ESA Research Network – Sociology of Children and Childhood- 9th European Sociological Association Conference
The Research Network aims to bring together scholars engaged in theoretical and empirical work on Children and Childhood across Europe. The Network has organised successful Sociology of Childhood Streams at the last five ESA Conferences (1999-2007). The general theme of the 2009 conference is European Society or European Societies and the various sessions will address commonalities and differences between children growing up in European Societies.
Abstracts (200 words max) will be accepted through completion of the online submission form and this will be available shortly at the conference website at: www.esa9thconference.com . The deadline for receipt of abstracts is 26th February 2009. Decisions on acceptance will be conveyed by 26th March 2009. We are particularly keen to receive abstracts on the following themes: Children’s everyday lives in European Societies;Citizenship and Participation; Childhood and children’s rights; Child Work and Economic Activity; What makes a ‘good’ childhood – children, health, wellbeing; Theoretical and Methodological Issues in Researching Childhood and Children’s Lives
We also welcome papers addressing other themes which can contribute to increasing our understanding of children’s lives in a European context from empirical and/or theoretical perspectives. We will also be organising a meeting and social event for the Sociology of Children and Childhood Research Network at the conference. Information will be made available about this at the first session. For further information, please contact: Jo Moran-Ellis; University of Surrey: J.Moran- Ellis [at] surrey.ac.uk