Volume 1, Issue 1 (September 2010)

Global Dialogue
IMPORTANT: Global Dialogue is available in multiple languages! Click on the languages below to download the newsletter:
FRENCH | SPANISH | CHINESE (TRADITIONAL) | CHINESE (SIMPLIFIED) | ENGLISH

I am pleased to present the first issue of the ISA Newsletter, Global Dialogue – a product of rare global collaboration. You can access it here in five languages — English, French, Spanish and Chinese (simplified and traditional).  The viability of our Newsletter will depend on your submission of short articles.  If you are not sure, you can write to me with proposals. Send them to Burawoy@berkeley.edu.  You can also respond to the articles in Global Dialogue at this blog in the space below. Don’t be shy!
—-Michael Burawoy, Editor.

    Editorial (1. 1)

    Welcome to the new ISA Newsletter, Global Dialogue. The new Executive Committee, Page 5, will form its editorial board. We want this newsletter to become the center for the exchange of ideas within our global community. It will appear in multiple languages (French, Spanish, Chinese and English) every two months – but it will depend […]

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    Meeting the Challenge of Global Sociology – from Gothenburg to Yokohama

    by Michael Burawoy, University of California, Berkeley Over 5,000 sociologists from 103 countries assembled in Gothenburg for the 17th. World Congress, July 11-17, 2010. This was the largest attendance ever, greater than Bielefeld in 1994, Montreal in 1998, Brisbane in 2002 or Durban in 2006. We should thank and congratulate the Program Committee shepherded by […]

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    Our Tasks for the Future

    by Raquel Sosa Elízaga, Vice-President for Program, ISA First of all, I appreciate the honor of having the possibility of addressing my colleagues of the International Sociological Association. I have long wanted to make not only my voice heard, but also to know that our Association is willing to open up its resources, experience and […]

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    Introducing Our New Editors

    by Jennifer Platt, Vice-President for Publications, ISA Several new editors have been appointed recently for ISA publications. They are Eloisa Martin (Current Sociology), Christine Inglis (International Sociology), Bert Klandermans (Sociopedia) and Sujata Patel (Current Sociology monographs and Sage Studies in International Sociology); we expect great things from all of them in their important tasks. Special […]

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    Shmuel Eisenstadt Dies at 87

    by Devorah Kalekin-Fishman, University of Haifa Shmuel Noah Eisenstadt had the career of a world leader in sociology. One of the most widely published scholars, he was awarded the highest honors that could be bestowed on a sociologist and was regularly invited to be a keynote speaker at international congresses even in the last years […]

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    History Corner

    by Jennifer Platt, Vice-President for Publications, ISA ISA’s first newsletter was published in 1971; before then, its news items appeared in UNESCO publications. That was an important year in ISA history: this independent newsletter could report the creation of ordinary individual membership, the representation of Research Committees in ISA’s governance for the first time, and […]

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    ISA at the UN

    by Jan Marie Fritz, ISA The International Sociological Association has standing with the UN’s Department of Public Information (DPI) and with the UN’s Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). The ISA’s representatives for UN activities in New York are Rosemary Barberet (John Jay College of Criminal Justice) and Jan Marie Fritz (ISA Executive Committee member, University […]

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    Sociology in the Amazon

    by Tom Dwyer, Member of the Executive Committee, ISA Between the 13-15 of September Brazilian Sociological Society (SBS) will hold its Second Northern Regional meeting in Belem, capital of Para state, at the Federal University of Para. The northern region of Brazil has a land area approximately half the size of contiguous USA, it includes […]

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