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CfP: Special Issue – Aging, life span and societal challenges – Journal Forum Sociológico

The Editorial Board of the journal Forum Sociológico invites you to submit an article proposal under the thematic dossier "Aging, life span and societal challenges". Developed societies are aged. Population aging is the result of a demographic dynamic of continuous decline in mortality (propensity to die) and consequent increase in life expectancy. On the other hand, it results from the decline in birth and fertility, which affects the population structure. This achievement of years of life is accompanied by economic, social and political changes that have been taking place over the last few decades, creating constraints and ambivalences that constitute major cross-cutting challenges in societies. From these challenges emerges a spectrum of intervention opportunities for public policies, to adapt social institutions and society in general. Considering the heterogeneity of people as they age, as the territorial and social diversity, what are their needs ? Are the previous paradigms appropriate and sufficient ? Which paradigms can guide new solutions? This special issue of Forum Sociológico focuses on analyzing the challenges resulting from a longer life, as one of the greatest social problems in contemporary societies. We welcome and encourage the authors to submit original articles of an empirical nature or theoretical essays, nationally and internationally. Coordinators: Professor Ana Fernandes (ORCID), Professor António Fonseca (ORCID), Professor Maria João Bárrios (ORCID) Expected publication date of the thematic dossier: 1st Semester of 2022 Article submission deadline: 15 February 2022, in English, Portuguese, French or Spanish. All proposals must be sent to forum@fcsh.unl.pt, with the subject of the dossier in the subject field. The journal’s publishing guidelines and other relevant information, as well as previous issues, are available here: https://journals.openedition.org/sociologico/9805.

Join the Ageing & Society Editorial Team

Ageing & Society is a leading interdisciplinary and international peer-reviewed journal devoted to the understanding of human ageing and the circumstances of older people in their social and cultural contexts. It draws contributions and has readers from many disciplines including gerontology, sociology, demography, psychology, economics, medicine, social policy and the…

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…

Call for a PhD position (4 years) to work on ageing and migration within a big NCCR network in Switzerland

The National Center of Competence in Research nccr – on the move aims to enhance the understanding of contemporary migration patterns. Transcending disciplines, the NCCR brings together research projects from the social sciences, economics and law. Managed from the University of Neuchatel, the network comprises eleven Higher Education Institutions in…

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…


Call for papers and sessions. Conference of the ESA Research Network (RN01) on Ageing in Europe

CALL FOR PAPERS AND SESSIONS 4th Mid-Term Conference of the ESA Research Network (RN01) on Ageing in Europe "AGEING IN EUROPE: AGENCY, CITIZENSHIP AND THE DYNAMICS OF POWER" Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic, 5 - 7 September 2018 Conference website: http://esaageing-conf.fss.muni.cz Conference email: esaageing.conf@gmail.com  Conference Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/346869709120565 The major…

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…