The triennial Work, Employment & Society conference, like the journal with which it is associated, provides a forum for the critical analysis of work and employment and their connections with wider social processes and structures. Supported by the British Sociological Association, both the journal and the conference series are sociologically orientated but welcome contributions from related academic fields to offer a genuine inter-disciplinary dialogue.
Plenary speakers for the 2007 conference are now confirmed. We are pleased to welcome Madeleine Bunting, Guardian columnist and author;
Arne Kalleberg, President-elect of the American Sociological Association; and Allyson Pollock, Head of the Centre for International Health Policy at the University of Edinburgh. WES conferences enjoy the reputation of being fresh, stimulating and highly sociable, traditions that we fully intend to maintain when the conference comes to Scotland for the first time.
We are keen to maintain and build upon debates and themes from previous WES conferences but also to introduce new elements associated with the central conference theme entitled:
Beyond these shores: sinking or swimming in the globalised new
In 2007, the Conference is being held at the beautiful Kings College campus of the University of Aberdeen, situated on the North-East coast of Scotland. During the conference there will be ample opportunities for social meetings with colleagues, look through the publishers exhibitions and sample the delights of a Scottish ceilidh.
We look forward to seeing you in Aberdeen in 2007
The WES Conference Committee
(Chris Wright, John Bone, Jeff Hyman and Chris Kollmeyer)