RC44 program and events during the ISA Forum in Vienna (10-14 July 2016)

The ISA RC44 Programe Coordinator, Andreas Bieler, and Sessions’ Organisers are glad to present the full programe of sessions, roundtable and events organised by the Committee during the forthcoming ISA Forum of Sociology in Vienna, on 10-14 July 2016.


Besides the academic program, there are two activists sessions planned as well as the RC44 and the Global Labour University Joint Discussion.

On Sunday, 10th of July, at 11.00-13.00 the RC 44 Pre-conference, the activist session with Austrian trade unionists is scheduled. The venue is the Austrian Trade Union Federation (ÖGB Catamaran), Johann-Böhm Platz 1, A-1020 Vienna.

Subsequently, at 14.00-16.00, the activist session on Migrant Workers in Austria and Germany is planned in the same venue.

The RC44 and the Global Labour University Joint Discussion will be organised on Tuesday July 12th, at 18:30-21:30, in the main ISA Forum venue (University of Vienna, Hörsaal 1 (A212), NIG 2.Stock).

The academic program can be found on the ISA Forum website, as well as below.

Monday, 11 July 2016

09:00-10:30: Using Global Comparisons to Understand 21st Century Labor Movements Among Informal Workers.(Session Organizer: Chris TILLY, Chair: Rina AGARWALA)

10:45-12:15: Labour, Nature and Corporate Strategy: Resolving Core Contradictions. (Session Organizers: Nora RATHZEL, David PEETZ and David UZZELL)

14:15-15:45: European Labour and the Struggle Against Austerity (Session Organizers: Andreas BIELER, Richard HYMAN and Philippe POCHET, Chair: Richard HYMAN)

16:00-17:30: Economic Crisis and New Forms of Worker Organizing
Session Organizers: Kim VOSS, Bryan EVANS and Maurizio ATZENI

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

09:00-10:30: Movements on the Job: Theorizing Strikes and Workplace Protest in Comparative Context (Session Organizer: Chris RHOMBERG, Chair: Chris RHOMBERG)

10:45-12:15: Authors Meet Critics (Session Organizers: Alexander GALLAS and Rina AGARWALA,

14:15-15:45: RC44 Roundtables Session (Session Organizer: Bridget KENNY)

16:00-17:30: Careworkers Organizing Challenges, Strategies and Successes. Part I (Session Organizers: Mary ROMERO, Heidi GOTTFRIED and Kim VOSS, Chair: Franca VAN HOOREN)

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

09:00-10:30: Careworkers Organizing Challenges, Strategies and Successes. Part II (Session Organizers: Mary ROMERO and Heidi GOTTFRIED, Chair: David FASENFEST)

10:45-12:15: Migrant Labor and Development in Comparative Perspective: Lessons from the Chinese Case  (Session Organizers: Lu ZHANG, Sarah SWIDER and Elena SHIH, Chair: Lu ZHANG)

14:15-15:45: Transformations in Labor Politics in the Global South (Session Organizer: Eli FRIEDMAN
Chair: Irene PANG)

16:00-17:30: RC44 Business Meeting

19:00   – Party for RC44 Members – the Mittendrin Restaurant (Währinger Str. 19)

Thursday, 14 July 2016

09:00-10:30: Economic Crises, Labour Movements and Resistance in Central and Eastern Europe (Session Organizers: Adam MROZOWICKI and Mateusz KAROLAK, Chair: Adam MROZOWICKI)

10:45-12:15: Gender, Precarious Work, and Labor Organizing (Session Organizer: Ruth MILKMAN
Chair: Bridget KENNY)

14:15-15:45: Mining, Labour and the Contemporary Struggles for a Better World (Session Organizers: Ercument CELIK and Andries BEZUIDENHOUT)

16:00-17:30: Silos or Synergies? Can Labor Build Effective Alliances with Other Global Social Movements (Session Organizers: Peter EVANS and Daniele DI NUNZIO, Chair: Chris TILLY)

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