The world population profile is ageing, with improved social and welfare provision and health care (both state and NGO) and technological, political and cultural changes across authoritarian and democratic societies. The combination of greater longevity and lower fertility is prompting projections that the percentage of older people (over 65) will almost double by 2050.
Like any other human community, one of the fundamental roles nations play is to embed individuals in a particular point in time and space. In other words, nations and nationalism, an organisational principle of social life, work to provide individuals with a sense of who they are and where they belong. While nations are not the only form of community to serve human kind in this manner, they are the most privileged due to their intricate relationship with the nation-state, the dominant form of political organisation.
Laughter and joking from contestation to protection to forging relationships
Katja Gentric (contemporary art), Laure Carbonnel (anthropology)
I seek six additional submissions focused on: Human Hair: Black and African Perspectives. This project is a special issue in an International Journal and works using hair to theorize on experiences of Blacks, Africans and people of African descent are welcome. All relevant topics from fields including, but not limited to Anthropology, Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology, Political Science, International Relations, Cultural and Media Studies and Gender Studies are welcome and would be considered for this edition.
Submission Deadline: 28 February 2018
Open Panel - OP 191. Urban migrants and transformation of public space
(Convenors: Zdenek Uherek and Giuliana B. Prato)
18th IUAES World Congress (http://www.iuaes2018.org/), Florianopolis, 16-22 July 2018
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"Value, values and religion in the contemporary world" (24-25th May 2018)
The Center for Contemporary Buddhist Studies, University of Copenhagen
The family has long been a central unit of social organisation, understood as key to child development, the production of personal and familial identity, and the transmission of values. It is a unit of political significance, identified as the ‘nursery of the nation’ from at least the medieval period and thus subject to significant analysis and intervention. The family is also implicated in the production of nations, where particular families (not least monarchies) and family stories become national histories – defining the boundaries of who belongs and who does not.