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ISA World Congress 2010

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Dear Elias-I list members

We write to you with good news about plans for a “figurational presence” at the ISA World Congress of Sociology in Göteborg in 2010.

Many subscribers to the Elias-I list will have participated in previous ISA World Congresses, especially the very successful Figurational Sociology sessions at the 1994 Bielefeld congress, but also in Montreal (1998) and Brisbane (2002). It was unfortunate that plans for a presence at the 2006 congress in Durban failed to materialise; we were trying to upgrade from an “Ad Hoc Group” to a more permanent “Working Group” status, but administratively fell between two stools. Continue reading