Hong Kong Sociological Association 17th Annual Conference
Call for papers 2015
Prof. CHUA Bing Huat
Prof. WONG Siu-lun
Panel proposal: 26 September 2015 Saturday
Registration and call for papers: 19 October 2015 Monday
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Phone: (852) 2806 5125
Fax: (852) 2806 8044
Please visit http://www.hksyu.edu/sociology/HKSA/conference.html for registration and abstract submission form.
Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social Sciences, The University of Hong Kong
Amnesty International Hong Kong - University Documentary Film Screening
Director: The Riahi Brothers
Length: 110 minutes
Language: Arabic, English, Russian and Spanish with Chinese and English subtitles
November 25, 2015 Wednesday
MC³@702 Creative Space, 7/F, The Jockey Club Tower, HKU
Department of Sociology
Sociology Capstone Fair
Over eighty Final Year students in the Department of Sociology will be presenting an amazing collection of Capstone Projects in progress. Some of the key themes include: Gender and Sexuality - From Old Gay Men to Tom-Boys; Get a Like? Get a Life! - Online Identity, Romance and Offline Reality; Manufacturing Fame - From Canto-Pop to K-Pop; Space and Place - From Hawkers' Morning Bazaar to Sai Wan Container Wharf; Youth and Everyday Life – From Hall Culture to Mobility Strategies; (In)visibility or Diversity? - From International Students to Ethnic Minorities.
Date: Monday 30th November 2015
Time: 12:30 - 15:00 (mini concert until 14:00)
Venue: University Street, Centennial Campus, HKU
There will be poster presentations, games, live music and much more. All are welcome!
Department of Sociology
Distinguished Lectures Series: Social Science and the Global South
By Professor Raewyn Connell
Date: 7 Dec 2015
Time: 4: 30 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Venue: Social Sciences Chamber, 11/F, The Jockey Club Tower, Centennial Campus, HKU
Social science in its most familiar form is dominated by ideas and paradigms from the global North, which naturally reflect the social experience of the societies of the metropole. We need to understand social science disciplines within a global economy of knowledge, and re-think them in the light of postcolonial, decolonial and Southern critiques developed in the last generation. This talk will examine the problem, and outline substantive sociologies that are emerging from Southern theorists, concerned with themes of change, gender, power and land. The way this transformation is impacted by the neoliberal political-economic order constitutes one of the central problems for social scientists today.
Raewyn Connell is Professor Emerita at the University of Sydney, a Life Member of the National Tertiary Education Union, and one of Australia's leading social scientists. Her most recent books are Southern Theory (2007), about social thought in the postcolonial world; Confronting Equality (2011), about social science and politics; and Gender: In World Perspective (3rd edn, with Rebecca Pearse, 2015). Her other books include Masculinities, Schools & Social Justice, Ruling Class Ruling Culture, Gender & Power, and Making the Difference. Her work has been translated into eighteen languages. She has taught in departments of sociology, political science, and education, and is a long-term participant in the labour movement and peace movement. Details can be found at her website www.raewynconnell.net and on Twitter @raewynconnell.
The 11th Annual Conference of the Hong Kong Sociological Association
The Department of Sociology has hosted the 11th Annual Conference of the Hong Kong Sociological Association (HKSA). [Photo]