2019

Honors and Distinctions Here we celebrate the achievements of SASE members by highlighting the honors and distinctions that have been bestowed upon them during the past year. Career Opportunities See interesting calls for papers and career opportunities from around the world, collected here for the SASE newsletter What Kind of Futures in Academia? Postdoctoral Experiences In this series of interviews we hope to illuminate for our readers what a future in academia might look like and what considerations they may wish to take into account while they pursue careers in the field of socio-economics. The Futures of Solidarity: A Discussion with Professors Virginia Doellgast (Cornell) and Michael McCarthy (Marquette) Is solidarity a thing of the past? Or will it carry forward into the future, and if so, how? What are the institutional and social arenas for and forms of contemporary solidarity? In this feature, editors Agatha Slupek and Assaf Bondy discuss these issues with Professors Virginia Doellgast (Cornell, USA) and Michael McCarthy (Marquette University, USA), respectively. Futures and Futurology An Interview with Professor Jenny Andersson Professor Jenny Andersson is a researcher at the Centre d’études et des recherches internationales at Sciences Po and Principal Investigator of the Futurepol Project. SASE had the chance to speak with her about her newest book, The Future of the World: Futurology, Futurists, and the Struggle for the Post Cold War Imagination. SASE’s Global Futures: Report from the Third Japanese Political Economy Workshop (October 2018) As part of SASE’s continuing effort to compose a truly global community of socio-economics research, one of our editors, Kostiantyn Ovsiannikov, reports back from the 3rd Japanese Political Economy Workshop SER Special Issue: Call for Papers A special issue on the topic of Socio-Economic Dynamics in new Digital Markets is now accepting submissions. The aim of this Special Issue is to better understand the socio-economic dynamics structuring the platform economy, with a focus on new “sharing” and gig labor platforms. Deadline 15th March Note from an Editor: Futurity and The Politics of Imagination Whose policy proposals, whose political programs, whose visions for a future society can be imagined; that is, conceived of as possible, as enact-able, and not merely dismissed as outlandish and unfathomable? SASE Regional Conference 2019: Costa Rica! SASE’s 4th RISE Regional Conference, Productive Transformation, Regional Asymmetries, and Social Exclusion in Ibero-America, will be hosted by the Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica from 20-22 November 2019. Interview with SASE President Akos Rona-Tas I grew up in Budapest and began college as a literature major interested in literary theory and philosophy, but I soon became drawn to sociology. At that time sociology was a young discipline in Hungary, as it had been banned for decades as a bourgeois pseudo-science by the Communist state. Meet the Editors The SASE Newsletter is created by a dynamic group of graduate students and early career scholars from both sides of the Atlantic, aided and abetted by the SASE staff. We are pleased to introduce the Newsletter’s 2019 editors

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SASE Winter Newsletter 18/19
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