October 2007 - The British Sociological Association - Giving

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October 2007 - The British Sociological Association - Giving

BSA Postgraduate Forum Newsletter: October 2007


    OCTOBER 2007

Welcome to the October edition of the BSA PGF newsletter. It includes the at-a-glance contents list,

    details of forthcoming events, calls for papers and a call for notification for future events. Don’t forget to

    check out the website for regular updates on PG events.

Lara, Kerrin, Ruth & Sam

    PGF Convenors

At-a-glance contents:

    1. Forthcoming events at a glance, including calls for papers

    2. Full details of 1)

    3. Funding Opportunities

    4. Publications

    5. BSA Conference / Call for notification of future events


1. Forthcoming events at a glance:

Events are listed in chronological order:

    tha) Battle of Ideas, Royal College of Art (London), 27-28 October 2007

    b) „International Approaches to Bisexuality‟, Critical Sexology Seminar, London South

    Bank University, 7 November 2007, 2-6 pm

    thc) Displaying Families? A Family Study Group Day Seminar, University of Hull, 16

    January 2008 Call for Papers

    rdthd) Youth Justice Conference, University College Cork, April 3 and 4 2008 Call for


    *e) “To remember is to resist:” 40 Years of Sport and Social Change Conference, 1968-

    2008 University of Toronto, May 20-22, 2008 Call for Abstracts

    f) The 3rd International Conference for Qualitative Research in Sport and

    Exercise, "Communicating Experiences", Roehampton University (London), 11th &

    12th June 2008 Call for Papers

    g) 21st Century Teenager Conference, Trinity and All Saints, Leeds, July 2008 - Call for


    h) Congress of the European College of Sport Science, Estoril (Portugal), July 9 12,



    2. Further Information about events listed in section 1

    tha) Battle of Ideas, Royal College of Art (London), 27-28 October 2007

A two-day festival of social, political and cultural discussion.

    Speakers include: David Aaronovitch, columnist, The Times; Professor Sir Bernard Crick, emeritus professor of politics, Birkbeck College, London Claire Fox, director, Institute of Ideas Professor Sir Christopher

    Frayling, rector, Royal College of Art Frank Furedi, professor of sociology, University of Kent; Mike Hulme,

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    professor of climate change, UEA Mick Hume, editor-at-large, spiked; columnist, The Times Nicolette

    Jones, writer, critic and broadcaster; children's book reviewer, The Sunday Times; Barb Jungr, chansonniere;

    CDs include Walking in the Sun and Love Me Tender Nicholas Kenyon CBE, controller, BBC Proms, Live Events & Television Classical Music; director, Barbican Centre; Esther Rantzen, CBE , president of

    ChildLine and NSPCC trustee Raymond Talli , emeritus professor of geriatric medicine, University of

    Manchester; Matthew Taylor, chief executive, RSA; former chief advisor on strategy to prime minister,

    Tony Blair David Willetts, MP; shadow Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills

    Call 0207 269 9220 for more information or go to

b) International Approaches to Bisexuality, Next Critical Sexology Seminar, London South

    Bank University, 7 November 2007, 2-6 pm

Speakers: Ron Fox (San Francisco)"International Perspectives on Bisexuality: Documenting and Preserving

    History in the Making"; Matthew Waites (University of Glasgow) "Bisexuality, 'Sexual Orientation' and

    Human Rights: The Global Politics of Sexual Identities"; Clare Hemmings (London School of Economics)

    "Bisexuality and Queer Transnationalism ".

The seminar will be preceded by a morning of related events, namely a series of presentations and

    workshops by and for PhD students and others researching bisexuality. This will take place in room K605

    from 9.30-1.00.

Organised by Meg Barker (

***PLEASE NOTE: Critical Sexology seminars are free and open to all. There is no need to reserve a place

    or inform us of your intention to attend***

    thc) Displaying Families? A Family Study Group Day Seminar, University of Hull, 16 January

    2008 Call for Papers

In a recent article in Sociology (2007, V. 41 (1)) Janet Finch outlined the concept of 'Displaying Families' and

    issued an invitation to researchers to 'open up this aspect of family life for debate' and to consider how to

    refine/use it (p. 66). At this study day we would like to engage with this invitation and discuss the emerging

    concept further

    but also to co-opt the phrase more generally to invite researchers to 'display' their work on the family. Prof

    Finch will be providing the introductory session for the study day outlining the concept and we aim to

    structure the day to allow significant discursive sessions. We are seeking contributions of two sorts: first,

    paper presentations which may show how the new concept has been utilised in the research or which

    report on work which 'displays' families and secondly researchers who are prepared to discuss in informal

    groups how the concept may inform their ongoing research. The day seminar will welcome contributions

    from postgraduates and early researchers as well as more experienced scholars.

Offers of papers or group discussants can be made to either Julie Seymour at or

    Esther Dermott at by 14th October 2007.

    rdthd) Youth Justice Conference, University College Cork, April 3 and 4 2008 Call for


The aim of the event is to highlight international experience and trends in the area of youth justice and to

    consider Ireland’s progress in the light of this. It is aimed at both practitioners and researchers from all

    jurisdictions and across disciplines.

Confirmed speaker include: Professor Chris Cuneen, (University of New South Wales); Professor Barry

    Goldson (University of Liverpool); Tapio Lappi-Seppala (Helsinki).

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Abstracts should summarise the proposed presentation in 350 words approx and provide brief details of

    research/experience in youth justice, as well as correspondence details.

    thDeadline for submission of abstracts is Friday 14 December 2007. Abstracts should be submitted to For further information please see or email Ursula Kilkelly at

    *e) “To remember is to resist:” 40 Years of Sport and Social Change, 1968-2008 University of

    Toronto, May 20-22, 2008 Call for Abstracts

40 years after Mexico City, Paris, and Prague, and 80 days before the Beijing Games, the Faculty of Physical

    Education and Health, the Centre for Sport Policy Studies and New College at the University of Toronto

    are pleased to host a three-day conference on sport and social change to be held in Toronto, Canada, on

    May 20-22, 2008.

These anniversaries offer a unique opportunity to revisit the ways in which the struggle for human rights

    has shaped sport and physical activity. This conference will commemorate and critique the aims and

    achievements of past and current human rights movements in sport.

Abstracts should be no longer than 250 words (and include the paper/session title, and presenter’s name

    and affiliation). Deadline for the submission of abstracts is January 31, 2008.

Submit abstracts and any questions to the Conference Organizer, Russell Field, at: or 1-416-978-5548.

f) The 3rd International Conference for Qualitative Research in Sport and

    Exercise, "Communicating Experiences", Roehampton University (London), 11th & 12th June

    2008 Call for Papers

The conference will build on the cross-disciplinary, innovative and challenging work presented at previous

    Qualitative Research conferences, by continuing to explore and refine our methods, and to propose new

    ways of investigating and representing our social worlds.

Confirmed Key-note speakers: Vikki Krane; Gertrud Pfister; Jim Denison; David Lavallee;

     We welcome abstracts of 300 words on relevant qualitative topics including

     those that address one or more of the conference themes:

Performance, Movement and Embodiment; Inter-Sensory Experience; Reflecting on Methodologies;

    Working with Experience(s); Care of the Athlete;

    Identity, Narratives and Memories.

Please send your abstract in Word document format as an email attachment

    to the Conference Chair, Dr Caroline Marlow:

    Deadline for abstracts is 1st March 2008. For further information:

g) 21st Century Teenager Conference, Trinity and All Saints, Leeds, July 2008 - Call for


Please find attached call for papers for a conference to be held in July 2008 at Trinity and All Saints, Leeds

    sthosted by Association for Research in Popular Fictions entitled ‘The 21 Century Teenager’. We welcome

    papers and presentations from a range of topic areas including:

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TV drama, young adult fiction, music, art, citizenship agenda, documentary, photography, journalism,

    pedagogy, youth culture, social exclusion, child poverty, curriculum and literacy, sub-culture, new media,

    disability, teen audiences, magazines/comics, juvenile delinquency, beauty and lifestyle, pop and politics,

    internet cultures, texting and social ritual, teen nights and street culture, ASBOs and Hoodies, comparative


    th200-300 abstracts should be sent to Nickianne Moody by the 15 December 2007

h) Congress of the European College of Sport Science, Estoril (Portugal), July 9 12, 2008

The congress offers a special incentive for young researchers in form of a Young Investigators Award

    (sponsored by Mars).

    Requirements for participation: ECSS membership, under the age of 32 at the time of the Congress, PhD

    students or equivalent or graduates less than 2 years after the PhD

    There are generous cash prizes for the 10 finalists in each category. The best oral presentation is awarded

    with 4000 Euro, the best poster with 3000 Euro.

For more information and registration see:


3. Funding Opportunities

    Organisational Governance and Patient Safety PhD Scholarship

This is an exciting opportunity for a social scientist with an interest in applied health research to carry out a

    PhD within the new National Patient Safety and Quality Research Centre, funded by the National Institute

    for Health Research. This studentship will be attached to the research programme on ‘organisational governance’ within the Centre, and the focus of the project will be to study the management of risk at

    organisational level, using the control of hospital acquired infections as a case study.

The award will provide a maintenance grant of ?19,300 per annum (full time), which is exempt from tax and

    NI, and PhD fees.

For further information on this award and details of how to apply, please go to

    thClosing date: 29 October 2007.

If you wish to discuss this award further, please contact Professor Naomi Fulop on tel. 020 7848 4142 or



4. Publications

    a) BSA Sociology of Religion Study Group Postgraduate Essay Competition The Study Group is pleased to announce the launch of a postgraduate essay competition, the aim of which

    is to encourage new scholars in the Sociology of Religion. Essays are welcome from postgraduates at all

    stages of their studies and on any aspect of contemporary religion grounded in a sociological

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    perspective. The winning essay will receive ?100. There will also be an opportunity to publish the winning

    entry in the Journal of Contemporary Religion , subject to the journal’s normal peer review processes. The

    competition offers postgraduate students an excellent opportunity to work towards an early publication on

    their thesis topic, or a chance to explore another area of interest. The winner will be announced at the

    Study Group’s Annual Conference which will be held in 2008 at the Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre,

    ththBirmingham (8 - 10 April, 2008) please see the Study Groups’ website for details (

    All postgraduates are eligible to apply, but entrants should apply for membership of the Study Group prior

    to submission if they are not already members (this is free for existing BSA members or ?9.00 per year for

    non-BSA members). Visit for further information on membership. Details of submission:

    ? Between 5000 and 8000 words, including footnotes but excluding bibliography.

    ? The essay must not be in print already, or submitted for publication elsewhere.

    ? Electronic submission to Kristin Aune ( with cover sheet (available on the

    Study Group website -

    ? The essay should be written in English.

    ? The essay must be submitted as a single MS Word document attachment, including bibliography and

    cover sheet. Failure to incorporate the cover sheet will render disqualification.

    ? Include details of programme of study and contact details (postal and email).

    th? The deadline for the 2008 competition is the 28 February, 2008. For further information please contact Dr Kristin Aune ( or Dr Sylvie Collins-Mayo


b) Annals of Leisure Research: Special Issue on "alcohol and the leisure


This special issue of the Annals of Leisure Research aims to provide a forum to engender an expansion of

    the current understanding of linkages between leisure and alcohol and the consequences of these links for

    the wider society. The topics of potential manuscripts include, but are not limited to:

* The role of alcohol and the alcohol industry in the construction of the leisure environment and


    * The social and/or cultural construction of alcohol consumption in leisure experiences

    * The construction of cultural, sub-cultural and personal identities through alcohol

    * The personal, social, and economic costs and benefits of alcohol consumption in the leisure environment

    * The role of alcohol consumption as a catalyst and inhibitor to pleasure fulfilment in the leisure experience

    * The link between alcohol, deviance, and violence leisure experience

Submission Guidelines:

    1. In the first instance authors are invited to submit a 400 500 word abstract for consideration for the special issue. Selected authors will then be asked to produce a full paper based on their abstract

    2. Electronic submissions should be sent by e-mail attachment to

    3. Ideally, abstracts and papers should be sent as Microsoft Word files

    4. Articles should be 5000-6000 words in length. The Annals of Leisure Research also accepts shorter

    research notes of 1000-2000 words in length. Full details of the format for papers are available at: All submissions will be anonymously reviewed by two independent


Abstract deadline: 30th November 2007

    Notification of acceptance of abstracts deadline: 11th January 2008

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    Submission of full paper deadline: 30th April 2008

    Special issue publication: October 2008


5. BSA Conference / Call for the notification of future events

BSA Annual Conference 2008

We (the BSA postgraduate forum convenors) are currently in the process of planning the postgraduate

    sessions for the 2008 BSA annual conference. The purpose of these sessions is to address the needs and

    interests of the postgraduates who will be attending the conference. Past sessions have included practical

    advice on getting published, tips on dealing with difficult questions at conferences as well as well as more

    broad ranging discussions on public sociology and thinking and working beyond national boundaries. If you

    have any ideas, suggestions, comments or requests about what you would like to see in these sessions

    (within reason!), we would be happy to hear from you.

Got a Postgrad event you want to advertise? Let us know about it!


Lara (

    Kerrin (

    Ruth (

    Sam (

and we will include it in the next edition of the PGF Newsletter.

Don‟t want to wait for the newsletter to find out about PG events?

All these events are also advertised on the BSA website at:


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