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Hi everyone:

Consider presenting your work at the International Sociological Association
World Congress in Yokohama.  Conference language is English.

I am organizing a session on community research (Research Committee 03).

On-line abstracts submission
June 3, 2013, 11:00 GMT - September 30, 2013 24:00 GMT

Mito Akiyoshi
Department of Sociology
Senshu University

Social Network Resources and Community Inequalities: Global and Multilevel
*Session Organizer*
Mito AKIYOSHI, Senshu University, Japan, [log in to unmask]

This session looks into theoretical and empirical issues surrounding the
deployment of social network resources by communities in an increasingly
globalizing world. Institutions such as governments, NGOs, and corporations
have undergone phenomenal changes in the past thirty years generating and
responding to global challenges. How do social network processes affect the
operation of globalizing institutions?

This session invites contributions that advance our understanding of the
role of social networks in the transformation of various forms of
inequality in the context of globalization. Possible exploratory questions
include but are not limited to:

   - What kind of social network resources are communities endowed with to
   deal with new and old forms of inequality?
   - Do some communities actively cultivate social network resources to
   enhance their position in the global marketplace?
   - What are the consequences of the growing use of global social network
   resources to address local concerns?

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