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XVIII World Congress of Sociology

XVIII World Congress of Sociology

International association of Sociology

from 13 to 19 July, 2014

Yokohama, Japan.


The XVIII World Congress of Sociology of the International Sociological Association will be held in 2014 in Yokohama, Japan, with the theme: “Facing an Unequal World: Challenges for Global Sociology” ( Facing an unequal world: challenges for global sociology)


Facing an unequal world: challenges for global sociology

A community of considerable academic and professional as is the International Sociological Association, aware of the social transformations taking place in the world, cannot and should not be absent from the debate about inequality.

The great tradition of studies multi/inter/transdisciplinary in addressing the most complex problems of today’s world, your character exclusively academic, scientific, regional, institutional, and plural, makes this community is the most suitable and qualified to meet the challenges and contribute in this international exchange, from which can emerge an intellectual force and moral in order to achieve radical changes in ways of thinking, and influence in decisions that must be made in the world to ensure the preservation of human life and societies.

Raquel Sosa, Vice-president of the ISA

(Translation: Rubén Crespo. See original text in English)



“In less than 150 years since the port was opened to foreign trade, Yokohama has become the second largest city in Japan, with a population of 3.6 million and a culture distinct from that of its neighbours in Tokyo.

Its history has left a unique urban landscape and attractive, including the historic buildings and landscape of the port, that attract large number of residents and tourists from Yokohama, and has given place to the arts and diverse cultures.

Yokohama has been very active in the urban design, which has become a sign of identity of the city, and has become the home of many figures of culture and artists, and has laid the groundwork for an exercise enthusiast of the art and culture of its citizens.”

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