The 2021 Congress of the Swiss Sociological Association (SSA) - SOCIAL JUSTICE IN TIMES OF UNCERTAINTY
Social Justice in Times of Uncertainty takes as a starting point the health pandemic that erupted in 2020, which led societies across the world to cope with disruptions in the provisioning of goods and services, means of livelihood, and fundamental freedom – not least, that of movement. The crisis also revealed global and local inequalities, translated into who has the right to live or not, and raised new questions around (in)justice in the contemporary world. In light of the turmoil experienced, as a globalized society and within our communities, this congress emphasizes the relevance of social and environmental justice in the making of a fair society, asking the question: in times of uncertainty, what does it mean to live a good life in a just society?
For the first time, the Congress of the Swiss Sociological Association will be hosted in Geneva, through a partnership between the University of Geneva and the Haute Ecole de Travail Social de Genève (HETS GE/HES-SO), and with the participation of the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies.
We have accepted 20 semi-plenary sessions (including three books presentations, one round table and two film screening & discussions) and 43 paper sessions. Most proposals are in English, some in French and German (we kept the original language of each submitted proposal). We feel that Switzerland is well represented with propositions from Universities and Universities of Applied Sciences and with some international guests. We warmly thank all the contributors!
To submit an abstract proposal (max 500 words, without references) to a paper session, please use the email of the organizers of the session indicated at the bottom of each proposal and send a word document with your abstract and contact details (name, email, address and institutional affiliation).