martes, 6 de noviembre de 2007

Sociological Research and Public Debate, Barcelona, septiembre 5-8 de 2008

First ISA Forum of Sociology
Research Committee on Sociology of Religion from the International Sociological Association
Sociological Research and Public Debate
Barcelona, Spain
September 5-8, 2008

Main theme
Religious Actors and Public Debates

Programme Coordinators

Roberto Blancarte
El Colegio de México

Olga Odgers
El Colegio de la Frontera Norte

Sessions proposed

Session 1: Secular States, Civil and Religious Freedoms
Organizer: Roberto Blancarte

Session 2: Migrants, Believers as New Socioreligious Actors
Organizer: Olga Odgers

Session 3: Ethnicity, Religiosity and Beliefs in Contemporary World
Organizer: Daniel Gutierrez

Session 4: Alternative Religious Movements and Public Space
Organizer: Daniel Gutiérrez Martínez

Session 5: Popular Religion and the New Media
Organizer: Adam Possamai

Session 6: Religious Conversion
Organizer: Esmeralda Sanchez

Session 7: Religious Publics, Social Capital and Diasporas
Organizer: Afe Adogame

Session 8: Transformation of Church-state relations in Europe
Organizer: Siniša Zrinščak,

Session 9: Islamism: The Rise of a New Enemy?
Organizer: Riaz Hassan

Session 10: Religious pluralism in the public debate and in the public area: similarities or tensions?
Organizer: Claude Proeschel

Session 11: Challenges of the public in old and new forms of popular religion
Organizer: Eloísa Martín

Session 12: Joint Session RC13 & RC22
Leisure, Religion and Spirituality
Organizer: Ishwar Modi

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Abstracts (no more than 300 words) with full correspondence address of the presenting author and institutional affiliation of all authors should be sent to Olga Odgers ( and Roberto Blancarte (, plus the convener of the session most likely to include the paper, no later than January 11, 2008.

Convocatoria enviada por Olga Odgers (El Colegio de la Frontera Norte: )