2020

SASE News SASE’s first ever virtual conference is taking place from 18-21 July 2020. To learn more, download the PDF program or browse the online program. If you are not presenting at the conference but would like to sit in on sessions, you can access the 4-day virtual conference by becoming a member of SASE! We are […] On the Bookshelf SASE is an international organization with members around the globe, reading thousands of books related to socio-economics every year across topics and languages. To get a sense of what is on SASE member’s minds, the newsletter editors asked leading scholars to share their thoughts on books they read recently. Juliet Schor, Boston College Kevin Mellet, […] Recent PhDs in Socio-Economics: New Research Paths Emerging scholars—including graduate students, post-doctoral researchers, and junior faculty—are critical members of the SASE community, building on existing theories and identifying the subjects that will shape the field in years to come. We asked some recent graduates to share summaries of the dissertation work with SASE readers.   How Humanitarian Relief “Works”: International Aid Organizations […] Life, Economy, and Economic Emergencies Federico Neiburg is Professor of. Social Anthropology at Museu Nacional, Rio de Janeiro, and is currently a member of the School of Social Sciences, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton. He has recently edited the volumes The Real Economy (with Jane Guyer), A Cultural History of Money in the Age of Empire (with Nigel Dodd), and […] Social Sciences and the Real World Social Scientists and the Real World Since the origins of the social sciences, scholars have been picking up the loose threads left behind by others and collecting clues in order to discover not only the answers but also the questions. We rely on our colleagues’ criticism to improve our research and we depend on collaborations […] SASE Network Spotlight: Network R – Islamic Moral Economy and Finance The tensions between “economy” and “society” stand at the heart of SASE’s agenda. One of the most fascinating of these tensions can be found in the relations between capitalist institutions or ideologies and religious beliefs, which is manifesting in the research on religious economics in Islam.  Surprised by the size of Muslim finance, and curious […] Gender and Wealth Accumulation Mini-Conference at SASE’s Virtual Conference SASE mini-conferences are collections of panels featured separately from the main SASE program, organized around a topic distinct from existing Networks. Because of SASE’s diversity of perspectives, methodological approaches, and networks, mini-conferences often focus on novel ideas, charting out new areas for scholarship or combining streams of research previously viewed in isolation. This SASE newsletter […] SASE Network Spotlight: Network J – Digital Economy In the context of the ongoing pandemic, digital technologies have become an integral part of our daily lives–even more than they already were. Across our interactions in the workplace, our cultural consumption and leisure time activities, and our social ties to friends and family, the digital economy has become increasingly central. In addition to heightening […] Women and Gender in Socio-Economics The issue of gender runs through the field of socio-economics—across disciplinary boundaries, subfields, methods, and specialties. Whether you study the low-wage workforce, the welfare state, the finance industry, international development, types of economic exchange, or the role of algorithms in contemporary society, you can consider the issue of gender and, in doing so, unearth new […] Meet the Editors The SASE Newsletter is created by a dynamic group of graduate students and early career scholars, guided by SASE's Jeanne Lazarus and the SASE staff.