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New Directions 2016

New Directions 2016
Hosted by: Sociology # University of Edinburgh
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Date and Time
21st Mar 2016 09:00 - 22nd Mar 2016 17:00
Playfair Library, Old College

New Directions in Sociological Research – Methods, Ethics, Theory

Monday and Tuesday, 21-22 March 2016 | Playfair Library, Old College

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Please note that conference registration needs to be done by all the PGs presenting and everyone who is willing to attend as audience

New Directions Conference: Programme

Monday, 21 March 2016

9:00 – 9:45

Sign in and Coffee

9:45 – 10:00


10:00 –11:15

Panel on Digital Sociology

Dr Angus Bancroft, Dr Karen Gregory, Dr Mary Holmes and Nichole Fernandez

11:30 –12:30

Student Presentations: Methods in Sociology

Amanda Vettini Should We be Creating Jacks and Jills of all Trades in Research?: Assessing Responses to Policy Changes in Social Science Postgraduate Research Methods Training

Jillian Hart A method to our madness: Is methodological innovation superficially attractive but challenging in practice?

Eloi Ribe and Yuji Shimohira Calvo Life beyond linear regression models: examples from the Growing Up in Scotland Study and the European Social Survey

Student Presentations: Culture and Theory

Mario Alvarado Multiculturalism and identity: towards a non-essentialist approach

Ben Twist Taking the Complexity Turn to steer cars off the road

Gilberto Galeazzi The Internal Dynamics of a Sailing School: Spirit and Time

12:30 –14:00


14:00 –15:00

Student Presentations: Gender and Sexuality

Marie Larsson ‘Managing Masculinities’ When Researching Perceptions of New Male Contraceptives

Lee Chalmers How is the UK Feminist Movement shaped by online abuse?

Dora Tadic Imagined Futures of Same-sex Couples

Student Presentations: Medicine, Drugs and the Body

Carl Denig The Medical Model Morass: Interventions, Interests, and Emotions

Anna Ross Scottish Drug Policy: Epistemologies of drug related harm in knowledge and policy communities

Wei Zhen Embodying vulnerable bodies in the early communist labour movements of the Communist Party of China (CPC) 

15:00 –15:30

 Coffee Break

15:30 –17:00

Panel of Recent Graduates

Maddie Breeze (QMU / UoE) Precarious Ethnographic Fictions

Fiona McQueen (Napier University) Considering the Relationships between Gender ideology and Gender Equality in the Private Sphere

Sam Friedman (LSE) ‘Like Skydiving without a Parachute’: How Class Origin Shapes Occupational Trajectories in British Acting 

17:00 –18:00

British Art Show 8 (Talbot Rice Gallery)

18:00 –20:30

Reception with Live Music by “The Chilli Dogs”

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

9:30 – 10:00


10:00 – 11:15

Panel on Quantitative Sociology

Dr Alex Janus, Prof John MacInnes and Dr Gil Viry

Why sociology needs statistics (and vice-versa)

11:30 – 12:30

Student Presentations: Family

Ziyu Jiang The Contemporary Family Structure in China--A Research Based on CFPS Data

Yifei Hou Individual and Family Determinants in Elder Care: Evidence from China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study (CHARLS)

Alexandra Macht Intimate Fatherhood, Love and Power: British and Romanian Fathers’ Accounts of Love and Emotionality

12:30 – 14:00


14:00 – 15:00

Student Presentations: Sociology of Organisations

Hongshan Wang Identity study in a merger case

Andreas Zaunseder Multi-sited Ethnography and Organisational Ethnography: Thoughts on their Combination in the Context of Worker-Cooperatives

Théo Bourgeron Cash-flow culture, monetary circulation and capitalism: sociology of a new financial order

Student Presentations: Discourse

Savo Dorojevic Marxist Humanism versus Nationalism: Praxis scholars and the reopening of the national question in the 1970s in Yugoslavia

Jingyu Mao Researching intimate relationships of ethnic minority migrants in southwest China - a case study of ethnic minority performers in Yunnan province

Jaye Ware Young People's Perspectives On Queerphobia, Gender and Sexual Diversity Within Scottish Secondary Schools

15:00 –15:30

Coffee Break

15:30 –16:45

Closing Panel: Innovation in Sociology

Prof Jonathan Hearn and Prof Donald MacKenzie

Reinventing the wheel versus innovation in the future of sociology

 16:45 –17:00

Concluding remarks

(updated 15 March 2016)

The conference organising team is Andreas Zaunseder, Eloi Ribe, Lisa McCormick, Gilberto Galeazzi, Roger Jeffery, Carl Denig and Yuji Shimohira Calvo, who can all be contacted through the conference email account.


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