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Merit Or Meritocracy Conference? Call for Papers -Deadline Extended

Conference 9th April 2018 - call for papers EXTENDED DEADLINE 8th January 2018.

The BSA Sociology of Education Study Group and Sociology at Newcastle University invite proposals for papers on merit and meritocracy as part of a one-day conference to mark the 60th anniversary of the publication of Michael Young’s The Rise of the Meritocracy. Using Young’s classic contribution as a springboard, the conference will explore meritocracy in relation to topics including education, social class, elite groups, and social mobility; and in relation to broader ways of thinking about social change and social justice in sociology, anthropology, social policy and social history.

Keynote speakers include:

  • Nicola Ingram (Lancaster, BSA Sociology of Education Study Group)
  • Jo Littler (City University)
  • Cris Shore (Auckland/Stockholm)
  • Daniel Smith (Anglia Ruskin)

Merit or Meritocracy call for papers

Please submit an abstract of not more than 250 words by 8th December to

Merit or Meritocracy is organised by Geoff Payne, Anselma Gallinat, Lisa Garforth & Ruth Graham
for the Imagining Pasts and Futures research cluster.

published on: 22 November 2017