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  • Barcelona

    Call for papers - Religion

    Spiritual tourism

    ISSR 2019 conference

    Si le tourisme est un phénomène moderne, le tourisme spirituel se pose comme une mutation post-moderne et plurielle de la pratique du pèlerinage vers les lieux sacrés. Pèlerins et touristes partagent les mêmes exigences concernant la disponibilité de structures, infrastructures et services. Toutefois, les motivations qui les poussent à entamer le voyage dont la connotation est spirituelle peuvent être profondément différentes, comme sont différents les moyens de transport utilisés pour atteindre la destination. Une mobilité spirituelle non seulement amplifie le registre du sacré, mais ouvre aussi à l’immanence au point de pouvoir analyser cette pratique dans le domaine des loisirs spirituels.

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  • Call for papers - Representation

    The representation of feminine desire - between text and image

    Litter@ Incognita e-journal issue 10

    La revue en ligne Litter@ Incognita, pour son dixième numéro, invite les chercheur·se·s et jeunes chercheur·se·s de toute discipline à interroger la relations entre l’articulation texte/image et le désir féminin. Elle propose aux contributeur·rice·s de se pencher sur des productions culturelles, notamment intermédiales et transmédiales, qui déjouent les représentations textuelles, visuelles ou psychiques conventionnelles pour mieux interroger les modalités complexes de représentation du désir sexuel féminin, et d'étudier ce que l’articulation entre le texte (écrit ou oral) et l’image (visuelle ou mentale) permet aux femmes dans la représentation et l’expression de leurs désirs sexuels. 

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  • Call for papers - Religion

    Religious urbanisation and development in Africa

    The volume will critically explore how processes related to religious urbanization intersect with different notions of development in African contexts. Cities are taken to be powerful venues for the creation and implementation of models of development whose moral, temporal, and political assumptions need to be examined, not least as they intersect with religious templates for the planning and reform of urban space.

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  • Guelph

    Call for papers - History

    Prisons, Prisoners and Prison Records in Historical Perspective

    The rise of the prison as an institution of mass incarceration for offenders has for long fascinated researchers. In part, this is due to the unusually detailed nature of most prison records. The wide availability of somewhat similar sources across diverse European and European-derived societies provides criminologists, social and economic historians, demographers and other social scientists with rich collections of personal information that have been analysed intensively since the 1970s. The increasing power of software and hardware and the accumulation of very large quantities of prison data, some of it linked to other sources, offers challenges and opportunities for researchers today. The workshop responds to the challenge of harnessing criminal justice records by bringing together scholars in different disciplines and countries to share information about their sources, methodologies of classification and analysis, and to reconceptualize research paradigms.

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  • Call for papers - Asia

    Sinophone musical worlds and their publics

    China Perspectives / Perspectives Chinoises

    Recent success of Chinese reality television singing competitions broadcasted on national television or streamed directly on the internet, has shown the extent of musical genres represented in the Chinese world, from pop to folk via hip-hop or rock ’n’ roll. The popularity of new musical styles up to then considered as deviant as well as the recent attempts of the State to intervene directly on musical contents, tend to blur the distinctions between “mainstream” (流行) music, “popular” (民间) music as non-official, “underground” (地下) music or even “alternative” (另类) music. This call for papers aims at promoting a better understanding of the transformations of Chinese “musical worlds”, in the sense that Becker gave to “art worlds”, which stresses the role of cooperation and interactions between the different actors of the artistic sphere.

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  • Porto

    Call for papers - Sociology

    Work and cooperation

    Laboreal Dossier

    If human beings are the result of a historical process and not the product of a pre-established plan, it is important to emphasize the significance of cooperative actions for their preservation throughout this process. A path in which work – as a constitutive element of our species – plays a decisive role in these actions. How has cooperation been taking place in formal and informal work activities? How have the current modes of management and their evaluation and training systems contributed to the construction or weakening of cooperative acts at work? What are the requirements to build cooperation?

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  • Brest

    Call for papers - Europe

    Sociable spaces in the long Eighteenth Century (1650-1850) from present-day perspectives. Europe and its imperial worlds

    This international conference will interrogate the evolution of the long eighteenth-century’s sociable spaces and their persistence in time. Analysing the interaction of sociability and space and the modes of construction of sociable spaces from the modern period to the present day will shed new light on the history of European and imperial societies. The eighteenth century in Europe saw the emergence of new forms of sociability and the creation of new places devoted to sociable practices. By deeply transforming urban centres and by structuring people’s social relationships, those sociable practices became increasingly identified with their spatial features.

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  • Paris

    Call for papers - Sociology

    Race in the marketplace (RIM)

    Crossing Critical Boundaries

    Race in the Marketplace (RIM) is an international multidisciplinary research network dedicated to innovatively advancing knowledge and critically understanding the role of race and how it intersects with class, gender, ethnicity, religion, sexuality and disability in global marketplaces. Building on our successful inaugural RIM Research Forum held in Washington D.C in spring 2017, we have decided to broaden the movement across the Atlantic and hold the second biannual RIM Research Forum in Paris (France) from June 25 to June 27, 2019. The broad objective of this second Forum is to continue the dialogue across domains, disciplines and geographical boundaries to contribute to an integrated understanding of race in markets.

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  • Call for papers - Science studies

    Epigenetics as an interdiscipline: between the social sciences and the life sciences

    Following the spectacular rise of epigenetic research since the early 2000s, an increasing number of social science researchers call for it to form an “interdiscipline” at the crossroads of life science and social science. Central to their claim is the integration into life science inquiries of social experiences such as exposure to risk, nutritional habits, stress, prejudice, and stigma. Despite tangible scientific progress, significant funding programs, many epistemological, economic, social, or political issues in epigenetics remain to be studied by the social sciences. The aim of this special issue is to advance the social science knowledge of epigenetics and to address the consequences of epigenetics for the social sciences themselves. It will gather contributions from anthropology, law, philosophy, sociology, political science, etc

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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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  • Maputo

    Call for papers - Urban studies

    Municipalisation and urban management in Mozambique

    Le Mozambique est encore très largement géré par l'administration de l'État central: il n'y a que 58 municipalités, toutes urbaines. La questionne est donc très politique, puisque toute avancée de la municipalisation permet à l'opposition d'acquérir plus de poids, même si le parti au pouvoir garde le contrôle sur la majorité d'entre elles. Ce colloque international aura lieu une dizaine de jours après la tenue des élections municipales d'octobre 2018, qui seront un test grandeur nature pour les élections présidentielles et législatives de l'année suivante...

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  • Pessac

    Conference, symposium - Sociology

    Sport, discriminations and inclusion: Challenges to face

    15th Conference of the European Association for Sociology of Sport

    The 15th European Association for the Sociology of Sport (EASS) Conference will be held in Bordeaux (France), from 23-26 May, 2018. The main theme of the Conference is Sport, Discriminations and Inclusion: Challenges to Face. The aim of this main theme is to explore the interdisciplinary nature of discrimination in sport and to investigate the different forms of discrimination.

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  • Catania

    Conference, symposium - Sociology

    Mythanalysis and insularity

    Le colloque est centré sur le thème de l’insularité. Il se propose de dresser un état des recherches et des travaux récents, de questionner l'insularité entre mythe et imaginaire et dégager des nouvelles perspectives d'études autour d'une mythanalyse de l'île.

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  • Paris

    Study days - Urban studies

    Writing the city [into the urban]

    In the aftermath of the May 1968 uprising in Paris, Henri Lefebvre published in 1970 his classic treatise La Révolution Urbaine where he pointedly placed the urban in the centre of this revolution, identifying a theoretical need for the concept of the urban as a planetary possibility, one he considered more appropriate than a redundant notion of the city as a social scientific object. This workshop is a step in this direction where, coming 50 years after the backlash of ’68, this event aims to establish a conversation between the city and the urban by drawing on the notion of "ethnographic theorisation" where the theoretical potential of the urban can be harnessed from ethnographic insights of the city. It explores contingent ways in which the city can be written into the urban through manoeuvres that engage with the process of writing the city across disciplines from literary cultures to urban studies

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  • Liège

    Conference, symposium - Sociology

    Fields, worlds and networks in graphic novels - the example of Glénat

    Distinct à la fois des maisons plus traditionnelles comme Dupuis ou Dargaud et des institutions alternatives plus récentes comme L’Association ou Frémok, Glénat est un éditeur original, qui offre des prises diverses et solides permettant de rendre compte de ses rouages et logiques. Fondée en 1969 à Grenoble par le bédéphile amateur jacques Glénat, la maison voit le jour la même année que le fanzine Schtroumpf qui deviendra les fameux cahiers de la bande dessinée (1969-1990), dirigés par Thierry Groensteen à partir de 1984 et qui constituent une clé pour saisir l’émergence d’un discours critique sur la bande dessinée. Glénat investit dans les styles et genres très divers (fantastique, humour, aventure, histoire…) avec dans chaque domaine des succès retentissants comme Les Passagers du vent de François Bourgeon (1980-87) jusqu’à Il était une fois en France (2007-2012).

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  • Écully

    Call for papers - Ethnology, anthropology

    Sharing meals. Social aspects of eating and cooking together

    Eating involves many other dimensions than just ingesting food. It is especially a social act, as it involves the social position and relationships of the individual in all of the included practices: supplying, cooking, dressing, ordering, ingesting, clearing, washing-up, managing left-overs, etc.  This symposium offers to explore, with a social science approach, the different dimensions associated with sharing meals (non exhaustive): Cultural differences in the manners of sharing meals; Specificity of the sharing of cooking times regarding the sharing of meal times; Use of commensality as a social action mean; Symbolic representation of the benefits of sharing meals (psychological, physiological, social); Comparison of meals regarding other eating times (snacking); Political/Diplomatic use of meals; Organization, perception and role of meals in institutions (school canteens, hospital, nursing homes, prisons…).

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  • Ottawa

    Call for papers - Representation

    Machines and the Musical Imagination (1900-1950)

    Drawing on historical, aesthetic, theoretical and sociocultural perspectives, this study day seeks to reconsider the place of machines in the musical imagination during the first half of the twentieth century, a period marked by the proliferation of mass technology.

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  • Call for papers - Sociology

    Symbolic violence in socio-educational contexts

    Language, power and ethnicity

    Ce numéro thématique de Language, Discourse & Society se focalise sur le langage comme un moyen d'investiguer les enjeux de pouvoir, les discours, et les pratiques culturelles et sémiotiques. Les contritutions tant théoriques qu'empiriques sont bienvenues afin d'éclairer la violence symbolique perçue et cachée à travers les discours et les pratiques socio-culturelles. Les contributions peuvent être soumises dans les trois langues de l'Association Internationale de Sociologie (anglais, français et espagnol). Ce numéro est co-édité par Anna Odrowaz-Coates (The Maria Grzegorzewska Pedagogical University in Warsaw, Pologne) et Sribas Goswami (Serampore College in West Bengal, Inde). Les contributions font l'objet d'une évaluation en double aveugle.

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  • Call for papers - Sociology

    Power and social exclusion

    Insights looking at language

    Ce numéro thématique de Language, Discourse & Society se focalise sur les exclusions sociales et les enjeux de pouvoir associés. L'exclusion sociale peut être appréhendée comme un ensemble d'actions plus ou moins concertées, situées dans le temps et dans l'espace, et exécutées par une personne vis-à-vis d'un tiers. Une attention particulière est accordée au langage en tant qu'outil de l'exclusion sociale, mais aussi de résistance à une telle discrimination et oppression.

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  • Coventry

    Call for papers - History

    “Bites Here and There”: Literal and Metaphorical Cannibalism across Disciplines

    “Bites Here and There”: Literal and Metaphorical Cannibalism across Disciplines est une conférence qui aura lieu sur le campus de l'université de Warwick, en Angleterre, le 17 novembre 2018. L'anthropophagie a fasciné l'homme depuis l'antiquité, que ce soit en littérature, histoire, archéologie ou sciences sociales. De ce fait, cet appel a contribution invite chercheurs de toutes disciplines à envoyer un abstrait (en anglais) au sujet du cannibalisme litéral ou métaphorique pour le 17 juillet 2018.

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