CfP: Social Change in the Gulf Societies in the 21st Century

Call for articles, deadline 15 September 2020

Call for Papers: Gulf Studies Centre 5th Annual International Conference

"Social Change in the Gulf Societies in the 21st Century”

11 - 12 November, 2020

Qatar University, Higher Administration Building (B01) – Conference Room

Full paper submission deadline: September 15, 2020

The conference aims to explore how economic transformation, educational reforms, social media, rapid urbanization, and a growing expatriate population have brought about deep changes in Gulf societies. For instance, the nature and the scope of employment in the Gulf have changed significantly over recent decades; as a result, more and more men and women are joining formal employment. Interestingly, the economic benefits of gender diversity in the workforce constitute a strong case for encouraging female participation across the region. Increasing participation in work liberates males and females from traditional occupations and further provides disposable income that shapes families and enables people to make personal decisions more independently than ever before, leading to significant social change.

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