Knowledge Society

A Stream on “Knowledge Society: Possibilities, Issues, Processes”
as part of the 11th Annual International Conference on Sociology
7-10 May 2018, Athens, Greece
Sponsored by the Athens Journal of Social Sciences

The Sociology Unit of the ATINER is organizing A Stream on “Knowledge Society: Possibilities, Issues, Processes”, 7-10 May 2018, Athens, Greece as part of the 12th Annual International Conference on Sociology sponsored by the Athens Journal of Social Sciences.

The stream aims to debate research findings on the Knowledge Society idea, and its implications within both the social inclusion and exclusion processes. Wide space will be dedicated to the research products that investigate the effects of these transformations in all major dimensions of social life. Both empirical and theoretical contributions are welcome.

Potential research themes and topics include (but are not limited to):

  • Theoretical perspectives on the Knowledge Society: challenges and reflections
  • Governing Knowledge Society
  • The power of Knowledge
  • Knowledge workers and professionals
  • Public Knowledge VS Private Knowledge
  • Knowledge as Common Good
  • Inequalities in the knowledge society
  • High Inclusive Education
  • Knowledge Circulation Processes
  • Highly-skilled migration

Special arrangements will be made with a local hotel for a limited number of rooms at a special conference rate. In addition, a number of special events will be organized: A pragmatic symposium (as organized in Ancient Athens but fine tuned to synchronous ethics), a special one-day educational island tour, a Mycanae and island of Poros visit, an Athens educational walking tour, an one-day visit to Delphi and an ancient Corinth and Cape Sounion visit. Details of the social program are available here.

Fee structure information is available on http://www.atiner.gr/2018fees.

Please submit a 300-word abstract before 26 March 2018, by email, to atiner@atiner.gr, Dr. Gerardo Pastore, Academic Member, ATINER & Assistant Professor in Sociology, Department of Political Sciences, University of Pisa, Italy.

Please include: Title of Paper, Full Name (s), Current Position, Institutional Affiliation, an email address and at least 3 keywords that best describe the subject of your submission. Please use the abstract submitting formDecisions will be reached within four weeks of your submission.

If your submission is accepted, you will receive information on registration deadlines and paper submission requirements. Should you wish to participate in the Conference without presenting a paper, for example, to chair a session, to evaluate papers which are to be included in the conference proceedings or books, to contribute to the editing of a book, or any other contribution, please send an email to Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos, President, ATINER & Honorary Professor, University of Stirling, UK (gregory.papanikos@stir.ac.uk).

The association was established in 1995 as an independent world association of Academics and Researchers. Its mission is to act as a forum where Academics and Researchers from all over the world can meet in Athens, in order to exchange ideas on their research, and to discuss future developments in their disciplines.

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Academically, the Association is organized into seven Divisions and 37 Units.  Each Unit organizes at least an Annual International Conference, and may also undertake various small and large research projects.

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