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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.
West University of Timisoara proudly announces The 5th International Conference MULTIDISCIPLINARY PERSPECTIVES IN THE QUASI-COERCIVE TREATMENT OF OFFENDERS – Probation as a field of study and research: From person to society, which will be held on 31 March – 01 April, 2016 in Timisoara - Romania.
The 5th SPECTO edition will focus strongly on relevant and practically useful interdisciplinary scientific knowledge with regard to interventions aiming at social reintegration of offenders.
On behalf of the conference committee we would like to invite you to submit your papers for oral or poster presentation. The conference will cover important issues of scientific research under various sub-themes on the criminal justice system and specifically on probation. The purpose of this conference is to bring together researchers from around the globe in order to present and discuss new trends in the fields of probation development and other alternatives to incarceration. PhD students and early career researchers are particularly welcome to attend the conference and present on their projects.
SPECTO becomes a traditional annual international conference for researchers and scientists and expects to collect a wide audience of participants and listeners. We hope that the theme of this year, ”Probation as a field of study and research: From person to society”, that includes a wide array of topics, will meet your expectations and, the participation to the Conference, will offer you an opportunity to meet up with your colleagues, friends and renowned specialists from all over the world.
For more details, topics and deadlines, please visit our Conference website http://www.specto2016.uvt.ro/
The Organizing Committee SPECTO 2016
Cinci lucrări de referință pentru sociologia românească și domeniul calității vieții au fost recent finalizate și lansate în cadrul Conferinței internaționale ”Calitatea Vieții: o Provocare pentru Politicile Sociale”, eveniment organizat de Institutul de Cercetare a Calității Vieții (ICCV) – Academia Română, cu ocazia aniversării a 25 de ani de existență.
Sociologia românească: 1900-2010. O istorie socială a Sociologiei Româneşti - Cătălin Zamfir şi Iancu Filipescu (coord.). Prof. dr. Cătălin Zamfir, director al ICCV și coordonator principal al lucrării a declarat:
”Cartea nu este o istorie a teoriilor din sociologia românească, ci o analiză sociologică a istoriei sociale a sociologiei românești. Este prezentată o imagine mai consistentă a sociologiei românești din 1900 până în prezent. Atenţia se concentrează pe istoria recentă: perioada comunistă și tranziţia”.
Cartea are la final și un CD ce conține o bază de date utilă celor care vor citi volumul. Structurată în 285 de pagini, lucrarea include pe CD cinci anexe: Personalităţi-sociologi români, formați înainte de 1948; Lucrări de istoria sociologiei românești; Reviste de sociologie după 1990; Cărți; Studii.
Cotizaţiile ARS sunt următoarele:
a) 150 lei/an pentru profesori universitari şi CP 1;
b) 100 lei/an pentru conferenţiari universitari şi CP 2;
c) 80 lei/an pentru restul cadrelor universitare, de cercetare şi practicieni.
d) 40 lei/an pentru doctoranzi la zi, care nu lucrează.
Cotizaţia anuală ARS poate fi achitată în contul:
Asociaţia Română de Sociologie
BRD - Agenţia Piaţa Romană
Adresa: Bd. Magheru nr. 35, Bucureşti
Cont lei: RO53BRDE410SV41057884100
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