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All India Social Science Congress

Social Sciences and Struggles for a Better World

The All India Social Science Congress will be convened by Indian Social Science Council in New Delhi, 10-14 July 2017 on the theme “The Futures We Want: Social Sciences and Struggles for a Better World” This theme encourages a forward-orientation in empirical, theoretical, and normative research to tackle the problems and opportunities that often cut across regions

Protests around India have challenged inequality, oppression, and ecological destruction, and have insisted on the possibility of another, better world. Intensifying uncertainties demand innovations in methods and theories. Tomorrow no longer appears as pre-determined by inevitable trends but as a rather contingent outcome of complex, typically multi-scalar dynamics that vary in their intensity of contentiousness. Social actors aspire, desire, envision, expect, fear, imagine, plan, project, reject, sustain, and wage war over futures. What can social sciences contribute to these broader debates? How do assumptions and aspirations about the future influence daily routines and long-term collective lives? How are risks identified, avoided, mitigated, transferred, or shared? What closes and opens the horizons of social imaginaries? How are different forces positioned to shape futures? How can the making of futures be democratized? What can be learned by comparing struggles in different countries and settings? How do emancipatory movements and everyday practices at the grassroots overcome discipline, exploitation, and misrecognition? What visions for alternative futures are imaginable, desirable, and achievable? What are viable roadmaps for social transformation?

This general theme provides a platform for dialog among ISSC’s many participating Research Committees (RCs), Working Groups (WGs), and Thematic Groups (TGs). It calls for research on the full range of sociological topics from the tiny worlds of micro situations to the broad macro dynamics affecting the entire planet. It encourages inquiries into the multiplicity of possibilities, projects, and visions. It welcomes diverse approaches, including comparative and interdisciplinary collaborations.

All India Social Science Congress registration fees in Rupees

S.no Fee Name Fee Before April 5, 2016 Fee After April 5, 2016
1 Member ISSC 1000 1500
2 Non Member ISSC 2000 2500
3 Student member ISSC 500 750
4 Student non-member ISSC 1000 1500

Congress registration fees are divided into regular and student fees. Each student must provide a copy of the valid student card or equivalent.
ISSC Members are scholars who paid their individual membership fees for the current year to the ISSC Secretariat.

All program participants (paper givers, session organizers, chairs, discussants, etc.) must pay a full registration fee before April 5, 2017.

Daily registration will be available for purchase at the Registration Desk. Daily registration fee is not available for program participants (paper givers, session organizers, chairs, discussants, etc.) who must register before an early registration deadline