ICCV despre ziua mondială a fericirii, sărăcie și bunăstare subiectivă

În urmă cu câțiva ani, Adunarea Generală a ONU a decis ca 20 martie să fie un moment de sărbătoare. Sărbătorim atunci Ziua Mondială a Fericirii. Institutul de Cercetare a Calității Vieții celebrează cu această ocazie, propunând o serie de postări despre sărăcie și bunăstare subiectivă, semnate de cercetători ai Institutului.

 

Indicatori subiectivi de satisfacție cu viața și posibilități de măsurare a fericirii

Elena Zamfir

Multiplu  determinată și multiplu condiționată, calitatea vieții se referă la  starea reală (condiții exterioare proprii societății și mediului natural-ecologic ) raportată la nevoi, asteptări, aspirații ale omului. Prin aceasta, calitatea vieții implică o structură, prin excelență, evaluativă. Definițiile curente ale calității  vieții au încercat pe rând să lămurească specificul relațional al conceptului prin accentuarea semnificației pe care o capătă în această relație, omul și  condița umană. (Citește mai departe…)

 

Cât de fericiți sunt românii?

Bogdan Voicu

De 3-4 decenii se vorbește din ce în ce mai mult despre bunăstarea subiectivă ca despre una dintre țintele esențiale ale modului de organizare a societății. Aceasta presupune un mix în care oamenii se autodefinesc drept fericiți, satisfăcuți cu viața (sau față de viață, conform unei dileme reieșită dintr-o conversație recentă pe Facebook). Ținta cu pricina este azi preluată ca atare de către state și entități transnaționale ca element central al obiectivelor lor. (Citește mai departe…)

 

Ne putem găsi fericirea în muncă?

Ana Maria Preoteasa

În decursul timpului modul societățile s-au raportat la ideea de muncă s-a modificat continuu. În Grecia antică munca era pentru sclavi iar cetățenii își permiteau „să lenevească„. În perioada comunistă munca, valoare supremă a societății, a devenit obligatorie pentru toți iar clasa proletară era conducătoare. În perioada de după 1989 lucrurile s-au schimbat. Transformările din perioada tranziției către economia de piață au făcut ca piața muncii să se recontureze fiind caracterizată de locuri de muncă prost plătite, adesea cu contracte nesigure sau chiar fără contract. (Citește mai departe…)

 

Migrație internațională și satisfacția cu viața

Bogdan Voicu

Într-un articol din urmă cu trei ani, am arătat împreună cu Marian Vasile cum culturile satisfacției cu viața se conservă (și) în urma migrației. Cu alte cuvinte, dacă te naști într-o cultură a satisfacției mai reduse cu viața și internalizezi valorile acesteia, iar mai apoi migrezi undeva unde oamenii sunt mai fericiți, vei tinde să fii mai nefericit decât media celor asemănători ție. Reproduci astfel pattern-urile de a fi satisfăcut cu viața din țara de origine. (Citește mai departe…)

 

Discursul „despre fericire” în media românească

Mona Simu

Pe scurt si foarte direct in loc de introducere, discursul `despre fericire` in media romaneasca.…nu prea exista. El de fapt lipseste `cu desavarsire` inainte de The International Day of Happiness ce se sarbatoreste pe 20 martie in fiecare an in tarile ONU. Exact asa cum cele doua timide zile din luna martie legate de doua `contexte` placute si vesele – ziua de 1 Martie si ziua de 8 Martie (Ziua Femeii), sunt marcate in ziare prin cateva articole in interiorul ziarelor si cateva cuvinte mai frumoase – `martisor (evident!), primavara, mama, sotie, sarbatoare etc. – si despre ziua internationala a fericirii se va scrie, probabil, exact in ziua de 20 martie 2017 (asa s-a intamplat anii anteriori). (Citește mai departe…)

 

Cât de fericiți sunt copiii din România?

Cosmina Elena Pop

Ca membri ai societății sau ca părinți, ne dorim să creștem copii fericiți. Totuși, cunoaștem destul de puțin despre nivelul de satisfacție sau de fericire, despre evaluările diferitelor domenii ale vieții copiilor, adică despre bunăstarea lor subiectivă. Studiile care vizează aceste aspecte sunt puține și la început de drum atât la noi în țară, cât și la nivel internațional. (Citește mai departe…)

 

Raportul Social al ICCV 2017, Starea socială a României. Calitatea vieții: situația actuală și perspective pentru 2038

În luna martie 2017, Institutul de Cercetare a Calității Vieții lansează Raportul Social al ICCV 2017, Starea socială a României. Calitatea vieții: situația actuală și perspective pentru 2038. Raportul, parte din programul Academiei Române Strategia de dezvoltare a României în următorii 20 de ani, prezintă o diagnoză a stării sociale a României și ținte posibile pentru 2038. Sunt utilizați principalii indicatori ai calității vieții: satisfacția cu viața, standardul de viață, ocupare, venituri, contribuția statului la echilibrarea bunăstării, evaluarea calității societății, inegalități economice și sociale, sărăcie etc.

Raportul oferă o înțelegere mai bună a stării sociale a țării noastre și a oportunităților pentru viitorii 20 de ani. Raportul Social al ICCV 2017 este disponibil pentru consultare, în variantă print la Biblioteca Institutului de Cercetare a Calității Vieții, precum și online la http://iccv.ro/node/580 și în cadrul Bibliotecii Virtuale de Sociologie.

CfP: „Internet usage. Social capital and life satisfaction”, special issue of IRSR

Call for papers: “Internet usage. Social capital and life satisfaction” special issue of International Review of Social Research, volume 8, issue 1, May 2018.
Guest editors:
Bogdan Voicu (Romanian Academy, Research Institute for Quality of Life and Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu) and
Francesco Sarracino (STATEC, Luxembourg & HSE, Moscow/St.Petersburg).
We invite scholars to submit original papers on the relationship between Internet use (in its various forms, including social media) and social capital and/or life satisfaction. We encourage authors from every discipline and field, to submit both theoretically and methodologically oriented papers dealing with issues such as:

  • impact of using electronic communication on participation in face-to-face relations, either informal or formal (e.g. associations);
  • analyses on causality of the relationship between Internet uses and social capital;
  • impact of using electronic communication on life satisfaction;
  • analyses on causality of the relationship between Internet uses and life satisfaction;
  • research strategies to investigate the above-mentioned relationships;
  • how various uses of internet (social networking sites, web banking, e-shopping, e-learning, etc.) affect social capital and/or life satisfaction;
  • cross-sectional or longitudinal analyses of the above-mentioned relationships;
  • studies on the use of social media such as Facebook or Twitter are welcome;
  • the challenges and benefits of mixing methods to study the impacts of Internet usage.

The editors kindly request authors to submit papers of 4,000 – 8,000 words together with an abstract of no more than 200 words, by July 8th, 2017, to the following addresses: irsr@sas.unibuc.ro or bogdan@iccv.ro.

Prospective inquiries can also be addressed to the editors, in order to see if they find your proposal fits the intended content of the journal. 200-words abstracts (or extended ones) will suffice in this case.

Manuscripts may be uploaded on the editorial platform of the journal, if applicable. Authors are encouraged to contact editor prior to submission, in order to discuss the topic or other details. Prior to submission, please check author guidelines at http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/irsr. The paper proposals will go through the typical double-blind peer-reviewing process.

CfP: History of Communism in Europe, no. 8/ 2017: The Other Half of Communism: Women’s Outlook

This call for papers seeks contributors for the eighth issue of the scientific journal History of Communism in Europe, no. 8/2017: The Other Half of Communism: Women’s Outlook on the gendered histories of European communisms. This issue looks to include the most recent scholarship on women and their intricate relations with the Communist parties in Europe, during the XX century. While including the valuable scholarship on “exceptional” personalities such as Alexandra Kollontai, Inessa Armand or Dolores Ibarruri, this issue aims to explore the voices of women that by political choice or simply historical tournaments found themselves as both objects and subjects of the Communist parties. The political evolution of Europe through the century, the existence of USSR and the national branches affiliated (some of them: outlawed by the authorities) to the Third Communist International, and later of an Eastern Bloc, determined completely different experiences, forms of activism and sociability. This issue of History of Communism in Europe aims to follow the relation between Communism and women before and after the Second World War, on both sides of the Iron Curtain.
Contributions may focus on one country or may have a broader/transnational comparative scope, but all proposals should deal with how women negotiated their relation with the Communist parties, reacted to politics and state interests and understood to challenge these policies, rather than just embracing an allegedly passive attitude, as the Cold War studies used to depict it. We are particularly interested in covering the entire time frame specific to the evolution of Communist parties in Europe and the region under consideration. We strongly encourage contributions that cut across traditional periodization, deconstruct state-centric narratives, and question well established lieux communs, such as the impenetrability of the Iron Curtain, or the strictly decorative role of the Women International Democratic Federation (WIDF) – the international Communist women movement.
We welcome contributions from different fields of research: history, political science, philosophy, sociology, gender studies or any other related areas of interest, addressed from an interdisciplinary perspective.
Topics may address (but are not limited to) the following aspects:
  • Communist ideology and women in society – practice and discourse
  • Collective and/or individual biographies
  • State intrusion and the body politics
  • Empowerment and disempowerment
  • Women organizations – national and international: programs, attributions, activities, relations between the organizations and/or between the organizations and the states;
  • Labor, new jobs, women in industry; women in Academia, women in Politics etc.
  • Dissent and/or collaboration in totalitarian regimes of the XX century Europe;
  • State feminism
  • Socialist feminists
  • Women in the opposition movements: partisans and anti-communist resistance
  • European Communist women organizations and the Global South
  • Women and Eurocommunism
Contributors are kindly asked to write abstracts (English or French) that do not exceed 500 words.
Deadline: 1st of March 2017.
You may submit your proposals at: hce8@iiccmer.ro, dalia.bathory@iiccmer.ro.
Selected authors will be notified by the 10th of March 2017.
The deadline for the final draft of the paper is the 15th of June 2017.
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The editorial team of History of Communism in Europe announces the theme for the 9th issue in 2018:Transnational Biographies. The call for papers will be released in December 2017.
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The academic journal History of Communism in Europe is edited by The Institute for the Investigation of the Communist Crimes and the Memory of the Romanian Exile. It is a journal open to all inquiries that have the objectivity, complexity and sophistication required by any research on the issue of communism, as well as on the different aspects of totalitarianisms of the 20th Century Europe. These scholarly investigations must remain an interdisciplinary enterprise, in which raw data and refined concepts help us understand the subtle dynamics of any given phenomenon.
 

Compaso Issue 2 / 2016 Living With(in) Digital Technology

We would like to bring to your attention the latest issue of Journal of Comparative Research in Anthropology and Sociology – Compaso, available online at http://compaso.eu/archive/issue-2-2016-living-within-digital-tehnology/. This is a special issue on Living with(in) digital technology and includes the following articles:

Special issue on Living with(in) digital technology
Bianca Balea / The role of smartphones in increasing digital and social inequalities among Romanian children
Anca Mihai, Georgiana-Cristina Rentea, Daniela Gaba, Florin Lazar & Shari Munch / Connectivity and discontinuity in social work practice: Challenges and opportunities of the implementation of an e-social work system in Romania
Carlos Gámez-Pérez / New affective models of knowledge transmission: The Medialab-Prado as a trading zone
Ioana-Alexandra Rusu / Exchanging health advice in a virtual community: A story of tribalization
Oana Mara Stan / Cryonics suspension – debating life finitude, extending time capital and cancelling death
Gyöngyvér Tokés / Digital practices in everyday lives of 4 to 6 years old Romanian children

Other research articles
Alexandra Ciocanel / “A remedy that suits me”: Classification of people and individualization in homeopathic prescribing
Julie Rausenberger / ¿Mi cuerpo? ¡Mi vida! Voicing Latin American transgenders in Antwerp’s sex industry

Book review
Kris Decker / Starosielski, N. (2015) The Undersea Network. Durham: Duke University Press Book review

Ideologies, values and political behaviors in Central and Eastern Europe

The 15 th edition of the International Symposium “Ideologies, values and political behaviors in Central and Eastern Europe” Organized by the Politics Department, West University of Timisoara. The event aims to bring together researchers interested in Central and Eastern European politics. We welcome paper proposals from scholars on political topics in Central and Eastern Europe as detailed below. The proposal should be no longer than one page and it should include a short Curriculum Vitae. All selected participants will be informed before the 15th of March 2017. Selected papers will be published in a forthcoming volume of the Political Studies Forum, a journal edited by the Politics Department of the West University of Timisoara.

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Timișoara!

Conference Board
Prof. Dr. Robert Reisz
Prof. Dr. Silviu Rogobete
Lect. Dr. Lucian Vesalon

The Organizing Team
Dr. Viorel Proteasa
MA Victor Prunar
Lect. Dr. Emanuel Copilaș

Website
https://events.uvt.ro/event/0/overview 

The XXVII European Society for Rural Sociology Congress


The XXVIIth ESRS conference will be held in Krakow, Poland, July 24-27, 2017. The theme for the conference is ‘Uneven processes of rural change: on diversity, knowledge and justice’.

Europe is facing multiple processes of change that affect the rural in many ways: demographic evolutions, migration flows, renewed urban-rural relations, the rise and fall of alternative food networks vis-à-vis the seeming omnipresence of powerful food consortia, the changing power of constituencies of the rural, changing patterns of land use and valorizations of natural resources, rapid technological developments, etc. These change processes do not occur in isolation, but are embedded in a package of often interrelated external meta-trends (such as climate change, geo-politics, global markets) that position rural spaces in broader dynamics and result in uneven processes of change. The European Society for Rural Sociology has explored many of these processes in former conferences.

These uneven processes of rural change are interconnected and multi-level, involving multiple actors and governance approaches. They re-confirm the inadequacy of outdated concepts and dichotomies such as the urban-rural divide, the globalization-localization dichotomy or the disciplinary/academic segmentation of a complex reality. They are no longer able to capture the complex and systemic nature of today’s Europe, its countryside and the ongoing processes of change. We can question how we (in our multiple roles as scientists, citizens, policy makers, members of the business community or NGO representatives) can deal with this.

Read more about the THEMES of the Congress

ESoDoc – European Social Documentary

APPLICATION DEADLINE: JANUARY 20, 2017

Go to the application form.

WHAT IS ESoDoc AND WHAT WE OFFER
ESoDoc – European Social Documentary is the training initiative for media professionals and “cross-thinkers” who want to increase impact and outreach of their documentary films and cross-media projects by developing new storytelling skills, networking over different platforms, discovering new forms of team building, of producing and financing and new distribution strategies.

ESoDoc offers three intense one-week residential sessions held over a period of six months, combined with Extended Online Sessions (EOS) for market related topics, project tutoring and networking with festivals and other market events.

With the support of top-rated professionals, participants will improve their storytelling skills, master the art of project developing, prototyping and pitching. You will discover new forms of team-building and networking and will get an insight in international coproduction, financing and distribution strategies.
During the workshops, participants are tutored by a network of international experts on the development of the projects. Emphasis is placed on building up strong storytelling  along with new production possibilities (collaborative media) and communication tools.
We explore new funding and distribution strategies, both on traditional channels as on new media channels, such as the web and the new crowdfunding platforms.

ESoDoc trains its participants to be better equipped for the challenges of the changing audiovisual market, and enables the professionals to better engage audiences across different platforms and maximize the outreach and impact of the projects.

The workshop is open for professional with or without an own project.

Participants without a project can not propose a new project during the training. They will have the chance to team up during the first session with a participant with a project. 

All participants who want to develop a crossmedia project are asked to have a graphic designer in their team by the second session.


WORKSHOP STRUCTURE


During the three sessions participants will:

  • assist ground-breaking lectures from prominent worldwide professionals and discover what is new, controversial and seminal in documentary film making;
  • work individually (one-to-one meetings) and in groups to develop their documentary or cross-media project;
  • take practical courses in storytelling/writing techniques, cross-media production, participatory media;
  • get trained in pitching skills and present their projects in front of renowned experts at the final public pitching session, as well as during one-to-one meetings;
  • participate to the Extended Online Sessions (EOS) for project tutoring and networking with festivals and other market events.


WHO SHOULD APPLY

ESoDoc participants are committed to social issues and eager to explore new creative forms and communication strategies to face the challenges of the changing media world.
We are looking for documentarians, producers, journalists, web-designers, programmers, game designers, and NGO-communication representatives who are willing to extend their production possibilities to new sectors, new forms and new platforms.
We can accept up to four participants from non-EU countries.

PARTICIPATION FEE
The participation fee covers tuition, room and board for all three sessions. Please note that accommodation might be in single or a shared double room, according to availability. Travel expenses are not included.

FULL FEE
– with project: 1.500 EUR
– without project: 1.200 EUR
The full fee is applied to participants coming from the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, UK

REDUCED FEE
– with project: 700 EUR
– without project: 600 EUR
The reduced fee is applied to participants coming from the following countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia

SCHOLARSHIPS
Four (4) full scholarships are available. A „full scholarship” would cover the enrollment fee AND the travel costs for all three sessions. In case of a high number of scholarship requests, we might assign a „partial scholarship„, which would cover the enrollment fee OR the travel costs.
If you want to access scholarship funding, you must provide 1 copy of your latest official tax return and also explain the reasons for asking the scholarship together with your application. No other kind of document shall be considered.

ESoDoc 2017 SESSIONS’ DATES AND VENUES


Session 1: April 22-28, 2017 – Goldrain (Italy)


Session 2: June 22-28, 2017 – Tromsø (Norway)


Session 3: October 2017 – Vilnius (Lithuania)

READY TO APPLY?
Great! Then follow this link to fill the application form.
Or this link to check the guidelines for application!
Otherwise, if you have questions, check the FAQ section or contact us.

ESoDoc IS PROMOTED BY:

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ICUB Conference: Télévisions et nations

logo_icubTélévisions et nations en «semi-périphérie» européenne: comment constituer une identité nationale par la télévision (1958-1980). Études de cas : la Roumanie, la Bulgarie et la Belgique with Dr. Anne Roekens (Université de Namur)

The Social Sciences Division of the Institute of the University of Bucharest (ICUB) invites you on Friday, 25th of November, to a conference regarding the connection between television and national identity. The event will take place at the Faculty of Sociology and Social Assistance (Panduri Campus, Șos. Panduri no. 90), Room 102 starting at 15:00.

More information will be updated soon on ICUB website.

Apel lucrări Revista Sociologie Românească nr. 2/2017

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Call for Papers: Romanian Sociology issue 2/2017

“Youth in post-communist societies”

Guest editor: Sorin Mitulescu, Institute of Educational Sciences, Bucharest

The social situation of youth in post-communist societies still represents an important research interest for sociologists. Nearly 30 years of transformations passed since the fall of the Communism. However, these youngsters still don’t show all the time similar situation to their peer generation in the Western European countries. They are different both from their peers from the West, and from the prior cohorts.  Hence, a specific relationship between generations but also unexpected challenges coming from the direction of globalization and post-modernization.

Even though they experience the popular opposition and the fall of the Communist regime during their most impressionable years, the political socialization of the youngsters took place under difficult economic conditions, during times characterized by dramatic social and political change. There are similarities between post-communist countries and Western democracies as well, at least concerning the socialization of a new generation which shows law interest in organized politics, in school or in conventional family life.

Comparative research on the youth in different societies with either common past or with either the same market orientation to labour or education can bring interesting results. Researchers interested in youth in post-communist countries have to identify new strategies for living youthfulness (juvenescence), new spaces for socialization and promote new patterns of life. We should also asses to what extent young people can bring their contribution that development of their own societies is waiting.

The special issue of the Romanian Sociology (2/2017) is open for the papers that answer to questions such as:

  • How can we assess the condition of youngsters in societies in transition? Do they continue to be different or they are identifying with youngsters from other types of societies and first with the ones in the West?
  • Considering how they see themselves compared to older generations, are post-communist societies marked by intergenerational cleavages? What effects can these cleavages have on the perspectives of social development?
  • What specific contributions can youngsters bring to overcome faster and without social convulsions the transition period? Which would be their strong points and what about their weaknesses, to what risks are they subjected?
  • How are mixed in post-communist societies the transition constraints with the ones coming from globalization, radicalization, social fluidization, inter-cultural and geopolitical conflicts?

Field researches, case studies, examples of good practice and book reviews are welcomed.

Deadline for submitting of the articles: 1st of May 2017

Manuscript will be uploaded as files with the extension *.doc or *.docx using the on-line form available at: http://www.arsociologie.ro/en/romanian-sociology-journal/online-submission-form. Please follow the instructions for authors found at: www.arsociologie.ro/en/romanian-sociology-journal/instructions-for-authors. For any other questions please contact the coordinator of this issue, Sorin Mitulescu, email: sorin_mit@yahoo.com  

About the journal

Romanian Sociology is the journal of the Romanian Sociological Association, edited with the collaboration of the Quality Life Research Institute from the Romanian Academy, University of Oradea, “A.I. Cuza” University from Iasi, “Lucian Blaga” University from Sibiu, “Petre Andrei” University from Iasi, and West University from Timisoara. The reviewing process is double blind peer-review. The journal is indexed in international databases (CEEOL, ProQuest – Sociological Abstracts, EBSCO – SocINDEX with Full Text, ULRICHSWEB, and Index Copernicus). More information can be found at: http://www.arsociologie.ro/en/romanian-sociology-journal