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  • Paris

    Conference, symposium - Urban studies

    Latino-American cities

    Des chercheurs du monde entier, et notamment originaires de la région latino-américaine, viennent présenter leurs travaux, réalisés depuis une perspective comparative et située, et sélectionnés dans le souci d'une approche pluridisciplinaire. Les thèmes qui ont animé leurs recherches s'articulent autour de la complexité et des conflits de(s) politique(s) de l'habitat, des manières de repenser l'informalité et la précarité urbaine, et de la politisation des rapports des habitants à la nature en contexte urbain. Nous aurons aussi la chance de recevoir des experts sur les questions urbaines et plus largement socio-spatiales, qui animeront les discussions à l'issue de chaque session de présentations.

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  • Ivry-sur-Seine

    Conference, symposium - History

    Narratives of the city

    Uses of history and urban changes

    Des mythes de fondation antiques au storytelling contemporain, d’innombrables récits accompagnent le processus d’urbanisation planétaire. Le changement dans les villes n’est pas en effet un processus linéaire, et les sociétés urbaines mettent abondamment en récit ses péripéties. À ce phénomène assez bien connu, l’appel à communication qui suit ajoute l’hypothèse que de tels récits ont joué un rôle important dans l’accompagnement des mutations urbaines et qu’ils entretiennent des relations complexes et dialectiques avec les projets, plans d’aménagement, opérations de reconstruction, rénovation, politiques ou mobilisations urbaines en général c’est-à- dire toutes modalités de transformation intentionnelle ou subie des villes. L’objectif du colloque sera donc d’éclairer assez précisément le rapport entre ces narrations et les enjeux propres au changement urbain et à l’urbanisme.

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  • Rotorua

    Call for papers - Sociology

    Waiora: Promoting planetary health and sustainable development

    23rd IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion.

    The Health Promotion Forum of New Zealand, the IUHPE and their partners are looking forward to host this important global public health event, in Rotorua, New Zealand in April 2019. The aim is to provide an unparalleled opportunity to link and demonstrate the contribution of health promotion to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and to acknowledge the way SDGs contribute to improvements in health and wellbeing.

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  • Avanca

    Call for papers - Information

    Avanca | Cinema 2018

    International Cinema Conference – Art, Technology and Communication

    In 2018, we will be holding the 9th edition of a conference that is becoming a benchmark in the field of film research.The Avanca | Cinema is a meeting point for researchers who intend to disseminate and share their academic research. Having been the first scientific conference to take place within the framework of a film festival, the Avanca | Cinema and the 22nd Avanca 2018 Festival offer a unique atmosphere and a diverse program that includes cinema sessions, workshops, book presentations, round tables, plenary sessions and side events (from gastronomy to concerts).These are 5 days of cinema and truly festive moments ... in the eyes that meet in Avanca, Portugal, in midsummer.

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  • Call for papers - Urban studies

    The Caribbean City, the Cities in the Caribbean

    N° 39, 2018 - The Caribbean City, the Cities in the Caribbean

    The Caribbean city, the unknown. Heterogeneous human settlements, legacies of the colonial era, refuge of the disadvantaged and homeless, mixed and fragmented, and the showcases of Caribbean tourism, the urban Caribbean presents itself as the economic ambition of these insular territories and other shores bathed by the Caribbean sea. The Caribbean city, a chaotic juxtaposition of modernity and the colonial past, and existing both as a social and political symbol, opens up a rich and immense new area. Sometimes characterized by European allure, the remainder of Africa - some may say -, American city - without a doubt -, hybrid format, the Caribbean city presents a particular subject of study.

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  • Paris

    Call for papers - Urban studies

    The Right to the City in the South, everyday urban experience and rationalities of government

    Ce colloque international propose de travailler la notion de droit à la ville depuis les villes du Sud. Il s’attache à en restituer la portée critique et souhaite soumettre à la réflexion collective la notion de droit à la ville de fait, forgée dans le cadre d’un programme de recherche collaboratif, DALVAA. Il invite donc des participants de disciplines et d’institutions variées, à engager un dialogue sur le rôle des expériences citadines dans la mise en ordre socio-spatiale des villes du Sud. 

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  • Call for papers - Urban studies

    Political and Social Challenges to Walking in Town

    Revue « Espaces et sociétés »

    Urban planning has given walking two very different roles in the city: as a secondary mode of travel within the transportation system and as a leisure activity in privileged settings such as parks and centre-city tourist sites and shopping areas. Far from being universal, pedestrian access is thus quite unequal from one urban area or population group to another.

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  • Nanterre

    Call for papers - Modern

    Streets in every way

    Iberian worlds - Europe, America, Africa, Asia, 19th-21st centuries

    Élément constituant de la ville, la rue a beaucoup évolué au fil des siècles. Assurant la mise en relation des lieux, des fonctions et des groupes sociaux, elle est une forme urbaine qui a une configuration, une architecture, une histoire. Elle a ses logiques, ses dynamiques et ses usages. Ses pratiques et ses représentations sont liées à l’espace urbain dans lequel elle s’inscrit ; elles dépendent aussi de facteurs politiques et socio-économiques. Le « sens » de la rue pouvant donc varier considérablement, il est nécessaire d’aborder celle-ci sous l’angle d’un certain relativisme, en gardant présente à l’esprit la notion d’échelle. Ce colloque envisage la rue dans les mondes ibériques à travers ses dimensions fonctionnelles, socio-économiques, politiques et culturelles, au prisme des lieux et des éléments qui la composent, de ses acteurs et de ses créations. Quatre axes seront privilégiés : la « rue de l’urbaniste » ; Un espace socio-économique : lieu de passage et d’échanges ; Un espace symbolique : « ordre et désordres » ; Un espace de création artistique et langagière

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  • Call for papers - Urban studies

    Spaces and societies

    Common goods and territories

    We observe today an outbreak of initiatives based on the concept of “common goods” in the context of planning, urbanism and territorial development. The current call for papers aims at gathering contributions from various disciplines and to shed light on this (re)emerging concept. A second aim is to address how the use of this concept renews (or not) the “territorial fabric” in Europe and in the world.

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  • Call for papers - Urban studies

    Migrants and access to the city

    Revue « Espaces et Sociétés »

    Recently, the scale of migration has generated strong images and speech that on one hand incite an urge to situate these events in academic debates, and also to participate in their objectification. This issue of E & S concerns access to the city by migrants, considering such access as an intermediate step between the flow of migration and registration (one time, temporary or permanent) of people in specific spaces. We expect proposals from those hoping to analyze the materiality of access points, technologies that accompany these processes, objects that materialize migratory situations, and finally, the temporal dimension of space. Empirical research from so-called “developing” countries will be valued highly and will be conducive to the renewal of analytical and operational framework categories, often forged in the North.

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  • Call for papers - Urban studies

    Financing the city. City transfers under financial stress

    Revue « Espaces et sociétés »

    Funding for the city has been the subject of much attention over the last 15 years. The rise of institutional investors around the pan-securitization of real estate, and the development of private public partnerships in a context of shrinking public resources are phenomena that have overturned ways of doing things. This issue does not aim to analyze new models of financing urbanization as such, but to study the consequences. Several lines of work can be evoked which are all supported by the analysis of social and spatial effects of the ways of funding the city today: the effects of globalized city funding, concentration of players, modes of financing and the standardization of products, the development of new forms of public-private partnership and logical investment locations, the transitional funding arrangements for more sustainable cities or competitive cities through major partnership operations, are questions that can be addressed.

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  • Call for papers - Urban studies

    Housing and inequalities

    Espaces et sociétés

    In a general context of growing social inequalities, this issue reviews the role that housing plays in the system of inequalities, on the one hand, and in the multiple variations of housing inequalities, on the other. Faced with growing tensions in the housing market, we seek contributions that capture the changes at work in a field well-trodden by urban studies. Produced by class domination, racism and gender, how are today's inequalities intersect in analyses of access and housing conditions? How are inequalities produced in housing, who are the actors, what is the role of public policy? Beside typical situations, we encourage contributors to provide analyses of minority forms of housing as "social fact park" or de facto social housing in the private sector and existing housing stock and via third parties. Finally, this Call for Papers asks what are the consequences of housing inequality on the (re)production of inequality, and the changing classificatory function of housing.

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  • Call for papers - Urban studies

    Zone: the space of a life on the margins

    Espaces et sociétés

    While the everyday of "suburban youth" occupies the attention of French sociologists, the other face of the youths that have been relegated to "dropouts" (“zonards”) remains virtually invisible in terms of the social sciences. This issue aims to provide a first synthesis of French work on “the zone” as an area of life on the margins, and a presentation of pioneering English-language research in this field of study. This will be explore the range or meanings of  experiments whose originality derives from a shared nomadic lifestyle, keeping a distance from institutions, as well as normative territories. The expected proposals will favor the investigation of spaces and the constituent cultures of dropouts (squatters, punks, ravers ...).

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  • Paris

    Call for papers - Urban studies

    Cities we don't talk about

    The cities of urban research have long been and still are widely today, the "great cities". But the realities of urban are not limited to them. In France for example the small and medium-sized cities house more than a quarter of the population. What does the observation of these cities bring to knowledge of the urban phenomenon? On the other hand, in the research devoted to major metropoles, it is often very specific neighborhoods that are the subject of attention of research as well as the media: social housing developments or the central gentrified neighborhoods. But more "ordinary" neighbourhoods are not often the focus. What does the observation of these neighbourhoods that we do not talk about "say" about the city? In other words, we would like to call on work that offers openings of the typologies of cities as the typologies of neighbourhoods that are subjacent to the discourse and debates on the urban.

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  • Paris

    Call for papers - Urban studies

    Revisit Patrick Geddes

    In the interdisciplinarity of his thought, its international dimensions and the timeliness of his ideas, but also given the misunderstanding of his work in France, Espaces et Sociétés devotes its next folder issue to Patrick Geddes, pioneer of modern urbanism and interdisciplinary methods, precursor of environmentalism.  In effect, the environmental question has not emerged suddenly in urbanism, it goes back to the 19th century and the beginnings of the 20th century with authors such as Geddes.   The choice of Geddes reflects the interdisciplinarity of his thought, its international reach and the novelty of his ideas, but also by the lack of his work in France; it was necessary, in fact, to wait until 1994 for the first translation of his work Cities in Evolution (1915).  Equally this number wishes to address this oversight by understanding and by calling for a critical rereading of his work.

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  • Bogotá

    Call for papers - America

    Villes et conflits : hier, aujourd’hui, demain

    Journée des jeunes américanistes 2015

    Les conflits interrogent et mettent en débat les manières de faire et de vivre en ville. Ils offrent une entrée pour l’analyse des logiques d’action des acteurs et permettent d’explorer les rapports de pouvoir, les représentations sociales, les dimensions politiques de l’urbain. Les revendications des groupes sociaux et les dispositifs de gouvernances – telles la participation et la démocratie - sont particulièrement bien mis en relief par l’analyse des conflits. Les approches diachroniques révèlent les objets et les enjeux majeurs des luttes et mettent en évidence les processus et les ruptures qui caractérisent les dynamiques urbaines. Interroger les conflits contemporains (mobilisations globales, mouvement des places, usage des réseaux sociaux…) depuis les Amériques apporterait aussi des éclairages sur les dynamiques contemporaines de la région.

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  • Mont-Saint-Aignan

    Study days - Modern

    Madrid, traces and traced (1950-2000)

    La ville, lieu « où se trame l'existence humaine » comme le formule Lewis Mumford offre un carde de réflexion applicable aux villes modernes. Le choix de Madrid est un choix comme un autre, nul besoin de l'expliquer sinon que rien ne disposait cette bourgade médiévale à devenir capitale, encore moins métropole. Les approches seront croisées, sociologiques, urbanistiques, littéraires, linguistiques et historiques.

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  • Paris

    Call for papers - Urban studies

    Urban night-life

    Thinking, feeling and telling nightlife

    The quality of nightlife in European cities has become a real political challenge in recent years. The turning point in the decision of regulating urban temporalities was The General States of the Night in Paris (2010) and in Geneva (2011). New lifestyles, the desynchronisation of social time with individual rhythms, the disruption oftraditional couplework/leisureinself-realizationand competitiveness between governors about urban marketing, explain this new point of view about urban life. Nowadays, how is nocturnal urban space occupied in central areas of large cities, but also in fringes? What does this gradual conquest of urban night-life mean ? How do we speak of everyday acceptanceand massive expansion in access to these nights? How can nightlife be appeased ?

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  • Paris

    Call for papers - Epistemology and methodology

    Observation and its Angles

    Call for papers from Espaces et Sociétés

    A fundamental tool in the approach to space and in the relationships that societies maintain with it, direct observation or in situ is only simple in appearance Espaces et Sociétés thus invites authors to think about the way they have mobilized observation in their research. More specifically, we wish to explore the hypothesis that the plurality of the theoretical and technical declensions of observation are particularly striking when this concerns spaces, their configurations and their uses. What status does observation grant to space? What are the original manners to grasp places and the social activities which produce them? What are the criteria of validity of this method? Which criticisms can we address to observation as a method ?

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  • Villeneuve-d'Ascq

    Call for papers - Sociology

    Margins of Work and Employment: Forms, Stakes, Processes

    Quatorzièmes Journées internationales de sociologie du travail (JIST) 2014

    Les quatorzièmes Journées internationales de sociologie du travail (JIST) organisées à Lille les 17, 18 et 19 juin 2014 invitent les chercheurs à analyser les mondes du travail et de l’emploi à partir des marges, envisagées en termes de processus, de dialectique, de déplacement de frontières et de rapports aux centres. Une des ambitions de ces quatorzièmes journées est de saisir – dans les tensions entre marges et centres définies pour chaque objet – ce qui permet de comprendre les sociétés au travail et leurs transformations récentes. Les JIST font une place importante à la comparaison internationale et à la diversité des analyses mobilisées en termes de classe, de genre, de race, de génération, de territoire, etc.

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