Biographical Perspectives
on European Societies

Convenor:
Robert Miller: Queens University of Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom 

Tuesday September 23 (14.00-16.00) - ROOM 3.1

Session 1A (Parallel session)
Migration and Narration

Chair: Tamar Rapoport and Edna Lomsky Feder

Author(s): Kirsten Danielsen
Institution: NOVA
Country: Norway 
MIGRANT BIOGRAPHIES
Author(s): Tahire Erman
Institution: Department of Political Science and Public Administration, Bilkent University
Country: Turkey 
MIGRATION, LIFE STRATEGIES AND CITY SPACE: THE LIFE HISTORIES OF RURAL-TO-URBAN MIGRANTS IN ANKARA, TURKEY
Author(s): Dawn Lyon
Institution: Robert Schuman Centre, European University Institute
Country: Italy 
MORAL AND CULTURAL BOUNDARIES IN REPRESENTATIONS OF MIGRANTS
Author(s): Kaja Kazmierska
Institution: Institute of Sociology, University of Lodz
Country: Poland 
BIOGRAPHICAL, SOCIOLOGICAL AND HISTORICAL ASPECTS OF RETURNS
Author(s): Yvonne Schütze
Institution:
Country: Germany 
MIGRATION PROCESSES AND JEWISH IDENTITY. RUSSIAN JEWS IN BERLIN

 

Tuesday September  23   (14.00-16.00)

Session 1B (Parallel session)- ROOM 3.2
The Role of 'Theory' in Biographical 

Research Convenor: J.P. Roos

 
Author(s): Anna Maria Brandao
Country: Portugal 
Institution: Department of Sociology, University of Minho
PATHS OF IDENTITY: LIFE-STORIES AND LIFE TRAJECTORIES
Author(s): Tatyana Kosyaeva
Institution: CERGE-EI 
Country: Czech, Republic  
CRITICAL DISCOURSE ANALYSIS OF RUSSIAN ENTREPRENEURS' LIFE STORIES
Author(s): E. Stina Lyon
Country: United Kingdom 
Institution: South Bank University
READING FEMINIST THEORY FROM A BIOGRAPHICAL PERSPECTIVE: THE CASE OF A. MYRDAL AND V. KLEIN'S WOMEN'S TWO ROLES
Author(s): Ann Nilsen
Institution: Department of Sociology, University of Bergen
Country: Norway 
LIFE HISTORY RESEARCH, BETWEEN SOCIOLOGY AND CULTURAL STUDIES
Author(s): Jani Lunnas
Institution:
Country: Finland 
A ROCK-CLIMBER'S NARRATIVES
Author(s): Tuija Saresma
Institution: Research Centre for Contemporary Culture, University of Jyväskylä
Country: Finland THE TRUTH ABOUT ME? THE AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL I IN WOMEN AMATEUR WRITERS' LIFE STORIES
Author(s): Elena Meshcherkina 
Institution: The Institute of Sociology of the Russian Academy of Sciences 
Country: Russia 
BIOGRAPHICAL DIMENSIONS OF BODY


 

Wednesday September 24 (09.00-11.00) - ROOM 3.1

Session 2A (Parallel session)
"Biographical Certainty". How do people organize 
their life-course in present society?

Chair: Jens Zinn

Author(s): Suzanne Lang
Institution: Department of Child and Youth/Youth Social Services, German Youth Institute
Country: Germany 
DIFFICULT LIFE COURSES OF YOUNGSTERS FROM IMMIGRANT FAMILIES: CHALLENGES FOR COMMUNITY-BASED SOCIAL WORK IN GERMANY
Author(s): Dawn Lyon
Institution: Robert Schuman Centre, European University Institute 
Country: Italy 
THE INESCAPABLE AND THE INEXPLICABLE: FATE AND LUCK IN NARRATIVES OF CAREER HISTORIES
Author(s): Margarete Menz
Institution: University of Osnabrück
Country: Germany 
INTERMARRIAGE, THE FEMALE BREADWINNER MODEL AND GENDER BORDERWORK: BIOGRAPHIES OF BINATIONAL COUPLES IN GERMANY
Author(s): Elisabeth Scheibelhofer
Institution: Institute for Advanced Studies
Country: Austria 
TRANSNATIONAL SOCIAL FIELDS: CHANGING BIOGRAPHICAL DECISION-MAKING AND (UN-)CERTAINTIES IN A NEW ERA OF SOCIAL INTERACTION?
Author(s): Jens Zinn
Institution: University of Bundeswehr
Country: Germany 
"BIOGRAPHICAL CERTAINTY" IN MODERN SOCIETY: A TYPOLOGY OF STRATEGIES TO SHAPE THE LIFE COURSE

 

Wednesday September 24 (09.00-11.00) - ROOM 3.2

Session 2B (Parallel session)
The Inter-generational 
Transmission of Cultural Beliefs and Practices

Chair: Robin Humphrey

Author(s): Dagmara Beitnere
Institution: Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, University of Latvia
Country: Latvia 
NARRATIVE AND SOCIETAL SELF-IDENTIFICATION
Author(s): Huibert Schijf and Jaap Dronkers
Institution: Department of Political and Social Sciences, European University Institute
Country: Italy 
MARRIAGES BETWEEN NOBILITY AND HIGH BOURGEOISIE AS A WAY TO MAINTAIN THEIR ELITE POSITIONS IN MODERN DUTCH SOCIETY DURING THE 20TH CENTURY
Author(s): Aygul Fazlioglu and Bulent Gurcubuk
Institution: Faculty of Agriculture, Ankara University
Country: Turkey 
THE STATUS OF WOMEN IN TURKEY AND GAP REGION: THEIR PLACE IN SOCIAL RELATIONS SYSTEM
Author(s): Ann McNulty and Robin Humphrey
Institution: School of Geography, Politics and Sociology, University of Newcastle upon Tyne
Country: United Kingdom 
USING THE BIOGRAPHICAL-NARRATIVE INTERPRETATIVE METHOD TO EXPLORE THE MEANINGS OF 'TEENAGE PREGNANCY' FOR WOMEN ACROSS FAMILY GENERATIONS
Author(s): Nuran Hortaçsu and Sanem Aliçli Mottram
Institution: Department of Psychology, Middle East Technical University
Country: Turkey 
TIME RELATED VARIATIONS IN ADULT DAUGHTER-AGING MOTHER RELATIONS: LIFE COURSE AND LIFE CYCLE INFLUENCES IN TURKEY

 

Wednesday September 24  (14.30-16.30) - ROOM 3.1

Session 3A (Parallel session)
Extending the Possibilities for Presentation 
& Dissemination of Narrative Studies -- Visuality

Chair: Kip Jones and John Given

Author(s): Giovanni Attili 
Institution: Department of Architecture and Town Planning, University 'La Sapienza' 
Country: Italy 
HYPERMEDIA FOR A TRANSIENT CITY: THE ESQUILINO DISTRICT IN ROME
Author(s): Baiba Bela-Krumina
Institution: Latvian National Oral History Project, University of Latvia
Country: Latvia 
REFLECTING EXPERIENCE, EXPRESSION AND UNDERSTANDING
Author(s): John Given
Institution: University of Northumbria
Country: United Kingdom 
WORKSHOP ON THE ARCHIVING OF QUALITATIVE DATA
Author(s): Murna Downs, Susan Tester, Ailsa Cook and Gill Hubbard
Institution: Department of General Practice, University of Glasgow
Country: United Kingdom 
DISSEMINATING VISUAL ASPECTS OF EXPERIENCE THROUGH DRAMATISATION AND MULTIMEDIA TECHNOLOGY
Author(s): Kip Jones
Institution: Mary Seacole Research Centre, De Montfort University
Country: United Kingdom 
THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT: INSPIRATION FOR PRESENTATION FROM MTV
Author(s): Janet Holland and Rachel Thomson
Institution: School of Health and Social Welfare, The Open University and Social Science Research Centre, South Bank University
Country: United Kingdom 
MEMORY BOOKS AS A METHODOLOGICAL RESOURCE IN LONGITUDINAL BIOGRAPHICAL RESEARCH

 

Wednesday September 24 (14.30-16.30) - ROOM 3.2

Session 3B (Parallel session)
Identity Forms in Late Modernity 
- Borderlines, Bridges and Transitions

Chairs: Ana Paula Marques and Emília Araújo

Author(s): Doina Balahur and Paul Balahur
Institution: Department of Sociology, "Al.I.Cuza" University
Country: Romania 
LIVING IN BABEL: FLUID IDENTITIES
Author(s): Angélica Lima Cruz
Institution: University of Minho
Country: Portugal 
FROM MAKING TO SAYING OR FROM SAYING TO MAKING? LIFE STORIES OF PORTUGUESE WOMEN POTTERS
Author(s): Claudia Dreke
Institution: University of Potsdam
Country: Germany 
FOREIGN EAST: BIOGRAPHIC PERSPECTIVES OF WEST-TO-EAST MIGRANTS
Author(s): Wendy Bottero
Institution: Department of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Southampton
Country: United Kingdom 
CLASS IDENTITIES AND THE IDENTITY OF CLASS
Author(s): Anna Rastas
Institution: Department of Sociology and Social Psychology, University of Tampere
Country: Finland 
RACIAL CATEGORIES AND IDENTITIES AMONG YOUNG PEOPLE IN FINLAND
Author(s): Anna Temkina
Institution: European University at Saint Petersburg
Country: Russia 
MARITAL SEXUALITY IN THE LATE SOVIET: BIOGRAPHIES AND OFFICIAL DISCOURSES
Author(s): Judite Zamith-Cruz and Helena Gonçalves
Institution: University of Minho and School EB23 of Lamaçães
Country: Portugal 
PORTUGUESE WOMEN PORTRAITS: NARRATIVE ANALYSIS OF SECOND MEETINGS

 

Wednesday September 24 (17.00-18.30) - ROOM 3.1

Session 4A (Parallel session)
Bourdieu and Biography

Chair: J.P. Roos

Author(s): Catherine Delcroix
Institution: School of High Studies in Social Sciences
Country: France 
RESOURCES SUBJECTIVES ET CAPITAL D'EXPERIENCE BIOGRAPHIQUE: DEUX CONCPETS POUR PENSER LES COURS D'ACTION EN MILIEU POPULAIRE
Author(s): Feiwel Kupferberg
Institution: The Danish University of Education
Country: Denmark 
IS A SOCIAL FIELD ALWAYS A SOCIAL FIELD? BOURDIEU'S ANALYSIS OF ACADEMIA, ART AND INDUSTRY
Author(s): Keijo Rahkonen 
Institution: Department of Social Policy, University of Helsinki Country: Finland 
BOURDIEU AND HIS AUTOBIOGRAPHY: STUDYING BOURDIEU FROM A BOURDIEUSIAN PERSPECTIVE
Author(s): Anna Rotkirch and J. P. Roos
Institution: Department of Home Economics and Craft Science, University of Helsinki
Country: Finland 
 HABITUS AS A BRIDGE BETWEEN SOCIETY AND NATURE?  
Author(s): Daniel Bertaux 
Institution: Center of Social Movements Studies 
Country: France 
BOURDIEU'S AMBIVALENCE ABOUT LIFE STORIES

 

Wednesday September  24  (17.00-18.30) - ROOM 3.2

Session 4B (Parallel session)
Reflections of Cultural Traumas in Life Stories

Chair: Aili Aarelaid-Tart

Author(s): Aili Aarelaid-Tart
Institution: Institute of International and Social Studies
Country: Estonia 
CULTURAL TRAUMA IS THE PROBLEM FOR BIOGRAPHICAL RESEARCH
Author(s): Zsuzsanna Bogre
Institution: Institute of Sociology at the Peter Pazmany Catholic University
Country: Hungary 
CHANGING OF PERSONAL IDENTITY DURING AND AFTER PRISON
Author(s): Jan K. Coetzee
Institution: Department of Sociology and Industrial Sociology, Rhodes University
Country: South Africa 
INFORMAL LIVING ON SOCIETY'S PERIPHERY: TOWARDS POLICY AND PLANNING IN SOUTH AFRICA
Author(s): Tal Litvak-Hirsch
Institution: Department of Behavioral Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negav
Country: Israel 
WHOSE HOUSE IS THIS? DILEMMAS OF IDENTITY CONSTRUCTION IN THE ISRAELI - PALESTINIAN CONTEXT

 

 

Wednesday September  24   (19.00-20.30) - ROOM 3.1

Business Meeting

 

Thursday September 25 ( 9.00-11.00) - ROOM 3.1

Session 5A 
Biographies and Genealogies: 
Borders of locality in the globalizing world

Chair: Oleg B. Bozhkov

Author(s): Oleg Bozhkov and Igor Bogolubov
Institution: Sociological Institute of Russia Academy of Sciencies
Country: Russia 
CHRONOGRAPHIC MODELS OF A GENEALOGY: A PROBLEM OF UNCERTAINTY
Author(s): Sergey Damberg
Institution: Department of Sociology, Saint Petersburg University
Country: Russia 
THE RESOURCE OF CROSS-LOCAL INTEGRATION IN THE CONTEXT OF A LOCAL COMMUNITY
Author(s): Julia Wertheim
Institution: Novosybirsky University
Country: Russia 
THE GLOBAL COMMUNITY: ADAPTATION STRATEGIES (THE BIOGRAPHICAL APPROACH TO THE LIFE STYLE OF SAILING AND TRAVELING)
Author(s): Olga Tkach and Elena Zdravomyslova
Institution: Saint Petersburg European University
Country: Russia 
GENEALOGICAL SEARCH AS A CULTURAL MOVEMENT IN CONTEMPORARY RUSSIAN SOCIETY
Author(s): Elena Zdravomyslova
Institution: Saint Petersburg European University
Country: Russia 
THE GLOBALIZATION OF EVERYDAY LIFE AND THE FRAGMENTATION OF PEOPLE'S LIFE SPACES
Author(s): Valery Golofast
Institution: Sociological Institute, Russian Academy of Science
Country: Russia 
THE CONTRADICTION OF LOCALIZATION

 

Thursday September 25   (9.00-11.00) - ROOM 3.2

Session 5B 
Recherches Biographiques de Langue Française

Chair: Armelle Testenoire

Author(s): Mihai Dinu Gheorghiu
Institution: 
Country: France
UNE SOCIO-ANTHROPOLOGIE DES ANCIENS USAGERS DE L'ASE A PARTIR DE LA METHOD BIOGRAPHIQUE ['THE BIOGRAPHICAL METHOD FOR A SOCIO-ANTHROPOLOGY OF FORMER-FOSTERED CHILDREN (FROM AIDE SOCIALE L'ENFANCE)']
Author(s): Stéphanie Queval
Institution: Department of Sociology, University of Rouen
Country: France 
SUR LES TRACES D'UNE MÉMOIRE COLLECTIVE: LES OUVRIERS RETRAITÉS D'UN ANCIEN CHANTIER NAVAL  ['THE SEARCH FOR COLLECTIVE MEMORY: OLDER WORKERS IN A SHIPYARD']
Author(s): Laurence Thomsin 
Institution: University of Liège 
Country: Belgium 
LE PROJET DE RETRAITE ET LE PARCOURS BIOGRAPHIQUE
Author(s): Armelle Testenoire and Danièle Trancart
Institution: Department of Sociology, University of Rouen
Country: France 
COMPLEMENTARITE ENTRE DONNEES QUANTITATIVES ET QUALITATIVES ['COMPLEMENTARITY BETWEEN QUANTITATIVE LONGITUDINAL AND BIOGRAPHICAL DATA']

 

 

Thursday September 25 (14.30-16.30) - ROOM 3.1

Session 6A 
Beyond Childhood, Youth and Ageing: 
Reconsiderations of age, biography and the life-course 
(Join session with RN22 Youth and Generation )

Chair: Sinikka Aapola

Author(s): Sinikka Aapola
Institution: University of Helsinki
Country: Finland 
CULTURAL DISCOURSES OF AGE AND THE LIFE-COURSE
Author(s): Jyrki Jyrkämä
Institution: Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy, University of Jyväskylä
Country: Finland 
OLD AGE RESEARCH IN THE FIELD OF THE SOCIOLOGY OF AGE
Author(s): Robert Miller
Institution: School of Sociology and Social Policy, Queen's University
Country: United Kingdom 
WHAT CAN LIFE COURSE RESEARCH TELL "THE BIOGRAPHICAL TURN"?
Author(s): Ulrike Nagel
Institution: Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg, Institute of Sociology
Country: Germany 
LESSONS FROM THE SOCIALIST LIFE-COURSE REGIME
Author(s): Ulla-Maija Salo
Institution: Department of Home Economics and Craft Science, University of Helsinki
Country: Finland 
TEACHERS WE LIVE WITH

 

Thursday September  25  (14.30-16.30) - ROOM 3.2

Session 6B 
Life Histories and 
the Reconstruction of National Identity in Eastern Europe

Chair: Vieda Skultans

Author(s): Laura Huttunen
Institution: Department of Sociology and Social Psychology, Tampere University
Country: Finland 
TESTIMONIES OF WAR AND MEMORIES OF SUFFERING: LIFE STORIES IN THE BOSNIAN DIASPORA
Author(s): John A. Jackson
Institution: Department of Sociology, Trinity College Dublin
Country: Ireland 
MAKING THE MOVE: 'APPARATCHIK TO ENTREPRENEUR': THE EXPERIENCE OF SOME POLISH BUSINESSMEN AFTER 1989
Author(s): Markku Kivinen
Institution: Finnish Centre for Russian and East European Studies, University of Helsinki
Country: Finland 
INDIVIDUAL LIFE AND CORE CULTURAL NARRATIVES OF SOCIALISM AND TRANSITION
Author(s): Oleg Patchenkov
Institution: Centre for Independent Social Research (CISR)
Country: Russia 
FROM THE "INFORMAL ECONOMY" TO AN "EVERYDAY" ONE - THROUGH THE HISTORY OF A FAMILY AND BIOGRAPHICAL NARRATIVES

 

Friday September 26 (09.00-11.00) - ROOM 3.1

Session 7A 
Spanish Session

Chair: Jesus de Miguel

Author(s): Benjamín Oltra and José Ignacio Garrigós
Institution: University of Alicante
Country: Spain 
LA TEORIA SOCIOLOGICA: UNA INVESTIGACION SOBRE SUS CLAVES SOCIALES, CULTURALES, BIOGRÁFICAS Y CREATIVAS
Author(s): Laura Torrabadella and Mónica Nadal
Institution:
Country: Spain 
BIOGRAPHICAL RESEARCH AND SOCIAL MOVEMENTS

Friday September  26  (09.00-11.00) - ROOM 3.2

Session 7B 
Transitions in Eastern Europe

Chairs: Julia Vajda and Eva Kovacs

Author(s): Lea Altnurme
Institution: University of Tartu
Country: Estonia 
THE MAIN ATTITUDES OF BELIEVERS TOWARDS SOVIET RULE
Author(s): Rudolf Egger
Institution: Karl Franzens University of Graz
Country: Austria 
SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION PROCESSES IN THE LIFE-COURSES OF KOSOVA PEOPLE
Author(s): Julia Jancsó
Institution: University of Frankfurt
Country: Germany 
MIGRATION AND ADOLESCENCE - AU PAIRS FROM EASTERN EUROPE. BIOGRAPHICAL CASE STUDIES ABOUT THE FORMATION OF FEMALE IDENTITY
Author(s): Torsten Bo Jørgensen
Institution: Copenhagen Business School
Country: Denmark 
GERMAN UNIFICATION AS BIOGRAPHICAL EXPERIENCE
Author(s): Mike F.Keen and Janusz Mucha
Institution: Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Indiana University at South Bend and Institute of Sociology, Nicolaus Copernicus University
Country: USA and Poland 
SOCIOLOGICAL LIVES AND EXPERIENCES OF TRANSFORMATION IN CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE
Author(s): Agnieszka Golczynska-Grondas
Institution: Institute of Sociology, University of Lodz
Country: Poland 
THE CAREER OF THE TROUBLEMAKER: THE BIOGRAPHICAL RECONSTRUCTION OF THE MEN'S SOCIAL ROLES IN ENCLAVES OF POVERTY

 

 

Friday September 26 (14.30 - 16.30) - ROOM 3.1

Session 8 
Open Session

Chair: Robert Miller

Author(s): Aylin Akpinar
Institution: Faculty of Communication, University of Bahcesehir
Country: Turkey 
CONSTRUCTING ISLAMIC AND SECULAR IDENITIES IN MODERNIZING TURKEY
Author(s): Sibel Kalaycioglu
Institution: Middle East Technical University
Country: Turkey 
THE CONSEQUENCES OF SHIFTING PRIORITIES AND PRACTICES BETWEEN THE ELDERLY AND THE YOUNG: THE CASE OF TURKEY
Author(s): Helga Rittersberger-Tilic
Institution: Middle East Technical University
Country:  Turquey
A GERMAN WOMAN BORN IN ISTANBUL: THE WORK AND LIFE EXPERIENCE OF A FOREIGNER IN POST WORLD WAR II IN TURKEY
Author(s): Minna-Kristiina Ruokonen
Institution: University of Frankfurt
Country: Germany 
NARRATIONS OF THE SELF IN THE BIOGRAPHIES OF MIGRANT WOMEN IN GERMANY
Author(s): Dirk Schubotz
Institution: Institute of Governance, Public Policy and Social Research, Queen's University
Country: Northern Ireland 
"IT WAS GOOD TO TALK." CAN BIOGRAPHICAL INTERVIEWS CONTRIBUTE TO SUCCESSFUL COPING WITH STRESSFUL LIFE EVENTS AND SOCIO-CULTURAL PRESSURES? A STUDY FROM NORTHERN IRELAND
Author(s): Maruta Pranka
Institution: Institute of Philosophy and Sociology
Country: Latvia
IDENTITY IN THE CONTEXT OF REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT