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
Helsinki, Finland

Organised by
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 this area.

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 new".

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.



CALL FOR PAPERS is extended to 15.9.2008»


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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