X Portuguese Congress of Sociology: Call for Proposals

Covilhã, University of Beira Interior
July, 10 – 12, 2018

IN THE “POST-TRUTH” ERA? PUBLIC SPHERE, CITIZENSHIP AND QUALITY OF DEMOCRACY IN CONTEMPORARY PORTUGAL

Portuguese Sociology has a role to play in analyzing the emerging reconfigurations of the public sphere, particularly with regard to the centrality of behaviors, attitudes and opinions constructed in and through cyberspace, although with intense offline repercussions, encompassing the domain of what is commonly nicknamed of “social networks”. To a certain extent, it is important to perceive the metamorphoses of the information and knowledge society, particularly when social practices based on the dissociation between the protocols of construction of the facts and the molding of opinions and emotions are so often established as a single criterion of argumentative relevance.

As good journalism seeks the truth of facts, good sociology requires research, deconstruction, and inquiry to build a factuality, even if it is provisional and subject to verification. If sociology can be defined as the attempt to understand the logic of social practices of agents, incorporating the meaning they give them, then the X Portuguese Congress of Sociology will certainly be a memorable moment of this collective effort for an open public sphere, critical and rational.

As good journalism seeks the truth of facts, good sociology requires research, deconstruction, and inquiry to build a factuality, even if it is provisional and subject to verification. If sociology can be defined as the attempt to understand the logic of social practices of agents, incorporating the meaning they give them, then the X Portuguese Congress of Sociology will certainly be a memorable moment of this collective effort for an open public sphere, critical and rational.

As usual we will have the communications sessions and posters submitted for evaluation of the Sections and Thematic Areas, Plenary and Semi-plenary Sessions, Book Launches and Exhibition of Research Centers and Publishers.

Craig Calhoum is the keynote speaker.

It is open the reception of proposals of communication and / or poster, on line, in the site of the X Portuguese Congress of Sociology, in https://xcongresso-aps.eventqualia.net/en/en/

The deadline for submission of abstracts is January 29, 2018.

Proposals are accepted in the following Thematic Sections/Areas:

  • Arts, Culture and Communication
  • Beliefs and Religiosities
  • Classes, Inequalities and Public Policies
  • Environment and Society
  • Experiences and Professional Profiles
  • Families and Life Course
  • Globalization, Politics and Citizenship
  • Identities, Values ​​and Ways of Life
  • Knowledge, Science and Technology
  • Migration, Ethnicity and Racism
  • Population Dynamics, Generations and Aging
  • Poverty, Social Exclusion and Social Policies
  • Security, Defense and Armed Forces
  • Sexuality and Gender
  • Sociology of Consumption
  • Sociology of Education
  • Sociology of Emotions
  • Sociology of Health
  • Sociology of Law and Justice
  • Sociology of Sport
  • Territories: Cities and Fields
  • Theories and Methodologies
  • Tourism and Leisure
  • Work, Organizations and Professions

The e-mail for contact: congresso-aps@eventqualia.net

You can find all the information on the X Congress website at: https://xcongresso-aps.eventqualia.net/en/

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