Thursday 23rd of February 2012
10th Conference of the European Sociological Association 7th to 10th September 2011, Geneva, Switzerland
10th Conference of the European Sociological Association 10th Conference of the European Sociological Association 10th Conference of the European Sociological Association

information for esa participants

Please have a look a the ONLINE PROGRAMME on which updates will be possible until the last day!

Please notice that to keep it "short" only the presenters are listed in the printed and the online programme. All co-authors are indicated in the abstract book.


If you want to contact the coordinator of your RN/RS, please click on this list. The "main coordinator" is indicated in bold.

Abstract notification has been given. If you haven't receive any notification, please write to .

You may request a visa invitation letter from our Logistic Conference Organizer as part of the on-line registration system – just click on the box and answer the questions that appear. Visa invitation letters cannot be provided until you have registered for the congress.
Unfortunately, no funding can be provided for traveling and hotel accommodation from the LOC Committee. Please enquire with your University who may be able to support you.

Guidelines for paper presenters


Although most of the session rooms are equipped with computers, given the size of the programme and the number of parallel sessions, we cannot guarantee that all rooms will have a computer installed and available for presenters to use. Therefore, we kindly request that you bring along your own laptop computer wherever possible.


Each RN/RS session will have the duration of 1,5 hrs.
Each presenter of an ORAL presentation will have 10-15 minutes at disposal.
A period for debate/discussion/questions will be allowed in the end of each session.
Generally, the presentations must be made in English, some RN/RS allow french presentation, please check it at the end of this page.

Presenters of Oral Papers are welcome to bring hand-outs of power-point presentation or hard copies of paper presented to distribute among participants of that session. Please note that not every room may be equiped with computers (see "room equipment").

The lenght of the distributed paper should not exceed the lenght of a full paper (50.000 characters (with spaces), including tables, figures, notes and references)

The presenter of a Distributed Paper should bring copies of the paper (Nr=10) to be distributed to the participants of that session. The Distributed Papers will not be presented orally.

There will be one poster session for each RN/RS which has been scheduled on Saturday 10th of September from 12.30 – 13.30.
Poster authors are kindly asked to be present during the Poster Session in order to answer any questions that interested viewers of the posters may have.

NEW: Posters will be displayed on appropriate panels in the hall of UNI MAIL.

Please note that Posters have to be mounted by the Author in time before the session start. Posters that are not removed by the authors, will automatically be discarded.

Official Poster size: 70cmx 90cm, both vertical and horizontal formats are accepted.
Please be informed that fixing material and assisting staff will be available at the conference secretariat.


Click on the RN or RS of your choice.

RN01 Ageing in Europe(3,4)

RN19 Sociology of Profession

RN02 Sociology of The Arts

RN20 Qualitative Methods

RN03 Biographical Perspectives on European Societies

RN22 Sociology of Risk and Uncertainty(1,3,4)

RN04 Sociology of Children and Childhood(3)

RN23 Sexuality

RN05 Sociology of Consumption(2,3,4)

RN24 Science and Technology

RN06 Critical Political Economy

RN25 Social Movements(1-4)

RN07 Sociology of Culture

RN26 Sociology of Social Policy and Social Welfare

RN08 Disaster and Social Crisis

RN27 Southern European Societies(1-4)

RN09 Economic Sociology

RN28 Society and Sports

RN10 Sociology of Education

RN29 Social Theory

RN11 Sociology of Emotions

RN30 Youth and Generation

RN12 Environment and Society

RN31 Ethnic Relations, Racism, Antisemitism(1-4)

RN13 Sociology of Families and Intimates Lives

RN32 Political Sociology

RN14 Gender Relations in The Labour Market and the Welfare State

RN33 Women's and Gender Studies

RN16 Sociology of Health and Illness

RN34 Sociology of Religions

RN17 Industrial Relations, Labour Market Institutions and Employment(1)

RN35 Sociology of Migration

RN18 Sociology of Communications and Media Research




RS01 Sociology of Disability

RS20 Culture, Politics and Conflict

RS02 Dynamics and Complexitiy of Minority Statuses in Plural Societies

RS21 RENCORE: Methods for Comparative Research on Europe

RS03 East and West in Europe: Two Decades of Transformations

RS22 European National and Regional Identities

RS06 Maritime Sociology

RS23 Bringing Lefebvre Sociology Back in Urban Studies(1-4)

RS07 Arts Culture and Public Memory

RS24 The Sustainable City and the Arts

RS10 Socio-Anthropological Approaches To Transnational Migrations(1-4)

RS25 Evolution and Sociology(1-4)

RS14 Regional Conflicts

RS26 Global and Transnational Sociology

RS15 Rethinking Inheritence of Inequalities

RS27 Russian Sociology in Time, Social Space and Transition

RS17 Sociology of Celebration(1-4)

RS28 The Relevance Of Karl Marx’s Theory Today: Does It Exist?

RS18 Economic Elites in Turbulent Times(1)

RS29 Arts And Cultural Management(1-4)

RS19 The Tacit-Knowing Approach


1) abstract submission in french is allowed
2) oral presentation in french is allowed
3) poster in french is allowed
4) distributed paper in french is allowed



Abstract Submission

Latest news: 15th of March

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION IS CLOSED! We received 3'621 abstracts and would like to thank the submitters as well as the RN/RS coordinators for their work! Acceptance will be givent by 6th of April.

FEB 24th
To give you some last chance to participate in the ESA Congress, we decided to extend the deadline until the 8th of March. In order to avoid confusion, this extension is valid for the PhD Workshop too.
If you want our logistic support to be able to solve technical problems with your submission, please don't wait for the last day.
The abstracts will be published on a CD-rom. No full written papers will be published. It's up to coordinators to say if they need the full written papers or not.

- Click HERE for your abstract submission (ESA Congress and PhD Workshop).

- ESA Congress submission guidelines

- PhD Workshop submission guidelines

- PhD Workshop programme / call for paper

For technical problems, please write to .

For other questions please write to the .