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Konferenser, seminarier, kurser 2011
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2011-11-20. Teacher Education in International Perspective. Lecture by Staf Callewaert visiting Umeå University. Available as video.
2011-01-21. Disputation. Jenny Kallstenius försvarar sin avhandling i sociologi De mångkulturella innerstadsskolorna. Om skolval, segregeration och utbildningsstrategier i Stockholm. Stockholms universitet.
2011-02-08 -- 2011-02-11. Conference Correspondence Analysis and Related Methods - CARME 2011. Rennes, France.
2011-03 18. Disputation. Johanna  Ringarp försvarar sin avhandling Professionens problematik. Lärarkårens kommunalisering och välfärdsstatens förvandling. Södertörns högskola.
2011-04-12--2011-04-14. PhD course: The Sociology of Elites. University of Bergen, Norway.
2011-05-13 Symposium Svenska bildningstraditioner. Södertörns högskola.
2011-06-28. Föreläsning, Manuel Castells, webbsändning.
2011-07-11 -- 2011-07-11. Conference Bourdieu and Geometric Data Analysis. University of St Andrews, Scotland, UK
2011-08-04 -- 2011-08-07. Session(s) "Elites in modern societies", the 25th Conference of the Nordic Sociological Association, Oslo.
2011-09-06 -- 2011-09-08 Social stratification, class analysis and class mobility. PhD Course, University of Oslo, 6-8 Sept. 2011

2011-11-20 Lecture by Staf Callewaert

Teacher Education in International Perspective

Is Bill Gates and Microsoft taking over Teacher Education in the US
or will innovative alternatives that recognize horizontal knowledge stand as possible models for the future?

Lecture and seminar by Staf Callewaert at Umeå University, January 20th 2011

Time: Thursday January 20th 2011 at 13.15-16.00
Location: N 200, Naturvetarhuset, Umeå University

Staf Callewaert had a professorship in Pedagogy at University of Copenhagen for 22 years before he retired. His scientific perspective is influenced by Bourdieu and much of his work has been carried out in Africa. Staf is at present keeping a critical eye on the transformation of the educational field - a transformation that is led by private foundations and corporate financial interests in the United States and duplicated worldwide by institutions like the World Bank, OECD, and IMF.

Video from the lecture available at

2011-01-21 Disputation

Jenny Kallstenius försvarar sin avhandling i sociologi

De mångkulturella innerstadsskolorna. Om skolval, segregeration och utbildningsstrategier i Stockholm

(Acta Universitatis Stockholmiensis, Stockholm Studies in Sociology New series 49, 2010)

Tid: Fred 21 jan kl 13
Plats: Stockholms universitet, Södra Husen, Universitetsvägen 10B, sal B3

Handledare Nihad Bunar, Sociologiska institutionen, Stockholms universitet

Bitr. handledare Ryszard Szulkin, Sociologiska institutionen, Stockholms universitet

Fakultetsopponent: Donald Broady, Uppsala universitet

Árni Sverrisson, Sociologiska institutionen, Stockholms universitet;
Karin Aronsson, Barn- och ungdomsvetenskapliga institutionen, Stockholms universitet;
Bolette Moldenhawer, Afdeling for Pædagogik, Institut for Medier, Erkendelse og Formidling, Københavns universitet.

2011-02-08 -- 2011-02-11. Conference

Correspondence Analysis and Related Methods - CARME 2011

CARME 2011 is the sixth in a series of conferences on multidimensional graphical techniques and the analysis of large sets of categorical data. It celebrates the 50th anniversary of correspondence analysis (CA) and will take place in Rennes (France) f8-11 February 2011 at :
Agrocampus Ouest
Applied Mathematics Department
65 rue de Saint-Brieuc
CS 84215 - 35042 Rennes cedex - FRANCE

This 6th edition of CARME will be a major event for all those interested in correspondence analysis and multivariate exploratory analysis in general. Indeed, this edition will take place in Rennes, the cradle of the so-called "analyse des données," where Jean Paul Benzécri figured out this method, where Brigitte Escofier wrote the first CA program and defended her thesis. All this took place in the early 1960s. This new CARME edition is the 50th anniversary of correspondence analysis, the 25th anniversary of canonical correspondence (CCA) and the 40th anniversary of the biplot. So, besides the latest advances on the subject as in previous editions, a special session is scheduled where the very first protagonists who played a major role in the history of correspondence analysis will give their testimonies. It is to some kind of scientific pilgrimage that Agrocampus invites you the 8-11 February 2011.

Conference web: http://carme2011.agrocampus-ouest.fr

2011-03-18 Disputation

Johanna  Ringarp försvarar sin avhandling

Professionens problematik. Lärarkårens kommunalisering och välfärdsstatens förvandling

Tid: Fred 18 mars 2011 kl 10.00
Plats: sal MB 313 (svarta lådan), på plan 3 i B-flygen, Moas båge, Södertörns högskola, Campus Flemingsberg

Opponent: Torbjörn Lundqvist, docent i ekonomisk historia, Institutet för Framtidsstudier, Stockholm

Avhandlingen utgiven på Makadam förlag.

2011-04-12--2011-04-14. PhD course

Phd-course: The Sociology of Elites

The Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Bergen

The last decade, the sociology of elites has received renewed and increasing attention from scholars. Across Europe, the trajectories that lead individuals to given elite positions, and the degree of intersectorial elite circulation, has proven to be subject to strong variation. This phd-course aims at adress both theoretical, methodological and empirical questions that typically arise in studies of social elites. The lectures will cover:
- sociological elite theories
- patterns of elite recruitment, reproduction and circulation
- visibility of elites and theories of elite distinction
- economic, cultural and professional elites

Main disciplines: Sociology, Political Science
Dates: 12th – 14th April 2011
Course Credits: 10 pts (ECTS) (with presentation of paper)
Limitation: 20 participants

Lecturers: John Scott, University of Plymouth, UK
Mike Savage, York University, UK
François Denord, CNRS/EHESS, France.
Magne Flemmen, UiO, Norway
Olav Korsnes, UiB, Norway
Johs. Hjellbrekke, UiB, Norway.

Conference venue: TBA

General course outline:

12th April: Theoretical approaches and issues.
Lecture 1. John Scott, University of Plymouth: The Sociology of Elites.
Lecture 2. François Denord, CNRS/EHESS, Paris: C. Wright Mills’ and Pierre Bourdieu’s Sociology of Elites.
Lecture 3. Mike Savage, University of York: The Visibility of elites

13th April: Economic Elites
Lecture 4. John Scott. University of Plymouth: Economic Elites.
Lecture 5. François Denord: The French Elites
Lecture 6. Magne Flemmen, UiO: The internal structure of the upper class: A social space approach.

14th April: Methodological issues
Lecture 7. Mike Savage. University of York: Methodological strategies in the study of elites: the critical analysis of ‘lists’
Lecture 8. Olav Korsnes, UiB: Comparative Elite Studies
Lecture 9. Johs. Hjellbrekke. UiB: Elites, Elite Circulation And Social Capital.

Preliminary Reading List:
Bottomore, Tom B. (1964): Elites and Society.
Bourdieu, Pierre (1996): The State Nobility. Cambridge: Polity Press
Caroll, William K. & Fennema, Meindert (2002): "Is There a Transnational Business Community?" In International Sociology 17, 3, 393-419.
Denord, Hjellbrekke, Korsnes, Lebaron & Le Roux (2011): "Social Capital in the Field of Power. The Case of Norway." Forthcoming in The Sociological Review.
Gulbrandsen, Trygve & al. (2002): Norske makteliter. Oslo: Ad Notam.
Hartmann, Michael (2006): The Sociology of Elites. Routledge
J. Hjellbrekke, B. Leroux, O. Korsnes, F. Lebaron, H. Rouanet and L. Rosenlund. (2007): "The Norwegian Field of Power anno 2000."  In European Societies, Volume 9, 2, 2007 , pp. 245 – 273.
Mintz, B. and Schwartz, M. (1985:) The Power Structure of American Business. Chicago: University of Chicago Press
Mosca, Gaetano (1939): The Ruling Class. New York: McGraw Hill
Pareto, Vilfredo. (1968[1901]): The Rise and fall of Elites. New Brunswick: Transaction Publishers
Savage, Mike & Williams, Karel (eds.)(2008): Remembering Elites. Wiley-Blackwell
Scott, John (1982): The upper classes: property and privilege in Britain.
Scott, John (2002): Power. Cambridge: Polity Press
Scott, John (1997): Corporate Business and Capitalist Classes. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Scott, John (1991): Who Rules Britain? Cambridge: Polity Press.
Staples, C. (2006): Board Interlocks and the Study of the Transnational Capitalist Class, C. Staples, Journal of World Systems Research, 12, 2, 2006, 309-319.
Stokman & al. (1985): Networks of Corporate Power. Cambridge: Polity Press.
Useem, M. (1984): The Inner Circle. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Many general sources are brought together in J. Scott, ed., The Sociology of Elites (3 Vols) and J. Scott, ed., Power (4 Vols)

Further information: contact johs.hjellbrekke@sos.uib.no

2011-05-13 Symposium

(Från FaceBook, annonserat av Anders Burman, rev. 2011-04-14:)

Svenska bildningstraditioner

Tid: Fred 13 maj 2011 kl. 09.00-17.00
Plats: Lokal ME452 i Moas Båge, Södertörns högskola

Varmt välkomna till detta symposium till vilket vi har bjudit in ett tiotal tongivande forskare - Donald Broady, Bernt Gustavsson, Ingela Josefson, Sven-Eric Liedman, Mats Myrstener, Kerstin Rydbeck, Inga Sanner, Crister Skoglund och Kjell Östberg - för att under en heldag belysa och diskutera svenska bildningstraditioner och bildningens betydelse idag.

Symposiet, som är ett samarrangemang mellan Idéhistoria och Centrum för lärande och bildning vid Södertörns högskola, är öppet för allmänheten och kräver inget anmälan. Fri entré.

Arr: Anders Burman <anders.burman@sh.se> & Per Sundgren <per.sundgren@sh.se>

Preliminärt program

Moira von Wright: Välkomnande
Sven-Eric Liedman: Bildad men kanske inte så vis – om Carl Adolph Agardh
Per Sundgren: Ingen särskild bildningsfråga?
Mats Myrstener: Valfrid Palmgren och Fredrik Hjelmqvist, ledande folkbiblioteksideologer


Anders Burman: Ellen Key, bildningen och drömmen om den nya människan
Ingela Josefson: Hans Larsson och vår tid


Crister Skoglund: Oscar Olsson – en svensk Lenin
Kerstin Rydbeck: Folkbildningen – en heteronormativ historia eller...?
Inga Sanner: Om bildning och livsfrågor


Kjell Östberg: Från bildning till utbildning. Olof Palme och 1960-talets skolreformer
Bernt Gustavsson: Tre samtida versioner av bildningstanken i ett internationellt perspektiv
Donald Broady: De senaste decenniernas utveckling

 --- [Symposiet är ett evenemang i spåren av utgivningen av Anders Burman & Per Sundgren (red.), Bildning. Texter från Esaias Tegnér till Sven-Eric Liedman, Daidalos, Göteborg 2010]


Föreläsning, Manuel Castells

Från Maison des Sciences de l'Homme i Paris meddelas att Manuel Castells kommer att hålla en stor föreläsning tisd 28 juni kl 19.00 som direktsänds på

Denna föreläsning, som ska handla om effekter av "den arabiska våren" m.m., blir ett slags installationsföreläsning för Castells i hans nya position som professor i "Kommunikation och Internet" vid den nybildade Collège International d'Études Globales i Paris. 


2011-07-11 -- 2011-07-11 Conference

Bourdieu and Geometric Data Analysis


This is a Call for Papers for the above symposium/conference addressing the work of Pierre Bourdieu as represented through Geometric Data Analyses. The Symposium will be a featured strand of the International Classification Conference.

Date: 11-15th July 2011
Venue: University of St Andrews, Scotland, UK


The Symposium will have a 4 hour slot each day dedicated to the presentation of papers, and ample time will be given to considering each one in detail. The Symposium will begin with discussion of Bourdieu’s theory of practice, what he set out to do, and the range of graphic representation used in his data analyses. We will include papers on Multiple Correspondence Analysis; both in studies which replicate areas of Bourdieu’s work and offer extensions and refinements of it.

Possible areas will include: Education/ Culture; Politics and Power/ Economics; Art and Aesthetics.

The idea is that participants will develop their own appreciation and expertise of theory and practice within a Bourdieusian perspective with respect to Geometric Data Analysis.

The Symposium will also offer a one-day Introductory Workshop on MCA prior to the Conference for those with less experience of it. The workshop will be led by Mike Grenfell, Frédéric Lebaron and Brigitte LeRoux

Please send a 200 word abstract to both:
Prof. Michael Grenfell, Trinity College, Dublin


Prof. Brigitte LeRoux, MAP5, Université Paris Descartes
CEVIPOF/CNRS, Sciences-Po Paris


2011-08-04 -- 2011-08-07

[Vid Nordiska sociologföreningens konferens i Oslo i augusti 2011 kommer arbetsgruppen för studiet av eliter att anordna en eller flera sessioner. Definitivt av intresse för SEC.]

The 25th Conference of the Nordic Sociological Association 2011: Power and Participation

University of Oslo, Norway, 4. – 7. August 2011


A large number of working groups are defined for the Nordic Sociological Conference 2011. Each of these groups accept paper presentations. One of the groups focuses on the sociology of elites: "Elites in modern societies".

Concepts like power, class and elite are usually founded on an assumption that society, the positions an individual occupies herein and the relations between individuals located in these positions, can be analysed as a multidimensional hierarchy, and where the elites are the ones located at the top of the relevant hierarchies. Across Europe, the trajectories that lead individuals to given elite positions, and the degree of intersectorial elite circulation, has proven to be subject to strong variation.

In this group, papers on a variety of research questions related to the sociology of elites will be presented. Topics will include:

- patterns of elite recruitment, reproduction and circulation
- theories of elite distinction
- elites and democracy
- elites, power and classes
- economic, cultural and professional elites
- elites and gender

We also welcome papers on other topics in the sociology of elites.

Deadline for abstract submission: February 1st, 2011. Abstracts should be submitted through the online registration system:


E-mails for further information: Johs.Hjellbrekke (johs.hjellbrekke@sos.uib.no) and Magne Flemmen (magne.flemmen@sosgeo.uio.no).

2011-09-06 -- 2011-09-08

Social stratification, class analysis and class mobility

PhD Course, University of Oslo, 6-8 Sept. 2011

See http://www.sv.uio.no/iss/forskning/doktorgrad-karriere/forskerutdanning/kurs/phd-kurs/2011/klasseanalyse/index.html

Lecturers: Professor John Scott and Professor Fiona Devine.

The course provides a theoretical approach to social stratification and power as well as analyses of specific classes.
Tid: 6. sep. 2011 09:00 - 8. sep. 2011 16:00

John Scott and Fiona Devine will give lectures on the following topics.
There will also be sessions with contributions from attendees. A more detailed program will follow.

1) A theoretical approach to Social Stratification and Power

The session covers the argument on stratification and power as a reconceptualisation of a Weberian argument (on class and status) and
links this to recent work from Bourdieu on symbolic power as 'status'.

2) Conceptualising a working class: is there still a working class?

The session will look at how the theoretical ideas can be used to define a working class and will apply this to the British case, suggesting a
'rise and fall' of the working class over the period 1850-1960. Isssues are then raised about whether a similar process applies in other
societies. Attendees will be invited to talk about the use of the concept and approach for Norway and other societies with which they are familiar.

3) Working-class reproduction.

This session will look at the classic question of whether working class kids still get working class jobs as asked by Paul Willis nearly 30
years ago? It will address the relationship between class and educational attainment and draw on empirical research on young people's transitions from school into further education and employment.

4) Middle class or middle classes?

The session will consider ongoing discussions about the middle class and how it has changed over the twentieth century. It will consider the
extent to which a middle class of professional and high-level managers is economically, culturally and socially distinct from a wider mass middle class and the implications for understanding the class structure.

5) Conceptualising economic power and capitalist class formation

The session looks at ways of measuring economic power and assessing networks of economic power, the relationship of control to property ownership, and will be taking a comparative approach.

6) Social mobility and immobility.

The session will look at what social mobility is important and considers patterns and trends in the UK but also beyond. The current political debate in the UK about whether social mobility is declining raises important questions about what governments can or cannot do to `improve' social mobility.

To sign up, please email Kari Henriksen at kari.henriksen(at)sosgeo.uio.no

Questions concerning the course can be sent to Professor Marianne Nordli Hansen: m.n.hansen(at)sosgeo.uio.no
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