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28 November -01 December 2012

Queen Elizabeth Elite Suite Hotel & Spa, Antalya, Turkey

You are invited to submit your proposals for the World Conference on Psychology and Sociology that will take place at the Queen Elizabeth Elite Suite Hotel & Spa in Antalya, Turkey from 28 November to 1 December 2012.

There have been special arrangements with the Queen Elizabeth Elite Suites Hotel for conference delegates. Why not combine a holiday with your family while you attend the conference? Prices for “all inclusive” food and accommodation start from 35 € (all meals, soft and alcoholic beverages will be free and unlimited), with children being free.

I look forward to seeing you in the historical and holiday city of Antalya in Turkey. 

Kind regards

Professor Dr. Kobus Maree,  President of the Conference

Abstract submissions due: June 30, 2012.

Start here to submit abstracts to this conference: Step one of the submIssIon process

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Manchester Metropolitan University

Pretoria University

John Hopkins University

Hacettepe University

Bahcesehir University

Gazi University

Turkish Informatics Association

Elsevier Publication LTD.



All accepted papers of the conference will be published in Procedia-Social and Behavioral Journal (ISSN: 1877-0428) by ELSEVIER and will be indexed ScienceDirect, Scopus, and Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (ISI Web of Science).

All proposals will be subjected to peer-reviews. Selected papers from the conference will be considered for extended version publication in the supporting journals. 

All submissions are subject to a peer-review process.

Full and Short Papers

Reflection Papers







Virtual Presentation

Product/Services Presentations


Topics for Sociology Proposals Submission

Child, Youth and Old Age 

Communication and Art

Culture and Changes

Deviance and Social Control

Economy and Development


Ethnic Relations, Human Rights and the Collective Good     

Gender and Human Rights

Identity, Image and Social Cohesion

Localization and Globalization

Organizations, Professions and Work

Political Sociology and Law Issues

Social Security and Public Health

Sociology of Population and Migration

Sociology of Religion, Collective Behavior and Social Movements

Theoretical, Comparative and Historical Studies

Topics for Psychology Proposals Submission

Animal Behaviors

Attention and Perception

Clinical Psychology

Cognitive Psychology and Neuroscience

Community Psychology 

Cultural Psychology

Development Psychology

Disaster, Crisis and Trauma Psychology 

Educational Psychology

Emotion and Motivation 

Environmental Psychology 

Health Psychology

History of Psychology

Industrial / Organizational Psychology 

Language,Readingand Communication

Learning and Memory

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Concerns

Life Span Psychology

Peace and Conflict, Human Rights and Psychology 

Personality and Individual Differences  

Professional Issues within Psychology

Psychology and Law 

Qualitative Research Methods and Interpretations

Quantitative Research Methods and Statistics

Risk and Safety Psychology, Incl. Traffic Psychology

Sensory and Motor Processes

Social and Political Issues in Psychology

Social Psychology

Sports Psychology 

Tests and Testing 

Theory of Psychology

Thinking, Problem Solving and Decision Making


We were special agreement with the Hotel for the conference participants only. The all-inclusive room rate (per person); triple 35 Euro, Double 35 Euro and single 48 Euro. For more information please visit the conference official web site: if you make hotel reservation, historical places tour is free for you in 01 December 2011 (Perge, Aspendos & Side). For more information:

Deadlines & Important Dates:

Abstract Submissions*: June 30, 2012

Full Paper Submissions: September 30, 2012

Early Hotel Reservation: October 15, 2012

Early Registration: October 15, 2012

Last Hotel Reservation: April 25, 2012

Conference Dates:November 28 – December 01, 2012

Camera-ready for Elsevier: December 15, 2012

* After the submission date, the authors of abstracts will be notified in four (4) day.


The abstracts can be one-page long (200-300 words). The abstract include Problem Statement, Purpose of Study, Methods, Findings and Results, and Conclusions and Recommendations (These elements may need some adaptation in the case of discussion papers: Background, Purpose of Study, Sources of Evidence, Main Argument, and Conclusions). Please note that some elements are optional in abstracts.

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Researchers who are unable to resolve the funding issue concerning the conference expenses will be provided with an alternative approach for participation, namely, Virtual Online Presentation. Those who would like to make their presentations online from their home countries will also be awarded with a certificate and their papers will be considered for publications similar to other participants as if they were present physically. Those who would like to make use of the Virtual Online Presentation facility will be requested to send their virtual posters or other soft copy materials such as power point presentations to the secretariat. In addition, these participants who would prefer to make use of the Virtual Online Presentation facility may also contribute to the conference through video conferencing.


The winter is mild and rainy inAntalya. Nearly 300 days of the year is sunny and one can swim from April to November. InAntalyain day time, the average weather at the end of the November is high 24°C and low 16°C.


The direct and regular flights are available to Antalyafrom most of the countries of the world in April. You can find concerned flight companies’ names from the web-site of Antalya International Airport (AYT). . Some countries citizens will need a visa for Turkey which can be easily obtained directly from the immigration office in Istanbul Airport. Please visit Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs guide for visa information  

We will provide you FREE transfer services from the Antalya Airport– Hotel – Antalya Airport transfer.

PERGE, ASPENDOS & SIDE TOUR (December 01, 2012)


Perge was one of the important cities in antiquity. The founding of the city varies depending on the sources. The inscriptions found in the Hellenistic gate refer to Calchas and Mopsus (from the Trojan Wars) and M. Plancius Varus and C. Plancius Varus, father and brother of Plancia Magna, from the 2nd century AD as well. Hittite records mention the name along with the river Cestros as Parha, which means that the city was already large and must have been founded before. It has benefited from the navigable Cestros (modern Aksu) river even though it is some 12 km inland. Perge has two famous women benefactors. Plancia Magna of the 2nd century AD and Prof. Jale Inan. The previous one helped building the city and the latter one uncovered it for us to see it. The theater is the first building that meets us. Unfortunately it is under restoration. The stadium which is one of the best preserved inTurkey, is next. After the Roman gate we are in the grandeur 2nd century Roman city of Perge with its monumental nymphaeums, the Roman bath, and the Hellenistic gate (renovated in the Roman times as an honorary hall with the statues of the founders of the city). After the Hellenistic gate, you may walk the splendid colonnaded Cardo of Perge with artificial waterfalls all along the street to the foot of the acropolis. The Agora can be visited on the way back.


The city was originally built on the, then navigable river Eurymedon, on the mountain where the acropolis is today. The oldest name of the city we know; Asiawanda (the land of the horses) in the old local Anatolian languages is now very famous for its most intact 2nd C AD Roman Theater and the aqueducts which are a rare feat of engineering. The Theater was built by Zenon one of the most famous architects of the time in the 2nd century AD. It is known as the best preserved Roman Theater with very good acoustics with a capacity of 15,000 spectators. It is known to hold 20 000 people nowadays when there are concerts by nationally and internationally famous orchestras of classical music and singers. There are concerts, plays and other entertainments through out the tourist season. It was used as a church during the Byzantine times and as a palace during the Seljuk’s reign. Other than the lack of decorative statues, etc. of the stage building, it is in perfect condition. The water was brought to the city from the mountains through tunnels and over the aqueducts. The aqueducts that bring water to Aspendos are a great feat of engineering, very rare of its kind. The aqueducts cross a marsh of almost one kilometer by piping made of stone fittings on lower aqueducts. The towers of 30m height are used to change the direction of the piping and also for the siphoning system.


She has existed at least since 1400 BC and has still kept her original name Side, which means pomegranate in the old Anatolian Sidetan language. This is provided by the coins from the 6thCBCand three records from 3rdCBC. This language has not been deciphered yet two of the only three records found are bilingual. This language was in use until after the invasion of Alexander the Great around 333 BC, when ‘koione’ the common dialect of Greek was used. Side is unique in many ways. It still offers the small sweet Anatolian fisherman town atmosphere despite the flood of tourism. The long, fine, sandy beaches are also worth mentioning. The city was built on a flat peninsula instead of a mountain acropolis, for defense, like Perge, Sillyum and Aspendos. Instead the peninsula is walled on both the land and the sea all around. The first buildings that meets you are the aqueducts, bringing water from 32km from the mountains. The monumental nymphaeum is the next. The colonnaded main street with shops and houses on both sides take you to the inner city. The Roman bath which is restored as a museum is on the right near the monumental Roman gate.The theater, the largest in Pamphylia, is built on flat land instead of resting on a slope. It rests on a multi-story sloped arches, 17m high, and is a true wonder of Roman engineering. The stage building is higher, 21m. The adjacent buildings of the extensive agora and thetempleofTykeand fine public toilets within are closed to visitors for the time being. The Temple of Apollo and Athena have some columns that and have been restored on the beach near the harbour are the symbol of Side. The Byzantian Basilicas, the Temple of Man and the Bibliotect are a few of the other buildings.


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Richard Alpert

12 May 2012
Culture Lab
Newcastle University
Organiser: Dr Matt Davies (

The core concept at the foundation of Cultural Studies was “hegemony.” In the wake of the rebellions of the 1960s, as political and economic systems in both the developed core and the developing periphery appeared to be more stable than expected or as reactionary regimes settled in, theorists and observers in various disciplinary idioms set out to examine the persistent ideational basis for liberal political and economic systems. These thinkers found in the concept of hegemony a powerful notion that confirmed much of what they had suspected. The idea was taken up not only in Cultural Studies proper, but also in disciplines across the Humanities and Social Sciences: in Politics and in International Relations, in Literature and Linguistics,  in Film and Television, in Geography, in Sociology, in Development Economics.

But what theoretical work does the concept of hegemony do? What conception of politics does it presuppose, and what conception of culture? Is the concept tied, ontologically, to particular kinds of political and social formations? Given that hegemony describes particular structures and ways of knowing, what are its epistemological underpinnings? And, crucially given its multi-disciplinary applications, what are the methodological implications of hegemony?

This one-day workshop for postgraduates in the North East Doctoral Training Centre will explore these questions through dialogues between our postgraduate research students and Dr Jon Beasley-Murray, author of the 2010 ground-breaking critique of cultural studies, Posthegemony: Political Theory and Latin America (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press).

Contributors to the workshop will participate in roundtable discussions with Dr Beasley-Murray and members of Newcastle University’s academic staff. Doctoral students will be asked to familiarize themselves with the arguments from Posthegemony and to prepare very short statements (maximum two sides of A4) regarding problems of method, problems with regard to hegemony, and/or problems regarding inter-disciplinarity for circulation at the workshop. These will be the basis for the day’s discussions.

Jon Beasley-Murray is a Visiting Fellow at Newcastle University, thanks to a generous grant from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. His home institution is the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, where he lectures in Latin American Studies. He has published widely on Latin American culture and politics and on contemporary political theory and philosophy. He has made some interesting contributions to Wikipedia (see, and he blogs at:


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Karl Marx

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Historical Materialism Toronto
York University
11-13 May

The 2012 Historical Materialism Toronto Conference Programme is now available. Follow the link below for a PDF. 

No further changes to the dates and times of sessions will be possible. Please note that room numbers have not yet been assigned.

All sessions will happen in the Accolade West building atYork.


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The Charter



1839:  The Chartist Insurrection
David  Black and Chris Ford
(Unkant Publishing)

ISBN:  978-0-9568176-6-2
Published:  April 2012, 268pp

‘This book assists us greatly in understanding the potential for future challenges to the system’ — John McDonnell MP

‘In retrieving the suppressed history of the Chartist Insurrection, David Black and Chris Ford have produced a revolutionary handbook’ — Ben Watson

1839, the year after QueenVictoria’s coronation, saw a chain of events which brought Britain closer to revolution than at any time since the English Civil War – or any time since. The issue was the unjust and corrupt electoral system, in which only seven hundred thousand people were entitled to vote in a country of twenty-five million. Drawing on the accounts of the participants themselves – agitators, conspirators, idealists, journalists, informers, soldiers and  politicians – 1839 shows how Parliament’s rejection of the first Chartist petition for Universal Suffrage led to mass rioting, a failed general strike and insurrections in south Wales and northern England.

The events of 1839 are  presented not just as a battle of wills between the Chartists and the Government, but also as a battle of ideas between the radicals themselves on questions of democracy, social justice, and the ‘limits’ of peaceful protest.

Foreword by John McDonnell MP. Appendices include Julian Harney’s ‘The Tremendous Uprising’ and Edward Aveling’s memoir, ‘George Julian Harney: A Straggler of 1848’. Illustrated throughout.

David  Black  is author of ‘Acid: A New Secret  History of LSD’ and ‘Helen Macfarlane: A Feminist, Revolutionary Journalist and Philosopher in Mid-Nineteenth Century England’.

Chris  Ford’s works  include ‘The  Crossroads of the European Revolution: Ukrainian Social-Democrats and Communists  1917-1920’ (Critique, 2010), and Introduction to ‘Borotbism: A Chapter in the History of the  Ukrainian Revolution’ by Ivan Maistrenko.


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The El Martillo Project
Eclectic Electric Collective

In 2010 an inconspicuous looking suitcase was sent from Berlin to Mexico City containing a 39-foot tall inflatable silver hammer. Thus began El Martillo’s odyssey to protest the United Nations Climate Conference in Cancún. El Martillo’s short, but glorious life, climaxed when protesters from Marea Creciente (Rising Tide) stormed the conference complex fences, gigantic hammer above their heads. In full view of the press Mexican police tore the inflatable to pieces. Within an hour global the media corporations declared El Martillo a symbol of the climate changes protests as its image travelled across the world.

The El Martillo Project documents the whole process from its conception and construction to the media flurry it sparked off. Included are numerous full color images and documentation of the project; texts and analysis by David Graeber, Alex Dunst, and Cristian Guerrero; an interview with John Jordan from the Laboratory of Insurrectionary Imagination; and a fold out technical manual and plan for creating giant inflatable hammers.

Initially inspired by the quote “Art is not a mirror held up to reality, but a hammer with which to shape it,” The El Martillo Project aims to inspire creative action and joyful disobedience.

Bio: Eclectic Electric is a German art collective operating at the borders of art and activism.
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Released by Minor Compositions, Wivenhoe / Brooklyn/ Port Watson
Minor Compositions is a series of interventions & provocations drawing from autonomous politics, avant-garde aesthetics, and the revolutions of everyday life.

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It starts tomorrow,

When I go to work’

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Human Rights

Human Rights


The Department of Sociology, Goldsmiths, University of London invites you to

Massimiliano Tomba (University ofPadua) 

A Contribution to the Critique of Human Rights

21 May 2012

Richard Hoggart Building, Room 137



Human rights are in crisis. Their crisis does not depend on their violations in particular states of emergency which interrupt the ‘normal’ course of the liberal-democratic state. Rather, I consider this crisis as something that is deeply rooted in the nature of human rights. Taking into account the problem of human rights and their protection in a unique constellation that includes the concepts of ‘power’, ‘rights’ and ‘subjects of right’, I will consider them and their crisis not as a deviation from a supposed progressive development of democracy but as an expression of the aporia of political modernity.

From this perspective I consider the increasing of violations of human rights not as an exception but as the consequent expression of the aporia of political modernity. Crisis therefore is not something that happens in the course of modernity but is rather the course as such, ever since the birth of modern political concepts. Rethinking human rights today means considering them beyond the horizon of their crisis: not as the rights of ‘bare life’ but setting out from ‘just life’.


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Special Conference Edition (International Conference on Critical Education, University of Athens, 12-16 July 2011)


Jerrold L. Kachur, University of Alberta, Canada: The Liberal Virus in Critical Pedagogy: Beyond “Anti-This-and-That” Postmodernism and Three Problems in the Idea of Communism

Giorgos Tsimouris, Panteion University, Athens, Greece: The task of critical educator in the era of globalized immigration: a view from the European periphery

Periklis Pavlidis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece: The Rise of General Intellect and the Meaning of Education. Reflections on the Contradictions of Cognitive Capitalism

Dimitris Zachos, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece: Institutional Racism? Roma children, local community and school practices

Nathalia E. Jaramillo, University of Auckland, New Zealand: Occupy, Recuperate and Decolonize

Charlotte Chadderton, University of East London, London, England: UK secondary schools under surveillance: What are the implications for race? A Critical Race and Butlerian analysis

Marnie Holborow, Dublin City University, Ireland: Neoliberalism, human capital and the skills agenda in higher education – the Irish case

Panagiotis Sotiris, University of the Aegean, Mytilene, Lesvos, Greece: Theorizing the Entrepreneurial University: Open questions and possible answers

George Pasias, University of Athens, and Yannis Roussakis, National Education Research Centre, Greece: “Who marks the bench?” A critical review of the neo-European educational “paradigm”

Ira Papageorgiou, Hellenic Open University, Athens, Greece: Educational activities in campaign organisations: Promoting migrants’ socio-political involvement through language education

Panagiotis Maniatis, University of Athens, Athens, Greece: Critical Intercultural Education Necessities and Prerequisites for its development in Greece

Anastasia Liasidou, Roehampton University, London, England: Inclusive education and critical pedagogy at the intersections of disability, race, gender and class

Anastassios Liambas, University of Thessaloniki, Greece, and Ioannis Kaskaris, 37th Primary School of Thessaloniki, Greece: Dialog and the love in the work of Paulo Freire

Christopher A. Warren, Purdue University, Indiana, USA: The Effect of Post-Racial Theory on Education

Evgenia Flogaitis, Christina Nomikou, Elli Naoum, and Christina Katsenou, University of Athens, Greece: Investigating the possibilities of creating a Community of Practice. Action Research in three educational institutions

Karen François, Free University Brussels, Belgium and Charoula Stathopoulou, University of Thessaly, Greece: In-Between Critical Mathematics Education and Ethnomathematics. The Case of a Romany Students’ group Mathematics Education

Zeynep Mine Derince, Marmara University, Turkey: Reflections on Teaching Practices through Conditionings in Turkey

Tzina Kalogirou and Konstantinos Malafantis, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece: Do I dare / disturb the universe?  Critical Pedagogy and the ethics of resistance to and engagement with literature

Matina Balampekou and Georgis Floriotis, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece: Antonio Gramsci, Education and Science

Vicki Macris, University of Alberta, Calgary, Canada: Towards a Pedagogy of Philoxenia (Hospitality): Negotiating Policy Priorities for Immigrant Students in Greek Public Schools

Alessandra Troian, UFRGS – Brazil, and Marcelo Leandro Eichler, UFSC – Brazil: Extension or communication? The perceptions of southern Brazilian tobacco farmers and rural agents about rural extension and Framework Convention on Tobacco Control

Konstantinos Avramidis, National Technical University of Athens, Greece, and Konstantina Drakopoulou, University of Athens, Greece: Graffiti Crews’ Potential Pedagogical Role


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