Great days in Toronto! From July, 15th to July 21st I have participated to the XIX World Congress of Sociology, together with 5.700 delegates coming from all over the world. During the week, I have contributed to the congress presenting my last researches on VINE, on marginal work and on social innovation in the alternative food networks. Without forgetting my active participation to the works of RC52 Sociology of Professional Groups, in which I am standing in the elections for the board in my second term.On Monday July 16th, I have been presenting the paper I published with the open access journal Societies entitled “A job on One’s Own. Economic insecurity and Women’s Labour Market Participation in Six European Countries”, which is freely available on journal’s website. The paper has been presented in the session “Exploring the Gender dimensions of contemporary social politics” at the RC19 – Sociology of Poverty, Social Welfare and Social Policy and it is the first paper taken from my MSCA project VINE. Again in RC19, I have contributed to session “Intergenerational Relations and the Welfare state” on Saturday 21st with a distributed paper entitled “The Jobs (F)act: Marginalisation Processes and Flexicurity in Italy”.
In the frame of RC40 – Sociology of Agriculture and Food, I have organized a session on prosumers with my colleagues Davide Arcidiacono, Yuna Chiffoleau, Allison Loconto and Antonello Podda. Given the high number of submissions received in the first phase (more than 30!), we had the opportunity to organize two panels: the first on Innovations in Cooperative Experience and the second on Community-based Initiatives and Circular Economies. The sessions have been held Wednesday 18th and they are just one of the steps we have foreseen in our project “Prosumers on the Move”. Next appointment: the special issue on Sociologia del Lavoro, stay tuned!