18th ISA World Congress of Sociology, Yokohama, Japan, July 13-19, 2014
Loretta E. Bass, University of Oklahoma, USA
RC53 Corresponding Theme:
Facing an Unequal World – Challenges for Childhood within a Global Sociology
Session Proposal Submission deadline: March 1, 2013
Call for 10 Session Proposals:
The ISA Research Committee on Sociology of Childhood, RC53, requests Session Proposals responding to a child focus relating to the main congress theme. A Session Proposal should include the 1) title of the proposed session, 2) the proposed session organizer (with his/her professional affiliation and email contact information), and 3) a 100-world abstract detailing the focus of the session. Session Proposals selected by the RC53 Programme Committee will then appear within the Congress Call for Papers to be issued in April, 2013. The ISA has three official languages, English, French and Spanish, and a session may occur in any of the three official languages of the ISA: English, French or Spanish. However, because the administrative language of the ISA is English, Session Proposals should be submitted to the Programme Coordinator, Loretta Bass (Lbass@ou.edu), in English by March 1, 2013.
The following types of Proposed Sessions will be considered:
Paper Presentation Session
It is recommended that each session uses its 110 minutes to accommodate 4-5 papers and 15-20 minutes of collective discussion. All other papers should be listed as distributed papers in the relevant session and serve as “waitlist” for Session Organizers. These papers will be listed in the program and, providing the authors register in time, their abstracts will be included in the abstracts book. If a participant does not show, the first participant listed under distributed papers will be asked to present a paper.
This session accommodates a larger number of invited panelists who will debate around a specific theme or on current issues of particular importance to the area of research. The floor will then be opened to the audience. Panel sessions are organized directly by Program Coordinators and/or Session Organizers and are not open for abstract submission.
Author Meets his/her Critics Session
A debate around an important recent publication that could be presented by the author(s), with commentators and opening the floor to the audience. These sessions are organized directly by Program Coordinators and/or Session Organizers and are not open for abstract submission.
Sessions organized directly by Program Coordinators and/or Session Organizers. These are not open for abstract submission. With this format, all potential papers and authors should be outlined within the abstract.
Section on Children and Youth