|EXTENDED ABSTRACT DEADLINE TO: 16th May|
|Academic Workshop Call for Abstracts:
Sense of belonging in a diverse Britain
Extended Abstract Deadline: 16th May 2014
Workshop date: 20th – 21st November 2014
Dialogue Society, Birmingham Branch
Centre for Peace and Reconciliation Studies, Coventry University
|The Dialogue Society, Birmingham Branch in partnership with Coventry University’s Centre for Peace and Reconciliation Studies invites abstracts from scholars and relevant practitioners who wish to share and explore ideas and research findings concerning the sense of belonging in contemporary Britain’s diverse society.
‘Sense of belonging’ is a phrase often heard in discussions of the cohesion of our society and, particularly, instances of its breakdown, including urban disturbances, ‘home-grown’ terrorism and gang membership. In this workshop, we invite contributors to shed light on the nature, causes and effects of sense of belonging and of its absence both in minority communities and majority communities. We seek to examine the impact of a lack of sense of belonging outside dramatic cases of crime and anti-social behavior as well as in those cases. We have a particular interest in contributions exploring how the absence of a sense of belonging might be addressed.
|In general, participants will need to cover travel and accommodation costs.|
|Workshop proceedings will be published in advance of the Workshop to allow contributors to read one another’s papers and engage with them more deeply and to disseminate the papers more widely to relevant scholars, researchers and libraries. See here for an example of our workshop proceedings’ publications.
Edited versions of some papers may be selected for either of the two Journals published by the organizers. Authors of selected papers will be notified in due course.
In addition, an edited version of all or some of the papers presented may also be published by an independent reputable publishing house. See here and here for edited publications of Dialogue Society conferences.
|Call for Papers|
|Authors are invited to send abstracts (maximum 400 words) of their proposed papers addressing questions such as the following:
in the UK?
|Prof Eddie Halpin, Leeds Metropolitan University
Prof Alan Hunter, Coventry University
Dr Karim Murji, The Open University
Prof Alpaslan Ozerdem, Coventry University
Dr Richard Race, University of Roehampton
Prof Simon Robinson Leeds Metropolitan University
|Abstracts and CVs should be submitted, in English only, as MS Word documents attached to an email to Mustafa Demir, firstname.lastname@example.org, no later than 17:00 UK time,16th May 2014.
For further information, including full submission schedule and style guide, please click here
Extended Abstract Deadline for ‘Sense of Belonging’ Workshop: 16th May