The aim of the department is to achieve decision advantage in the fields of comparative social research, sociology of young people, sociology of science and education, and research into cultural diversity and tolerance. The department maintains close research ties and partnerships with the European University in St Petersburg, the HSE Moscow Sociology department, the RAS Institute of Sociology in St Petersburg and many other international partners. Faculty are all experienced teachers and researchers from leading Russian and western universities and research centres.
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This conference focuses on multiplicity and difference among contemporary youth. If at the end of the 20th century, the notion of multiplicity was welcomed - appearing to promise the “freedom of diversity” and “recognition of difference” beyond the constraints of pre-specified classifications, criteria and boundaries - today it raises more questions than answers. At the heart of this conference is the commitment of CYS research to overcome an understanding of young people that problematises, marginalises and generalises their experiences. The focus on ‘multiplicity’ in the conference will allow us, rather, to recognise among youth multiple subjects who exert their agency, but at the same time, experience their life in certain structural conditions. Through this lens, we aim to build a comprehensive picture of youth practices, identities, experiences, modes of participation and their meanings and to reflect on the opportunities and challenges that young people have in today's global and local contexts.
The dates of the conference: 18 – 19 October 2019The avenue: Higher School of Economics, St. Petersburg, Russia
Please, send us your abstracts (max. 300 words) and short bio-information by 10 June 2019.
The form of abstract is here
You can send abstracts at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please, see more details at the Conference website
Registration fee is:For participants from countries with HIGH-INCOME ECONOMIES – 50 euroFor participants from other countries – 30 euroFor PHD students – 30 euro
We would be happy to see you in St. Petersburg!