ESA Research Network 37 – Urban Sociology: new coordination and board for 2019-2021

At the 2019 ESA Conference in Manchester, the new board of the Research Network Urban Sociology (RN 37) for 2019-2021 was elected:

Coordinators: 

  • Marta Smagacz-Poziemska, Institute of Sociology, Jagiellonian University, Poland
  • M. Victoria Gómez, Departamento de Análisis Social, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
  • Patrícia Pereira, CICS-NOVA, Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas da Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Board Members: 
  • Rui Carvalho, Brown University, United States
  • Gabriele Manella, Università di Bologna – Dipartimento di Sociologia e Diritto dell’Economia, Italy
  • Katrin Paadam, School of Business and Governance, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
  • Jan Üblacker, ILS Research Institute for Urban and Regional Development, Germany

 

ESA Conference 2019. Today (27 May) is the deadline for Registration for Paper Presenters!

Accepted authors who want to present their paper at the ESA 2019 conference must register as participants until the end of the day. After today, all contributions by not-registered submitting authors will be withdrawn, so we can start building the conference sessions. More about the registration process here: https://www.europeansociology.org/conftool/conference-registration

Reminder – abstract submission deadline February 1st 2019

ESA Conference, Manchester, August 20-23, 2019

“EUROPE AND BEYOND: BOUNDARIES, BARRIERS AND BELONGING”

Submitt your abstract to RN37’s (Urban Sociology) call “Boundaries and belonging in urban realities” 

Or to one of our joint sessions: 

“Urban Ageing: Towards an enhanced spatial perspective”, with RN01 (Ageing in Europe);

“Transforming cities in a global transforming world”, with RN15 (Global, Transnational and Cosmopolitan Sociology)

“Migration and the city: Urban spaces and the reordering of borders, boundaries, and belongings in contemporary Europe” with RN35 (Sociology of Migration).

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION OPEN FOR ESA’S 2019 Conference

Abstract submission for the ESA 2019 conference “EUROPE AND BEYOND: BOUNDARIES, BARRIERS AND BELONGING” is now open!

Submitt your abstract to RN37’s (Urban Sociology) call “Boundaries and belonging in urban realities” or to one of our joint sessions: “Urban Ageing: Towards an enhanced spatial perspective”, with RN01 (Ageing in Europe); “Transforming cities in a global transforming world”, with RN15 (Global, Transnational and Cosmopolitan Sociology) and “Migration and the city: Urban spaces and the reordering of borders, boundaries, and belongings in contemporary Europe” with RN35 (Sociology of Migration).

Abstract Submission deadline: February 1st 2019

The conference will take place in Manchester August 20th to 23rd!

Migration and the city: Urban spaces and the reordering of borders, boundaries, and belongings in contemporary Europe

Joint Session with RN35  – Sociology of Migration

Call for papers of the Joint Session

Migration and urban realities are deeply entangled. Cities and metropolises have had an important impact on migrants’ everyday life and biographies throughout our modern times. In turn, urban neighbourhoods are socially, politically, and economically affected by transnational mobility. The key question of this joint session is how the political and the spatial dimensions are intertwined in the current European context. It focuses, first, on the tensions that currently evolve between urban, national, and European political dynamics and, second, on the “urban” opportunities for countering everyday racisms and authoritarian backlashes in European migration regimes.

Submission deadline: February 1st. Submit here

Transforming cities in a global transforming world

Joint Session with RN15 – Global, Transnational and Cosmopolitan Sociology 

Call for papers of the Joint Session

Cities are places where globalization manifests itself with particular intensity; and cities, in turn, contribute decisively to shaping globalization processes. For this reason, cities are a privileged observation point for globalization and in particular for global / local dialectics. So, we welcome contributions which analyze, on one side, the impact of globalization processes on cities’ life and structure, and, on the other side, the role of cities in
shaping and directing globalization itself.

Submission deadline: February 1st. Submit here

Urban Ageing: Towards an enhanced spatial perspective

Joint Session of RN 37 (Urban Sociology) and RN01 (Ageing in Europe)

Call for papers of the Joint Session
Cities have become central to research on the complexities and multidimensionality of ageing. By combining the perspectives of urban sociology and the sociology of ageing we seek a better understanding of what urbanity represents in terms of experiences, advantages and disadvantages for older residents. We would welcome papers applying innovative theoretical and methodological approaches in studies on urban ageing, but also papers comparing aspects of ageing in urban, suburban, or rural settings.

Submission deadline: February 1st. Submit here

Boundaries and belonging in urban realities – RN 37 (Urban Sociology) call for papers within ESA’s 2019 Conference

Abstract submission deadline: February 1st

Submit here

RN 37 Specific call

Europe is going through difficult times: of rising nationalism, populism and unstable political, social and economic situations which have the city as their main setting. We take the theme of this ESA Conference “Europe and Beyond: Boundaries, Borders and Belonging” as an opportunity to debate social, symbolic and physical dimensions of the boundaries and borders creation, negotiation and transgression in urban areas. Within a critical approach, belonging has the potential to help us rethink attachment to place and local life in a time of increased mobility between world cities, of virtual networks and communities, but also of privatisation of public spaces and commodification of urban life. 
We welcome papers on topics including, but not limited to:
• RN37_a – Urban Sociology (Open Session)
• RN37_b – Segregation and spatial forms of inequality
• RN37_c – Urban movements, the right to the city and new urban policies
• RN37_d – Consequences of digitalization in cities and urban life
• RN37_e – Mobility and its impact on urban communities
• RN37_f – Materiality in urban life
• RN37_g – Everyday life: continuities, changes, resistances
• RN37_h – Housing and dwelling
• RN37_i – Gender, age, ethnicity in urban space

The ESA RN37 Urban Sociology aims to continue the work developed at the previous ESA conferences and Midterm Conferences, by stimulating the cross-disciplinary debate on urban life, urban spaces and urban dynamics. At the Manchester ESA Conference we are interested in receiving proposals focusing on empirical data, but also specifically on the theoretical and methodological aspects of research, especially papers proposing innovative approaches.

Complete call for papers of the 14th Conference of the European Sociological Association, 20-23 August 2019, Manchester, UK

ESA Conference 2019

The next ESA Conference will take place in Manchester from the 20th to the 23d of August 2019. The Call for papers will be out soon. Check the Conference website for news.  We will keep you posted about the main events and all RN37 activities.