XVII ISA World Congress of Sociology, Sociology on the move, Gothenburg, Sweden, July 2010

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Sociology of Leisure RC13

Programme Coordinator
Ishwar Modi, India International Institute of Social Sciences, India, iiiss2005modi@yahoo.co.in

Congress Programme

 

Mapping Leisure and Life through the Ages

Following the central theme of the XVII ISA World Congress of Sociology – Sociology on the Move, the Research Committee 13 has come up with a theme: Mapping Leisure and Life through the Ages, which aims to accommodate a comprehensive and extensive program addressing the specific areas of relevant leisure studies in different societies all over the world.

Sessions descriptions

Session 1: Mapping leisure and life through the ages. Part I
Presidential Session of RC 13
Organizer: Ishwar Modi, India International Institute of Social Sciences, India, iiiss2005modi@yahoo.co.in

Session 2: Mapping leisure and life through the ages. Part II
Presidential Session of RC 13
Organizer: Ishwar Modi, India International Institute of Social Sciences, India, iiiss2005modi@yahoo.co.in

Session 3: Leisure in times of economic crisis
Organizers: Francis Lobo, Edith Cowan University, Australia, f.lobo@ecu.edu.au and Luiz Octavio de Lima Camargo, Centro Universitario SENAC, Brazil, luiz.lcamargo@sp.senac.br
Global prosperity coupled with all round economic growth in the developed countries and also in several developing countries particularly the so called tiger economies of the east Asian countries including China and India on the one hand and that of South Africa and Brazil on the other, had generated hopes of the emergence of a ‘Leisure Society’ wherein it was believed that people will have less of work and abundance of leisure and incomes. However, the present economic crisis seems to have shattered the dream of such a society in the foreseeable future. How the present global economic crisis in the wake of globalization going to shape not only the future of leisure but also its contemporary patterns in varied socio-economic and cultural settings is a question that requires thorough debate and deliberations.

Session 4: Theoretical and methodological dimensions of leisure
Organizer: Ken Roberts, University of Liverpool, UK, k.roberts@liverpool.ac.uk 
This session will encourage presentations on the theoretical and methodological dimensions of leisure as also the application of the present theories in explaining the leisure phenomenon. Since leisure is being studied across the disciplines, the importance of multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary approaches and theoretical positions can hardly be overemphasized. Need to go beyond the existing methodologies to comprehend the reality of the leisure phenomenon is equally important if leisure itself has to become a mechanism and a theoretical tool to understand the wider social reality.

Session 5: Leisure and tourism: Harbinger of peace and conflict resolution
Joint session of RC01 Armed Forces and Conflict Resolution and RC13 Sociology of Leisure [host committee]

Session 6: Multi-dimensionality of leisure
Organizers and Chairs: Antti Honkanen, University of Eastern Finland, Savonlinn, Finland antti.honkanen@puv.fi and Rashmi Jain, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, India, rushme14@yahoo.com

Session 7: Business Meeting
Organizer and Chair: Ishwar Modi, India International Institute of Social Sciences, India, iiiss2005modi@yahoo.co.in

Session 8: Leisure and education
Joint session of RC04 Sociology of Education and RC13 Sociology of Leisure [host committee]

Session 9: Migration, leisure and community cohesion
Joint session of RC05 Racism, Nationalism and Ethnic Relations, RC13 Sociology of Leisure [host committee], and RC31 Sociology of Migration

Session 10: Leisure and tourism: Environmental dimensions
Joint Session of RC13 Sociology of Leisure [host committee] and RC24 Environment and Society

Session 11: Open session

Session 12: Social transformations and changing leisure patterns
Joint session of RC09 Social Transformations and Sociology of Development and RC13 Sociology of Leisure [host committee]

Session 13:  Leisure and the family in contemporary society
Joint Session of RC06 Family Research and RC13 Sociology of Leisure [host committee]

Session 14: Urbanizing societies and leisure
Joint session of RC13 Sociology of Leisure [host committee] and RC21 Regional and Urban Development

Session 15: Leisure time: Women, work and family
Joint Session of RC13 Sociology of Leisure [host committee] and RC32 Women in Society

Session 16: Ageing populations and leisure
Joint session of RC11 Sociology of Aging and RC13 Sociology of Leisure [host committee]

Session 17: Emerging technologies and leisure
Joint Session of RC07 Futures Research, RC13 Sociology of Leisure [host committee], and RC23 Sociology of Science and Technology

Session 18: Leisure: A pathway to health and happiness
Joint session of RC13 Sociology of Leisure [host committee] and RC15 Sociology of Health

Joint sessions hosted by other RC

Session 19: Changes in work and leisure - Media and the public space
Joint session of RC13 Sociology of Leisure, RC14 Sociology of Communication, Knowledge and Culture [host committee] and RC30 Sociology of Work

Session 20: Growing up in 21century: Leisure, lifestyles and unequal chances of children and the youth
Joint Session of RC13 Sociology of Leisure, RC34 Sociology of Youth and RC53 Sociology of Childhood [host committee]

Session 21: Body and nature in leisure: A gender perspective body and nature in leisure
Joint session of RC13 Sociology of Leisure and RC54 The Body in the Social Sciences [host committee]