ESA (European Sociological Association) Research Network on the Sociology of Culture

Call for papers for the next conference of the ESA (European Sociological Association)

Research Network on the Sociology of Culture (October 7th-9th 2010 in Milano, Italy):

See the attached PDF file, and the conference website at www.esaculturebocconi2010.org

Session 15, entitled “the cultures of unsustainability”, is chaired by Prof. Dr. Volker Kirchberg and Sacha Kagan. More info on this webpage: www.esaculturebocconi2010.org

For that session, we are especially looking forward to papers about two dimensions of the question of culture and (un)sustainability:

  1. Analyses of cultural systems/institutions supporting unsustainability ; e.g. critical analyses of modernity, or analyses of the failure of COP15…
  2. Analyses of recent shifts in cultural policies that are addressing the question of sustainability, such as for example the “Culture|Futures” conference in Copenhagen in December 2009, where major cultural institutions met around the question of how to promote sustainability through culture (cf. www.culturefutures.org )…