Call for Papers
2020 Call for Proposals: Funding for Research on Youth Employment
Wednesday, October 09, 2019 10:07 AM

The Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP) at the University of Wisconsin–Madison seeks to fund research on youth employment, a key area of interest identified by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE).

The Principal Investigator must hold a doctorate or the highest degree appropriate for their discipline at the time of application. Individuals not associated with a university (domestic or foreign) and foreign entities are ineligible for awards made under this announcement. University of Wisconsin–Madison faculty and postdoctoral fellows are ineligible for funding.

IRP anticipates funding four to eight projects, with awards ranging from $10,000 to $25,000. The grant contract period will be from January 1, 2020, to December 31, 2020.

Call for abstracts for Southern Rural Sociological Association (SRSA) conference
Monday, October 07, 2019 11:37 AM

The 51th Annual Meeting of the Southern Rural Sociological Association (SRSA) will be held concurrently with the Southern Association of Agricultural Scientists (SAAS), February 2-3, 2020 in Louisville, KY.

The theme for the Meeting is: “Migration, Marginalization, and Institutional Injustice in the Rural South” The Deadline for Submission of your abstract(s) is October 31, 2019.

The link for abstract submission is:  SRSA2020AbstractSubmission

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SRSA Awards for Teaching, Research, Extension, and Public Service

SRSA recognizes professionals in the association who have made significant contributions in Teaching, Research, Extension/Outreach, and Public Service. Nominations are currently being sought for the 2020 Awards. The awards for Excellence in Teaching, Excellence in Research, and Excellence in Extension/Outreach are made to recognize SRSA members. While the award for Excellence in Public Service may be presented to a SRSA member or non-member.

To nominate an individual, please send a letter with the name of the individual being nominated, the proposed award category, qualifications of the nominee for the award, and other supporting documentation by email to:  David Nii Tackie ([email protected])

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Everyday Chauvinisms The Making of a Mentality in the Urban and Rural Life
Thursday, October 03, 2019 10:59 AM


From June 3 to 6, 2020 will take place in Bergamo (Italy) the 8th Conference of Ethnography and Qualitative Research.

Pietro Saitta (University of Messina) solicit
s contributions, for the following workshop:

Everyday Chauvinisms
The Making of a Mentality in the Urban and Rural Life

The present call for papers solicits either ethnographic or qualitative contributions that investigate the making and the diffusion of a chauvinistic and nostalgic mentality in the life of communities.The proposed papers should pay attention to the intimate aspects of the process of construction of a chauvinistic mentality and put into connection different “worlds of life” (city, country, home, work, school, peer culture, media etc.) in order to show how different elements concur in creating authoritarian personalities and orientations as well as in constituting defensive forms of social cohesion that can operate in both private and public spaces.

Deadlines and submissions:

Authors interested in this initiative should submit an abstract (1,000 words) by
January, 10, 2020 to: [email protected], [email protected]

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Call for papers: SOCIJALNA EKOLOGIJA Journal for environmental thought and sociological research
Thursday, October 03, 2019 10:55 AM

There has been an increasing interest in co-operative forms of entrepreneurship among practitioners, academic researchers and citizens worldwide. According to the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA), nearly one billion people are members of some co-operative, and the United Nations have estimated that the livelihood of nearly three billion people, or half of the world’s population, has been secured by co-operative enterprises.

However, the histories of the co-operative sector in Central and Southeast European countries have been complex. Although co-operative forms of entrepreneurship have quite a long tradition in many of these countries, they have also had their historical ups and downs.

IRSA 2020 Call for Session Proposals
Thursday, February 07, 2019 11:26 AM

Rural Sustainability in the Urban Century 

XV World Congress of Rural Sociology, 8-12 July 2020, Cairns, Australia 

Call for Session Proposals 

Whose versions of sustainability count in the urban century? How does spatial disadvantage intersect with injustices based on gender, ethnic, linguistic, religious and other dimensions of social difference? What opportunities do flows of people, capital, information and commodities between urban and rural spaces present for sustainable rural development? Delegates to the 2020 World Congress of Rural Sociology will consider these and many other questions relevant to contemporary rural society. Proposals for themed sessions are welcome.

Please note proposal due date has been extended to November 10 2019 and must be prepared following the guidelines in the link below. 

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