Call for Papers
The Call for Papers has expired. Letters of approval will be posted to all abstract submitters by the end of February 2011.
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The Finnish Youth Research Society is pleased to announce that the 11th NYRIS symposium Global / Local Youth – New Civic Cultures, Rights and Responsibilities will take place at the University of Turku in Turku, Finland, 13–15 June 2011 and the Call for Papers closes 31 January!
NYRIS 11 focuses on youth as a global and local construction. Young people make sense of their world in a context where local decisions have global consequences and global issues influence the local. The global economical power structures are more and more decisive both in local decision making of child and youth politics and in the everyday lives of young people. NYRIS11 highlights questions such as youth as a global construction versus localized youth cultures, rights of young people and children, generational power relationships, age-related categorizations of youth, gendered power dynamics as well as questions concerning in/equalities of young people between nation-states and geopolitical contexts.
Conference key note speakers include the highly recognized academics Professor Scott Lash (Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK), Professor Sunaina Maira (University of California, USA), Associate Professor Vinod Chandra (Lucknow University, India), Research Director Leena Suurpää (Finnish Youth Research Society) and Associate Professor Karen Valentin (Aarhus University, Denmark).
The final Call for Papers has been given. Abstracts, written in English, should have been submitted online before 31 January 2011.
Please note that abstracts submitted in any other way or form, for example via e-mail, will not be considered! The length of the abstracts should not exceed 300 words. Please submit only RTF or Word documents, maximum size in kilobytes is 1400. Notices of acceptance will be sent to all submitters in February 2010.
The papers should be addressed directly to one of the sessions or to open session if your presentation do not fit none of the sessions.
The length of the each parallel session will be approx. 90–120 minutes. The suggested number of presenters in a session consisting of traditional workshop papers is 3−4 plus the coordinator and the possible discussant. The Organizing Committee and the coordinators of the sessions reserve the right to select the papers to be discussed during the sessions. The papers are reviewed and selected based on the relevance of the topic, originality, format and completeness of the paper to ensure that the conference includes a wide variety of session topics, formats and speakers.
All presenters are expected to register and pay the registration fee to attend the conference in accordance with the general registration policy. The registration will open in the near future and will continue until April 2011. Please note that all participants, including those with an acknowledged paper, are expected to separately register to the symposium.
There will be few scholarships to cover the expenses of participants having an accepted paper to be presented in the symposium and not funding from other sources. Please see the details for the prerequisites and requirements for the scholarships from the page Grants and Scholarships.
The official language of the conference is English.