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Organizers: Susie Scott (University of Sussex) & Vuokko Härmä (University of Helsinki)
The Anglo-Nordic Network of Social Research (ANNSoR) is a new collaborative initiative between social scientists in the Nordic region and English-speaking countries. We welcome new members with a shared interest in the micro-sociological theoretical perspectives (Symbolic Interactionism, Goffman’s dramaturgy, ethnomethodology, conversation and discourse analysis, ethnography, phenomenology) and their empirical applications in qualitative research. The aim of this network is to bring people together to share ideas and knowledge, discuss research, pool information and resources, plan future projects (especially cross-cultural, internationally comparative studies) and work together on funding applications. Currently based in the UK but with a strong online presence as a virtual community, we want to begin by opening up lines of dialogue and communication, and use the working group session to plan a programme of research activities for the coming years. We invite contributions from all who wish to join the network and are research-active in this field.
Thursday 11.8.2016, 13.00-15.30, Location: Main Building, lecture hall 20, 5th floor (new side)
13.00-13.05 Susie Scott and Vuokko Härmä: Introduction to the ANNSoR research network
13.05-13.25 Antero Olakivi: Micro sociology and the contested practice of interviewing: reviewing recent debates
13.30-13.50 Linn Egeberg Holmgren: The Presentation of Selfies and Selves in Online Life: sociological approaches to masculinities, femininities and social media
13.55-14.15 Kari Mikko Vesala & Miira Niska: Grounding qualitative methods in relational theorizing: the case of ‘Qualitative attitude approach’
14.30-14.50 Titus Hjelm: The New Visibility of Religion and the Qualitative Secularisation of Political Discourse in Europe
14.50-15.10 Pertti Alasuutari: The global diffusion of the politics of well-being and its reception in Finland
15.10-15.30 Informal discussion
Organizers: Veikko Eranti (University of Helsinki) & Tuukka Ylä-Anttila (University of Helsinki)
This working group focuses on sociological research of politics and the civil society. Understanding politics broadly as practices of critical citizens and activists, but also professional politicians, we wish to further sociological research of how people engage with societal institutions to pursue change. The working group consists of theoretical and empirical presentations on the local, national and European level.
Thursday 11.8.2016, 13.00-15.30, Location: Main Building, lecture hall 4, 3rd floor (new side)
13.00-13.30 Riina Pilke & Pekka Räsänen: The European Union as a Partner: Examining the EU Approaches to Tax Regulation and Social Development
13.30-14.00 Tuukka Ylä-Anttila: Populism and Familiarity: Political Appropriation of Suvivirsi, the Summer Hymn
14.00-14.30 Tuulia Lerkkanen & Matilda Hellman: Worldviews and political work in the Finnish “Refugee night” TV-debate
14.30-15.00 Veikko Eranti: Pragmatic sociology as a pluralist theory of democracy and the role of individual interests
15.00-15.30 Airi-Alina Allaste & Kari Saari: Everyday activism in different socio-political context: cases of Estonia and Finland
Organizers: Päivi Harinen (University of Eastern Finland) & Anni Rannikko (University of Eastern Finland)
When public space is looked at in an unconventional manner it seems to be full of potential and possibilities: just look at, e.g. , skateboarders who give creative meanings to their neighborhoods. The ones who take over public space in an atypical manner or perform atypical activities face control and resistance tinged with disapprobation: public space, its use and acting in it are explicitly or implicitly regulated. Regulation and rationality are tied together with societal hierarchies – the ones, who can define and stretch the norms of “proper behavior” in public space, have often more power than the ones who cannot. A key question arises: Who is allowed to be in public space and how? What is the misuse of public space, and from whose perspective? This session welcomes papers dealing with the contested public space: “wrong people doing wrong this in a wrong place”.
Thursday 11.8.2016, 13.00-15.30, Location: Main Building, Auditorium I, 2nd floor (old side)
Organizer: Riie Heikkilä (University of Helsinki)
In our pluralized post-industrial societies booming with cultural products, we are famously said to have “no choice but to choose”. How do our differentiating cultural consumption patterns shape lifestyles? And, in turn, what is the role of existing cultural production in terms of spreading, legitimizing and creating specific tastes and practices? This session invites to elaborate broadly on issues related to culture, consumption and lifestyles and welcomes both empirically, methodologically and theoretically oriented presentations. Possible session themes include but are not limited to: consumption patterns and preferences; cultural consumption and participation; cultural hierarchies and classifications; cultural production and the role of “tastemakers”; sociology of taste; the relationship of consumption and other dimensions of the social world (e.g. politics, values); theories of consumption and lifestyles.
Thursday 11.8.2016, 13.00-15.30, Location: Main Building, lecture hall 9, 3rd floor (new side)
CULTURE: ITS PRODUCERS, DISSEMINATORS AND CONSUMERS
13.00-13.10 Welcoming words
13.10-13.40 Carlos Fernández: Uncle Jam wants you: The coverage of music in key newspapers of five European countries (1960-2010)
13.40-14.10 Tina Lauronen: Between Legitimization and Popularization: The Rise of the U.S. Cultural Products in the Culture Sections of European Quality Newspapers, 1960–2010
14.10-14.40 Maaria Linko: The publicity books in the age of browsing culture
14.40-15.10 Merete Jonvik: Critics’ understandings of artistic quality
Friday 12.8.2016, 13.30-15.30, Location: Main Building, lecture hall 9, 3rd floor (new side)
CAPITALS AT WORK
13.30-14.00 Anders Vassenden & Merete Jonvik: When salient cultural boundaries are hidden, and there is lack of deference from below – towards a reconstructed theory of cultural capital
14.00-14.30 Anna-Riitta Lehtinen: Young debtors’ housing loan management and consumption
14.30-15.00 Gagun Chhina: Indian Shopping Malls: The Use and Social Segregation of Physical Spaces
15.00-15.30 Satu Husso: Carrotmob – connective action for a sustainable society
Organizers: Laura Lyytikäinen (University of Turku) & Suvi Salmenniemi (University of Turku)
Health, illness and wellbeing can be seen as culturally and socially constituted and historically transforming conceptions. They are also crucial sites for understanding the dynamics of power and inequality in contemporary world. Culture affects attitudes towards and expectations of medical care and shapes health behavior and understandings of wellbeing.
This working group will explore issues of health, illness and wellbeing in diverse thematic and geographical contexts. We welcome empirical, theoretical and methodological papers addressing a range of issues, which may include but are not limited to: health care systems, health activism, alternative and complementary medicine and healing, embodiment and emotions, professions, cultural understandings of health and illness, health inequalities, and health-related technologies.
Thursday 11.8.2016, 13.00-15.30, Location: Main Building, lecture hall 15, 4th floor (new side)
Thursday 11.8.2016, 16.00-17.30, Location: Main Building, lecture hall 15, 4th floor (new side)
Friday 12.8.2016, 13.30-15.30, Location: Main Building, lecture hall 15, 4th floor (new side)
Saturday 13.8.2016, 9.00-10.30, Location: Main Building, lecture hall 15, 4th floor (new side)
Organizer: Rolf Lidskog (Örebro University)
Knowledge-Making Practices and Sociology’s Global Challenge is the theme for the Nordic congress, and this theme is highly relevant for this working group, which focuses on environment, risk, and expertise. Environmental problem has during the last couple of decades developed to become global challenges, and knowledge-making practices (in terms of expert knowledge) are pivotal for the understanding and management of these challenges. Simultaneously, these challenges are deeply democratic, in terms of concerning the configuration of society. This situation is the point of departure for this working group, which welcomes conceptually as well as and empirically oriented papers that discuss environment, risk and expertise.
Thursday 11.8.2016, 13.00-15.30, Location: Main Building, lecture hall 19, 5th floor (new side)
13.00-13.05 Introduction and presentation
13.05-13.50 Benedicta-Ideho Omokaro: Building Capabilities among E-scrappers in Informal Electronic Waste Management
13.55-14.40 Paula Saikkonen: Knowledge production in the transition – a case of polluted soil
14.45-15.30 Monika Persson: Negotiating scientific authority
Friday 12.8.2016, 13.30-15.30, Location: Main Building, lecture hall 19, 5th floor (new side)
13.30-14.15 Benedict Singleton: What’s missing from Ostrom?
14.20-15.05 Rolf Lidskog: The Configuration of Competences and Problems
15.10-15.30 Sum up, information on future relevant activities (conferences, special issues etc.)
Organizers: Mika Simonen (University of Helsinki) & Ilkka Arminen (University of Helsinki)
Experimental research has gained new popularity in the social sciences. This workshop gathers all researchers interested in experiments, and addresses questions inspired by the promise of experimental studies. Some scholars argue that technological advances are behind the new wave of experimental research. Experiments also provide valuable insights into causal mechanisms. Can sociologists resist the allure of experiments?
We invite papers about a specific issue or topic of experimental sociology. The papers submitted to the work group may address research plans, results, or theoretical, ethical and methodological questions of experimental research.
Thursday 11.8.2016, 13.00-15.30, Location: Main Building, lecture hall 17, 4th floor (new side)
Organizers: Anna-Maija Castren (University of Eastern Finland) & Charlott Nyman (Umeå University)
The work group focuses on family, intimacy and personal relationships. We are interested in understandings of relationships, but also in how they are lived and practiced. Papers may discuss relationships and intimacy from a variety of perspectives: Theoretical, empirical as well as methodological contributions are welcome. Personal relationships are undergoing increased diversification in their forms and practices. This raises the need for researchers to broaden their understanding of relationships. It also challenges research methodologically and theoretically. Papers may discuss e.g marriage/couplehood, childhood, parenting, intergenerational relations. We also welcome papers on less studied aspects such as Living Apart Together, singles’ conceptions and practices of family, same sex intimacy and family and intimacy in a transnational or multicultural context. The gendered aspects of relationships can also be relevant to address. Our aim is to challenge normative assumptions about family and intimate relationships and bring these under scrutiny.
Thursday 11.8.2016, 13.00-15.30, Location: Main Building, lecture hall 10, 3rd floor (new side)
Mothers, fathers, division of work, leave arrangements
Thursday 11.8.2016, 16.00-17.30, Location: Main Building, lecture hall 10, 3rd floor (new side)
Parenting, governance, guidance
Friday 12.8.2016, 13.30-15.30, Location: Main Building, lecture hall 10, 3rd floor (new side)
Relationships, agency, belonging, time
Saturday 13.8.2016, 9.00-10.30, Location: Main Building, lecture hall 10, 3rd floor (new side)
Family composition, home, living solo
Organizers: Signe Arnfred (Roskilde University) & Elina Oinas (University of Helsinki)
The conference theme “calls us to think together about ways to address the Eurocentrism and parochialism of many of our central concepts and categories”. This working group aims to investigate the concepts of ‘race’ and ‘gender’ as European constructions, introduced to the rest of the world in the process of colonization. The point is to open a space for alternative conceptualizations, which will allow social scientists and gender scholars to re-think notions of difference and power in the contemporary globalizing world. Inspiration may also be taken from humanities, fiction and art. A particular emphasis is given to re-thinking gender and race in the Nordic region. Can ‘the Nordic’ be seen as a racial category? Which are the implications of previous and present relations of colonialism for Nordic ideas of self and other? Are Nordic images of gender equality tied to ideas of ‘race’?
Thursday 11.8.2016, 13.00-15.30, Location: Main Building, lecture hall 16, 4th floor (new side)
Thursday 11.8.2016, 16.00-17.30, Location: Main Building, lecture hall 16, 4th floor (new side)
Organizers: Veronika Honkasalo (Finnish Youth Research Network), Päivi Honkatukia (University of Tampere) & Marja Peltola (Finnish Youth Research Network)
The working group discusses and further develops especially the concept of social control in relation to young people’s transitional life phase, particularly in terms of young people’s family, peer and institutional relations. How do processes and practices of social control manifest at the intersection of gender, race and sexuality? To what extent is social control imposed by norms and to what extent is it negotiable part of everyday life? What kind of processes of inclusion and exclusion are hence created? How is the normative order negotiated in the family, in peer relationships and in the contexts of societal institutions such as school? In the workshop, we wish to discuss themes related to gender and/or sexuality within multiethnic contexts. Methodological, theoretical and empirical contributions on the themes are equally welcome. The working group is organized by the research project Generational Negotiations, social control and gendered sexualities (GENESO).
Thursday 11.8.2016, 13.00-15.30, Location: Porthania, lecture hall P444, 4th floor
Organizer: Lise Widding Isaksen (University of Bergen)
This workshop raise issues related to recent migration patterns, multigenerational transnational families and their care arrangements, the emergence of migrant domestic care workers in private households and skilled and unskilled migrant care workers in public institutions like hospitals, nursing homes, kindergartens and health-and care services in general. how privatization and commercialization of care services is related to new social inequalities and cultural and political changes in central social institutions. This session will explore the dynamics in ongoing social and economic transformations, and look into new and established practices in interacting patterns between the state (politics), families, markets in different local and national contexts from gender, class- and ethnicity perspectives.
Friday 12.8.2016, 13.30-15.30, Location: Main Building, lecture hall 4, 3rd floor (new side)
Organizers: Ann Christin E. Nilsen (University of Adger) & May-Linda Magnussen (Agder Research)
Institutional ethnography (IE) is a method of inquiry associated with the Canadian social theorist Dorothy E. Smith. Combining theory and method, IE emphasizes the connections between the sites and situations of everyday life, professional practice, and policy making. IE departs from a local standpoint, aiming at exploring how individuals’ actions and activities are hooked into local, trans-local and ruling relations within an institutional complex in which the impact of texts is increasingly pervasive. IE invites us to set our pre-defined theories, concepts and understandings aside to avoid reproducing what we already know about the world and the power relations involved. The quest is to discover how the social is connected, and thereby to contribute with new and potentially transformative knowledge and insights. In a globalized world, increasingly infused with neo-liberal ideologies, IE has great potential. The IE working group originates from the Nordic IE-network.
Thursday 11.8.2016, 13.00-15.30, Location: Porthania, lecture hall P724, 7th floor
Thursday 11.8.2016, 16.00-17.30, Location: Porthania, lecture hall P724, 7th floor
Organizer: Jenny-Ann Brodin Danell (Umeå University)
This session welcome papers in the broad area of medical sociology. This includes, but is not limited to, themes such as health systems, health professions and professionalization, medical organizations and institutions, action and interaction of health care professionals, medical knowledge production, health and technology, medicalization, health inequality, gender and health, ethnicity and health, accounts of illness/health and various aspects of embodiment. We welcome both qualitative, quantitative and theoretical papers.
Thursday 11.8.2016, 13.00-15.30, Location: Main Building, lecture hall 11, 3rd floor (new side)
13.00-13.30 Isabel Frey: The Ambivalence of Diagnosis in Women with Bulimia
13.30-14.00 Jenny-Ann Danell: Negotiation and translation of complementary and alternative medicine in the political domain
14.15-14.45 Miisa Törölä: Pathways to deviance
14.45-15.15 Patrick Brown: Healthcare work amid shrinking and widening inequality: Eliasian insights into informal, distant and precarious interactions
Friday 12.8.2016, 13.30-15.30, Location: Main Building, lecture hall 11, 3rd floor (new side)
13.30-14.00 Shenghua Xie: Labor Contract, Medical Insurance Participation and Health Status of Migrant Workers
14.00-14.30 Sofie Dencker-Larsen: Does unemployment and detachment from employment cause long-term stress? A panel study using salivary cortisol
14.45-15.15 Stefan Hrafn Jonsson: Fertility determinants in Icelandic during economic turbulence
Organizer: Riitta Högbacka (University of Helsinki)
In this session we invite participants to present papers related on migration and ethnicity. The topics of the session may include:
– Integration, Settlement, Segregation (immigrants/asylum seekers/refugees)
– Housing, Family life
– Experience of crime
– Social Mobility
Thursday 11.8.2016, 13.00-15.30, Location: Main Building, lecture hall 8, 3rd floor (new side)
Thursday 11.8.2016, 16.00-17.30, Location: Main Building, lecture hall 8, 3rd floor (new side)
Friday 12.8.2016, 13.30-15.30, Location: Main Building, lecture hall 8, 3rd floor (new side)
Organizer: Teemu Tallberg (National Defence University)
I propose a panel on military sociology that adresses sociological research on the armed forces, civil-military relations and war and society. This is a small, yet establish field in sociology with research conducted several Nordic countries. I chaired a panel during the 2012 conferance in Island and would like to repeat it during next years conference.
Thursday 11.8.2016, 13.00-15.30, Location: Porthania, lecture hall P518, 5th floor
Organizers: Lotta Junnilainen (University of Helsinki), Teemu Kemppainen (University of Helsinki) & Eeva Luhtakallio (University of Tampere)
The days of cultural homogeneity in the Nordic countries are long gone: increasing socio-economic differences, inequalities in participation, and multiplying problematics of belonging due to immigration have transformed the urban everyday life, and created new forms of urban poverty and social segregation. These on-going developments call for multifaceted sociological insights tackling urban, cultural, political and social policy matters – to mention a few. How do these developments become concrete on the neighbourhood level in terms of social life, participation, and sense of belonging? What do these changes mean for social cohesion, well-being, security, citizenship and urban structure? We invite papers addressing the above questions, and welcome both empirical papers and papers providing theoretical and methodological developments in order to grasp the dimensions and consequences of the described transformations.
Thursday 11.8.2016, 13.00-15.30, Location: Main Building, Auditorium IV, 2nd floor (old side)
Thursday 11.8.2016, 16.00-17.30, Location: Main Building, Auditorium IV, 2nd floor (old side)
Friday 12.8.2016, 13.30-15.30, Location: Main Building, Auditorium IV, 2nd floor (old side)
Organizer: Moira Nelson (Lund University)
This working group would look at issues related to social policy and welfare. In line with the theme of the conference, the working group would favor proposals that consider global dynamics in some way. Such proposals might involve explicit comparisons of countries from different regions of the world, the issue of migration, or global dynamics in terms of the influence of trade and capital flows. Proposals may be quantitative or qualitative in terms of their methodological approach and may take a historical or contemporary perspective.
Thursday 11.8.2016, 13.00-15.30, Location: Main Building, Auditorium XI (old side)
Thursday 11.8.2016, 16.00-17.30, Location: Main Building, Auditorium XI (old side)
Friday 12.8.2016, 13.30-15.30, Location: Main Building, Auditorium XI (old side)
Organizers: Elina Kilpi-Jakonen (University of Turku) & Jani Erola (University of Turku)
The working group focuses on quantitative research examining social stratification, in particular those forms that create systematic inequality between different social groups. The social groups researched may be based on social origin, education, gender, migrant status, ethnicity or marital status, for example. The working group invites presentations that aim to explain differences between groups and how inequality accumulates over the life course, as well as presentations that examine the intergenerational transmission of status and social mobility. Cross-nationally comparative and longitudinal studies that examine the influence of social structures and institutions on stratification and inequality are also welcome.
Thursday 11.8.2016, 13.00-15.30, Location: Main Building, lecture hall, 3rd floor (new side)
Thursday 11.8.2016, 16.00-17.30, Location: Main Building, lecture hall, 3rd floor (new side)
Friday 12.8.2016, 13.30-15.30, Location: Main Building, lecture hall, 3rd floor (new side)
Saturday 13.8.2016, 9.00-10.30, Location: Main Building, lecture hall, 3rd floor (new side)
Organizers: Tiina Arppe (University of Helsinki), Jesper Tække (Aarhus Universitet) & Lars Clausen (UCL)
The current challenges faced by social theory could be considered twofold. On one hand, we are confronted with global problems related to environment, economy (not only the prolonged stagnation of world-economy, but the cancer-like proliferation of economic discourse – the demands of productivity and measurement – to all possible walks of life), mass-migration (and the related xenophobic reactions in the West) and the return of religion in its most primitive form. On the other hand, after the different ”turns” seen in social theory over decades (starting with the linguistic turn of the 60s), we have now ended up in a universe of immanence: relationality, materiality and performativity seem to have replaced the former universe of structures, values and transcendence. But what is the specific contribution of these new paradigms in conceptualizing and understanding the global problems we are confronted with? What has been gained and what is eventually lost?
Main social theorists of today use concepts like system, field, discourse, sphere, sector, network etc. to address more or less the same social phenomenon of a modern society differentiated into autonomous x, y or z. The working group invites contributions that reflect on the fruitfulness of these theoretical perspectives. What empirical observations – descriptions and explanations – do they enable or disable, singly or in combination?
PROGRAMME Thursday 11.8.2016, 13.00-15.30, Location: Main Building, Auditorium II, 2nd floor (old side)
13.00-13.10 Presentation of group and group-members
13.10-13.35 Isabel Kusche: Consequences of Voter Surveillance for the Functioning of the Public Sphere
13.35-14.00 Juha Koskela: Projectification of Public Administration – a Social Systems Theory Perspective
14.00-14.25 Kristian Keto: The emergence of social research in the Nordic Countries
14.40-15.05 Lars Clausen: Management of mistrust – new conditions for leadership in schools
15.05-15.30 Jesper Tække: Digitalisation of education – The theory of the three waves
Thursday 11.8.2016, 16.00-17.30, Location: Main Building, Auditorium II, 2nd floor (old side)
16.00-16.30 Johanna Hokka: Tracing the doxa in the field of Finnish and Swedish sociology
16.30-17.00 Edwin Sayes: What causes economic growth? How to turn a question into a problem and then into an answer simply by using a simple model
17.00-17.30 Sverre Wide: Skjervheim, Scheler and the understanding of social understanding
Friday 12.8.2016, 13.30-15.30, Location: Main Building, Auditorium II, 2nd floor (old side)
13.30-13.54 Lovisa Näslund: Field effects on professional service markets: case studies of theatre directors and management consultants in Sweden
13.54-14.18 Tuukka Kaidesoja: Middle-range theories as bridges between research fields: A case of Matthew-effect
14.18-14.42 Willy Guneriussen: Bringing Nature back in
14.42-15.06 Mikael Carleheden: The art of theorizing and the crisis of social theory
15.06-15.30 Gorm Harste: Symbolic and Corporal Revolutions
Organizers: Tiina Kontinen (University of Jyväskylä) & Elina Oinas (University of Helsinki)
The economic and political developments in societies situated in what is conventionally called “global South” have challenged the traditional division of labor between anthropology and sociology. For some time now, the sociological concepts have been applied, for example, in researching African and Asian contexts. However, it is quite obvious that contra modernization theory, the societies in these continents have followed peculiar paths when it comes to eg. societal structures, institutions, organization, and identities. Therefore, we would like to focus on concept formation rather than theory application and ask whether empirical evidence of such processes has informed sociological theory. To what extent do the sociological debates include contributions from so-called “Southern” scholarship? Do sociologists based in Nordic universities but studying contexts elsewhere meet particular challenges? We welcome papers addressing different aspects of sociological knowledge production in regard to theory and concept formation, dialogue, and scholarly relationships in so-called North-South contexts.
Friday 12.8.2016, 13.30-15.30, Location: Main Building, lecture hall 16, 4th floor (new side)
Chair: Elina Oinas
Saturday 13.8.2016, 9.00-10.30, Location: Main Building, lecture hall 16, 4th floor (new side)
Chair: Tiina Kontinen
Organizers: Satu Heikkinen (Karlstad University), Anna-Liisa Närvänen (Linneaus University) & Janicke Andersson (Lund University)
Already in the 1970s, Mathilda W. Riley advocated Sociology of Age for research on age as a social dimension which organises our conditions, obligations and opportunities. This sociology which sets age in the foreground rather than, for example, an age category (children, youth, older people) has not been widely spread and research on age is often conducted with different vocabularies. Recently, however, efforts such as Critical Age Studies in which researchers from different traditions meet in their common interest to understand age have arisen Moreover, researchers focusing on an age category often confront the boundaries of the category as age is contextual, relational and age positions are changing. The relationship between age and time, social order, power, the body and other topics could be explored. In this working group we broadly invite researchers interested in investigating age as a social dimension. Empirical as well as theoretical contributions are welcome.
Thursday 11.8.2016, 13.00-15.30, Location: Main Building, Auditorium III, 2nd floor (old side)
Thursday 11.8.2016, 16.00-17.30, Location: Main Building, Auditorium III, 2nd floor (old side)
Friday 12.8.2016, 13.30-15.30, Location: Main Building, Auditorium III, 2nd floor (old side)
Organizer: Ismo Kantola (University of Turku)
Celebration is a universal feature of being a human being. How we celebrate and what we celebrate is variable. Celebration may take place within a group of people experiencing soft landing, or in the wake of a revolution, solemn banquet, street party, religious revivalist assembly, festival, carnival, birthday party, or a rave party. Celebration may also actualize in recollecting shared memories or enjoying music.
Social scientific papers exposing any aspect of celebration or methodological issues of its sociological study are welcome.
The Workshop was established in 2006 NSF Conference in Turku. The 2016 Workshop will function also as a mid-term meeting of the European Sociological Association’s Research Stream of Sociology of Celebration (Est. 2007).
Friday 12.8.2016, 13.30-15.30, Location: Main Building, lecture hall 20, 5th floor (new side)
13.30-14.10 Soile Rajamäki: The X-Rust Organization – 20 Years of Purism
14.10-14.50 Sabina Hadzibulic & Mikko Lagerspetz: The Colonization of Partying: The Transformations of Slava
14.50-15.30 Ismo Kantola: Structures of feeling as an approach for and a methodological choice in the study of celebration. Limits and value added.
Organizer: Marianne Dæhlen (Oslo and Akershus University College)
This working group invites abstracts of research papers that addresses topics related to sociology of education both theoretically and empirically. As an indication, the presentations could cover methodological and theoretical discussions, but also areas associated with inequality, social policy, early child development, parenting, childhood, adolescence and health.
Thursday 11.8.2016, 13.00-15.30, Location: Porthania, lecture hall P723, 7th floor
13.00-13.05 Welcoming words
13.05-13.35 Paula Kuusipalo: Doing vulnerability and vulnerable populations in education
13.35-14.05 Malene Bodington: Teaching Children to Cope: The Rose of Resilience in Teacher Responses to Classroom Bullying
14.05-14.35 Ingunn Kvamme: Some Controversies of the Frame Work Plan for Norwegian Kindergartens
14.35-15.05 Sanna Kailaheimo: The effect of early parental death on children’s tertiary education
Thursday 11.8.2016, 16.00-17.30, Location: Porthania, lecture hall P723, 7th floor
16.00-16.30 Maarit Alasuutari: Epistemic work in municipal policy debates on early childhood education and care
16.30-17.00 Päivi Armila: On the Educational Edges of a Learning Society
Friday 12.8.2016, 13.30-15.30, Location: Porthania, lecture hall P723, 7th floor
13.30-14.00 Heidi Henriksson: Global education: The role of NGOs in upper level basic education in Finland
14.00-14.30 Sigrunn Tvedten: Accounting for equity – targeting motivation. An analysis of the OECD-approach to equity in education
14.30-15.00 Marianne Dæhlen: Completion in upper secondary school: the importance of school motivation, self-efficacy, and individual and family characteristics
Organizers: Taru Lindblom (University of Turku), Piia Jallinoja (University of Helsinki) & Mari Niva (University of Helsinki)
This working group focuses on the role of food in everyday life and the ways in which food entangles with the profound societal changes taking place in European societies in the 2010’s, such the economic turbulence, urbanization, digitalization, migration, aging of the population, and environmental degradation. Against this background, we invite abstracts focusing in particular on food and social hierarchies/inequality, food and social movements (alternative food movements), eating and forms of capital, food and cities, food and lifecourse/age, and diversification of food cultures. Theoretical, empirical and discussion papers are all most welcome.
Thursday 11.8.2016, 13.00-15.30, Location: Main Building, lecture hall 14, 4th floor
Thursday 11.8.2016, 16.00-17.30, Location: Main Building, lecture hall 14, 4th floor
Friday 12.8.2016, 13.30-15.30, Location: Main Building, lecture hall 14, 4th floor
Organizer: Reza Banakar (Lund University)
We welcome mainstream sociological studies of law, legality, legal behaviour and legal institutions as well as papers on regulation and social control. In addition, we invite papers which examine how the law and the legal system obtain knowledge of, and create practices which are employed to create and deliver, or alternatively to combat or regulate:
1. Conflicts: Regional Resistance, Global Domination and International Disputes
2. War: The Laws of War and the War Against Terror;
3. Boarders: Boarder Control, Migration and Refugee Policies;
4. Surveillance: the Mass Surveillance of Religious and Ethnic Groups and Entire Populations;
5. Rights: Human Rights and the Rule of Law; Free Speech and Political Opposition;
6. Ethics: Global Trade, Commerce, Banking and Corporate Social Responsibility;
7. The Environment: Environmental Problems and Climate Change;
8. Justice: Emancipation and Protection of Vulnerable Populations.
Thursday 11.8.2016, 13.00-15.30, Location: Porthania, lecture hall P667, 6th floor
Organizers: Arto Nevala (University of Eastern Finland) & Hannu Itkonen (University of Jyväskylä)
Sport and sports culture have gone through great changes during the last decades. Most of these changes – internalization and globalization, commercialization, entertaining qualities and differentiation – have also taken place in many societies, for example, in the Nordic countries.
Today major events, like the Olympic Games or the FIFA World Cup, gather billions of viewers and billions of Euros from sponsoring companies. On the other hand, we can find people playing football in the park, teenagers skateboarding in parking lots, senior citizens enjoying a game of petanque or people participating in voluntary sport organizations.
In this workgroup we analyze the recent changes from sociological and historical perspective. We ask how these changes that have taken place in society have affected sports culture at general and at grassroots level. We also discuss how these changes influence practices between sport and civil societies and how the changes vary between different sports.
Thursday 11.8.2016, 13.00-15.30, Location: Porthania, lecture hall P417, 4th floor
13.00-13.30 Anna-Katriina Salmikangas: Bridging multi-sports volunteering with future intentions for regular volunteering
13.30-14.00 Arve Hjelseth: Handball and biathlon spectators – Fans or supporters?
14.00-14.30 Kimmo Isotalo: Ice hockey as a reflection of built sport environment in Finland
14.30-15.00 Michaly Szerovay: Expanding figurations in football: The evolution of matchdays in Finland and Hungary since the 1980s
15.00-15.30 Arto Nevala & Hannu Itkonen: From an individual case to “foreign legion” – African football players in Finland from the 1970s to 2010s
Organizers: Thomas Marthaler (University of Luxembourg) & Claude Haas (University of Luxembourg)
Sociology’s knowledge-making practices consist primarily in cutting social reality (realities) into distinct, but overlapping and abstract entities, which are variously juxtaposed and micro-/macrofied depending on the underlying theoretical assumptions as they are “worked” by researchers. (Social) research as an ongoing process of cutting abstract entities is thus producing an almost infinite plurality of scales. In this sense, it is not surprising that we periodically assist at the emergence of new “turns”, from the cognitive to the material and the linguistic or emotional.
This group addresses persons who are interested in working on how persons-as-researchers-and-theorists-cut-and-invent-social-reality. For the organizers the work of Andrew Abbott as well as Marilyn Strathern has inspired the following questions:
– How do social theories cut, invent and try to covenant social reality?
– How is social reality cut, invented and covenanted in so-called professional contexts?
– How is social reality cut, invented and covenanted by methods of social research?
Friday 12.8.2016, 13.30-15.30, Location: Main Building, lecture hall 17, 4th floor (new side)
Organizers: Arja Haapakorpi (University of Helsinki) & Paul Joncker-Hoffren (University of Turku)
In current societies, work is an essential part of human existence, something that gives life conditions and a purpose. Work is also inseparably connected with technology. Throughout human history, technology has enabled humans to be safer, productive and produce culture and cultural artefacts. Inevitably, work changes with technology – and sometimes the causal direction is reverse. Technology refers to the relationship of human beings and technical equipment, which include both application and interaction. This working group welcomes presentations from a wide diversity of fields and theoretical backgrounds that contribute to the on-going discussions in the nexus between work, occupations and technologies. We explicitly would like to invite presentations on changing work methods (including the use of technology for employee control) and technology as either a way to replace labour or to enhance the quality of working life.
Friday 12.8.2016, 13.30-15.30, Location: Main Building, Auditorium I, 2nd floor (old side)
Organizers: Lena Näre (University of Helsinki), Lotta Haikkola (University of Helsinki) & Vuokko Härmä (University of Helsinki)
This working group welcomes presentations from researchers in the field of youth studies and employment. We aim to bring together researchers with shared interest to present and discuss about the young people’s position, role and prospects in contemporary societies.
Young people are bearing the costs of the global economic crises and changes of labour market globally as well as in the Nordic countries. Youth are disproportionally affected by un- and underemployment. Transitions from training and education to employment have become more fragmented, diversified and individualized. Some young people are caught in temporary jobs and training with few career opportunities while facing the challenges of digitalization and increased outsourcing in labour markets. We need empirically grounded research on these labour market changes, how they shape youth employment and how young people subjectively experience their futures. These mediations should also be sensitive to the how ethnicity, racialisation, migrancy or disability shape young people’s positions and experiences.
Thursday 11.8.2016, 13.00-15.30, Location: Main Building, lecture hall 21, 5th floor (new side)
13.00-13.25 Anna Simola: At the internal borders of exclusion: case of highly skilled intra-EU migrants in precarity
13.25-13.50 Minna Ylilahti: Finding a place after life transition: the Bourdieusian approach to experience of the long term unemployed young adults
13.50-14.15 Lotta Haikkola: Nationalist construction of skills in the youth activation services in Finland
14.15-14.40 Irina Gewinner: School leavers and their career choices – transition or path dependency in Russia?
14.40-15.05 Sofie Krantz: Approaches to knowledge on a vehicle program – Intersections between masculinities and class?
15.05-15.30 Ida Holth Mathiesen & Siri Mordal: To choose education in a changing labor market – the process of choos ing and the importance of choice maturity
Friday 12.8.2016, 13.30-15.30, Location: Main Building, lecture hall 21, 5th floor (new side)
13.30-13.55 Jagriti Tanwar: Does it Pay Off to Change Firms? Women’s Interfirm Mobility Behaviour in Indian IT-ITES Sector
13.55-14.20 Päivi Korvajärvi: Gendered and classed futures in employment among young adults
14.20-14.45 Tatiana Kanasz: Warsaw academic youth’ opinions about their future perspectives in finding a good job and self-fulfilling: hopes and fears
14.45-15.05 Daria Krivonos: Welfare chauvinism at the Margins of Whiteness: Young Unemployed Russian- speakers’ Uses of Racism and Whiteness in Finland
Organizers: Marjo Kolehmainen (University of Tampere) & Tuula Juvonen (University of Tampere)
Where, when and why are post-qualitative methodologies needed? What kind of consequences do they have for the processes of knowledge-making? The conventional qualitative research practices have been increasingly criticized for being normative or standardized in their approaches. What is the relevance of post-positivist models of knowledge production to social sciences?
Openings in post-qualitative methodologies pose new challenges to social sciences:
– How to approach networks or things that are multi-directional?
– How to apply categories on things that are fluid, or in the constant state of becoming?
– How to get the hold of the unknown and unanticipated and do justice to such complexities?
– How to find alternative ways of attuning, noticing, and registering the social as it happens?
We invite to our working group presentations by scholars who are searching for and applying alternative and creative ways of thinking about methodological understandings and research practices.
Thursday 11.8.2016, 13.00-15.30, Location: Main Building, lecture hall 7, 3rd floor (new side)
Thursday 11.8.2016, 16.00-17.30, Location: Main Building, lecture hall 7, 3rd floor (new side)
Friday 12.8.2016, 13.30-15.30, Location: Main Building, lecture hall 7, 3rd floor (new side)
Saturday 13.8.2016, 9.00-10.30, Location: Main Building, lecture hall 7, 3rd floor (new side)
The Nordic Sociological Association is an alliance of the national sociological associations in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden.