Futures of Individualization in Local, Regional and Global Contexts

Sunday, 10 July 2016: 09:00-10:30
Location: Hörsaal III (Neues Institutsgebäude (NIG))
RC09 Social Transformations and Sociology of Development (host committee)

Language: English

Instead of discussing “individualization in general” the discussions in this session will be focused on commonalities and differences of the manifestations of individualization in particular action spheres and under different local circumstances.
Instead of regarding individualization as characteristic of post-modern societies alone the participants in the session will be expected to elaborate on individualization as a global trend with deep historical roots in the division of labour. Instead of limiting the debates on phenomena of individualization in Western Europe and North America the discussions will take challenges of individualization in other parts of the world into account as well. Instead of the predominant theoretical approach to individualization the participants in the session will be encouraged to present development and application of indicators for measuring advancements and decline of individualization. Instead of the typical cognitive orientation of the discussions on individualization the session will be guided by the need to draw recommendations for efficient steering of processes in European and in non-European societies.
Papers from different regions of the world representing a variety of theoretical and empirical research are welcome.
Session Organizer:
Nikolai GENOV, School for Advanced Social Studies,, Slovenia
Individualisation and Reflexivity in the National and Transnational Context: The Narratives of Social Transformations Among the Slovenian Youth
Tea GOLOB, School of Advanced Social Studies, Nova Gorica, Slovenia, Slovenia; Matej MAKAROVIC, School of Advanced Social Studies, Nova Gorica, Slovenia, Slovenia
Revisiting Individualization in Chile. an Empirical Approach to the Life Course of Women
Martina YOPO DIAZ, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Selfish Funerals: Negotiating Individualization, Reciprocity, and Social Status in Rural Africa
Wolfram LAUBE, Center for Development Research, University of Bonn, Germany
Science, Technology and the Individualization Process in Preventive Public Health
Roberto Rubem SILVA-BRANDAO, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Individuality,Individualism and Individualization,a Deliberating about Iran
Hossein MIRZAEI, associate professor of sociology,Tehran University & The director of - Iranian Institute of cultural-social studies, Iran; Saeedeh AMINI, Allame tanbatabaie university, Iran