Global Connectivity, Cross-Cultural Connections, Social Inclusion and Recognition: The Role of Social Sciences
September 11-12, 2017, Bali, Indonesia
International Federation of Social Science Organizations (IFSSO)
Center for Bali Studies
Postgraduate Program on Cultural Studies
Indonesian Institute of Sciences, Jakarta
CALL FOR PAPERS
In recent years humanity has witnessed huge numbers of people forced to leave their homes due to war, conflict, poverty and destruction. We have witnessed the dislocation and displacement of individuals, families and children; the power of governments to shut borders; and people bravely making life threatening journeys across land and sea in search of safety and the possibility of a better future. We have also witnessed private individuals, informal groups and organizations at local, national, and transnational levels, bravely helping and mobilizing for social justice and the well-being of all. How has this happened? Mass communications are all-encompassing, but relations with family and neighbours are minimal. News channels have multiplied, but truth and reliability have diminished and disappeared. Information technology has been developed to an astonishing degree, but psychological problems, social injustices, global crises, and ecological disasters have also increased. As the world grows smaller, the problems grow larger so that they now clearly threaten the future of humanity.
Social Science should have brought greater understanding of the human being and its connections. Was it that social sciences were misunderstood or misused? What is the role of cross-cultural connections? Is there a cut of communication both physical and nonphysical levels? What is the role of Social Sciences in the societies?
These questions need close study, for only then may the answers be found and human beings live with the dignity they deserve. The 23rd IFSSO General Conference at Warmadewa University in Bali will provide a vital platform for social scientists to interrogate, debate and dialogue on the “connections, social inclution and recognition” as well as build and strengthen a global social sciences that can contextualize, envision and engage in the struggles for a better world that we live in.
Subtitles : (Related to the Global Connectivity)
- World Citizenship
- Intercultural Capital
- Social Inclution
- Cross-Cultural Connections
- Social Networks
- The Contemporary World and Current Situation
- Crises Afflicting Contemporary Societies and Suggested Solutions
- The Problems of Racism and Social Injustice, and their Solutions
- The Factors Nurturing a Culture of Violence, and their Solutions
- Solutions for Problems Arising from Multicultural Differences
- Media and Social Sciences
- Transnational Movements
- Global Refugee
- Global Youth
- Gender and connectivity
- Social cohesion
Important Notes and Dates
– The Conference will take place at Warmadewa University in Denpasar Bali, September 11-12, 2017.
– Abstracts for the papers, not exceeding 250 words, should be submitted to the Symposium Secretariat online at ifsso.net no later than 15th of February, 2017. Late arrivals will no be considered. Abstract Submission : https://form.jotformeu.com/70110906643347
– Authors will be notified on 20th of February 2017 about the results of evaluation of the abstracts.
– For their study and evaluation by the Secretariat, full papers should be submitted to the Symposium Secretariat online at ifsso.net no later than 5th of June, 2017. The paper should be no more than 6,000 words in Word format. Notes and the bibliography should appear at the end of the text. Papers should be within the framework of the above topics.
– The accommodation and meals will be provided by the organizing committee. Unfortunately there is no travel grands for the participants.
All communication at : firstname.lastname@example.org (Hakan Gülerce)
Online Abstract and Paper Submission : www.ifsso.net