CALL FOR PAPERS: INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP Vietnamese Families in the Context of Industrialization, Modernization and Integration in Comparative Perspective Hanoi, 7-8 November 2013 (May 9, 2013)
Families play an essential role in individual development and performance of social functions and in maintaining and transferring cultural values from generation to generation. Having stable and strong families contribute significantly to the stability and development of the community and society. To build strong families is to invest in sustainable development. Vietnam’s Socio-Economic Development Strategy 2011-2020 emphasizes building happy and civil families as a strategic orientation in the coming decades.
In response to Vietnam Prime Minister’s declaration that 2013 is the Year of Vietnamese Families, and to help achieve the country’s family related strategic goals, the Institute for Family and Gender Studies (IFGS) will hold the workshop: “Vietnamese Families in the Context of Industrialization, Modernization and Integration in Comparative Perspective” in Hanoi, Vietnam. The objectives of the workshop are to (1) identify and analyze the characteristics and changes related to Vietnamese families since Doi Moi; and (2) share and exchange national and international research results and ideas related to Vietnamese families in the context of industrialization, modernization and integration. The issues that will be discussed in the workshop include: How are Vietnamese families functioning? What socio-economic factors have an influence on the functions of Vietnamese families? How are the functions of the Vietnamese families changing? What should be done to build happy, progressive, strong families and enable them to adapt to industrialization and modernization in Vietnam.
The organizers are inviting academic and scientific papers related to any of the following topics:
1. Family structure and functions
- Marriage and changes in marital patterns
- Family size
- Functions of family
2. Family relationships
- Husband and wife relationship
- Parents and children relationship
- Elderly and children relationship
3. Family values
- Opinions, ideas of family happiness and happy family
- Opinions, ideas of parents towards values of children
- Opinions, ideas of family and the roles of family in society
4. Family diversities
- Rural and urban family
- Vietnamese families in the North, South and the Central
- Family of ethnic groups and different religions
- Migrant family
- Other patterns of family: young families, de-factor marriages, divorce, etc.
5. Family law and policies
- Practices from international context
- Situation in Vietnam and lessons learnt
Workshop papers that are selected for presentation will be published.
DATE AND VENUE
Date: 7-8 November 2013
Venue: Hanoi, Vietnam
Abstract and registration: 10 June 2013
Full-length paper: 31 August 2013
LANGUAGE: Papers can be submitted in either English or Vietnamese.
FORMAT OF PAPER
+ Only papers which have not been published will be accepted.
+ Abstract: Approximately 300 words and presents the research question, theme, or topic and main content of the paper.
+ Full paper format:
- Papers must follow the format as below:
o Font: Time New Roman, size 13
o Margin: left 3 cm; right 2cm; top 2.5cm; bottom 2.5 cm
o 8.5 x 11 inch page, single
- A paper must not exceed 8,000 words (Including tables, diagrams, charts, and references)
Presenters are encouraged to use PowerPoint and other multi-media.
THERE IS NO REGISTRATION FEE FOR THE WORKSHOP
For more information, please contact:
Ms Tran Thi Cam Nhung
Department of Scientific Management and International Relations
Tel: ++844.39332986 Cell phone: ++84904.808818
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