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economic sociology_the european electronic newsletter Taxing inequality and fiscal sociology - Vol 21, No 2 | March 2020 ASA Newsletter – Spring 2020 Economic Sociology & Social Studies of Finance in Times of Pandemic Julia Lynch Socioeconomic inequality has been rising almost everywhere in the OECD over the last 30 years, to the dismay even of hardened supporters of capitalism. COVID-19 has revealed a less familiar type of inequality: death rates that differ widely across socioeconomic and racial/ethnic groups, as well as across countries. This comes as no surprise to social […] Cogito 10 – Dossier on Gender Equality This issue of Cogito addresses areas such as the negative consequences of some purportedly egalitarian and scientific policies, the geopolitics of gender, the impact of climate change on women’s lives, the paradoxical aspects of marital relations, and factors of persistence in educational and professional inequalities. Santos Ruesga We are still in lockdown, although little by little the measures of opening back up are being implemented. From a ghostly city, without cars or people, we have come to see some traffic and above all, there are already children, running and screaming through the streets. The parks are still closed, oblivious to the children’s […] Amitai Etzioni The Nazi's did not stop me, I survived three years of fighting during the 1948 war. I'd be damned if I let a virus stop me." from Amatai Etzioni, the founder of SASE. Solidarity Membership Your support will help SASE survive this tumultuous period Shyam Sunder Inducted to the Accounting Hall of Fame We are delighted to announce that SASE Network P co-organizer Shyam Sunder has been inducted to the Accounting Hall of Fame hosted by the American Accounting Association. Covid-19 is officially feminine, say French language guardians "The use of the feminine for Covid-19 would be preferable," the Academie Francaise said in a directive published on its website under the category "faulty use". Women in Science are Battling both Covid-19 and the Patriarchy Women are advising policymakers, designing clinical trials, coordinating field studies and leading data collection and analysis, but you would never know it from the media coverage of the pandemic. Mothering in a Pandemic As small (and large) businesses line up for relief, Congress should take notice of the parents, mostly mothers, who are doing some of society’s most important work by taking responsibility for children.  Women Academics Seem to Be Submitting Fewer Papers During Coronavirus Six weeks into widespread self quarantine, editors of academic journals have started noticing a trend... Covid-19 Has Shown The Economy Isn’t Working. But For Women, It Never Has Why is it that there are more women in the low frontline jobs such as social care asks Marion Sharples, a researcher from the Women's Budget Group. And why has it taken a pandemic to open the world's eyes to the value of care work? Nancy DiTomaso Why Has the U.S. Fumbled So Badly in Responding to the Coronavirus Pandemic? It Is Part of the Republican Agenda I live in suburban New Jersey, which is outside of New York City. New Jersey constitutes another “hot spot” for the novel coronavirus. Because many of us are in houses rather than apartments, we can […] David Marsden Some years ago Thomas Schelling illustrated how we often coordinate by means of semi-conscious reference points. He illustrated this with his famous experiment of two friends, who can’t communicate, but have to decide where and at what time to rendezvous in New York. As you know, most opted for midday under the clock in Grand […] French-Language MOOC on Work-Life Reconciliation over the Life Course Horizon 2020 Science with and for Society Calls Click through to find the presentations of SwafS 2020 calls Return of the 1950s housewife? How to stop coronavirus lockdown reinforcing sexist gender roles [The Conversation] From sociologist, Arlie Hochschild’s seminal work looking at heterosexual couples in the 1970’s and 1980’s until today.  Not much has changed in the male/female divide. Double Lives by Helen McCarthy – a history of working mothers [The Guardian] Books of the Day.

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The Covid-19 Crisis is Exacerbating Gender Inequalities—but who cares? [Social Europe] While more men are dying of the virus, women are nevertheless among the most affected if we consider the broad socio-economic impacts of the pandemic writes Marja Bijl. Unions’ Responses to the Covid-19 Crisis in Europe [Social Europe] SASE WAG Committee Member and Network Organizer Chiara Benassi on how unions in Europe are responding to the pandemic. The Spanish union CCOO has set up a free phone hotline and email for workers-especially from non-unionized companies - to report if safety protocols are not being followed. She also discusses how the crisis has turned upside-down common conceptions about who are key workers. Briefing: Covid-19 – Gender and other Equality Issues [WBG] Key points from a UK policy briefing. Gender and Data Resources Related to COVID-19 [data2x] A terrific list of very recent articles (More than 120!) on gender and gender data as they relate to COVID19 No Room of One’s Own [Inside Higher Ed] Academic mothers are losing out in the form of decreased research productivity. India’s coronavirus lockdown will hit women and migrant workers hardest [The Conversation] Author’s 3 main concerns related to the lockdown and its possible impact on women in India. How Millions of Women Became the Most Essential Workers in America [NYTimes] Jobs held by women have been designated as essential according to a New York Times analysis of census data crossed with the federal government’s essential worker guidelines.

2020

On the Bookshelf To get a sense of what is on SASE members’ minds, the newsletter editors asked some of the voracious readers that make up our association to recommend a few books they are reading Recent PhDs in Socio-Economics: New Research Paths Emerging scholars are vitally important 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 their dissertation work with SASE readers. Let’s Not Cede Patriotism SASE Founder Amitai Etzioni addresses the question of how to advance civic nationalism Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships The SASE Newsletter has collected testimonies from successful applicants to thehe Marie Skłodowska-Curie program, asking their advice on the experience of applying to and earning a Marie Curie Individual Fellowship in social sciences. Q&A with Andrea Garnero – OECD Report on Labor Market Regulation Dr. Andrea Garnero, one of the leading researchers behind the new OECD report “Negotiating Our Way Up: Collective Bargaining in a Changing World of Work" talks to SASE. Socio-Economics in a Changing World: Interview with Mariana Heredia Professor Heredia talks to SASE to reflect on how Argentina has developed a distinctive approach to socio-economics Socio-Economics in a Changing World Socio-economics is not a traditional field but rather a shared orientation: a concern for questions about the social roots and ramifications of the economy, a tendency to look for answers by transcending methodological and disciplinary boundaries, and a tradition of connecting ideas from different fields and geographic locations to generate new insights. This orientation is […] SASE News SASE is pleased to announce that its new by-laws were ratified on 30 September 2019. A special election was held for the position of President-Elect Report from the 4th SASE Ibero-American Socio-Economics Meeting Read our report from the 4th SASE Ibero-American Socio-Economics Meeting Interview with SASE President Nitsan Chorev An interview with SASE 2019-2020 president Nitsan Chorev, a scholar whose research focuses predominantly on global political economy, development, and transnational sociology.