2019 Law and Society Assocation Call for Abstracts – DEADLINE EXTENDED

washingtondc2019logoThe next annual meeting of the Law and Society Association (LSA) is set to take place in Washington, DC on May 30 – June 2, 2019. The theme is Dignity.

The deadline for proposal submission has been extended to November 14, 2018. Registration will begin in January 2019. The full call for participation is available on the LSA website. To ensure your panel is affiliated with the CRN on Ethnography, Law and Society, please indicate CRN 3 when completing the submission process.

As a participant, you are limited to “one participation as a Paper Presenter, Roundtable Participant, Author, or Salon Presenter” but can serve as a Chair and/or Discussant for unlimited panels. For this reason, if you plan to attend the meeting as a paper presenter, we may ask you to volunteer to serve as a Panel Organizer or Discussant if you have interests that overlap with another session.

For participants who need help placing their paper on a panel, stay tuned! The CRN will announce a separate process soon.

If you have any questions, please contact the Ethnography, Law & Society Co-Chairs, Allison Fish and Kate Henne.

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15th International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry: Qualitative Inquiry and the Politics of Resistance

Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, USA
15-18 May 2018

The 2019 congress is committed to a politics of active and passive resistance, to non-violence, to bearing witness to injustice, to refusing to take no as an answer, refusing to be silenced, refusing to accept assaults on critical, interpretive inquiry, refusing to abandon the goal of social justice for all. It is committed to confronting structures of repression which keep people in marginalized states by repressing critical consciousness. The truth cannot be repressed. Justice will prevail. We call for a politics of hope, acts of activism, discourses of resistance which imagine the impossible.

We are global citizens trapped in a world we did not create, nor want any part of. Our public institutions are under assault. Academics and pacifists critical of the public order are branded as traitors. The 2019 Congress offers scholars the opportunity to foreground, interrogate, imagine and engage new ways of a politics of resistance and critical qualitative inquiry in these troubling times. Sessions will take up such topics as: research as resistance, redefinitions of the public university, neoliberal accountabil­ity metrics, attacks on freedom of speech, threats to shared governance, the politics of advocacy, value-free inquiry, partisanship, the politics of evidence, public policy dis­course, indigenous research ethics, decolonizing inquiry.

Scholars come to the Congress to resist, to celebrate community, to experiment with traditional and new methodologies, with new technologies of representation. Together we seek to develop guidelines and exemplars concerning advocacy, inquiry and social justice concerns. We share a commitment to change the world, to engage in ethical work that makes a positive difference. As critical scholars our task is to bring the past and the future into the present, allowing us to engage realistic utopian pedagogies of hope.

Scholars from around the world have accepted the challenge to gather together in common purpose to collectively imagine creative and critical responses to a global community in crisis. The Fifteenth International Congress offers us an opportunity to experiment, take risks, explore new presentational forms, share experiences, problems and hopes concerning the conduct of critical qualitative inquiry in this time of global uncertainty.

More information available on the ICQI website.

Submission Deadline: December 1 2018

CRN 3 Call for Abstracts on Dignity in Turbulent Times

The CRN on Ethnography, Law and Society (CRN 3) is sponsoring a special panel track that aligns with the theme of the Law and Society Association (LSA) meeting. If you plan to attend the 2019 LSA meeting in Washington, DC, and you need help placing your paper on a panel, please consider submitting an abstract for inclusion on panels organized around the following theme: Dignity in Turbulent Times

Ethnographic studies of law and society have become integral to understanding diverse lived realities. This track of CRN-sponsored panels seeks to bring together research that explores how people understand and maintain dignity in a changing world. Considering the challenges of these turbulent political times, our aim is to explore and better understand what, as well as how, dignity comes to mean in everyday life and the various ways people engage with, use, or circumvent law to maintain their dignity. Papers may consider, for example, how individual participants or groups negotiate or resist law through mundane activities, how they create alternative support networks or communities as regulatory regimes change, or how they work toward more formal modes of organizing. Papers might also investigate the complexity and contradictions that arise in ethnographic research on questions of dignity and legality. Regardless of specific focus, we welcome papers that ethnographically explore different meanings and tensions that emerge around dignity against the backdrop of social and political shifts.

In addition to the conference theme track, we hope to feature one or more panels on Engaged and Activist Ethnographies in Law and Society. We are leaving this call open in terms of topic and focus, as are the primary goal of this panel (or panels) is to raise the visibility of these forms of ethnographic work.

If you are interested in submitting a paper on questions of dignity or on engaged or activist ethnography, send your name, affiliation, and an abstract of 100 to 250 words, including both primary and secondary keywords, via email to Amelia Radke no later than October 28. The LSA website provides abstract guidelines. We will contact you regarding paper placement prior to the LSA submission deadline of November 7. 

2019 Law and Society Assocation Call for Abstracts

washingtondc2019logo.pngThe next annual meeting of the Law and Society Association (LSA) is set to take place in Washington, DC on May 30 – June 2, 2019. The theme is Dignity.

The deadline for proposal submission is November 7, 2018. Registration will begin in January 2019. The full call for participation is available on the LSA website. To ensure your panel is affiliated with the CRN on Ethnography, Law and Society, please indicate CRN 3 when completing the submission process.

As a participant, you are limited to “one participation as a Paper Presenter, Roundtable Participant, Author, or Salon Presenter” but can serve as a Chair and/or Discussant for unlimited panels. For this reason, if you plan to attend the meeting as a paper presenter, we may ask you to volunteer to serve as a Panel Organizer or Discussant if you have interests that overlap with another session.

For participants who need help placing their paper on a panel, stay tuned! The CRN will announce a separate process soon.

If you have any questions, please contact the Ethnography, Law & Society Co-Chairs, Allison Fish and Kate Henne.

Does Your LSA Paper Need a Home?

If you plan to attend the 2017 Law and Society Association (LSA) meeting in Mexico City and need help placing your paper on a panel, please submit a paper abstract through this link by October 5: Ethnography, Law & Society Paper Submission Portal

As an LSA participant you are limited to “one participation as a Paper Presenter, Roundtable Participant, Author, or Salon Presenter” but can serve as a Chair and/or Discussant for unlimited panels. For this reason, if you plan to attend the meeting as a paper presenter, we may ask you to volunteer to serve as a Panel Organizer or Discussant if you have interests that overlap with another session.

If you have any questions, please contact the Ethnography, Law & Society Panel Committee:

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Co-Sponsored Panels at LSA 2017

A series of panels co-sponsored by the Ethnography, Law & Society CRN and the Punishment & Society CRN for the LSA in Mexico City. Organized by Kelly Hannah-Moffat, Ben Fleury-Steiner, Paula Maurutto, and Robert Werth.

We are looking for papers that engage with ongoing debates from a variety of disciplines, including criminology, sociolegal studies, anthropology, law, science and technology studies, and other interdisciplinary fields. We encourage both theoretically engaged submissions and empirically-based work. The papers included in these panels may be included in a special issue of a journal or edited collection.

If you believe your current project would make a good fit, please send us a title and short abstract (approx. 1 page) by October 1st via email to: Robert Werth at: rwerth@rice.edu. (You can email questions to any one of us at: hannah.moffat@utoronto.ca, p.maurutto@utoronto.ca, bfs@udel.edu, or rwerth@rice.edu) Below is an outline of the thematic statement for this series of panels:

Punishment, society and technology: Exploring big data, risk and emerging techniques of crime control

Desires to leverage technology and data in the governance of crime and security are increasingly pervasive. “Big data” analytics are contributing to the development of new understandings of risk, surveillance and crime control as well as producing new technologies which are being used by police, courts, prisons, and probation/parole agencies, as well as numerous non-state actors (ranging from halfway houses to credit card fraud departments).

The sheer volume of data and advances in technological adaptations is extraordinary, and the ways in which these impact regimes of control remains opaque. Indeed, social scientists have not sufficiently explored, documented and theorized the effects of big data analytics and related technologies on institutions, communities and individuals. This series of panels will explore big data analytics and emergent/shifting technologies – examining their dispersal, operation and interaction with existing techniques, logics, and means for governing crime and security.

We anticipate that papers will address some of the following questions:

  • How are emergent big data analytics and rationalities intersecting with and impacting risk, surveillance, policing, punishment, crime prevention, law?
  • Do new techniques, instruments and mechanisms reconfigure public-private partnerships, and are they blurring the boundaries between the two?
  • How do these technologies and analytics affect existing race, class, gender, and other inequalities historically endemic to systems of justice?
  • How do ‘practitioners’ understand, embrace, alter or subvert such technologies?
  • How do these technologies constitute the rights of individuals in conflict with the law?
  • How do activist and advocacy groups perceive, contest, and use big data technologies?

Call for Papers: Law and Society Association Meeting 2016

The deadline for 2016 Law and Society Association (LSA) annual meeting submissions is October 15. The conference is taking place in New Orleans, with the theme of AT THE DELTA: Belonging, Place and Visions of Law and Social Change. Full details are available on the LSA meeting information page.

If you already have a complete panel and would like to have it listed as a CRN-sponsored panel, please be sure to register your panel under CRN #3. Please also let us know about your panel so we can advertise it before the meeting.

If you have an idea for a panel, a partial panel, or a paper that you would like help placing on a panel, please email the three of us, and we’ll do our best to assist you in recruiting panelists or placing a paper on a complete panel, salon session, or roundtable. We also encourage you to reach out to other members of the CRN directly, and you can do so by sending an email to our Electronic List Manager, Anna Offit (aoffit@princeton.edu).

In either case, please send the following information to Andrea Ballestero (aballes@rice.edu), Alyse Bertenthal (abertent@uci.edu) and Robert Werth (rwerth@rice.edu):

  1. your paper abstract or general outline of your paper
  2. the type of panel you hope to join or to organize, and
  3.  a panel abstract or outline, if applicable.

The deadline for CRN sponsorship is  October 1 .  That should give everyone sufficient time to organize before the submission deadline – but, of course, the earlier you get in touch, the easier it will be for us to help connect folks!Fleur250