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50 Years of Social Inquiry, Engagement and Impact
Date: December 5th, 2013
This one-day symposium, funded by TASA and UWS, will be hosted by the Religion and Society Research Centre at the University of Western Sydney.
This symposium examines the impact of various laws on religions, religious diversity and legal pluralism, and religious conflict. Evaluating the social consequences of legal innovations is critical in the context of on-going concerns about terrorism and ethical conflicts that often overlap with religious identities. These issues remain active political concerns. For example, the Victorian Racial and Religious Tolerance Act is now 12 years old, and the Federal Government’s consolidation of anti-discrimination legislation has been delayed after considerable debate and controversy. Sociological analyses on legal pluralism in late modernity will be discussed in light of these tensions. The symposium builds momentum in the sociology of religion and law in order to make a positive contribution to these debates. It will also form a platform for the development of research collaborations.
Further information will be available soon.
Date: November 22nd, 2013
The sociology of youth has developed a program of research focused on the one hand on analysing the structuring of young people’s biographical transitions, and on the other hand on theorising young people’s cultural practices in different cultural and subcultural arenas. While these bodies of work have strengthened and specialised youth studies, there is a risk that the recognition of conceptual challenges or absences within these fields is being hampered by the strength of these two traditions and the influence of the conceptual frameworks that have arisen to promote these bodies of work. This one day event draws on Australian scholarship on young people to address marginalised conceptual challenges within the sociology of youth. Further information is available here.
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