Call for Papers: Global Perspectives of Financialization

Call for Papers: Global Perspectives of Financialization

DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS: September 30, 2013, 18:00 EST (24:00 GMT).  300 words maximum.

This panel is one of 22 panels organized by Research Committee 02 (Economy and Society) at the International Sociological Association World Congress in Yokohama, Japan from 13-19 July 2014.

There is nothing like a good crisis to concentrate one’s attention, and sociologists are no different in this regard. Since the last World Congress, there has been a flourishing of empirical research in the subfield of sociology of finance, most of it focused on the causes and consequences of the seizure of international financial markets in 2006-7, and the ongoing political economic oscillations in the Euro-zone. Reflecting these twin and interrelated crises (and a northern-bias in our discipline), most of this empirical research has been conducted in the United States, United Kingdom, and the European Union. This is understandable, but short sighted. Such scholarship tends to neglect ties between north and south within financial markets and organizations, as well as neglect unique processes found in the south. Moreover, research on financialization in the north tends to make unverified covering law statements regarding financialization in the south. This panel seeks to initiate a correction to this state of affairs. 

This call for papers solicits empirical research engaged with sociological theory that takes place in financial markets, organizations, or institutions outside of the United States and European Union. Research conducted in the global north is also welcome, as long as the paper’s focus is on interlinkages with the global south. Proposals should theorize from empirical work, and therefore should indicate the paper’s methodology, data, and argument.

Please submit an abstract of no more than 300 words to the session organizer via the ISA web page:
I must apologize in advance that the web page is rather strict in requiring that abstracts are 300 words or less.  It is also rather strict with the deadline. September 30, 2013, 18:00 EST (24:00 GMT).  

To view the calls for abstracts for the other panels, please see:

If you have any questions about the suitability of your proposal, please don’t hesitate to contact the session organizer, Aaron Pitluck, at

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