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    Apologies for cross-posting! 2nd Call for Papers Mobility and Successful Ageing An International Conference Place: Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden Date: 1 -3
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      Apologies for cross-posting!


      2nd Call for Papers

      Mobility and Successful Ageing
      An International Conference

      Place: Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden
      Date: 1 -3 April 2009
      Deadline for abstract submission: 15 December 2008.
      Updated conference web page: http://www.umu.se/soc_econ_geography/conference/call.html

      Hereby the Department of Social and Economic Geography and the Centre of Population Studies/Ageing and Living Condition Programme, Umeå University, would like to call for papers to be presented at the international research conference Mobility and Successful Ageing. The conference is co-organized by the International Geographical Union's Commission for Population Geography and by the International Geographical Union's Commission on the Geography of Tourism, Leisure and Mobility.

      Themes

      In focus of the conference are the interrelations between two distinctive features of contemporary society; population ageing and geographical mobility. Mobility in different forms – permanent, temporary, virtual – is a topic of growing concern in the social sciences today, due to the trends of increasing mobility but also to the awareness regarding mobility’s role in shaping spatial patterns and social relations. New opportunities to be mobile as well as constraints to mobility, in different forms, affect the socio-economic situation and everyday lives of both the young and the elderly. Mobility is usually associated with the young age groups, but mobility is increasingly important among the growing number of elderly people. Moving to attractive places, going for holidays, circulating between various activities in daily life, are all parts of the lives of the successful, wealthy and healthy elderly, whilst those constrained by physical and cognitive disabilities, social isolation and economic limitations may be forced to immobility and restrained from a successful ageing in our increasingly mobile society. The interrelations between ageing and mobility affect not only the living conditions of the elderly but also society in general and include issues such as mobility of the also the young, regional demographic changes, transportation, intergenerational contacts, housing demand, travel demand, supply of tourist activities etc.

      The conference theme includes
      • geographical mobility in a broad sense;
      • international migration,
      • internal migration,
      • residential mobility,
      • commuting, daily travel,
      • tourism,
      • sojourning,
      • virtual mobility
      • etc
      all related to various aspects of ageing; demographic ageing, physical and cognitive ageing, ageing in society and living conditions of the elderly.

      For more information, please visit the conference web page http://www.umu.se/soc_econ_geography/conference/call.html or contact Prof Dieter K. Müller, Department of Social and Economic Geography, Umeå Universty ( dieter.muller@...).

      Welcome to Umeå

      Dieter K. Müller

      _________________________________________________________________________________
      Dieter K. Müller, Ph.D., Professor, Vice Head of Department
      Department of Social and Economic Geography, Umeå University
      SE-901 87 Umeå, Sweden

      Tel.: +46 - 90 - 786 63 66, cell.: + 46 - 70 - 216 43 27, fax: +46 - 90 - 786 63 59
      E-post: dieter.muller@...

      Homepage:
      http://www.umu.se/soc_econ_geography/personal/muller_dieter.html

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