sase mini-conference on economic racism & racial capitalism (deadline 1/25/22!)

I’m very excited to be co-organizing a mini-conference at the upcoming meetings of the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE) on the theme of “Economic Racism, Ethnic Chauvinism, Racial Capitalism: Foregrounding Race, Ethnicity and Immigration in a Fractious Economy.” The full call is below. Submissions are due January 25th and the mini-conference will take place as part of the larger SASE meetings in Amsterdam July 9-11. To submit, send an 500-or-less word abstract through the SASE system here (requires creating an account and logging in). If you have any questions, leave a comment or shoot me a message!

TH04 – Economic Racism, Ethnic Chauvinism, Racial Capitalism: Foregrounding Race, Ethnicity and Immigration in a Fractious Economy

Co-organized by Nina Bandelj, Heba Gowayed, Daniel Hirschman, Jordanna Matlon, and John N. Robinson III.

While scholarship on the interplay between economy and society is grounded in a core assumption that social forces shape economic processes, there is a void in theorizing the role of racism and ethnic chauvinism in this scholarship. Much of the vast literature on racial/ethnic inequality discusses its linkages to economic structures and processes, but scholars of the economy have rarely brought their tools and perspectives to bear on this dialogue. Existing research often privileges the role of the state over that of markets and firms. The realm of race/ethnicity and the realm of economy are often treated as two separate spheres, albeit ones that have the potential to interact and impact one another. Instead, this mini conference seeks to showcase research that foregrounds economic racism, ethnic chauvinism and racial capitalism in constituting the contemporary fractious economy.

We invite submissions that build on a body of work in labor market discrimination, racialized organizations, racial wealth gap, racism in the housing market, seller-consumer cross-ethnic relations, ethnic enclaves, and technological racism, among others. Research using intersectional approaches and global perspective is welcome. Submissions that explicitly link to the SASE 2022 theme “Fractious Connections: Anarchy, Activism, Coordination, and Control,” are strongly encouraged.

An explicit goal of this mini-conference is to showcase contributions from scholars from diverse backgrounds, across disciplines and using various methodological and theoretical approaches to advance an expansive understanding of economic racism, ethnic chauvinism, and racial capitalism.

Please note: This mini-conference additionally requires the submission of a full paper by 15 June 2021 for all accepted participants.

Author: Dan Hirschman

I am a sociologist interested in the use of numbers in organizations, markets, and policy. For more info, see here.

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