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Author: Edward Moody

July 28, 2018

ISA and the 2018 conference topics

ISA stands for International Sociological Association. The ISA was holding the XIX ISA World Congress of Sociology in Toronto from July 15 to 21, 2018. The main topic of the conference this year was Power, Violence, and Justice: Reflection, Responses, and Responsibilities. It is highly regarded as one of the best gatherings of sociologists from all over the world to discuss the social issues which the world has to face. Margaret Abraham is the current president of the organization and under her supervision, the association has garnered highly positive reviews from the participants. Power, violence, and justice are a topic that is the main concern for most of the countries of the world. This conference made sure that how could the different sectors of the society take control of the situation and take the active part in social reforms. If the power was used out of its limits then it was regarded as violence. To eliminate this issue the conference held a vital position.

History of the organization

 

The organization was founded in 1948 and since inception, it has taken the active part in all the sociological events that have taken place in the world. The best part of the organization is the reach and influence has increased with the passage of time. The overall management of the organization is highly engaging and tries to make the conference as interesting and possible. On the 50th anniversary of the organization, a book was published which was written by Jennifer Platt. Reading this book will give an idea to the users that what the achievements of the association are. It is titled as History of ISA.

Participants of current conference

Sociology is the corporate social responsibility of every organization of the world. The best part of the organization is that the participants are organized booth wise so that they can be located easily. The event is covered by the world press and the thoughts of the participants are taken on the topic. This year about 30 participants have taken part in the conference. The main participants of the conference this year were Oxford University, Manchester University, Routledge and the list goes on.

Topics under discussion

There were the number of topics which were discussed this year. The conference was continuing for 4 days. On the very first day, the topic of “Arab Sociology” was discussed. This included the questions of the Arab sociologists and their answers. The report on the Arab Sociology also was presented to the participants. On the second day, the Analysis of Qualitative Data in Sociology discussed to make sure that the impact is understood. The third day saw the emerging group meeting as well as the Provalis Report which was presented. The fourth day saw that the works of the publishers were used and the effect of the work of these publishers on the social collaboration was discussed. The rest of the three days were given off to the participants as they could have to complete the formalities and return.

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October 15, 2017

The Canadian government gives fair decisions on the social issues that are faced by their citizens. If the people compare their country’s policies or issues with other countries, only the social policies make them different from other countries in the world. The Canadian government is liberal with the implementation of its policies on its citizens. Moreover, they enjoy many benefits, protection, etc. in the culturally diversified society.

Key Issues Addressed by Canadian Society

The Canadian Sociology and Anthropology is concerned with the social policies that make the country progressive than other nations. The country is well-focused on its societal issues and advocates the rights of its people. However, many social issues are addressed by the Canadian organization and have many critics too. Here are some of the issues that are still prevalent as the current issues that hit Canadian Sociology and Anthropology:

  • Health Care: The Canadian Health system is one of the privileged healthcare systems, but it is quite expensive to maintain too. The Canadian people are covered by public health insurance provided by the Canadian government. There are many plans offered for the citizens. However, the provincial government has cut upon certain things that they think as “non-essential” so the citizens have to buy the private health insurances. These include eye treatment or operation, and the dentist visits that the government does not cover. Most of the employers provide the private health insurance as a reward to the employees.
  • Issues Related to Alcohol and Drugs: Various drugs and even alcohol ware banned in many states of Canada in the previous time. However, with the changing times and social structure now, the alcohol is only attainable in the government-run and licensed liquor stores. Even it is available at far-off locations where people sometimes cannot afford to go. The drugs are banned in the country in order to avert social evils from the present-day society. Even the reports provided by Canadian Sociology and Anthropology society suggest that driving under the influence of alcohol, and drugs is rated as an offense and legal drinking age is set to be 19 years.
  • Limits on Freedom of Speech: The people living in Canada have freedom of speech, and they can write or speak whatever they wish. However, there are few limitations imposed by the government that the people must follow. They cannot write or sell the obscene materials, banned CDs, and books issued by the government. In order to protect the interest of society, the government has banned the things related to sexual violence, pedophilic activities, and other prohibited acts.

Lastly, the Canadian Sociology and Anthropology society has provided much related information and current issues that are addressed by the government. These include any kind of discrimination against immigrants, the rules regarding the abortion, carrying of guns and other weapons, the rights of Lesbian, and Gays. These issues are still prevalent in the Canadian society, and people are looking forward to required changes too.

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