World Congress on Violence

Jessica Bates JBATES at macollamh.ucd.ie
Mon Oct 14 14:57:57 MDT 1996


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												___CONGRESS ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR PAPERS___

											*World Congress on Violence and Human Coexistence*
                      							*17-21 August 1997*
                          			 *Dublin, Ireland*

--Theme--
Violence and the Future of Society

--Place--
University College Dublin, and Dublin Castle, Dublin, Ireland.


-- Announcement --
Will the twenty-first century be a century of greater violence than the
twentieth century?
Violence takes many, many forms and is present in so many dimensions of
life.  We are even beginning to see more gratuitous violence.  What are
the trajectories of the multiple  forms of violence?
The answers to these questions will be pursued during the World Congress
where the varieties and dimensions of violence will be better
identified.

The World Congress proposes to provide an interdisciplinary,
multicultural forum for expression, research, exchange, and
problem-solving on all aspects of the problems of violence.  A deeper
understanding of the many eruptions of violence in human life and
history can point to the conditions required for the fullness of human
coexistence as we move into the next millennium.

The organisers  invite everyone concerned with violence, its
understanding, its implications, and its victims to take part in this
World Congress.
Among the  specialists expected to participate are:  clinicians,
researchers, theoreticians, therapists, and teachers  in fields of
psychology, medicine, criminology, anthropology, biology, ecology,
history, sociology, education, social work,  and economics.

-- Programme --
The World Congress will take place over a period of five days.  Plenary
sessions and concurrent regular and special sessions are scheduled for
August 17, 18,19,  20, 21.
Participating groups and societies may, if they so desire, hold their
own meetings on Tuesday August 19.
Art exhibitions on the theme of violence will be on display in Dublin
galleries and museums  throughout the conference period.

--Round table and special sessions --
Special session projects are especially invited. Proposers of
highlighted sessions agree to organise the session, designate the
chairperson and speakers, and ensure their presence at the Congress.

-- Plenary Sessions --
There will also be all-Congress sessions, with featured speakers, around
the conference's main themes.

--Publication of Proceedings --
It is intended that the Proceedings of this World Congress will be
published.  Final papers should be with the Congress organisers for
final approval by October 31 1997.
*We do not claim exclusive right to publish papers presented nor do we
guarantee that every paper presented will be published.

--Abstracts--
If you are intending to present a paper would you kindly submit your
abstract before December 31, 1996.
Format:  1 page (200 words).  To be received either by email
(preferred), or by post either on paper or  computer disk (PC or Apple
Mac in text format).

-- Suggested Sections --

VIOLENT AND NON VIOLENT BEHAVIOUR
	Sport, violence, and coexistence
	Violence against the elderly
 The psychology of caring individuals
	Recidivist violence
	Processes in the formation of nuclei of violence
	Violence and juvenile imprisonment
	Gratuitous violence
	Violence by the very young
	Drugs, violence, and non-violence
	Youth gang violence
	Domestic violence
	Crime and violence
	Danger and violence in the workplace
	Reporting violence:  moral and practical dilemmas
 Torture and torturers
	Violence against children

MINORITY RIGHTS AND XENOPHOBIA IN THE EUROPEAN YEAR AGAINST RACISM
	Racist and xenophobia violence in Europe
 Ethnicity and non-violence
	Human rights violations
	Regionalism, secession, and political coexistence
		
CULTURE AND VIOLENCE
 Postmodern culture and violence
 The varities of fundamentalism
 Pursuing the understanding of religious fundamentalism
 Musics and violence
	Language and violence
 Violence and the media
	Cinema and violence
	Universe of discourse, doxa, and non-violence

GENDER, VIOLENCE, AND SEXUALITY
	Violence in personal and intimate relationships
	Masculinity, non-violence, and the reinvention of men
	Homophobia and violence
 Women and economic inequality
 Invisible aspects of violence against women
	The organized violent control of women and children
	Pornography
	Prostitution, sex tourism, and sex  trafficking
 Sexuality, culture, and violence in the longue duree

GLOBAL AND STRUCTURAL ASPECTS OF VIOLENCE AND NON-VIOLENCE
	Exploitation and violence
	Inequality, class, and violence
	Population growth and density and human coexistence
	Poverty and gendered poverty
 Global disparities between North and South
 Responsibility and the multi-mational	
 Marketing and production of the instruments of  violence
	Official and state violence
	Child soldiers
	Violence and civilizations
	Colonialism, postcolonialism, and violence
	Ethnic violence in the British Empire, 1500-2000
	Legal responses to violence against women and children
	Violence and the criminal justice system
	
EXPLANATIONS OF VIOLENCE
	Eliasian and figurational analyses of violence
	Foucauldian analyses of violence
	Hate
	The psychology of violence
	Personality theory and violence
	Cognitive disorders and violence
	Anxiety and mood disorders and violence
	Alienation
	The internal nature of violence
	Feminist explanations of violence
	Biological approaches to explaining violence
	The archeology of violence
	Existentialist contributions to the understanding of violence
	The nature of enmity

SPECIFIC REGIONS
 Former Yugoslavia and the European future
 Lessons from the violence in Irish history
 Route to peace in Ireland
	Longterm effects of the Northern Ireland troubles
	The disintegration of the Soviet Union and the future of peace
 Terrorism and nationality in South Asia
 Violence in Africa	
 Violence in South America

VICTIMS OF VIOLENCE
	Effects of violence on the individual
	Refugees
	Treating victims of violence
	Dangerous occupations	

THE FUTURE
 Education for non-violence
	Strategies for non-violent outcomes
	Gun control;  national and international
	Reintegration of violent ex-offenders
 Informal groups, citizen action,  and public safety			
	Citizen autonomy and healthy communities
	Rethinking the 'I' for a less violence prone human coexistence
	Egoism, rational choice, and social harmony
 The future of fundamentalism
 Nihilism
 Decentralization and the social future
	Solving the problem of rape
	Organized crime
	The role of the churches in society's future
	Non-violent responses to crime
	Darwinian approaches to the future of society	
	The reduction of structural and organized violence
	A feminist future
	The future of authenticity and inauthenticity
	Living in harmony with the natural environment and with other animal
 species
 The city of the future

LINKING THE SEPARATE TACTICS OF ANTI-VIOLENCE INTO A SOCIETAL STRATEGY
	
					

-- Registration --

Regular participants	
until 31-05-1997	#IR 90		
after 31-05-1997	#IR 100		

Accompanying person	#IR 35	
Accompanying a regular participant

Students / Unemployed		#IR 15	
Students must have a valid student card (to be photocopied and included
with registration form)
Unemployed persons must have an official stamp / signature from their
local unemployment office on the registration form.


Cheque or money order payable to World Coexistence.
N.B.:  Payment of registration fees is required of all participants.

Cancellation
Reimbursement of fees	
prior to 31-05-1997   less #IR 20	
after 31-05 1997	     no reimbursement

-- Lodging --
Student room:  Approximately #IR 24 per person per night

Hotel with breakfast (three price ratings):
(i)    Approximately #IR 35 (per person sharing per night)   e.g. at
Jury's Christchurch in the Liberties, Dublin.
(ii)   Approximately #IR 47 (per person sharing per night)
(iii)  Approximately #IR 52 (per person sharing per night)
N.B.:  Prices subject to change with inflation.

There is limited hotel and student accommodation available.  These prices
are on a first come first served basis.
A deposit of #50 per person will be necessary to secure hotel accommodation.

The social programme (Receptions, concerts, excursions) will be
announced in a second circular.
Only those persons having returned the attached registration form are
assured of receiving the next circular.

For further information please contact
Chairman of the Congress Organisation:
			Dr Don Bennett
			Dept of Sociology, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4,
			Ireland.
			E-Mail Don.Bennett at ucd.ie
Congress Secretary:
			Jessica Bates
			Dept of Sociology, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4,
			Ireland.
			E-Mail Jess.Bates at ucd.ie  Fax (353) 1 7061125

WWW Home Page:
			http://www.ucd.ie/~congress/congressindex.html


*PLEASE NOTE*
The World Congress organisers cannot provide funding to assist in any
way with travel, accomodation, or registration fees.  Costs of holding
this event, for example renting meeting rooms from the university, are
extremely high.  You are the hope of the future in relation to problems
of violence.  We are merely a team of working facilitators.
If you can offer any help, please join our team.




________________________________________________________________________

													         -- Registration Form --
	

	NAME:______________________________
	(Block letters)
	
	ADDRESS:_________________________________________________
                 _________________________________________________
                 _________________________________________________
                 _________________________________________________
                 _________________________________________________

  EMAIL: _______________________________

	ACCOMPANYING PERSON:		Name: __________________________

	If you propose to submit a paper, please specify Section No: __________
	
  Title of paper:
__________________________________________________________
	
	REGISTRATION FEES:  		  #IR _______
	ACCOMPANYING PERSON:	   #IR _______
	STUDENT:												    #IR ________
	HOTEL DEPOSIT								   #IR ________					

														TOTAL      #IR __________

  ARRIVAL  DATE: ________________________
	DEPARTURE DATE: _______________________

  ACCOMMODATION:
	HOTEL:  Single  /  Double
	HOTEL:   #IR35 per person sharing per night /
								  #IR47 per person sharing per night /
							  	#IR52 per person sharing per night
	STUDENT RESIDENCE:  Yes / No
	NUMBER OF NIGHTS: __________
	Please tick:						Sat 16 Aug
																   Sun 17 Aug
																   Mon 18 Aug
																   Tue 19 Aug
                   Wed 20 Aug
                   Thu 21 Aug
	

	
	For any of the above, a cheque or money order will be accepted, made
payable to 'World 	Coexistence' in #IR, #STG, or equivalent in $US or
$CAN dollars or EC currencies.


	SIGNATURE:						

  DATE:


  STAMP FROM LOCAL UNEMPLOYMENT OFFICE:
  (If applicable)





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Jessica Bates
World Congress on Violence and Human Coexistence
Department of Sociology
University College Dublin
Belfield
Dublin 4
Ireland

Email jess.bates at ucd.ie
Fax 353-1-7061125
http://www.ucd.ie/~congress/congressindex.html


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