- Creat: Marți, 09 Februarie 2016 00:52
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Societies and social actors constantly face challenges under the impact of many countervailing forces that act within the economic, demographic, political, educational and social realms. In their search for improving their living, people may adopt alternative life strategies and more flexible arrangements that profoundly affect the architecture and fabric of communities.
Some changes are easily discernible or self-evident: international migration permanently increased the stock of migrants, transforming, in various contexts, both immigrants and residents, into visible minorities. New waves of migrants and specific events where migrants are involved raise major questions about the nature and capacity of the security systems across European societies and their axiological foundations.
An increase in number of elderly members of the population creates, in turn, the perspective of new majorities and minorities forming. This raises important challenges to public social security systems and calls into question their sustainability.
In addition to demographic processes and trends, the global economic and financial turbulence of the last decades give salience to the voices of the particular: old minorities challenge the foundation and legitimacy of states almost across all Europe; at a different level both old EU members and new ones interrogate the status and relevance of the Union, its mechanisms, objectives and future.
Digitalization, teleworking, the accelerating pace of business, part time contracts, and job sharing transformed the rules of the labour markets and triggered fractionalization. The dynamics of the labour market (e.g. the creation of new jobs at the expense of other redundant qualifications, segregation of gender, class and race within local and global labour markets), compounded by the limited capacity of the education systems to level the playing field, impact upon long term youth unemployment and raise major social and societal challenges.
Eastern European societies concomitantly experienced democratization, with straightforward changes in the state organization and various civil rights, but also in terms of inequality and social structure, to mention only few areas where changes were almost dramatic. The lesson of democracy was seldom learnt the hard way, starting with the simplistic rule of majority and slowly moving towards receptiveness to minorities. More subtle transformations (such as changes in values) produced deep and long lasting modifications, and also contributed towards the emergence of visible minorities and/or majorities. In addition, 'counter silent revolutions’ and corruption tended to counterbalance change and, somehow paradoxically, might have actually emphasized the visibility of "minorities".
Scholars in the social sciences are invited to submit section proposals aiming to debate such themes within the framework of the 4th International Conference of the Romanian Sociological Society (RSS) "New Societies, Old Minorities/ New Minorities, Old Societies?", hosted by the Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu (LBUS) between 29th of September and 1st of October 2016.
The conference will be preceded by the Midterm Conference of the European Sociological Association RN36, with the topic “Social transformations: new challenges, practices, and critique” (September 28th-29th 2016). Both events will be hosted in the premises of the Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu.
- Deadline for submitting section proposals: 05.03.2016
- Announcement of list of accepted sections and call for papers: 15.03.2016
- Deadline for submitting paper proposals: 15.05.2016
- Announcement of accepted papers: 15.06.2016
- Registration deadline: 01.08.2016
- Conference: September 29th – October 1st.
- The 2016 Midterm Conference of the European Sociological Association RN36 (September 28th-29th) will precede the conference.
Official language of the conference: English.
The city of Sibiu is one of the most important cities in Transylvania, Romania. The city is situated at 45°47′ Nordic latitude and 24°05′ eastern longitude. Its particular historical existence made Sibiu a multicultural city, despite the fact that nowadays the majority of the population is Romanian. Romanians, Germans, Hungarians and Roma co-exist in a city which turned diversity into a trademark. Sibiu is a city of culture, hosting the third largest performing arts festival in Europe. In 2007 Sibiu was European Capital of Culture.
Participation fees: 60 EUR
SSR members: 45 EUR
Participation fees for convenors: 30 EUR
ESA RN36 participants: 30 EUR
- Creat: Joi, 28 Ianuarie 2016 12:16
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You are kindly invited to submitt presentation proposals for the following event:
Facing a New "Age of Migration"? Methodological Challenges, Conceptual Questions, Political Entanglements
ESA RN 35 “Sociology of Migration” – Midterm Conference
1–2 September 2016
Organizers: ESA RN 35 “Sociology of Migration", Research Institute for Quality of Life, Romanian Academy and the Faculty of Sociology and Social Work, University of Bucharest
Prof. Bridget Anderson
Professor of Migration and Citizenship, and Research Director of COMPAS
In the midst of intense public debates and political discussions on migration, ESA Research Network 35 “Sociology of Migration” announces its third mid-term conference, to be held from 1 to 2 September 2016 in Bucharest.
The main theme of the Conference will be to reflect on the question of whether or not European countries are currently facing a “new” age of migration and on the methodological and conceptual challenges posed to migration research within the current developments. Thematically, this conference will bring together various analytical and methodological approaches in refugee and migration studies.
Studies on the refugee question, on extremism and racism as well as studies involving longitudinal and/or comparative analyses focusing on the European context are particularly welcome, as are papers which analyse everyday practices and strategies of action and resistance of refugees and migrants and their families. We particularly invite papers that reflect upon, as well as examinations of the complex political entanglements of migration scholarship.
Our aim is to provide a platform for those who have already met at earlier conferences to continue our discussions, and to invite other scholars to join us in this endeavour.
This conference will have a strong focus on dialogue. Hence, papers that draw links to and/or reflect upon their relation to ongoing scholarly and public debates will be given priority.
Our midterm conference will cover the following issue areas:
1. Sociological diagnoses of the current situation – from political discourses to migrant agency: We welcome papers that present contemporary studies focussing on the refugee “crisis” including the perception of refugees and migrants, consequences of shifting policies, racism and social change in Europe, effects on migrants’ lives and practices and linkages between extremisms, success of far-right wing parties and Islamist tendencies to migration. We specifically invite papers that draw links between different conceptual fields, for example by ‘evaluating’ policies from below: How are migrant’s affected by the intensification of the current political and public debates?
2. Methodological challenges – from epistemological debate to travelling methodologies: Methodologically, the field migration studies is broad and very diverse. We encourage submissions of methodological papers that reflect on the implications of different epistemological perspectives and the concrete pros and cons of specific methodological approaches. Among others, we are interested in evaluations of current challenges for quantitative migration research. How can, e.g., administrative data be used for academic purposes? How do we evaluate their quality and the ways in which they are used? What can researchers in the European context learn from methodologies that have been developed and applied in other settings?
3. Theoretical legacies and blind spots – from methodological nationalism to receiving country bias: In the face of current developments, migration research needs to discuss its conceptual and analytical toolkit. How do our forms of construing, problematizing and researching migration relate to orders of mobility, power, and inequality? Have we managed to overcome methodological nationalism? Or are our accounts still structured by dominant political notions and problem understandings - e.g. in what de Haas has called a receiving country bias in migration research?
4. Sociological self-reflection: One of the pressing conundrums that migration researchers are faced with is: How can sociologists become or remain relevant without becoming part of the very system they criticise? We particularly invite papers that combine self-reflexive and critical accounts of past and ongoing research with suggestions for future scholarly activity.
No fees will be charged, but you will need to pay for your own travel and accommodation. Information on hotels and hostels close to the conference venue will be communicated to all participants in due course.
 Please find a detailed description of Research Network 35 at http://www.europeansociology.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=259&Itemid=181.
- Creat: Vineri, 22 Ianuarie 2016 10:23
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Științele sociale și provocările contemporane. 20 de ani de învățământ sociologic la Universitatea din Oradea
De 20 de ani participăm la aventura predării și cercetării sociologice la Universitatea din Oradea, una dintre cele mai ambițioase universități tinere din România post-1990. Au fost ani de transformări sociale intense și incitante, de la nivelul macro-societal la până la cel micro, de la nivel individual, în arii precum politica, politicile, familia, religia, demografia, valorile ș.a.m.d. Sfârșitul istoriei parcă nu a fost niciodată mai departe în timp ce, în realitate, numeroase și schimbătoare provocări apar cu repeziciune. Oglindind, cel puțin parțial aceste evoluții sociale dar și datorită logicilor lor interne, perioada a fost una de interesante schimbări în statutul și paradigmele științelor sociale. Acum când sărbătorim două decade de la demararea predării sociologiei la Universitatea din Oradea invităm colegii din România și din străinătate să se reunească cu noi în împărtășirea rezultatelor reflecțiilor și cercetărilor lor curente despre provocările de la adresa societăților contemporane și la adresa științelor sociale.
Propunerea secțiunilor: 31 ianuarie 2016
Anunțarea secțiunilor aprobate: 5 februarie 2016
Propunerea lucrărilor: transmiterea titlurilor și rezumatelor: 7 martie 2016
Transmiterea lucrărilor in extenso pentru publicare în volumul conferinței: 4 aprilie 2016
Plata taxei de participare pentru înscriere în programul conferinței: 29 aprilie 2016
Publicarea programului final al conferinței: 1 mai 2016
- Creat: Miercuri, 13 Mai 2015 23:18
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Cotizaţia anuală a SSR pentru anul calendaristic 2015 este:
25 de lei pentru studenţii la zi (licenţă, masterat, doctorat). Puteţi achita cotizaţia online utilizând o tranzacţie securizată prin PlăţiOnline.ro:
50 de lei pentru ceilalţi membri. Puteţi achita cotizaţia online utilizând o tranzacţie securizată prin PlăţiOnline.ro:
Cotizaţia anuală a SSR pentru anul calendaristic 2015 poate fi achitată online utilizând o tranzacţie securizată prin PlăţiOnline.ro:
25 de lei pentru studenţii la zi (licenţă, masterat, doctorat)
Persoanele care dovedesc achitarea a 2% din impozitul pe venitul din anul 2015 în contul SSR nu vor plăti cotizaţia pentru anul 2016.
Pe lângă plata online, cotizaţia poate fi achitată prin ordin de plată sau transfer bancar în contul SSR:
Titularul contului: Societatea Sociologilor din România
Deschis la: BRD Kogălniceanu, Bucureşti, sector 5