JOINT CONFERENCE FOR RC06 (FAMILY) & RC41 (POPULATION)

INTERNATIONAL SOCIOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION (ISA)

CHANGING DEMOGRAPHY logo CHANGING FAMILIES

Singapore | 17-19 May 2018 Venue: National University of Singapore

ORGANIZERS AND PARTNERS

The International Sociological Association (ISA) is a non-profit association for scientific purposes in the field of sociology and social sciences. The ISA was founded in 1949 under the auspices of UNESCO. The goal of the ISA is to represent sociologists everywhere, regardless of their school of thought, scientific approaches or ideological opinion, and to advance sociological knowledge throughout the world. Its members come from 167 countries.

The Committee on Family Research (RC06) was founded in 1959. The purpose of the Committee on Family Research is to encourage family research of high quality within and between countries.

RC41 or Sociology of Population Research Committee is concerned with how sociological phenomena affect population structure and processes and vice versa. It focuses on conceptual and methodological development with the primary goal being an integrated and cumulative approach to the study of the articulation between population and social structure.

MAIN ORGANIZER

The Centre for Family and Population Research (CFPR) is an interdisciplinary Centre at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, NUS that advances scientific research and training on family and population changes particularly in Asia.

Our missions are to promote (1) research, (2) training, (3) mentoring on family and population research. The research can be expected to lead to the centre playing a policy advisory role on issues related to family and population in Singapore and beyond.

CO-ORGANIZER


The department is a diverse, dynamic and innovative research and teaching unit with strong expertise in research on Southeast Asia, East Asia and South Asia as well as on Singapore society. One of the largest Sociology departments in the world, it offers comprehensive undergraduate, honours and graduate programmes, led by a group of dedicated and creative researchers and educators. The strength and vitality of the department are rooted in its teaching capacity fronted by excellent educators not to mention its stellar research and publication profile given a strong core of accomplished researchers and intellectuals. The classrooms, departmental seminars, graduate workshops and conferences organized through department initiatives afford opportunities for debating and debunking ideas and perspectives on culture, politics and society, challenging students to problematize everything - in the spirit of refusing to take anything for granted.

PROGRAMME COMMITTEE

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