Conference NRO 2020

Szczecin University Institute of Sociology and Szczecin division of the Polish Sociological Association,

Working Group 01 “Sociology of Local Global Relations” of  ISA

 invite you to the VI th International  Conference:


”Nations, Regions, Organizations : Cultures of Consumption”

15-16th October 2020, Szczecin


The 6th edition of the International Scientific Conference, dedicated to the analysis of social impact of the diversity of cultures, will be focusing on the discuss issues related to the role of consumption in the socio-cultural process. The spheres of culture and consumption are deeply connected, their development is mutually dependent and also raises a lot of problems.

The contemporary consumption exposes problems of cultural development.  The tendency of “economization of life” are clearly visible. The desire to improve the comfort of life, the level of pleasure and satisfaction leads to a "culture of hedonism".  The awareness of the ecological crisis creates an alternative orientation focused on “responsible consumption”.  The confrontation of these orientations should be the subject of the theoretical and empirical analysis.


During the conference we would like to focus on the following topics:

  • cultures of consumption in a local and global context
  • consumption and  consumerism in public discourse
  • life styles and consumption
  • assessment of “life economization” by individuals, groups and communities
  • identification and self-realization in contemporary cultures
  •  the differentiation of the cultures and consumption: local response to new global order
  • creating needs and creating consumption’s  restrictions in modern cultures
  • tendencies of diversification in culture and consumption
  • mass-media and social networks as spaces creating culture of consumption


Languages: English, Polish.


The website:

Contact info: Wioleta Bryniewicz ( e-mail: )

Fee: 80EURO or 300PLN - full participation; 40EURO or 150PLN - publication only or participation without presentation.  


Important dates:

  • 15/08/ 2020 - registration deadline
  • 20/08/ 2020 - deadline for conference fee payment
  • 31/01/ 2021 - deadline for sending publications

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