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CfP: Media Discourses on Inequalities in Old-Age Care

Guest Edited by EVA SOOM AMMANN (Bern University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland)Call for contributions for an upcoming special issue in the Journal of Ageing and Later Life (IJAL): MEDIA DISCOURSES ON INEQUALITIES IN OLD-AGE CARE Guest Edited by EVA SOOM AMMANN (Bern University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland) in collaboration with the IMISCOE ‘Ageing Migrants’ Standing Committee (https://www.imiscoe.org/what-imiscoe-does/research/standing-committees/149-ageing-migrants-demography-welfare-and-agency) This special issue aims to…

RC11 Emerging Scholar Paper Award for Aging Research

The Executive Committee of RC11 is pleased to announce that the winners of the Emerging Scholar Paper Award are:   Patricia Homan "Rethinking the role of childhood SES in adult health: Integrating existing theories with life course perspectives on the disablement process" Ella Schwartz "The reciprocal relationship between social connectedness…

Marie Jahoda Winter School of Sociology / Doing Age – The Practices of Age and Ageing / November 1-3, 2018

Against the backdrop of demographic ageing, ageing research itself is transforming. While widely used concepts such as models of disengagement and active ageing have been heavily critizied for their “crypto-normativity” (Kolland & Amann, 2014), more recent approaches within a ‘cultural gerontology’ put emphasis on the subjective experience, identity construction and…

Final Conference Cost Action IS1409 – Call for Papers Institute for Lifecourse & Society November 22-23, 2018 Galway, Ireland.

Extending working life is one of the most important policy measures recommended to respond to population ageing, and the sustainability of social protection systems, in particular pension and health care systems. However, the differential impacts of these policies for various social groups and across different social policy regimes have yet…


Announcement of RC11 Emerging Scholar Paper Award for Aging Research (Deadline: January 15th 2018)

The Executive Committee of Research Committee 11 (Sociology of Aging) of the International Sociological Association announces a competition for a conference participation award for best original research paper by an emerging scholar for presentation at the 2018 World Congress of Sociology 15-21 July, 2018 in Toronto, Canada. Emerging scholars include…

INTERNATIONAL SOCIOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION (ISA) JOINT CONFERENCE FOR ISA RC06 (FAMILY) & RC41 (POPULATION) MAY 17-19, 2018

CHANGING DEMOGRAPHY <-> CHANGING FAMILIES Conference website: https://singaporerc0641.nus.edu.sg/index.php Deadline for submission of abstract: November 1, 2017 ISA research committees on Family (RC06) and Population (RC41) will have its first joint meeting in Singapore hosted by the National University of Singapore Centre for Family and Population Research (NUS CFPR). We welcome…


Announcement of RC11 Emerging Scholar Paper Award for Aging Research

Announcement of RC11 Emerging Scholar Paper Award for Aging Research   The Executive Committee of Research Committee 11 (Sociology of Aging) of the International Sociological Association announces a competition for a conference participation award for best original research paper by an emerging scholar for presentation at the 2018 World Congress…

Call for Submissions. ISA World Conference 2018

Dear Colleagues, Please consider submitting a paper to the Research Committee on the Sociology of Aging (RC11) for the upcoming World Congress of Sociology, July 15-21, 2018 in Toronto, Canada. Abstracts must be submitted by September 30, 2017 on-line at the following url: https://isaconf.confex.com/isaconf/wc2018/webprogrampreliminary/Symposium448.html Please cut and past the url…