Call for Papers - Mobility and Successful Ageing: An International Conference
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2nd Call for PapersHereby 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.
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
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 mobilitys 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,
- virtual mobility
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@...).
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