EU SSSI 2017 Studying Everyday Life: Generic Dimensions of Interactionist Inquiry
The University of Lodz is proud to host the 8th Conference of the European Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction (EU SSSI), Studying Everyday Life: Generic Dimensions of Interactionist Inquiry, which will be held at the Faculty of Economics and Sociology from July 4th-8th, 2017.
The conference seeks to build upon the organizational experiences and successful practices established through the previous EU SSSI conferences in Pisa (2010), Kassel (2011), Rotterdam (2012), Uppsala (2013), Aalborg (2014), Salford (2015), and Topola (2016). The aim is to provide an interdisciplinary and international forum within which to utilize and extend symbolic interactionist theory and methods in the thick description and exploration of human lived experience as an evolving social process embedded in the individual’s understanding of how to manage social and cultural constraints within given contexts. The conference is also intended to foster consideration of the ways in which such empirical endeavors contribute to a more generic understanding of human group life as represented in people’s perspectives, identities, activities, relationships, collective ventures, and the like. Read more
Politics and policy of sport and recreation
Regardless of some naïve appeals for excluding sport from political conflicts, it remains an inherently political phenomenon. In recent years various aspects of sport politics and policies have been discussed in vivid public debates and approached by researchers from all around the globe. The conference will provide a forum for wide-ranging and interdisciplinary debate concerning all issues referring to the topic of sport politics and policies from a variety of academic fields, including: sociology, political science, social policy, criminology, history, law, geography, and sport studies. We understand sport broadly, including: elite/high performance sport, competitive and recreational sports, disability sport and lifestyle sports. Conference will be held at the Faculty of Economics and Sociology from September 20th-22th, 2017. More information