Gary Pollock

Position: 
Chair of the Local Organising Committee for the 14th ESA Conference 2019 in Manchester, UK
Affiliation: 
Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
From ESA – Strategies & Activities

14th ESA Conference 2019 in Manchester: Sociology Coming Home?

2018, issue 42, Gary Pollock: When people hear that I work in Manchester it triggers comments about football – generally ‘do you support City or United’. While the England football team failed to turn the words of the song used by their supporters ‘Football’s Coming Home’ into a reality earlier this summer at the 2018 World Cup, locating the 2019 ESA conference in Manchester arguably means that sociology is returning to one of its central roots.

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