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Call for Papers2019-03-05T10:39:25+01:00

GKA SOCIAL 2019

Key Dates

Congress: July 17-19th, 2019.

CALL FOR PAPERS DEADLINE
First Call for Papers until November 4, 2018
Second Call for Papers until February 4, 2019
Third Call for Papers until April 3, 2019
FINAL Call for Papers until June 3, 2019
REGISTRATION DEADLINE
Super Discount Rate until November 19, 2018
Early Rate until February 18, 2019
Standard Rate until April 22, 2019
Final Rate until June 17, 2019

Congress: July 17-19th, 2019.

CALL FOR PAPERS DEADLINE
1st CFP until November 4, 2018
2nd CFP until February 4, 2019
3rd CFP until April 3, 2019
FINAL CFP until June 3, 2019
REGISTRATION DEADLINE
Super Discount Rate until November 19, 2018
Early Rate until February 18, 2019
Standard Rate until April 22, 2019
Final Rate until June 17, 2019

Highlighted Theme

The post-truth and the creation of knowledge

The term post-truth is a neologism to describe a situation that, at the time of creating and modeling public opinion, makes objective facts have less influence than invocations to emotions and personal beliefs. In fact, the Oxford English Dictionary chose this term as the word of the year 2016. Many publishers say they have observed an increase of two thousand percent in the use of the term in written media. They attribute the increase to the referendum on Brexit, in Great Britain, and to the presidential election process that gave Trump the victory in the United States. For many people, the post-truth is lie, falsehood or hidden gyp. It is also a concept that can disguise the traditional political propaganda and the use of public relations and strategic communication as instruments of manipulation and propaganda. These situations, by the way, have accompanied us for centuries. However, at the present post-truth acquires notoriety since the propaganda fictions acquire more value. We prefer to create myths before analyzing objectively. In addition, prejudice and irrational diatribe have subordinated objective argumentation. As a result, the underlying problem is that this post-truth touches the spheres of political power, but it also manifests itself in other structures, institutions, conditions and social and cultural groups: work, ethics, education, business, the family, the media, religions, among others. This will take precedence about how to base and assess facts in society and the world in general.

Tema destacado 2018

The post-truth and the creation of knowledge

The term post-truth is a neologism to describe a situation that, at the time of creating and modeling public opinion, makes objective facts have less influence than invocations to emotions and personal beliefs. In fact, the Oxford English Dictionary chose this term as the word of the year 2016. Many publishers say they have observed an increase of two thousand percent in the use of the term in written media. They attribute the increase to the referendum on Brexit, in Great Britain, and to the presidential election process that gave Trump the victory in the United States. For many people, the post-truth is lie, falsehood or hidden gyp. It is also a concept that can disguise the traditional political propaganda and the use of public relations and strategic communication as instruments of manipulation and propaganda. These situations, by the way, have accompanied us for centuries. However, at the present post-truth acquires notoriety since the propaganda fictions acquire more value. We prefer to create myths before analyzing objectively. In addition, prejudice and irrational diatribe have subordinated objective argumentation. As a result, the underlying problem is that this post-truth touches the spheres of political power, but it also manifests itself in other structures, institutions, conditions and social and cultural groups: work, ethics, education, business, the family, the media, religions, among others. This will take precedence about how to base and assess facts in society and the world in general.

Other Themes

Cultural Studies

  • Role of social, political, and cultural interactions in the development of identity.
  • Personal identity as a function of an individual’s culture, time, place, geography, interaction with groups, influences from institutions, and lived experiences.
  • Role of diversity within and among cultures.
  • Aspects of culture such as belief systems, religious faith, or political ideals as influences on other parts of a culture such as its institutions or literature, music, and art.
  • Cultural diffusion and change over time as facilitating different ideas and beliefs.

History, Geography, Humans and the Environment

  • History as a formal study that applies research methods.
  • Reading, reconstructing, and interpreting events.
  • Analyzing causes and consequences of events and developments.
  • Considering competing interpretations of events.
  • Relationship between human populations and the physical world (people, places, and environments).
  • Impact of human activities on the environment.
  • Interactions between regions, locations, places, people, and environments.
  • Spatial patterns of place and location.

Development and Transformation of Social Structures

  • The natural and the social: interdisciplinary studies.
  • Role of social class, systems of stratification, social groups, and institutions.
  • Role of gender, race, ethnicity, education, class, age, and religion in defining social structures within a culture.
  • Social and political inequalities.
  • Expansion and access of rights through concepts of justice and human rights.
  • The influence of education.
  • The role of the media.

Power, Authority, and Governance

  • Power, Authority, and Governance.
  • Purposes, characteristics, and functions of various governance systems as they are practiced.
  • Individual rights and responsibilities as protected and challenged within the context of majority rule.
  • Fundamental principles and values of constitutional democracy.
  • Origins, uses, and abuses of power.
  • Conflict, diplomacy, and war.
  • The role of mass media and the Internet.

Civic Ideals and Practices

  • Basic freedoms, rights and responsibilities of citizens in democracies.
  • Role of the citizen in the community and nation, and as a member of the global community.
  • Civic participation and engagement.
  • Respect for diversity.
  • Civic ideals and practices in countries other than democracies.
  • Struggle for rights, access to citizenship rights, and universal human rights.

Creation, Expansion, and Interaction of Economic Systems

  • Production, distribution, and consumption.
  • Scarcity of resources and the challenges of meeting wants and needs.
  • Supply/demand and the coordination of individual choices.
  • Economic systems. Economic policies.
  • Trade, interdependence, and globalization.
  • Role of government in the economy.
  • Personal finance.

Science, Technology, and Innovation

  • Scientific and intellectual theories, findings, discoveries, and philosophies.
  • Applications of science and innovations in transportation, communication, military technology, navigation, agriculture, and industrialization.
  • Relationship between science, technology, and innovation and social, cultural, and economic change.
  • Social construction of science and technology.

Global Connections and Exchange

  • Past, current, and likely future global connections and interactions.
  • Cultural diffusion; the spread of ideas, beliefs, technology, and goods.
  • Role of technology.
  • Benefits/consequences of global interdependence (social, political, economic).
  • Causes and patterns of migration.
  • Tension between national interests and global priorities.

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