Call for Papers Extended to September 15, 2008
Conference: Generations in Flux - International Interdisciplinary Conference on Ethnicity, Integration and Family Ties
October 23-24, 2008
The Finnish Society for the Study of Ethnic Relations and International Migration (ETMU)
The Finnish Youth Research Society
There is a growing, and interdisciplinary, interest in migration,
integration, multiculturalism and transnationalism. However, relatively little
attention has been paid to age, family and intergenerational aspects, although
these issues are implicitly present in many migration and integration studies.
Life span and age perspectives enable, for example, the examination of not only
change and fracture, but also of continuity in the processes of migration,
integration and identity formation. It is thus important to promote research in
The Finnish Society for the Study of Ethnic Relations and International
Migration (ETMU) and The Finnish Youth Research Society have joined their
forces and announce an international interdisciplinary conference "Generations
in flux". We invite researchers from different disciplines who
address questions of age, life course, identity and migration. The conference
offers an interdisciplinary forum for dialogue and exchange of diverse
theoretical and empirical traditions. Our main objective is to discuss social
and psychological processes, and forms of culture in generational encounters
related to migration and new patterns of transmission of "the old to the
Are we witnessing dramatic social and cultural disruptions, or should we be
more sensitive to the continuities, reproduction and even harmony within and
between migrant groups and host communities? By highlighting phenomena such as
social memory, individual agency, multiple memberships, acculturation, and
personal experiences of past, present and future, we could gain deeper
knowledge on what is shared, contested or even denied within and between
families, youth cultures and ethnic or cultural communities.
There will be an international course "International Perspectives on Integration - Multiple Identities in Acculturation" organized by the Department of Social Psychology, University of Helsinki, prior to 5th ETMU-days and 7th Youth Research days. The course will be held at October 21-22, 2008, in Helsinki. Students attending this international course will get discount from the participation fee of the Generations in Flux -conference.
More information about the course»
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