Call for Papers: BSA Annual Conference: “Societies in Transition”, April 15-17 2015 (abstracts due October 17, 2014)

BRITISH SOCIOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2015 SOCIETIES IN TRANSITION: PROGRESSION OR REGRESSION?
Glasgow Caledonian University, April 15-17 2015

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 17 OCTOBER 2014  http://www.britsoc.co.uk/events/bsa-annual-conference.aspx

 

SOCIOLOGY OF RELIGION STREAM PLENARY: PROFESSOR STEVE BRUCE
Steve Bruce has been Professor of Sociology at Aberdeen since 1991. He is a Fellow of the British Academy and the Royal Society of Edinburgh. He has published widely on the relationship between religion and politics in Britain and is a leading theorist and historian of secularization. His recent books include Scottish Gods: Religion in Modern Scotland (Edinburgh University Press 2014), Politics and Religion in the United Kingdom (Routledge 2012) and Secularization: In Defence of an Unfashionable Theory (Oxford University Press 2011).

SOCIOLOGY OF RELIGION STREAM CALL FOR PAPERS
This year’s BSA Annual Conference calls on sociologists “to ask ourselves how our research and knowledge base might allow us to address a broad range of multi-dimensional social ills and to consider how our work might inform the construction of a ‘Good Society’ for the 21st century.” This stream will explore the contribution that the sociology of religion can make to this discussion, by analysing the changing role and voice of religion in society.

Possible topics could include (but are not limited to) the following:
*       The role of religion in times of social transition
*       The changing place of religion in society
*       Faith communities and social action
*       Religion and politics
*       Religion and education
*       Religion, media and the press
*       Theoretical perspectives on religion and social change

All paper abstracts and proposals for other events can be submitted online at: http://www.britsoc.co.uk/events/bsa-annual-conference/submissions.aspx

If you would like your abstract to be considered within the Sociology of Religion stream, please type SOCREL in capital letters at the top of your abstract. The deadline for submission of abstracts is 17 OCTOBER 2014.

For further information contact the Sociology of Religion stream coordinator, Tim Hutchings, at t.r.b.hutchings@dur.ac.uk . Alternatively, contact the BSA Events Team: events@britsoc.org.uk