The Sociology of Work Section of the Polish Sociological Association in cooperation with the Institute of Sociology Maria Curie-Sklodowska University invite abstracts for the international conference „Social Boundaries of Work. Social Inequalities and New Meanings of Work in the Digital Age”. The conference will take place in Lublin, on 19-20.05.2022.
This time, the conference will be focused on digitalisation, which affects all spheres of the (post) pandemic social life. How are digital technologies affecting the world of work today? How does digitalisation affect the existing and new institutions of our social life? How do social actors use digital tools and platforms to create their own adaptation and resistance strategies? How do digital platforms and digital tools legitimize social, political and economic inequalities and ideologies in the sphere of work and mobility? How does digitalisation influence the emergence of social institutions?
The obvious context for answering these questions in 2022 is the COVID-19 pandemic and the (post) pandemic socio-economic crisis. There are many indications that the pandemic has accelerated the digitalisation trend in the sphere of work, leading to further expansion of remote work, the platform economy and other forms of organizational and technical innovation.
The pandemic has also exposed new areas of social inequality. We are particularly interested in digital inequalities, which are, on the one hand, a derivative of access to digital technologies, computers and the Internet, and on the other hand, may result from differences in motivation, competence or the level of use.
We are interested in papers addressing the topics of social inequalities and the new meanings of work in the digital age in an international and comparative context, combining it with dimensions of social differentiation such as origin, gender, class position, disability and others. We want to capture the multiplicity of transnational dependencies and similarities in the processes related to (post-) pandemic changes in the world of work in the context of digitalisation.
We are pleased to announce that the conference will host following distinguished keynote speakers:
Alex J. Wood – University of Bristol, UK
Renata Włoch – University of Warsaw, Poland
Marta Kahancová – Central European Labour Studies Institute, Slovakia
Virginia Doellgast – Cornell University, USA
Vassil Kirov – Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
Dominika Polkowska – Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Poland,
Bartosz Mika – University of Gdansk, Poland
– January 15th, 2022 – Deadline for submitting conference abstracts (250-500) through the form: https://forms.gle/SpHKWTjSL4SvNcmu6
– February 17th, 2022 – Decision on the acceptance of abstracts by organizers and the scientific board
– March 15th, 2022 – Early bird – conference fee payment deadline
– April 5th, 2022 – Late conference fee payment deadline
– May 19th-20th 2022 – The conference
I. Active participants (with a paper) –
Regular fee (academic staff with PhD degree and professors and non-academic participants):
– early bird 400 PLN (~ 87 EUR), late fee 460 PLN (~ 100 EUR)
Reduced fee (PhD students & students):
– early bird 200 PLN (~ 43 EUR), late fee 230 PLN (~ 50 EUR)
II. Passive participants (no papers) in the full conference:
– April 5th, 2022 – 230 PLN (~ 50 EUR)