CALL FOR PAPERS
European Sociological Association Conference, Murcia, Spain Sept 23-26 2003
YOUTH AND GENERATION IN EUROPE
Research Network Youth and Generation in Europe was created at the end of
the Budapest ESA conference, in 1993. It aimed at developing and
sustaining contacts and collaboration between youth sociologists wide
spread all over Europe. In order to achieve this target, the Youth and
Generation research network use chiefly two instruments:
the 5 precedent conferences, papers covered a large range of
‘traditional’ youth sociology, such as :
will welcome papers which treat of these various classical but
relevant topics and will continue the work begun during the
However this year’s conference in the European Sociological Association is held under the theme ‘AGEING SOCIETIES, NEW SOCIOLOGY’. The purpose is to develop research to investigate the new conditions in the rapid changing European societies. The major challenge to youth research is to build new theories to address the problems that confront young people in the changing societies. European youth face challenges from a globalizing world. It covers such issues as cosmopolitanism, world terrorism, European integration, individualization, gender, multiculturalism, ethnocentricity, unemployment, and poverty to mention a few.
Therefore on the conference in Murcia, special attention will be paid to proposals that deal with the following issues:
There are also plans to organize a joint session with other research networks at the ESA that specialize in issues regarding age and the life course, such as childhood and ageing research. The special session will provide a forum for sociologists studying various life-phases to share their diverse theoretical and methodological approaches to age and the life-course, as well discuss the possibilities for more co-operation across divisions. Suggestions for contributions for this special session are welcome. This panel will be organized by Sinikka Aapola, University of Helsinki (Sinikka.Aapola@helsinki.fi).
Youth researchers are warmly invited to send an abstract on a paper to be presented on the conference. Further, proposals for whole sessions are welcomed. Feel free to use the research network’s discussion list on the Internet to initiate such activities. Registered users can access the discussion list by sending a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
can be obtained on: http://www.jiscmail.ac.uk.
(Click on the list ESA-YOUTH. )
the 28th of February 2003
of high quality standard may
be presented for publication to the editorial board of the journal of the
European Sociological Association: