Sociologia della Religione

convegno

Islam in/and/of Europe? Perspectives from the Middle Ages to the Post-Secular Age

8-10 Ottobre 2015 Trento, Italy Scaricare il programma del convegno:       Programma del convegno: THURSDAY 8 OCTOBER  3:30pm Arrival and Registration 4:00pm Institutional Greetings Andrea Carboni (Club Alpbach Trentino) Paolo Collini (Rector, University of Trento) Lejla Demiri (University of Tübingen) Introduction Davide Scotto / Ruggero Vimercati Sanseverino (University…

Armenia: metamorfosi fra identità e memoria

Roma 23 – 28 marzo 2015

Una settimana di incontri, cinema e editoria

Ambasciata della Repubblica d’Armenia in Italia
Istituto Centrale per i Beni Sonori ed Audiovisivi (ICBSA)
Associazione Italiana di Sociologia-Religione (AIS)

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Programma

Roma, lunedì 23 marzo 2015, ICBSA

Ore 16.00 – 17.30 ICBSA Presentazione del progetto “Armenia: metamorfosi fra memoria e
identità”

Intervengono: Sargis Ghazaryan (Ambasciatore della Repubblica d’Armenia in Italia), Massimo
Pistacchi (Direttore Mibact-ICBSA), Maria Immacolata Macioti (Associazione Italiana di Sociologia
AIS-Sociologia della Religione), Mario Giro (Sottosegretario agli Affari Esteri e alla Cooperazione
Internazionale) – tbc, Sen. Pierferdinando Casini (Presidente della Commissione Esteri al Senato),
Sen. Paolo Corsini (Vicepresidente della 3ª Commissione permanente Affari esteri, emigrazione), Sen.
Emilia De Biasi (Co-Presidente del Gruppo di Amicizia Parlamentare Italia – Armenia), Sen.
Albertina Soliani (fondatrice del Gruppo di Amicizia Parlamentare Italia – Armenia).

Ore 17.30 – 19.00 ICBSA Incontro “Il trauma degli armeni: il punto di vista della
psicoanalisi”

Modera: Sargis Ghazaryan (Ambasciatore della Repubblica d’Armenia in Italia)

Intervengono: Manuela Fraire (psicoanalista), Giovanna Maria Mazzoncini (SPI, Società Psicoanalitica
Italiana).

Ore 20.30 – 23.00 Cinema Trevi Proiezione dell’intervista a Tonino Guerra sull’Armenia e
Proiezione del film “Il Colore del Melograno” di Sergej Paradjanov, 1968, 77 minuti.

Presenta: Alberto Crespi (critico cinematografico, conduttore di Hollywood Party)

Roma, martedì 24 marzo 2015, Complesso Monumentale del Vittoriano –
Cinema Trevi

Ore 10.00 – 13.00 Sala del Complesso Monumentale del Vittoriano Tavola rotonda “1915-
2015: Cronologia di uno stallo sociopolitico”

Saluti del Presidente dell’Istituto per la storia del Risorgimento Italiano, prof. Romolo Ugolini e del
Preside della Facoltà di Sociologia dell’Università Statale di Yerevan, dottor Artur Mkrtichyan.

Proiezione di “Common Ground”, PopEye, 2015, con breve presentazione del Presidente di PopEye,
Giacomo Dei Rossi.

Modera: Luciano Violante (Presidente dell’associazione italiadecide ed emerito Presidente della
Camera dei Deputati)

Intervengono: Arthur Atanesyan (Università Statale di Yerevan), Enzo Maria Le Fevre Cervini
(Direttore del Budapest Centre for the International Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocities),
Pietro Kuciukian (fondatore Gariwo – La foresta dei Giusti).

Ore 16.00 – 18.00 Sala del Complesso Monumentale del Vittoriano Presentazione del numero
speciale della rivista “Religioni e Società” dedicato all’Armenia.

Interventi musicali: Maurizio Redegoso Kharitian (violista)
Introduce: prof. Luigi Berzano (Ordinario di Sociologia della Religione, Università di Torino).
Intervengono: Enzo Pace (Università di Padova), Arnaldo Nesti (Direttore di Religioni e Società),
Maria Immacolata Macioti (Associazione Italiana di Sociologia AIS-Sociologia della Religione).

Ore 21.00 – 23.30 Cinema Trevi Proiezione di “Il padre (The Cut)” di Fatih Akin, 2014, 138
minuti (SOLO SU INVITO).

Presenta: S.E. Sargis Ghazaryan (Ambasciatore della Repubblica d’Armenia in Italia)
Roma, mercoledì 25 marzo 2015, ICRCPAL – Cinema Trevi

Ore 10.00 – 11.00 ICRCPAL Incontro “La storia della civiltà armena”
Modera: Gabriella Uluhogian (Università di Bologna).
Intervengono: Anna Sirinian (Università di Bologna), Marco Bais (Pontificio Istituto orientale di Roma).

Ore 11.15 – 13.00 ICRCPAL Incontro “Gli armeni in Italia”

Modera: Enzo Pace (Università di Padova).

Intervengono: S.E. Sargis Ghazaryan (Ambasciatore della Repubblica d’Armenia in Italia), Katia
Scannavini (Università di Roma La Sapienza), Gerardo Bianco (Presidente di ANIMI, Associazione
Nazionale per gli Interessi del Mezzogiorno d’Italia), Agop Manoukian (sociologo), Baykar Sivazliyan
(Presidente dell’Unione degli Armeni d’Italia).

Ore 17.30 – 18.30 ICRCPAL Presentazione del libro “Pro Armenia. Voci ebraiche sul genocidio
armeno” curato da Fulvio Cortese e Francesco Berti, con le traduzioni di Rosanella Volponi, e la
prefazione di Antonia Arslan, Ed. Giuntina (2015).

Introduce: Anna Mazzone (giornalista)

Intervengono: Schulim Vogelmann (editore), Fulvio Cortese (autore), Antonia Arslan (scrittrice).

Ore 21.00 – 23.00 Cinema Trevi Proiezione del film “La Masserie delle Allodole” di Paolo e
Vittorio Taviani, 2007, 122 minuti.

Presenta: Alessandro Boschi (critico cinematografico, autore e conduttore radiofonico di Hollywood
Party, Rai Radio 3)

Roma, giovedì 26 marzo, ICBSA – Cinema Trevi

Ore 10.00 – 13.00 ICBSA Convegno “La Storia & le Storie: narrazioni e testimonianze del
genocidio armeno”

Modera: Maria Immacolata Macioti (Associazione Italiana di Sociologia AIS-Sociologia della Religione)

Intervengono: Marcello Flores (Università di Siena), Marco Impagliazzo (Università per Stranieri di
Perugia), Gianni Tognoni (Segretario Generale Tribunale Permanente dei Popoli), Piero Cavallari
(Istituto centrale beni sonori e audiovisivi, Vice Presidente Aiso), Antonia Arslan (Scrittrice e saggista
italiana), Michele Wegner (figlio di Armin T. Wegner), Sonia Bekdemirian (figlia di armeni scampati
al genocidio), Gabriella Uluhogian (Università di Bologna).

Ore 15.30 – 17.30 ICBSA Incontro “L’Armenia, spiritualità e religioni”

Modera: Gian Mario Gillio (giornalista, direttore responsabile dell’Agenzia stampa Nev della FCEI).

Intervengono: Gino Battaglia (scrittore), Zara Pogossian (Docente di Storia Medievale e delle Religioni,
Università John Cabot), messaggio di S.E. Boghos Levon Zekiyan (Arcivescovo degli armeni cattolici di
Turchia).

Ore 18.00 – 19.00 ICBSA Presentazione libro “Sotto un cielo indifferente” di Vasken Berberian,
Sperling&Kupfer, 2014, vincitore della 47° edizione del Premio Acqui Storia.

Presenta: Cinzia Tani (scrittrice e conduttrice di programmi radio-televisivi Rai).

Sarà presente l’autore.

Ore 21.00 – 23.00 Cinema Trevi Proiezione del film “Ararat, il monte dell’Arca” di Atom
Egoyan, 2002, 126 minuti

Presenta: Luca Bandirali (critico cinematografico)

Roma, venerdì 27 marzo, ICBSA

Ore 10.00 – 13.00 ICBSA Tavola Rotonda “L’Armenia nell’attuale contesto internazionale”

Modera: Alberto Negri (Il Sole 24 Ore)

Intervengono: Emanuele Aliprandi (autore di “Le ragioni del Karabakh”, 2010), Simone Zoppellaro
(Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso), Nathalie Tocci (Vice Direttore IAI), Luigi Sandri (rivista Confronti),
Anna Mazzone (Panorama), Emanuela Del Re (Limes).

Ore 16.00 – 18.00 ICBSA Presentazione del libro “L’Armenia, gli armeni. Cento anni dopo”, di
Maria Immacolata Macioti, Ed. Guida, 2015.

Introduce: Antimo Luigi Farro (Università La Sapienza).

Intervengono: Gino Battaglia (scrittore), Claudio Paravati (direttore di Confronti).
Sarà presente l’autrice.
Roma, sabato 28 marzo, ICBSA

Ore 10.00 – 11.30 ICBSA Presentazione del libro “A cavallo del vento Fiabe d’Armenia” di Sonya
Orfalian (scrittrice e studiosa di favolistica armena), ed. Argo, Lecce 2014, itinerario con diffusione di
musiche armene

Presentano: Corrado Bologna (Università Roma III), Marina Beer (Università di Roma La Sapienza)
Sarà presente l’autrice.

Luoghi dell’evento:

  • Istituto Centrale per i Beni Sonori ed Audiovisivi (ICBSA), via Michelangelo Caetani 32, 00186 Roma
  • Istituto centrale per il restauro e la conservazione del patrimonio archivistico e librario
    (ICRCPAL), Via Milano, 76, 00184 Roma
  • Complesso Monumentale del Vittoriano, Piazza Venezia, 00186 Roma
  • Cinema Trevi, vicolo del Puttarello 25, 00187 Roma

Per info:
Sonia Chiarotto
Cell:+39 348 041 67 86
info@ambarmenia.it

Genni Fortunato
Cell: +39 347 058 56 59
info@ambarmenia.it

Irene Ranaldi
Cell: +39 338 546 28 59
iranaldi@hotmail.com

Second Interdisciplinary Conference on Religion in Everyday Lives

Second Interdisciplinary Conference on Religion in Everyday Lives

Vienna, Austria, Hotel Le Meridien, Opernring 13-15, A-1010

 Second International Panel Religion in post-Communist Europe

Call for Papers

Communist regimes expressed hostility toward religion in public and political sphere, and the official doctrine was atheism.  After the fall of Communism, religion emerged as an important factor in public spheres, and in some countries religious organizations participate in political decision-making processes. For example, religious leaders sit in committees for radio-diffusion, or in committees for approving the official history textbooks. Religion also often serves as a demarcation for othering members of religious, national and gender minorities. On the other hand, level of religiosity increased up to the level that, in some post-Communist countries, religious institutions enjoy the highest level of trust among citizenry. Religion is, thus, described as revitalized and as influential as ever.

This panel concentrates on the role of religion in politics and society in the post-Communist Europe.

Some examples of topics include (but are not limited to):

  • Religion during Communist rule (general)
  • Religion in former Yugoslavia
  • Religion in Yugoslav successor states
  • Religion in the Soviet bloc
  • Religion in post-Soviet sphere
  • Religion in Communist and post-Communist Central Europe
  • Religion and othering in post-Communist Europe
  • Religion in educational materials in post-Communist Europe
  • Religion and the rights of minorities in post-Communist Europe
  • Religion and freedom of speech in Communism and now
  • Religion and women in post-Communist Europe: past and present

Paper proposals should be sent to martina@socialsciencesandhumanities.com by 10 March 2015.

The Centre established a peer review journal, and a working paper series. Conference papers will be considered.

We welcome paper proposals from scholars, NGO activists, Master and PhD students, and independent researchers.

Conference fee is EUR 290, and it includes

  •  The registration fee
  •  Conference bag and folder with materials
  •  Conference publication
  •  Access to the newsletter, and electronic editions of the Centre
  •  Opportunity for participating in future activities of the Centre (research & co-editing volumes)
  •  Discount towards participation fee for future conferences
  •  Food and drinks during both days of the conference
  •  WLAN during the conference
  •  Certificate of attendance
  •  Centre for Research in Humanities and Social Sciences is a private institution founded in December 2013 in Croatia (EU).

We selected Austria as a place for hosting conferences due to Austria’s favourable geographic position, and liberal Visa regime for conference participants with EU Visa requirements. The Centre is eligible for providing Visa letter for Austria to non-EU conference participant s, and we are pleased to emphasise that all Visa applications in 2014 were successful.

Unfortunately, the Centre has no available funds for covering transport and accommodation in Austria. Participants are responsible for finding funding to cover transportation and accommodation costs during the whole period of the conference.

The Centre will not discriminate based on the origin and/or methodological/paradigmatic approach of prospective conference participants.

 


 

Dai culti ammessi, alla libertà religiosa.

L’Italia è un paese caratterizzato da un sempre più dinamico e variegato pluralismo confessionale mentre la delicata materia della libertà religiosa continua a essere regolata dalla legislazione di epoca fascista  sui “culti ammessi”. Negli ultimi decenni, mentre è aumentato il numero di confessioni che hanno stipulato un’intesa con lo Stato, non sono andate a buon fine varie proposte di
innovazione legislativa del quadro normativo generale che regolamenta il rapporto tra lo Stato e le varie comunità di fede.Ne conseguono varie criticità sul piano dei diritti delle confessioni più piccole e di più recente radicamento nel Paese, soprattutto in relazione all’edilizia per il culto, al riconoscimento dei ministri che possono celebrare matrimoni con eetti civili, al rispetto di pratiche e norme rituali connesse alle varie tradizioni religiose.
La FCEI e la CCERS, da sempre impegnate ad affermare e difendere i diritti delle varie confessioni, seguono con interesse l’elaborazione di un testo di legge in materia di libertà religiosa a cura di un gruppo di giuristi con il quale hanno mantenuto costanti rapporti.
Con questo convegno intendono quindi fare il punto sulla questione e sollecitare le forze politiche ad aaffrontare con impegno e urgenza un tema di grande rilievo per la qualità della convivenza democratica nel quadro di una società sempre più multiculturale e multireligiosa.

Per partecipare al convegno è necessario accreditarsi entro il 14 febbraio scrivendo a:

fcei@fcei.it
Per gli uomini è necessario indossare giacca e cravatta.
L’accesso alla sala è consentito fino al raggiungimento della capienza massima.

Per scarica il programma dell’evento:

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Religion, Social Inequalities, Differences and Sociological Imagination – Call ESA Conference

12th Conference of the European Sociological Association

25 – 28 August 2015, Prague, Czech Republic

After decades of critical discussion, the social significance of religion in Europe is an accepted and empirically grounded fact today. Whether it concerns political attitudes, economic orientation or other social fields of life like education, culture and the media or the private sphere, manifold empirical studies demonstrate the sustaining influence of religion on preferences, practices and identity formation. At large, it is undisputed that (structural) secularization does not diminish, but rather nourishes religious pluralization as well as the development of new spiritualities and popular forms of religion in Europe.

This development is – among other things – a consequence of global dynamics; they accelerate social, cultural and economic transformations, and more recently radical political changes. This raises questions about how religion is involved and affected by these changes in the neo-liberal era (whether on the local, the national or the supra-national level) and how religion reacts to these all-encompassing transformations and turmoil.

A particular interest concerns religion’s social forms of organization and practice that respond to the increase of social inequalities and asymmetries; the latter are often trapped in power relations like in the case of neo-liberal economics and politics. Another concern is how religion is acting on the various forms of social difference and discrimination that are recently unfolding with new life. For example Islamophobia is one of the new ways in which racism is expressed in contemporary Europe next to older forms of discrimination like anti-semitism, sexism and the growth of right-wing extremism. This finally leads to the question how religion itself has become a (constant) source of social friction and exclusion, whether on a macro or on a micro scale, for example regarding access to political, economic and civil rights. This is intertwined with an interest in the social practices of religious actors and the ways they strive to strengthen their agency in European societies under the conditions of growing inequality and social discrimination.

All these questions concern politically and morally contested issues. This additionally centers the focus of interest towards how religious groups, organizations and individuals are included in civic debates about social discrimination and inequality, i.e. poverty and inequality of income, unemployment, the cutback of the welfare system, educational inequality, refugee and asylum policy, women’s rights and gender inequality, homophobia, racism etc. From this perspective, social conflicts about inequality and social differences are increasingly religious conflicts, where religion is often invoked by various parties.

This situation calls for a critical sociological investigation that studies the social reality of religion and its relation to inequality and difference from various theoretical and analytical perspectives, questioning the multiple realities of discrimination and exclusion and the various forms of social legitimation and symbolic representations. Against this background, the ESA Research Network Sociology of Religion calls for papers on ‘Religion, Social Inequalities, Differences, and Sociological Imagination’ for the 12th ESA Conference in Prague in August 2015. In particular papers are welcomed that discuss the following topics:

  • 01 RN34 Studies focusing on religion as a category of social inequality from a micro as well as from a macro-perspective, e.g. when religious belonging leads to social exclusion and discrimination, culturally, legally, politically and/or economically
  • 02 RN34 Studies focusing on the intersection of religion with other forms of social inequality and difference, like sex, ethnic belonging, sexual orientation, age etc. and their relation to asymmetry of power
  • 03 RN34 Studies dealing with how religions act on the vicissitudes of life in various social fields and how religion provides answers to social inequality and difference, i.e. how and why Islam, Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism and other religious-spiritual groups formulate a critique of and alternatives to inequality and discrimination, e.g. in the welfare system, in the political system, the neo-liberal market, the (new) media, the pluralization of living forms in the private sphere etc.
  • 04 RN34 Studies focusing on the effects of inequality and discrimination for the religious individual, her/his self-understanding and conduct of life, and that reveal how religious actors struggle with inequality and discrimination and for agency
  • 05 RN34 Studies focusing on social structures and practices of inequality and social difference in the religious sphere
  • 06 RN34 Studies focusing on the social forms in which religious actors are responding to the various forms of social difference and discrimination, e.g. with social protest, creative forms of cooperation, new forms of dialogue, new theological approaches and forms of knowledge production etc.
  • 07 RN34 Studies focusing on the relationships between religion, inequality, difference and violence; and/or religion’s contribution to conflict transformation in divided societies
  • 08 RN 34 For a special session, we invite PhD students working within the field of sociology of religion to submit their papers focusing on the issues highlighted in this CfP. The aim of this session is to provide an environment of intellectual exchange between young researchers wishing to share their work. Interdisciplinary approaches will also be encouraged, so researchers approaching the topic of religion from other perspectives (i.e. cultural studies, gender studies, media studies, etc.) are invited to submit their individual or joint proposals. (Please take note: this session is organized for PhD students only.)
  • 09 RN 34 As a follow-up to the PhD students’ session, we invite all young researchers participating in the RN’s sessions to join a networking meeting. It would be a great opportunity to find out more about your colleagues’ current projects and research interests, and to hear more about ESA RN 34 and other international associations or networks which you may be interested in joining. Specific time and date to be announced in due course.

Additionally, we invite papers for Joint Sessions with

03JS34 Joint Session with RN 3 Biographical Perspectives on European Societies on Biography, Religion and Social Differences and Inequalities:

Biography research is crucial to understand the effects of growing inequalities as well as the new shapes of discrimination and social difference in the social field of religion. And religion has become a relevant indicator of exclusion on a personal level. Religious belonging can shape the life course – across disruptions or as part of critical experiences, and it forms the individual self-understanding. Thus we invite papers that focus on the relation between biography, social experiences of difference and/or inequality and religion from various perspectives.

11JS34 Joint Session with RN 11 Sociology of Emotions on Emotions, Religion and Social Differences and Inequalities:

In times of growing inequalities and the resurgence of newly shaped differences, like anti-Judaism, Islamophobia, homophobia, sexism etc., research on emotions is crucial for the understanding of religious life in Europe. This concerns the coexistence of different religious groups as well as their relation to non-religious groups. Thus we invite papers that consider the relevance of emotions for the social construction of religion and the understanding of religious life in Europe. What can be said about the shapes, characteristics and forms of relationships in these times? And what role do emotional regimes and feeling rules play with regard to the formation of emotional cultures in religious contexts on the macro- as well as on the micro-level?

13JS34 Joint Session with RN 13 Sociology of Family and Intimate Life on Religion, Family and Intimate Life:

Intimate living forms are undergoing epochal changes under the influence of different variables, among which are global migration and scientific advancements. Families, men and women as well as religious institutions and movements are constantly challenged to foster and adapt to modernity while preserving their own faith tradition and identities. The education of the new generation, the pluralization of living forms, interfaith marriages and the changing roles of mothers and fathers within the modern family are some of the issues facing those who belong to traditional religions. The scope of this joint session is to examine commonalities and differences between different religious traditions and conceptions of the modern family. Some questions arise from this issue: What is changing and what are the ever present features which make the family and religions changes a challenge for the contemporary society? How do global migrations impact the boundaries between faith traditions within interfaith marriages? In what ways do biotechnological developments challenge the idea of family and partnership? What is the role of education and value transmission of religious aspects?

33JS34 Joint Session with RN 33, Sociology of Gender on Gender and Religion in Times of Growing Social Inequalities and Differences:

In times of growing social inequalities and differences, not least due to transnationalization and migration, religion’s analysis from a gender perspective is essential. Religion is predominantly characterized by a firm symbolization of gender based on hegemonic masculinity; consequently, the relation between women’s and men’s religious agency is asymmetric. This leads e.g. to the question how religion provides answers to its own regimes of inequality as well as in other social fields of life, how demands for gender justice are negotiated, and how far power and knowledge structures are challenged. Another question is how religious actors respond to gender inequality and develop dynamics of change, e.g. regarding the discrimination of sexual orientation, the various gender gaps in society and institutionalized gender asymmetry in the religious sphere.

20JS34 Joint Session with RN 20 on Qualitative Research on Religion from a Perspective of Social Inequality and Difference

We call for papers concerned with methodological insights and questions arising from the study of religions in a perspective of social inequality and difference. Related questions are e.g.: Are there field-specific problems pursuant to qualitative methods? Which methods can be recommended for the empirical analyses of micro-macro issues in understanding religion and religious inequality? We also welcome papers dealing with other topics related to qualitative research in the study of religion(s). We are especially interested in papers on empirical findings in the sociology of religion using qualitative research methods in combination with methodological reflections.

Notes for authors

Authors are invited to submit their abstract either to the general session or any specific session. Please submit only to one session. After abstract evaluation, coordinators will have the chance to transfer papers between sessions where applicable.

Abstracts should not exceed 250 words. Each paper session will have the duration of 1.5 hours. Normally sessions will include 4 papers.

Abstracts must be submitted online to the submission platform, see below. Abstracts sent by email cannot be accepted. Abstracts will be peer-reviewed and selected for presentation by the Research Network; the letter of notification will be sent by the conference software system in early April 2015.

Abstract submission deadline: 1st February 2015

Abstract submission platform: www.esa12thconference.eu

Sociology of Islam – Reflection, Revision & Reconceptualization

Conference of the Section on Sociology of Religion German Sociological Association (DGS)

in cooperation with

the Center for Religious Studies (CERES), Ruhr-University Bochum

25 – 27 June 2015

Conference Venue: Ruhr-University Bochum

From the 1980s onwards, sociological research has paid increased attention to Islam. While focussing on selected countries from the Middle East in an earlier stage, the interest has gradually shifted to Europe where Muslims have become a rapidly growing minority in many countries due to labour migration. Since then, research on Islam is steadily increasing and generates substantial empirical research results. Parallel, a political and normative discourse about Islam and Muslim immigrants can be observed in many host countries that has been intensified by the events of 9/11 and that extends into the academic realm.

We consider this situation as the starting point for a reflection on the theoretical framework. Initially, a sociology of Islam has to question the traditional foundations of Western humanities and the social sciences, e.g. its inherent orientalisdianm. We want to face this challenge in the planned conference. Beyond the daily political problematisation of Islam, we want to deal with its social foundations and its various forms of social appearance, not only in Europe but also worldwide. The reflection of sociological concepts and theories will take centre stage. Outdated theories that have already been criticized many times, shall be reviewed – whether they are Eurocentric, based on modernisation theory or on a homogenizing cultural understanding, as all of them lead to an asymmetric consideration.

A reflected sociology of Islam also needs to reconstruct everyday life of Muslims from an empirical perspective, while examining social practices, institutions, and knowledge systems. Following Weber’s concept of sociology, a particular approach could be to explore the conduct of life and the social forms of Muslim sociality.

Finally, a global, transnational and historical perspective is analytically indispensable, simply due to migration processes. However, this leads to a series of challenges: On the one hand, it is important to look at mutual and inner entanglements of knowledge, culture and power instead of following the idea of self-contained and homogenous Western or Islamic civilisations. On the other hand, a change of perspectives is intended: scientific observation should not any longer prioritise the focus on the effects of Islam for European societies. It should rather deepen the analysis of Muslim’s particular lifeworlds as well as the social arrangements of negotiation processes in their societies of origin and the host societies (e.g. from a legal standpoint or with regards to normative orders, the public-private relation, gender relations etc.). This includes questions of how the cultural contact changes Muslim life and everyday practices and how this takes place in other world regions, e.g., in Asia. In other words, a global perspective that includes intertwined histories and various paths of transformation is essential.

Against this background, the Section for the Sociology of Religion of the German Sociological Association cordially invites to submit abstracts on the reflection about the sociology of Islam. We equally welcome theoretically and empirically based contributions, which allow further theoretical and methodological reflection.

Contributions on the following topics are particularly welcome:

  • Papers on Muslim everyday reality as well as on the social appearance of Islam in European and non-European contexts (concerning religious identity and institutions as well as faith, everyday practices, and conduct of life)
  • Papers which examine how knowledge systems, cultural codes, and institutions of power are shaped by Muslim actors and how they affect them
  • Papers about the patterns of sociality, solidarity, and civility in the countries of origin and their alteration as a result of migration
  • Papers concerning the sphere of political action, especially questions of political integration, religious education and citizenship

  • Papers on Muslim practice in the public and in legislation; especially about the effects of Islam’s public perception from a perspective of visibility and “public observation”. What does this mean for Muslims, for their everyday life, identity processes, practice of religion, right to privacy, and religious freedom, anti-discrimination, and gender equality?
  • Papers examining Islamic based gender orders, their linkage with power and institutions and their renegotiation in the process of migration as well as the impact of Western gender specific stereotypes and ethnic discrimination

Confirmed keynote speakers: Bryan Turner and Georg Stauth.

Deadline: Please submit abstracts by 30 January 2015 to all organizers. The abstracts should not exceed one page.

Organization:

Christel Gärtner: cgaertner@uni-muenster.de

Levent Tezcan: levent.tezcan@rub.de

Heidemarie Winkel: heidemarie.winkel@mailbox.tu-dresden.de

Call 33° conferenza SISR-ISSR

Dal 2 al 5 luglio dell’anno prossimo a Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgio)si terrà la 33° conferenza della Société Internationale de Sociologie des Religions/International Society of Sociology of Religion a Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgio).
“Eprouver le religieux / Sensing Religion”.
Gli abstract di max 350 parole in inglese e in francese sono da inviare al seguente indirizzo entro il 15 dicembre 2014:

Per dettagli e programma:

http://www.sisr-issr.org/English/Conferences/Conferences.htm

Per inviare un abstract:

http://sisr-issr.org/Program/