FIRST YOUNG SOCIOLOGISTS BARCELONA CONFERENCE ON SOCIAL PROBLEMS

May 31, 2012 in Eventos by Santiago

Friday 8 June 2012 = Aula 9A
Universitat de Barcelona, Av. Diagonal 690

Coordinated by Santiago Martínez, Estel Villaronga, and Xavier Tobella

Resume of the conference:Conference Social Problemas

REGISTRATION = 9 to 9:30 am

PANEL A. TOWARDS A NEW SOCIETY = 9:30 to 11:30 am
1. Mobile Phone’s Addiction – Nowadays mobiles phone are developed and they have many applications as “whatsapp”, “facebook”, games, and so on. By Ariadna Cardona, Andrea Marcos, and Raquel Morales.
2. The Other Face of Social Networks – The increase and improvement of new technologies are priorities in postmodern societies.  By Cristina de Cabanyes, Estefanía Legeren, Teresa Quintana, and Antoni Simó.
3. City Daily Life – Daily life in the city of Barcelona. By Joan Oliete, and Dani Viñuelas.

PANEL B. DISCRIMINATION PROCESSES = 12 to 2 pm
4. Gender Discrimination – Gender is a social construction. People expect that you act in a way to correspond your sex. By Marta Iborra, Daniel Torres Dwyer, and Claudia Owoola.
5. Clock Square As a Melting Pot – Clock Square, in Fondo district in Barcelona, is the neuralgic point where people from different cultures interact. By Abel Ávalos, Sara Marcos, Carla-Valeria Martínez, and Bruno Rodríguez.
6. Discrimination to Immigrants – Study of the discrimination against black immigrants in Spain, mainly from Africa. By Anna del Paso, Aitor Galán, and Carla Paniagua.

LUNCH TIME

PANEL C. SOCIAL PROBLEMS AND PUBLIC POLICY = 3:30 to 5:30 pm
7. The Smoking Addiction – The problem of nicotine addiction among young people in Spain. By Arnaud Chevolet, Janna Fedotovskaya, and Henry Kramers.
8. Alcohol and Teenagers: The Case of Gràcia – The impact of the botellón and binge drinking in the district of Gràcia in Barcelona. By Xavier Tobella, Juan B. García, and Marçal Sansano.
9. MacDonaldization of Society: Fast Food and Obesity – Study of the patterns of families going to McDonald’s. By Estel Villaronga, Xavier Martínez, and Jenni Lipponen.

PANEL D. REFORM AND PROTEST = 6 to 8:20 pm
10. Killing Health Care – The economic crisis is seriously damaging the health sector in Spain. By Yolanda Colás, and Silvia Losada.
11. Outrage Movements – People’s opinions about the governmental administration in the present crisis. By Àngela del Amo, Laura Benítez, and Juliette Robles.
12. Catalonia: The Imagined Community – What happens when democracy was reinstalled after Franco’s dictatorship, and Spain did not want Catalonia and Basque Country to have a “special status”. By Fabiola Neverson, Sonya Nikolova, and Eyanne Sebatigita.
13. Anomic Protests and Demonstrations – Analysis of the situation of anomic protests and outraged movements in Barcelona. By Santiago Héritier, Robin Klein, and Roser Monsó.

VIOLIN CONCERT by Ms. Estel Villaronga = 8:20 – 8:45 pm
“EL cant dels ocells” by Pau Casals, violin arrangement by EV.
“La vida breve” by Manuel de Falla.

DINNER (OPTIONAL)

Many thanks to all the participants:
FIRST YOUNG SOCIOLOGISTS BARCELONA CONFERENCE ON SOCIAL PROBLEMS

 

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