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Dr. Dan Martin presents the keynote address at Sociologists of Minnesota conference

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October 13, 2017

On October 12th, Sociology professor Dr. Dan Martin presented the keynote address at the Sociologists of Minnesota conference. The theme of this year's conference was "Facts: The Future of Social Science in the Modern World".

The conference theme this year was “Facts: The Future of Social Science in the Modern World”. Exploring the direction of the social sciences and its reception from different institutions and its place in the modern world. The conference seeks to create a dialogue on what the social sciences has to offer, as well as looking at all different perspectives in regards to what effect the future is having on diverse and marginalized groups of people. Professor Daniel Martin from the University of Minnesota Duluth delivered the key-note address.

Dr. Martin's address locates the possible outcomes for Social Sciences in the U.S. within the current political economic context and the stream of contemporary history. Taking into account the agentive action of sociologists in particular, and social scientists more broadly, it suggests three possible outcomes for social science vis-a-vis state and corporate actors – Cooptation, Collaboration & Contestation.