“Structural Changes in Contemporary Societies”,
Digital proceedings (December 2014)
Call for Papers Date:
This is a call for papers for digital proceedings (a collection of papers) which address the above-mentioned issue from a theoretical perspective or describe the empirical study. We invite original submissions from a range of social sciences and sociological disciplines.
Languages: Serbian, English, Russian, French
Electronic proceedings will be published in December 2014. Colleagues who are interested in submitting a paper (4,000-6,000 words, Times New Roman, font size 12, line spacing 1,5 – including references), should submit it by October 1st, 2014. Paper should consist of a title, a 300 word abstract with up to five keywords along with the author's affiliation. Author(s) should also send their short biography. Submissions should be sent in Microsoft Word document as an e-mail attachment to email@example.com. Notification of the acceptance of a paper will be sent by the mid-November 2014.
When the word goes about social changes, political and economic issues are most often emphasized. However, we should also have in mind the social changes that have been taking place in the social structure; the research of these changes is a task of social sciences, and especially a task of sociology. Social changes are a dynamic aspect of social structure and they concern both the structures that have been appearing (not completely formed) and the structures that are disappearing (still existing, but without previous main functions). The vagueness of the structural elements represents one of the key factors of intensity and dynamics of the process of social changes. One of the goals of the social sciences is certainly the research of various aspects of social structure (demographic, professional, spatial, organizational, political, economic, cultural, etc), especially its vertical dimension (unequal distribution of wealth, power and esteem), in order to understand the most important social changes and their role.
Possible topics to be explored in the proceedings may include, but are not limited to analysis of structural changes of Serbian society. We encourage authors to explore the cultural, political, social, economic or other aspects of structural changes of contemporary societies, regardless of the country they are coming from. Papers with comparative approach are more than welcomed.
Srdjan Šljukić, PhD and Dušan Ristić, MA
Department of Sociology
Faculty of Philosophy
dr Zorana Djindjica 2,
21000 Novi Sad, Serbia
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