Religion and Power: The Creation, Reproduction and Deconstruction of Social Orders
Posted on August 04, 2018 17:00
Religion and Power: The Creation, Reproduction and Deconstruction of Social Orders

The annual meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion (SSSR)

Date: October 26–28, 2018

Venue: Tropicana Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

The annual meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion provides scholars from across the social and behavioral sciences the opportunity to present their research, network with other scholars, meet with acquisitions editors from major publishing houses, and become familiar with current research. Each year SSSR meets jointly with the Religious Research Association (RRA) at the end of October or beginning of November. A typical annual meeting includes three plenary sessions, several receptions, and approximately 450 papers in 140 sessions over the course of three days.

The study of religion, power and social orders is at the core of social scientific inquiry. We repeatedly see religion being used by the already powerful to sustain their power and existing social orders as well as by the less powerful to disrupt those same social orders and claim or reclaim more power. As history continues to repeat this pattern, the time appears ripe, then, for social scientists to reinvest our empirical and theoretical examinations of religion, power and social orders.

Source: Society for the Scientific Study of Religion