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Conference «Challenges for Youth Socialisation: Xenophobia, Extremism and Violence»

This conference aims to address the current challenges of socialisation of young people. The focus will be on socialisation processes that lead to problematic attitudes and behaviours.

Theme:   
Western societies are undergoing constant social change. At present, the risks and dangers of this change receive increasing public attention, but also become foci of scientific research. Migration, medialisation, populism and other phenomena are intensely discussed and perceived as a threat by parts of the population. One consequence of threat perceptions is that ideologies that promise stability and security are supported. Xenophobia, extremism and violence are negative consequences of these trends. Due to their developmental stage, young people are particularly affected by social change. Youth is a core socialisation phase and young people, their values, attitudes and behavioural patterns are more open than those of later age groups to impacts of societal experiences and socialisation agents. The conference aims to address the current challenges of socialisation of young people. The focus will be on socialisation processes that lead to problematic attitudes and behaviours. Four topics will be examined in detail: 1. How current social change can be analysed theoretically, e.g. on the basis of anomie and disintegration approaches. 2. Which socialisation processes lead to xenophobia or protect against the formation of corresponding prejudices. 3. How social and individual values lead to the formation of violence and extremism. 4. How migration and associated threat perceptions shape the socialisation of young people.

Keynote speakers:
Klaus Boehnke, Jacobs University Bremen, Germany
John Hagan, Northwestern University, US
Wilhelm Heitmeyer, Institute for Interdisciplinary Research on Conflict and Violence (IKG), University of Bielefeld, Germany
Ariel Knafo, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Nadezhda Lebedeva, National Research University, Higher School of Economics, Russia
Susanne Rippl, Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany

Discussants:
Mandy Boehnke, BIGGSS, University of Bremen, Germany
Marlies Buchmann, University of Zurich/Jacobs Center, Switzerland
Angela Ittel, Berlin University of Technology, Germany
Martina Klicperova, Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic
Claire Wallace, University of Aberdeen, UK
Christian Welzel, Leuphana University, Germany

Dates: from 19 till 22 September 2021
Location: Hotel Monte Verità, Ascona

Organised by: Prof. Dr. Dirk Baier, Institute of Delinquency and Crime Prevention, ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences (Switzerland) and Prof. Dr. Andreas Hadjar, Institute of Education and Society, University of Luxembourg (Luxembourg)

Funded by: Congressi Stefano Franscini (CSF)/ETH Zurich

Contact: youthconference2020@uni.lu
 

Datum

Von: 19. September 2021, 09.00 Uhr

Ort

Hotel Monte Verità, Ascona

Veranstalter

ZHAW School of Social Work and University of Luxembourg