

WES 2018 is organised by the WES Conference Committee and supported by the BSA and the Work, Employment & Society Editorial Board, with local support from Queen’s University Belfast.

WES 2018 Conference Committee: Emma Calvert (Queen’s University Belfast); Rachel Cohen (City, University of London); Abigail Marks (Heriot-Watt University); Silke Roth (University of Southampton)

Work, Employment & Society is a leading international peer-reviewed journal of the British Sociological Association which publishes theoretically informed and original research on the sociology of work. Work, Employment & Society covers all aspects of work, employment and unemployment, and their connections with wider social processes and social structures.

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