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Monday 2nd and Tuesday 3rd July, 2012

The British Library Conference Centre, London

Confirmed plenary speakers:

Janet Poppendieck, Hunter College, City University of New York, USA and Alan Warde, University of Manchester, UK

Early booking deadline 24th June 2012 – don’t miss out!

Following the phenomenal success of previous years, the Food Study Group Conference ‘Food and Society 2012’ is back for a 3rd year and this year looks set to be bigger and better than ever!

This 3rd international Conference will look to further examine the role of food in contemporary society through a sociological lens, examining the empirical questions raised by the relation of food to social and intergenerational inequalities. It will also explore the theoretical issues of food as an item of consumption, cultural symbol and commodity, as well as the ever-present environmental concerns and critical implications for food systems and eating practices.

These key themes will be analysed and discussed over 2 days and whether you are an academic, a practitioner, a policy maker or another research user, we would encourage everyone to come together and share in what is sure to be another fascinating event.

The early booking deadline is coming up and registration will soon close. Book now through our website for as little £155 (48% discount), or if you are a concessionary member £70!

To book online and to find out more about speakers and the programme, visit our website:

Given the emphasis on social scientific approaches, and to enable the committee to select and group papers appropriately, abstract authors are asked to indicate, where relevant, the theoretical and methodological approach in addition to the substantive focus.

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British Sociological Association (BSA), Presidential Event

Monday 8th February 2010, 10.00am – 4.30pm

British Library Conference Centre, London

This one day conference will examine the methodological implications for social science of the processes of global climate change.

John Urry from Lancaster University will be taking a lead on this event along with John Brewer (BSA President). John Urry is currently editing a special issue of Theory, Culture and Society on global heating (2010) and preparing Climate Change and Society (Polity 2011). He is a former RAE Panel Chair and Editor of the International Library of Sociology.

John Brewer is Sixth Century Chair in Sociology at the University of Aberdeen. He is currently working on another of sociology’s ‘big issues’, with Polity Press about to publish his book on the sociology of peace processes.  The Leverhulme Trust are also funding a £1.26m research programme on compromise after conflict.

The conference programme includes:

* A welcome to the conference from BSA President, Professor John Brewer

* A welcome to the British Library by Jude England, Head of Social Sciences

* Professor John Urry, Lancaster University: ‘The importance of putting Society into Climate Change’

* Rt Hon. Malcolm Wicks MP ‘Climate Change: What is the Question?’

* Professor Elizabeth Shove, Lancaster University: ‘Transitions in practice – climate change and everyday life’

* Professor Tim Jackson, University of Surrey: ‘The social and structural dimensions of sustainable living’

* Professor Alan Warde, University of Manchester: ‘How sociological understandings of routine consumption might inform effective strategies for enhancing sustainability’

* Professor Brian Wynne, Lancaster University: ‘Climate Change Science’

Places for this event are allocated on a first come, first served basis. Lunch and refreshments are included. BSA Members can attend this event free of charge (your 2010 subscription must be paid in advance of registration). However, due to the costs incurred by the BSA, in the event of a no-show or cancellation of your booking after 5:00pm on Monday 12th January 2010, a fee of £10 will be charged. Non-Members of the BSA may also attend this event for a registration fee of £10.

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