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03/02/2017 - 03/03/2017 | Mainz

Transnational Social Support – Everyday Life Perspectives and Political Insights

International conference organized by TRANSSOS – The Research Center for Transnational Social Support from 2-3 March 2017 at Erbacher Hof in Mainz, Germany

The theoretical concept of transnationalism has become a useful lens for investigating processes of migration, mobility, and social support.
In recent years, efforts have been made to broaden the concept encouraging an examination of these issues from multiple and interdisciplinary points of view. The conference presents varied insights emerging from social work and interdisciplinary empirical research on as well as wide-ranging theoretical links to social support in transnational contexts from an everyday life and political perspective.

Topics include:
• Discourse perspectives on transnational NGOs and Africa
• Higher education, the labour market and care in the context of migration
• Social encounters and relationships in transnational and local spaces
• Bodies in virtual and physical spaces of (non-)copresence
• Forms and dynamics of informal social support in transnational settings

Information on participating / attending:
Those interested in participating in the TRANSSOS conference should please register by 10 February 2017. The registration fee is 50 Euro or 25 Euro for students, respectively


03/02/2017 12:30 - 03/03/2017 18:30

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Event venue:

Erbacher Hof
Akademie & Tagungszentrum des Bistums Mainz
Grebenstraße 24–26
55116 Mainz

Target group:

Scientists and scholars, Students

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Subject areas:

Cultural sciences, Law, Politics, Social studies, Teaching / education

Types of events:

Conference / symposium / (annual) conference




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