2-5 July 2021
Virtual Organizer: The KHK/Centre for Global Cooperation Research, in collaboration with the IAQ and the DIFIS
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2021 – SASE Conference

After Covid? Critical Conjunctures and Contingent Pathways of Contemporary Capitalism

           

Learn more about the KHK/Centre for Global Cooperation Research, the IAQ, and the DIFIS

Conference Theme Overview

The Covid-19 pandemic challenges all kinds of taken-for-granted assumptions, within and between contemporary capitalist societies. Not only is the Covid-19 pandemic predicted by the IMF to lead to the most severe global economic downturn since the Great Depression, likely to overshadow the recession following the financial crisis of 2008. The pandemic has also disrupted and overturned deep-seated practices in our everyday life worlds; it has shaken long-established ways of organizing in companies, industries and global supply chains; and it has provoked a questioning of established growth models and sparked a return of the state, at least in some parts of the world. One might even argue that the “less is more” logic of social distancing and stay-at-home policy, together with the high uncertainty about future development, is threatening ideational core beliefs of neoliberal capitalism, ranging from global free movement, free play of markets, and unlimited exploitation of nature, together with the imaginaries and expectations built on them.

At the same time, the pandemic has exposed the fact that contemporary societies are always as vulnerable as their most vulnerable groups. While the socio-economic impact of the pandemic varies from country to country, it has struck the weakest groups disproportionately and is likely to increase poverty and inequality within countries and at a global scale. Not only have people of color and slum dwellers been exposed to higher rates of infection and death; in many societies, workers in essential services such as care, retail, transport and others, belong to the weakest, often discriminated groups with low incomes and feeble or no social protection. But the pandemic has also made visible the mutual interdependence, obligations and need for recognition between members of societies, generating broad societal resonance for the protests of the most vulnerable against long-enshrined inequalities, discrimination and racism.

On these grounds, the Covid-19 pandemic represents a critical conjuncture of historical dimensions, which demands scholarly investigation of its causes, dynamics and consequences. While we have some knowledge of how the pandemic came about and who is immediately affected by it, we still know little about the broader pathways that may lead out of the crisis. Are we witnessing a series of events at the confluence of structural forces that limit future possibilities and shape future action? Or are we in the midst of a historical opening of possibilities for far-reaching transformation and change in which collective expressions of everyday life experiences and social mobilization within and across groups will foster creative organizational and technological breakthroughs, generate significant policy change or even push (varieties of) capitalism onto a different, and perhaps more sustainable pathway of socio-economic development? Comparing the current conjuncture with previous ones, such as the Spanish flu, the great depression or the global financial crisis, also raises questions about the depths of its effects. Will the organization of work and family life, patterns of production and consumption, regimes of discrimination and recognition, environmental footprints, and global division of labor just snap back once Covid-19 has been overcome? Or will the pandemic have set in motion processes of gradual but transformative change at the level of the economy, group and inter- group relations, forms of organization, institutional configurations, and national and global policy?

Because the pandemic has cut so broadly and drastically into everyday practices, its analysis calls for scholarly inquiry into the intersection and reciprocal influence of different levels of experience and action that have often been considered in isolation: individual and collective life worlds; social mobilization and inter-group relations; organizational and network dynamics; and the evolution of national, sectoral, and global institutions. For example, how have the redrawing of boundaries between work and family life, or the experience of suddenly being recognized as an “essential” occupation, shaped the way in which people collectively think about possible change, and if so, how does this translate into organizational, institutional and policy transformations? How has the pandemic refracted and amplified the resonance of longstanding protest movements, such as Black Lives Matter, and through which channels and with what consequences is this enhanced resonance feeding back into institutional and policy change?

The SASE conference to be held virtually on 2-5 July 2021, will feature as usual papers on all issues of concern for socio-economics. But we especially welcome contributions that explore the ways in which the pandemic challenges key features of contemporary capitalist societies; the variety of pathways of socio-economic development emerging from the crisis; and the multidimensional, cross-cutting patterns of transformation or restoration resulting from critical conjunctures, past and present. SASE’s current members are uniquely positioned to offer a broad range of disciplinary and methodological perspectives on these themes, but we hope to also attract new scholars to join our conversation.

Established in 1989, SASE owes its remarkable success to its determination to provide a platform for creative research addressing important social problems. Throughout its three decades, SASE has encouraged and hosted rigorous work of any methodological or theoretical bent from around the world, based on the principle that innovative research emerges from paying attention to wider context and connecting knowledge developed in different fields. SASE is committed to a diverse membership and lively intellectual debates and encourages panels that include or are likely to include a diverse group of participants.

President: Sigrid Quack (sigrid.quack@uni-due.de)

Each mini-conference will consist of 3 to 6 panels, which will be featured as a separate stream in the program. Each panel will have a discussant, meaning that selected participants must submit a completed paper in advance, by 1 June 2021. Submissions for panels will be open to all scholars on the basis of an extended abstract. If a paper proposal cannot be accommodated within a mini-conference, organizers will forward it to the most appropriate research network as a regular submission.

TH01 - Age of Pandemics: Regulation, Innovation, and Valuation in Markets for Health and Medicines
detailed info
Organizers
Kathryn Ibata-Arens
Etienne Nouguez
TH03 - Decolonizing Development
detailed info
Organizers
Zophia Edwards
Julian Go
TH04 - Development Finance in a Changing Global Context
detailed info
Organizers
Muyang Chen
Yixian Sun
Matthias Thiemann
Jiajun Xu
TH05 - Disrupted times: Crisis, Temporal Inequalities, and the Capitalist Time Regime
detailed info
Organizers
Kathleen Griesbach
Mateusz Halawa
Lisa Suckert
Marcin Serafin
TH06 - Economic Nationalism Meets Growth Models: Reconfiguring Capitalism after COVID-19
detailed info
Organizers
Moises Balestro
Antonio Botelho
Bruno Gandlgruber
Michelle Hsieh
Arie Krampf
Andrei Vernikov
TH07 - Green Transitions in the Anthropocene
detailed info
Organizers
Stéphanie Barral
Patrick Bigger
Ritwick Ghosh
Ian Gray
Hanna Lierse
Mi Ah Schøyen
TH08 - Fiscal Relations in a Post-Covid World: Hopes, Potencies, and Discontents of Tax
detailed info
Organizers
Lotta Björklund Larsen
Anna-Riikka Kauppinen
Miranda Sheild Johansson
TH09 - Imagined Capitalist Transformations and the Politics of the Future Economy
detailed info
Organizers
Jorge Atria
Jens Beckert
Felipe González López
Aldo Madariaga
Guadalupe Moreno
TH10 - Profits and Markets in Times of Catastrophes. (Re-)Organizing Capitalism through Political, Environmental, and Health Disasters
detailed info
Organizers
Théo Bourgeron
Susi Geiger
Annmarie Ryan
Matthew Soener
TH11 - Migration, Bordering and Capitalist Restructuring during the Pandemic / Migración, Fronteras y Re-estructuración Capitalista durante la Pandemia
detailed info
Organizers
Soledad Álvarez Velasco
Nicholas De Genova
Stephan Scheel
TH12 - Possible Worlds: Practice, Ethics, Hope and Distress
detailed info
Organizers
Gary Herrigel Gary Herrigel
Adriana Mica
Ann Mische
TH13 - Precarity, Capitalism and Work-Life Boundaries in Post-COVID
detailed info
Organizers
Elena Ayala-Hurtado
Markieta Domecka
Adam Mrozowicki
Karol Muszyński
Valeria Pulignano
Me-Linh Riemann
TH14 - Rethinking Organized Events in Pandemic Times: Economic and Socio-Political Challenges of an Industry at the Forefront of the Crisis
detailed info
Organizers
Anne-Sophie Béliard
Sidonie Naulin
Victor Potier
TH15 - State Capitalism and State-led Development before and after Covid: New Pathways and Challenges
detailed info
Organizers
Ilias Alami
Milan Babic
Adam Dixon
Nana de Graaff
Imogen T. Liu
TH16 - The Political Economy of Financial Subordination
detailed info
Organizers
Bruno Bonizzi
Annina Kaltenbrunner
Kai Koddenbrock
Ingrid Harvold Kvangraven
Jeff Powell

Featured Speakers

Find out more about the exceptional scholars giving featured talks at our 33rd annual conference to be held online.

Nancy Folbre
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Stephanie Kelton
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Alexander Kentikelenis
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Jane Mansbridge
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Hartmut Rosa
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Presidential Panels

After the Applause: Re-evaluating the Essential in a post-Covid-19 World

Chair:  Diane-Gabrielle Tremblay

Discussants:  Rosemary Batt, Jayati Ghosh, Nadya Araujo Guimaraes, Ute Klammer


Black Lives Matter in Historical and Transnational Context

Chair:  Zophia Edwards

Discussants:   Christopher Paul Harris, Melissa Nobles, Donatella Della Porta, Karen TaylorSabrina Zajak 


Brexit

Chair:  Jacqueline O’Reilly

Discussants:  Hussein Kassim, L. Alan Winters 


Migration during and after the Covid-19 Pandemic

Chair:  Karen Shire

Discussants:   Martin RuhsIto Peng, Biao XiangBrenda Yeoh 


Structural Racism, Health, and COVID-19

Chair:  Zophia Edwards

Discussants:  Jenny Douglas, Rossalina LatchevaBrandi T. Summers, Alexandre White


The End of Neo-Liberalism

Chair:  Olav Velthuis

Discussants:  Marion Fourcade, Alfredo Saad-Filho, Saori Shibata, Quinn Slobodian 


Transformative Innovation and Grand Challenges

Chair:  Paola Perez-Aleman

Discussants: Joanna Chataway, Rebecca Henderson, Erika Kraemer-Mbula, Henry Wai-chung Yeung 


 

Author Meets Critics

A great selection of ‘Author meets Critics’ sessions are being organized for SASE 2021, see the growing list of books and discussants below.

FEATURED AUTHOR MEETS CRITICS SESSIONS

Les capitalismes à l’épreuve de la pandémie – Robert Boyer
Editions la Découverte, 2020

Moderator:  Sigrid Quack
Discussants:  Andrea Herrmann / Eleni Tsingou / Sebastien Lechevalier / Luiz Carlos Bresser-Pereira

Mission Economy: A Moonshot Guide to Changing Capitalism – Mariana Mazzucato
Allen Lane, 2021

Moderator:  AnnaLee Saxenian
Discussants:  Suzanne Berger / Antonio José Junqueira Botelho / Michael Storper / J. Nicholas Ziegler

 

NETWORK AUTHOR-MEETS-CRITICS SESSIONS

 

Network A: Communitarian Ideals and Civil Society

The Making of a Democratic Economy: How to Build Prosperity for the Many, Not the Few – Marjorie Kelly and Ted Howard

Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2019

Chair: Joyce Rothschild

Discussants: M. Paola Ometto / Joyce Rothschild / Thad Williamson

 

Network B: Globalization and Socio-Economic Development

Compressed Development: Time and Timing in Economic and Social Development – Hugh Whittaker, Timothy Sturgeon, Toshie Okita, and Tianbiao Zhu

Oxford University Press, 2020

Moderator: Mark Dallas

Discussants: Robert Boyer / Gernot Grabher / John Humphrey

 

Network D: Professions and Professionals in a Globalizing World

Accidental Feminism: Gender Parity and Selective Mobility among India’s Professional Elite – Swethaa S. Ballakrishnen

Princeton University Press, 2020

Moderator: Elizabeth Gorman

Discussants: Fiona Kay / Sida Liu / Jennifer Tomlinson

 

Network D: Professions and Professionals in a Globalizing World

The Neoliberal Republic: Corporate Lawyers, Statecraft, and the Making of Public-Private France – Antoine Vauchez and Pierre France

Cornell University Press, 2020

Moderator: James Faulconbridge

Discussants: Sara Dezalay / Elizabeth Gorman / Terence Halliday / Cornelia Woll

 

Network E: Political Economy of Industrial Relations and Welfare States

Despotism on Demand: How Power Operates in the Flexible Workplace – Alexander Wood

Cornell University Press, 2020

Discussants: Paul Edwards / Guglielmo Meardi / Arianna Tassinari

 

Network E: Political Economy of Industrial Relations and Welfare States

Growth and Welfare in Advanced Capitalist Economies: How Have Growth Regimes Evolved? – Anke Hassel and Bruno Palier

Oxford University Press, 2021

Discussants: Bruno Amable / Martin Höpner / Evelyne Hübscher

 

Network G: Labor Markets, Education, and Human Resources

Aesthetic Labor – Chris Warhurst and Dennis Nickson

SAGE, 2020

Moderator: Mary Gatta

Discussants: Angela Knox / Kyla Walters / Elizabeth Wissinger

 

Network G: Labor Markets, Education, and Human Resources

Front-line Workers in the Global Service Economy. Overshadowed and Overstretched in the Fast Fashion World – Giovanna Fullin

Routledge, 2021

Moderator: Roberto Pedersini

Discussants: Françoise Carre / Roberto Pedersini / Chris Tilly / Chris Warhurst

 

Network H: Markets, Firms and Institutions

Business Lobbying in the European Union – David Coen, Alexander Katsaitis, and Matia Vannoni

Oxford University Press, 2021

Discussants: Dawn Chow / Jocelyn Leitzinger / Glenn Morgan / Graham Wilson

 

Network H: Markets, Firms and Institutions

The Anatomy of Post-Communist Regimes: A Conceptual Framework – Balint Magyar and Balint Madlovics

CEU Press, 2020

Discussants: Sonja Avlijaš / Oleksandr Fisun / Júlia Király / Andrey Ryabov

 

Network H: Markets, Firms and Institutions

Upsold: Real Estate Agents, Prices and Neighborhood Inequality – Max Besbris

University of Chicago Press, 2020

Moderator: John N. Robinson III
Discussants: 
Manuel Aalbers / Cheris S C Chan / Josh Pacewicz / Alex Preda

 

Network I: Alternatives to Capitalism

Capitalism on Edge: How Fighting Precarity Can Achieve Radical Change Without Crisis or Utopia – Albena Azmanova

Columbia University Press, 2020

Discussants: Lara Monticelli / Luigi Pellizzoni / Marina Prentoulis / Hilary Silver

 

Network I: Alternatives to Capitalism

Sustainable Community Movement Organizations – Solidarity Economies and Rhizomatic Practices – Francesca Forno and Richard R. Weiner

Routledge, 2020

Discussants: Gaelle Bargain-Darrigues / TBD

 

Network I: Alternatives to Capitalism

When Money Changes Society: The Case of Sardex Money as Community – Giacomo Bazzani

Springer VS, 2020

Discussants: Jérôme Blanc / Amitai Etzioni / Akos Rona-Tas

 

Network L: Regulation and Governance

Regulating Human Research: IRBs from Peer Review to Compliance Bureaucracy – Sarah Babb

Stanford University Press, 2020

Discussants: Ruthanne Huising / Michael Sauder / Laura Stark / Eleni Tsingou

 

Network L: Regulation and Governance

Governing through Expertise: The Politics of Bioethics – Annabelle Littoz-Monnet

Cambridge University Press, 2020

Moderator: Eleni Tsingou

Discussants: Christian Bueger / David Demortain / Nele Kortendiek

 

Network L: Regulation and Governance

The Science of Bureaucracy: Risk Decision-Making and the US Environmental Protection Agency – David Demortain

MIT Press, 2020

Discussants: Daniel Carpenter / Elizabeth Fisher / Scott Frickel / Maria Weimer

 

Network P: Accounting, Economics, and Law

Intangible Flow Theory in Economics: Human Participation in Economic and Societal Production – Tiago Cardao-Pito

Routledge, 2021

Discussants: Christine Cooper / Jakob Kapeller

 

Network Q: Asian Capitalisms

The Business Reinvention of Japan: How to Make Sense of the New Japan and Why It Matters – Ulrike Schaede

Stanford University Press, 2020

Moderator: Karen Shire

Discussants: Christina Ahmadjian / Sébastien Lechevalier / Cornelia Storz

 

Women and Gender Forum

Background
Established in November 2017 by a group of female social science scholars, the Women and Gender Forum (WAG) is an interest group of the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE). Membership is open to all female SASE members and those who identify as women in a way that is significant to them.

Our aims
WAG has three objectives: 1. to improve senior representation of women in academia, 2. to provide a networking space for female scholars, and 3. to stimulate discussions about important issues, such as “challenges of publishing,” “work-life balance,” “leadership roles,” or “career progression.” Every year we come together at the SASE Annual conference in a dedicated session to discuss research, share information, network with each other, and welcome our junior colleagues.

Last events/achievements
2018 Kyoto

  • The 2018 Kyoto kick-off event of the Women and Gender Forum was very successful. We had over 80 participants discussing issues related to publishing, career progression, and work-life balance, followed by a networking lunch.

SASE Diversity Committee and WAG Keynote speaker

  • As a result of the WAG Forum’s activities, in 2018 SASE set up a “Diversity Committee” within the Executive Council to monitor and support diversity within the organization and supported our initiative to allocate a special keynote speaker for the WAG Forum at the Annual Meetings.

2019 New York

  • In 2019 in New York, we organized a themed round-table discussion session, a networking lunch as well as a WAG Keynote lecture with Professor Nancy Fraser.

2020 Virtual conference

2021 Women and Gender Forum Meeting
During this year’s event we would like to provide the opportunity to our participants to meet new people and establish support networks through small-group discussions. We are going to cover a broad range of topics including the challenges of academic career during the global pandemic, work-life balance, and networking and visibility in the workplace while working from home. We are looking forward to meeting you there.

This year’s WAG Keynote lecture will be delivered by Prof. Nancy Folbre on the topic of “Capitalism and the Care Economy” at 2pm EDT on Monday, 5 July.

 

WAG Committee
Founding Chair – Dorottya Sallai
Committee members –Sarah AshwinChiara BenassiVirginia L DoellgastJacqueline O’Reilly, and Caroline Ruiner.

Special Network Events

Network F: KITE: Knowledge, Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship

Channels to Firm-Level Innovation in China: Regional Ecosystems and Firms’ Strategies

Moderator: Cornelia Storz

Panelists: Doris FischerIngo Liefner, and Cornelia Storz

 

Network F: KITE: Knowledge, Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship

Digital Identity & Entrepreneurial Strategy

Moderator: Cornelia Storz

Panelists: Egbert Amoncio, Cornelia Storz, and Alexander Vossen

 

Network F: KITE: Knowledge, Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship

AI and Big Data for Innovation: Going Beyond Patent Inventions

Moderator: Matthew Allen

Panelists: Egbert Amoncio, Leo Leitzinger, and Denis Utochkin

 

Network I: Alternatives to Capitalism

Alternatives to a Failed Economy: The New System That Can Emerge from the COVID-19 Devastation

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Moderators: Ben Manski and Lara Monticelli

Panelists: Kali Akuno, Marvin T. Brown, and Riane Eisler

 

Network P: Accounting, Economics, and Law

Empirical Research in Accounting (and Elsewhere): Are We Earning Our Keep?

Moderator: Shyam Sunder

Discussants: John Core, Jonathan Glover, and Sanjay Kallapur

Panelists: William M. Cready, Sanjay Kallapur, and James Ohlson

 

Network P: Accounting, Economics, and Law

Co-Creating a Research Agenda for Social Innovation

overview and related Council on Business & Society white papers

Moderator: Adrian Zicari

Panelists: Concepción Galdón and Tanusree Jain

Online and PDF Program

The online program is available to be consulted here.

Download a SASE Zoom background here.

The PDF program is available below—all times indicated are in Eastern Daylight Time. 

Please note that only the online program is updated regularly with last-minute changes.

Social Sciences for the Real World

SS4RW – 2021 – About Time! The Commodification of Time, Labor, and Well-being in the Modern Economy

2pm-3:30pm EDT (8pm-9:30pm CEST)
Friday, July 2nd

Capitalism and time have been closely intertwined ever since the industrial revolution. As a modern mode of production par excellence, capitalism is based on the modern notion that time belongs to the individual rather than to God. Time is a resource and can be turned into a commodity. Time can be bought and sold. This understanding has driven capitalist development from its very inception: From the development of the assembly line in the late 19th century, Frank and Lilian Gilbreth’s (in)famous time and motion studies, to Ford’s conveyor belt, proponents of capitalist mass-production have taken the adage ‘time is money’ literally. The result has been ever increasing efficiency and productivity in industrial production, but arguably also alienation, fatigue, and reduced worker well-being.

While counter movements – such as the Human Relations school – have sought to shift the humanity of workers and their needs back to the centre, ‘scientific management’ and its obsession with efficiency and hence its focus on time as a resource to be optimized has not abated and indeed extended to new sectors of the economy, including professional services, hospitality, and most recently the so-called ‘platform economy.’

The commodification of time under capitalism has implications beyond the workplace: Increasing demands on employees to be productive and efficient poses new challenges on our ability to balance the amount of time we dedicate to our work and to our life outside work. Time management techniques are meant to help us achieve an acceptable work-life balance; at the same time they extend the ‘duty to be productive’ beyond the workplace into our private life.

Time and its management is also not independent of an employee’s socio-economic condition. The time spent on degraded public transportation networks due to underinvestment in public infrastructure, reduces the time at the disposal of those who already have to work overtime, double shifts, and sometimes several jobs; while more privileged groups in society have the luxury of flexible hours and home working. Similarly, the middle-classes in advanced economies are in the privileged position to claim reduced weekly working hours without significant impact on their material living standard; while the least privileged in these same societies are kept in the limbo of precarity, shackled to zero-hour contracts that transfer control of their time to the employer. As such, time is tied up in the inequalities of the modern economy like other resources.

Social Sciences 4 the Real World 2021 brings together practitioners and academics to discuss issues around time in the modern economy and their impact on employee well-being. The panelists will discuss issues of the undeniable need to manage one’s time to increase well-being, the impact of socio-economic inequalities on our ability to do so, and more fundamental issues around the commodification of time in the increasingly digitized modern economy.

About Time! The Commodification of Time, Labor, and Well-being in the Modern Economy

SpeakersBrad Aeon (Director, Time Research Institute), Ryan Hagen (Columbia University), Sonya Stokes (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai)
Chairs: Imran Chowdhury (Wheaton College)

We would like to encourage participants to send us ahead of the session their general questions on the topic or specific points they would like to see speakers address. This will allow us to get a sense of what may be of most interest to the audience. Please e-mail them to G.Schnyder@lboro.ac.uk with SS4RW question in the subject header.

How to Participate

The SASE virtual conference will be powered by Zoom and navigable through our long-standing online conference portal, Confex: https://sase.confex.com/sase/2021/meetingapp.cgi

Click Here to View a Tutorial Video on How to Navigate the Virtual Conference

Each session/panel is attributed a Zoom link, which you will be able to join by accessing the session information in the portal and clicking on a green “Join Live” button (which should appear approximately 20 minutes before the session begins).
For comprehensive instructions on how to use Zoom as a participant, presenter, or moderator, visit: http://sase.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/SASE-Confex-Zoom-Meeting-and-Webinar-Instructions-for-Moderators-and-Presenters-2021.pdf
(If you would like one, feel free to download a SASE Zoom background here.)

You must create an account in the meeting system in order to access the virtual conference. To do so, visit https://sase.confex.com/sase/2021/meetingapp.cgi/ModuleMeetingInfo/FAQ. Once you have logged in, you will find a toolbar on the left side of the screen (see image below). We suggest that you make use of the following options to facilitate navigation of the online program:

  • If you are having any technical difficulties, submit your issue by clicking the “Technical Support” link and a representative from Confex will get in touch with you shortly thereafter.
  • The default meeting time is set to Eastern Daylight Time.  If you are not on the east coast of the USA, or elsewhere in that time zone, you may find it easier to navigate the schedule by clicking “My Time” in the light grey box within the toolbar on the web program, which will make all event times display in your local time.
  • We highly recommend creating a personalized schedule by clicking the plus icon next to the sessions you are interested in.

 

Social Programming

This year’s SASE conference will provide socializing opportunities through a platform called SpatialChat. A link to the SASE SpatialChat site will be available throughout the conference in the toolbar on the left side of the Confex portal, allowing participants to meet up informally 24/7.

In addition, several theme tracks have organized punctual socializing events that may be found by viewing the Network or Mini-Conference schedule or by clicking the “Social Events” link in the toolbar on the left side of the Confex portal.

SpatialChat basics:

  • In order to use SpatialChat, you should close other programs that use the camera and microphone. The site functions best with Google Chrome or Firefox browsers.
  • When entering SpatialChat, you will be prompted to enter your name, a description of yourself, and a profile photo—you will only need to fill out the name field in order to access the space.
  • When you enter any room, you will see only a small part of the whole room. You can choose a scale of the screen after entering the room, clicking on the right bottom button to choose the best option. You may also use the scroll wheel or do it by tapping your device’s screen to change zoom settings.
  • Each room is a part of a larger event space. When you click on the “show rooms” icon at the top right of the screen, you will find a list of rooms corresponding to theme tracks, publishers, and non-thematized rooms. If you click on the name of a room and there are less than 50 participants in it, you will be taken to that room.
  • To move inside the room, just click on your circle and drag it to any other location. You can find your bubble by clicking on your name on the right panel.
  • To search for other participants, click on the magnifying glass icon and type the name of the person you are looking for. Click on their name, and you will be moved to the same room as them.
  • To leave the space, simply click the red “power” icon in the top right corner of the screen.

For more on how to use SpatialChat, visit https://help.spatial.chat/hc/en-us/articles/360019120259-Basics-of-SpatialChat

Pandemic Dossier

In the lead-up to SASE’s 33rd annual conference, After Covid? Critical Conjunctures and Contingent Pathways of Contemporary Capitalism, we compiled a collection of resources on the pandemic. 

Click through to view these publications, many of them from SASE members!