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Call – VIII ISA Worldwide Competition for Junior Sociologists

Deadline: 31 March 2021

VIII ISA Worldwide Competition for Junior Sociologists
International Sociological Association

1. The International Sociological Association (ISA) announces the organization of the VIII Worldwide Competition for Junior Sociologists.
The winners will be invited to participate in the XX ISA World Congress of Sociology, which will take place in Melbourne, Australia, in July 2022.

2. By Junior Scholars we mean people who obtained their first Master’s degree (or an equivalent graduate diploma) in sociology or in a related discipline, less than 10 years prior to March 31st, 2021. In case of joint or multiple authorship, this rule applies to all authors of the submitted paper.

3. Candidates must send

An original paper that has not been previously published anywhere.
The paper should be no more than 6,000 words in Word format.
An abstract (maximum 500 words) with five key words must be included in the paper.
Notes and the bibliography should appear at the end of the text.
Papers that do not conform to these rules run the risk of being rejected.

The papers should focus on sociological issues. The phenomena examined may be social, economic, political, cultural or of any other kind, but their interpretation or analysis must show a sociological orientation (for instance, through the identification of social processes underlying the phenomena under scrutiny, critique of common sense interpretations or of well-established theories, etc.). Empirical research papers must go beyond descriptive reporting of results to broader, analytical interpretations.

Papers will be judged according to:

perceptiveness with which issues are treated the adequacy of the methodology implemented and the quality of the empirical materials presented the consistency with which an analytic framework is used the originality of ideas the clarity of style The winners of the previous Competitions will not be considered.

4. Papers are expected to be written in one of the official languages of the ISA (English, Spanish and French). However, papers in other languages are also admitted. Papers written in other languages will be assessed by scholars competent in these languages. Where necessary the papers of finalists will be translated into one of the official languages of the ISA.

5. An electronic file of the paper and a cover letter (in .doc or .pdf) should be e-mailed as an attachment to Dr. Ayse Saktanber at sakta@metu.edu.tr by March 31st, 2021. The subject of the message should be Junior Competition 2022.

In order to protect anonymity during the selection process, authors should not put their name on the paper itself, but the cover letter should include their family name (capital letters), first name, sex, date of birth, mother tongue, degrees, e-mail address, mailing address where they can be reached and (optionally) their present occupation. All this information should be given in one of the official languages of the ISA (English, French, or Spanish). An electronic acknowledgement of the electronic submissions will be given.

6. Initially, a Committee will consider which papers reach a sufficiently high standard to be issued with a letter of official commendation and be listed on ISA website.

Each language Jury will then preselect (by September 2021) a maximum of three papers. These finalists will receive Merit Award Certificates, a four-year membership in the ISA, and a paid registration to the XX World Congress of Sociology in Melbourne, Australia in July 2022. All authors thus preselected will also be invited to participate in a five-day seminar prior to the Congress. The ISA, however, cannot guarantee to cover costs for their travel and accommodations.

Out of the preselected finalists, the Grand Jury chaired by the ISA President Sari Hanafi will select up to five winning papers. Their authors will be offered a travel grant to participate in the World Congress. In case of multiple authorship, the subvention will have to be shared.

Additional information may be obtained from Dr. Ayse Saktanber at sakta@metu.edu.tr, Coordinator of the Competition.

Committee of the Eight ISA Worldwide Competition for Junior Sociologists:

Bandana Purkayastha, University of Connecticut, USA Laura Oso Casas, University of Coruña, Spain Ayse Saktanber, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, Coordinator

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CALL FOR PAPERS: Sociological Studies of Children and Youth
SSCY, Vol. 32 Series: The social construction of adolescence in contemporaneity
Guest Editor: Marcelo S. Isidório – UNA University Center – Brazil

This series aims to bring together works by academics and researchers interested in the theme of adolescence in the field of sociology. The distinction between child and adult led adolescence to be perceived as a period apart from human development. According to Ariès, until the 18th century the transition from child to adult occurred directly without going through the condition of adolescence. Only after the 19th century did adolescence come to be considered as a distinct phase. In general, adolescence is homogenized without distinction by common sense, which as a rule associates the sudden change in behavior as being inherent to all subjects of a certain age group, as coming from a maturational biological status that becomes exponential. They do not consider the socio-cultural locus in which these subjects are inserted as a contributing factor that will allow them to reach social maturity. Talking about adolescence is complex because it is multifactorial. In addition to a biological and / or psychological perspective that serve as a basis for a considerable portion of arguments and research, adolescence is influenced by sociocultural aspects that guide the way in which individuals who pass through this phase are seen and see society at large which they are inserted. Adolescence and its particularities raise endless questions. There are a multiplicity of definitions that are in accordance with the times and societies, as well as the criteria for access to social maturity. In this perspective, what characterizes adolescence as a social construction in different regions of the planet? Thus, the objective of this series is to receive works that deal with the social field of adolescence in different societies. The gathering of studies that discuss the regional characteristics of this age group can assist in reflecting and strengthening this phenomenon as a field of study in sociology.

Deadline for submission: November 15. Proposals will be accepted only in English. If you have any questions, please contact the guest editor: marceloisidorio@yahoo.com.br

Submission Instructions

Manuscripts must have a maximum of 23 pages (120,000 words), including references, must follow the author’s guidelines and must use the APA 6th Edition style. Please send manuscripts electronically to guest editor Marcelo S. Isidório (marceloisidorio@yahoo.com.br) with “SSCY Volume 32” in the subject line. Sociological Studies of Children and Youth (SSCY) is proud to be sponsored by the American Sociological Association (ASA) Section on Children and Youth. Contributions from all methodological and theoretical orientations are welcomed and peer reviewed. The publication of this volume will be in the summer 2022.

You can find more SSCY information at: http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/books/series.htm?id=1537-4661


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CONFINARIA – Etnografias em Tempos de Pandemia – nova chamada para contribuições

Passado quase um ano do início de um ‘novo’ normal, seguimos mais ou menos confinados sem saber muito bem o que nos espera. Entre aberturas, fechamentos, reaberturas e refechamentos, não ficámos, de facto, todos bem. Muitos já pereceram, muitos sofrem e sofreram. Nunca vivemos todos o mesmo, não sentimos ou somos afectados de forma igual. A diversidade que caracteriza a condição humana também ou, sobretudo, na vulnerabilidade e nos riscos é mais evidente. Não voltámos efectivamente a um tempo ‘regular’ ou seguro, independentemente do ponto de partida de cada um. Mas a vida segue, entre dor, morte, sofrimento, perdas, realizações, adiamentos, criatividades, soluções mais ou menos imaginativas.

Renovamos o convite para que nos emprestem impressões, agora centrado em registos curtos, anotações breves deste tempo incerto. Fotos, palavras, sons, desenhos, números, recortes, ideias, apontamentos soltos, ‘à pele’ que nos façam aceder aos múltiplos lugares e vivências desta extraordinária normalidade.

Mais informações em https://confinaria.hypotheses.org/