The DIGCLASS team at the Centre for Advanced Studies (Joint Research Centre – European Commission) in sunny Seville is pleased to announce an international workshop titled "Social Class Analysis in the Digital Age: New Approaches and Perspectives". This workshop aims to explore innovative contributions to social stratification and inequality research in the context of the digital revolution.
We welcome submissions from researchers across various disciplines, including but not limited to economists, sociologists, and political scientists, studying the following themes:
- Theoretical and empirical approaches to study the class structure amid changing technologies (e.g., digitalisation, automation) and the drivers of inequality.
- Refinement and modernisation of existing tools for analysing class structure.
- Implications of new technologies for employment and power relations at the workplace.
- Analysis of the intergenerational reproduction of socioeconomic inequalities.
- The links between social class position, life chances (e.g., health, education, wealth), and political attitudes (e.g., redistribution, voting).
- Identifying and assessing new social protection policies to tackle changing class structures, technology, and inequality drivers.
See below for further details on submission guidelines and deadlines, or download the workshop brochure:
- social inequality | occupational status | socially disadvantaged class | distribution of income | labour market | labour relations | new technology | digital transformation | employment policy | redistribution of income | social analysis
- Monday 4 December 2023, 10:00 - Tuesday 5 December 2023, 17:00 (CET)
Interested researchers are kindly invited to submit an extended abstract of their work via email to email@example.com. Abstracts should be between 1,000 and 1,500 words and must be submitted by the extended deadline of 8 September 2023. Each abstract will be reviewed by DIGCLASS team members, with authors notified of the decision by 12 September 2023.
Abstracts must include the following:
- The research question
- The methodology employed
- The data used and any preliminary findings (if available)
- The unique contribution of the research
Programme and Outcome
The workshop's programme will be curated by the scientific committee, compiling the main insights and findings of the event in a concise report to be edited by the European Commission Publishing Services. The possibility of putting together a special issue with some contributions will be considered during the workshop.
Travel and Accommodation: The workshop will be held in Seville on 4-5 December 2023. We will fully cover travel and accommodation costs for the presenters. No registration fees will apply.
Scientific Committee: Leire Salazar, Carlos Gil-Hernández, Guillem Vidal-Lorda, Davide Villani.
We look forward to your valuable contributions and an enriching dialogue on the intersection of social class and digital transformation.
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