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    Transformations in food systems and agrifood value chains: How do work and employment come into play?

    International Association on Work in Agriculture’s Webinars

    The International Association on Work in Agriculture (IAWA) proposes a webinar to share with you the knowledge and current research on the place of work and employment in value chains’ and food systems’ transformations. The idea is to move forward discussions on the theme, having following key question: how do strategies and mechanisms for value chain and food systems transformations address different work and employment issues? Starting with an overview of the thematic, from scientometric and conceptual points of view, the webinar will bring together experts to present their experience on the subject, from the North and the South, and different contexts and chain designs.

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  • Call for papers - Sociology

    The Sustainable Development Goals under scrutiny

    « Revue internationale des études du développement » n°253 (2023-3)

    A new international framework for development, called the UN 2030 Agenda for sustainable development, emerged in 2015 as a result of the rise of sustainable development as a dominant paradigm for development and of the criticisms addressed to the MDGs. The new agenda established 17 development goals instead of 8 (MDGs). The SDGs made some progress compared to the MDGs. Because they target common challenges like climate change, the reach and legitimacy of the SDGs were extended. As we stand midway towards the set deadlines for achievement, it is time to question the relevance, foundations and the implementation of the SDGs. It also seems legitimate to question their universal and inclusive character, and their actual outcomes since 2015 by using critical and contexual approaches.

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  • Paris

    Conference, symposium - America

    Éducation, numérique, cohésion sociale et politiques publiques

    Educación, tecnología digital, cohesión social y políticas públicas

    Cette édition 2022 s’intitule “Éducation, numérique, cohésion sociale et politiques publiques”, et s’articulera autour de quatre tables rondes qui réuniront des spécialistes de la thématique, afin d’aborder depuis une perspective caribéenne, latino-américaine et européenne, les enjeux politiques, sociaux, économiques et de coopération entre les deux continents.

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  • Call for papers - Sociology

    Decentering the analysis of Africa-China relations

    Revue internationale des études du développement n°251 (2023-1)

    The question put forward by the vast majority of works studying the relations between Africa and China is “What is China doing in Africa? What are the Chinese doing in Africa?”, thus often overlooking the anthropological dimension of social, economic, and political change in which African actors can reclaim their place, in other words an approach that would decenter China and the Chinese in order to shed light on the microfoundations of the macroprocesses of development by examining Africa and Africans. Agency – or agentivité as it is now commonly called in French – is defined here as the ability to effect or introduce socio-economic and political changes in the arena in which the actors are involved. By addressing the question of African agentive practices and norms in Afro-Chinese relations, this call for papers therefore leads to decentering China to focus on Africa.

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  • Call for papers - Geography

    Learning from territories / Teaching territories

    In German (lehren / lernen) as in Arabic (تعليم / تعلم), a single letter distinguishes the concept of teaching from the concept of learning. Whether defined as a theoretical object of scientific knowledge that can be taught or as a body of practices that can be passed on, there is no escaping the need to address the issue of the relationship between the apparent universality of the concept of territory, on the one hand, and the variety of uses to which the term is put and the range of practices associated with it, on the other. The sixth CIST conference will focus on two questions: how to teach about territories (academic knowledge, empirical methods, disciplinary approaches, etc.) and how to learn from territories (observing, exploring, describing, experiencing, etc.).

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  • Toulouse

    Call for papers - Language

    Espagnol pour les humanités (II)

    La journée d’étude « Espagnol pour les humanités (II) » vise à identifier et à étudier les besoins en compétences langagières et culturelles en espagnol des étudiant·es et des professionnel·les des secteurs de la culture et des sciences humaines et sociales, et à développer des dispositifs pédagogiques adaptés, dans une démarche interculturelle. L’objectif de la journée d’étude est de poursuivre les réflexions sur les langues-cultures de spécialité et leur enseignement universitaire, en se centrant sur les sciences du langage, les sciences de l’éducation, la psychologie et l’administration qui constituent des domaines peu étudiés de ce point de vue, ainsi que sur l’espagnol de spécialité en droit, en économie ou pour les métiers de la communication, questions qui bénéficient d’un intérêt scientifique ou pédagogique plus ancien et pour lesquelles nous espérons susciter de nouveaux éclairages.

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  • Bogotá

    Call for papers - Geography

    Crise et incertitude sur le tourisme du XXIe siècle : scénarios et perspectives

    II congrès international de recherche en tourisme 2022

    Le congrès vise à être un espace de présentation, discussions et échanges permettant de partager connaissances et expériences en tourisme au niveau international, national et régional, en faisant converger les multiples perspectives en développement dans ce secteur des points de vue scientifique, éducatif, productif, de gestion et de développement, en intégrant les sujets transversaux d’actualité tels que la transformation et le changement sur les différents scénarios de crise et incertitude. De même, ce congrès constitue une opportunité pour que les mondes institutionnels, académiques et professionnels du tourisme se rencontrent.

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  • Call for papers - Sociology

    Petropolitics in the Countries of the South

    Revue internationale des études du développement n°250 (2022-3)

    For this special issue, we consider a broad approach to the world of hydrocarbons, ranging from economics to cultural issues, and including history, politics, demography, sociology, and anthropology. Our aim is to go beyond a conception that reduces oil-producing countries to black boxes with outgoing flows of oil and gas and incoming financial flows, thus boiling everything down to this single (economic, political, and geopolitical) issue. Before causing global warming, oil had an in situ impact on territories, human communities, and ecosystems. This approach calls for a critical rereading of the abundant literature on the oil-producing countries of the South, in order to tackle oil-related phenomena differently, to identify new connections between them, and to examine those which are only little or not studied.

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  • Call for papers - Modern

    COVID-19 and social sciences

    Revue « Temporalités et sociétés »

    This special issue aims to offer a critical assessment of the role of the social sciences in the response to the pandemic, as well as the challenges of post-Covid-19 societies. It welcomes (trans)disciplinary contributions using qualitative, quantitative, or mixed approaches. International comparisons are also encouraged.

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  • Call for papers - Thought

    Animal work

    “Laboreal” Journal, July 2022

    In numerous socio-professional activities (in agriculture, the police, the army, health, research, art, the environment, among others), humans and animals work together. In recent years, research in the human and social sciences has highlighted the specificities of cooperation between humans and animals, and has shown the existence of animal work, thus opening a new field of research. We now know that the rules of work are built intra- and inter-specific: between humans and between animals and humans. The aim of this issue is to discuss and analyze these activities, and the associated ethical and deontological issues. We seek to address the issue of human work with animals, as well as animal work itself. Therefore, this dossier seeks to discuss both the relationship between humans and animals and the engagement of animals in work.

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  • Call for papers - Economics

    The blue economy in the Caribbean: challenges and development

    The objective of this thematic issue is to provide an overview of the blue economy in the Caribbean. The concept of the blue economy, relating to the use and conservation of aquatic resources and ecosystems, is increasingly being put forward to promote sustainable development of the islands (Failler and Phang). While traditional sectors, such as beach tourism, commercial and recreational fishing, and maritime transport occupy the forefront of the economic scene, several emerging sectors such as biotechnology, marine renewable energy, and deep mining are emerging (Patil et al., 2016). As can the protection of the coastline and the improvement of its resilience capacities to cope with the effects of climate change (Failler, 2020). The development of nature-based solutions in recent years on cyclone-prone islands is an example of this.

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  • Aubervilliers

    Scholarship, prize and job offer - America

    Americas Institute - Call for doctoral contracts (2021-2024)

    Afin de soutenir des actions de coopération internationale dans le domaine universitaire et scientifique, chaque année des contrats doctoraux sont attribués par le ministère de l’Enseignement supérieur, de la Recherche et de l’Innovation (M.E.S.R.I) au titre du partenariat avec l’Institut des Amériques (IdA). Dans ce cadre, l'Institut des Amériques lance un appel à candidature pour les cinq contrats doctoraux qui seront attribués pour la période universitaire 2021-2024.

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  • Call for papers - Sociology

    Health: New Challenges for Development

    « Revue internationale des études du développement », n°247 (2021-3)

    A call for papers on health and development cannot but mention the current pandemic crisis. While international aid in the health sector has been rather stagnant of late, the Covid-19 pandemic could put health and infectious diseasesback at the heart of long-run priorities, particularly in countries of the South. While the African continent remains relatively unaffected, low-income countries share several characteristics: fragile and poorly funded healthcare systems that currently seem to be coping nonetheless, as well as a significant burden due to endemic health problems, including non communicable diseases. An integrated, unified approach to public and environmental health at different scales therefore seems more necessary than ever, especially in the context of climate change. This global crisis therefore provides new opportunities to better interlink the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and rethink the health and development nexus.

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  • La Rochelle

    Conference, symposium - Political studies

    Towards social, racial and environmental justice in the Americas

    La compréhension des diverses formes de domination (appartenance sociale, raciale, identité de sexe et de genre) dans les Amériques requiert de prendre également en compte le racisme environnemental. Par exemple, les projets urbains les plus polluants sont fréquemment concentrés dans les quartiers accueillant des populations pauvres, des minorités ethniques ou des membres de peuples indigènes. Dans une approche interdisciplinaire, ce colloque veut mettre en lumière des perspectives explorant les convergences possibles entre sources et objets de recherches.

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  • Call for papers - Sociology

    From pre-professional mobility abroad to international professional mobility

    Issues, courses and strategies from various key players

    The multidisciplinary peer-reviewed Journal of International Mobility, published by PUF and led by Agence Erasmus+ France / Education Formation, brings together scientific papers related to all aspects of international mobility in the context of education and training in Europe and around the world. The journal aims to improve understanding of the issues, conditions and impact of mobility in order to encourage its consideration by the researchers and political decision-makers who have the authority to support it. The special edition will focus on: “From pre-professional mobility abroad to international professional mobility: Issues, courses and strategies from various key players”

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  • Dakhla

    Call for papers - Africa

    Energy Economics between Deserts and Oceans

    Third International Congress on Desert Economy

    The ultimate purpose of the International Congress on Desert Economy – Dakhla, is to be a scientific and multidisciplinary platform on desert and Sahara economy development, in order to contribute effectively to the good governance and in the sustainable development of desert regions, by stimulating meetings between all stakeholders on a global scale, with a view to fostering cooperation and partnership, among (Sahara) desert countries (Africa, the Gulf States, the United States of America, China, Australia...), with the aim of creating a conducive environment to the exchange of experiences, expertise and innovation, around themes related to desert and Sahara economy development, such as: Tourism and travel industry, agriculture, renewable energy, raw materials, transportation and logistics, sea and ocean economy, technology and innovation,  entertainment and sport economy, cultural and intangible heritage, nature and environment.

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  • Porto

    Call for papers - Sociology

    Work, heritage and development

    5th congress of the International Ergology Society

    La démarche de l’ergologie offre-t-elle une approche pertinente dans le champ des questions intégrant le travail, le patrimoine et le développement ? Dans quelle mesure sa contribution est-elle singulière et innovante ? Afin d’établir un bilan et de tracer des perspectives, le principal objectif du cinquième congrès de la Société internationale d’ergologie (SIE) est de mettre en débats, au cours de trois journées, les travaux qui, en plusieurs lieux du monde, ont fait l’option de s’engager dans cette réflexion, tout en ayant parfois privilégié auparavant d’autres cadres de référence. La diversité des approches constituera un atout essentiel de cette rencontre qui se veut donc pluridisciplinaire.

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  • Scholarship, prize and job offer - America

    Invited scholars fellowship at the “Institut de hautes etudes de l’Amérique latine”

    Année universitaire 2020-2021

    Depuis plus de dix ans, l’Institut des hautes études de l'Amérique latine (IHEAL) attribue chaque année des chaires à des enseignants et chercheurs étrangers travaillant sur l’Amérique latine dans le domaine des sciences humaines et sociales.

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  • Call for papers - America

    American cities facing global changes

    Interdisciplinary Journal of Papers on the Americas (RITA) nr. 13

    Nowadays, the assessment of environmental changes worldwide is indisputable. Interdependent processes – such as global warming, the extinction of species, soil depletion and scarce energy resources – deeply alter the living conditions in our societies, from a material and symbolic point of view. These systemic transformations go well beyond the physical environment or climate change; they can be understood thanks to the concept of “global changes” that has become a main research topic in the fields of social and environmental sciences over the past thirty years. For its thirteenth issue, RITA will dedicate its section Thema to American cities facing global changes.

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  • Metz

    Call for papers - Sociology

    Inclusiveness in an ageing society

    The 6th International REIACTIS Conference

    La quête d’une société inclusive dépasse la seule question des aînés et rejoint le rapport des sociétés contemporaines à la diversité. Si le vieillissement des individus et des populations peut induire des spécificités dans les rapports à autrui et à l’environnement, il n’est pas appréhendé ici comme un phénomène hermétique aux autres données, souvent cumulatives, reliées aux processus d’exclusion tels le genre, les situations de handicap, l’origine ethnique, ou encore le niveau socio-économique. Une société inclusive pose d’emblée la question de l’Autre différent. Dans le cadre de son VIe colloque mondial, le REIACTIS invite les chercheurs en sciences humaines et sociales, les décideurs politiques et les citoyens à se réunir sur la scène internationale pour mettre en débat et baliser les enjeux d’une société inclusive.

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