Proceedings of the 2022 International Conference on International Studies in Social Sciences and Humanities (CISOC 2022)

Conference name: Proceedings of the 2022 International Conference on International Studies in Social Sciences and Humanities (CISOC 2022)
Date: 28-29 July 2022
Location: Trois-Rivières, Canada (Offline)

This book brings together a selection of papers presented at The 2022 International Conference on International Studies in Social Sciences and Humanities (CISOC 2022), an international event organized at the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (Canada), with the support of the Universidad del Rosario (Colombia) and the University of Nottingham (UK). It took place at Trois-Rivières, Canadá, during 28–29 July 2022.

CISOC 2022 was conceived as a space for connection, debate and networking among delegates from the Global North and the Global South. As such, the event stimulated conversations, dialogues and discussions on a range of topics in the Social Sciences and Humanities—including neighbouring disciplines such as the Arts. In the 2022 edition, 46 authors from 10 countries (Australia, Canada, China, Colombia, Ecuador, France, Nepal, Pakistan, Peru, Spain) sent their proposals. Each proposal was selected after thorough editorial and rigorous peer-review processes. The Program Committee of CISOC 2022 was composed of a multidisciplinary group of 36 experts from 14 countries who evaluated each paper in a ‘double-blind review’ process.

This book introduces readers to the various debates about conceptual ideas and methodological approaches discussed by nearly three dozen authors. There are five main axes around which each chapter is grouped. First, a number of our authors reflect on universities and the emerging challenges they face. A case in point is the application of artificial intelligence to the teaching of international languages. Another relates to the issue of ethical (mis)conduct among university communities, particularly perceptions and practices of corruption and associated behaviours among students in Peru among other countries. Second, some authors analyse the different forms of communication and discourses relating to the COVID-19 vaccination processes in the media ecosystems of Argentina, Brazil, France, UK and USA while others interrogate how the Quebec platforms reports on feminism and related discourses and practices. Third, a strand of research investigates the interaction between social media and politics. A chapter features a critical analysis of the electoral processes in Brazil, Colombia, Mexico and the USA, while another proposes interesting and new methodological approaches to the study of (political) engagement with social media. Fourth, a number of chapters draw on key sociological approaches to frame contemporary developments as they relate to selected communities and groups in society. Examples range from a critical discussion of the consequences of libertarian ideology to a brilliant dissection of social participation in Colombia. Lastly, this book is characterized by interdisciplinarity whereby some of the emerging developments across the globe are approached and framed using conceptual and methodological frameworks drawn from disciplines other than the Social Sciences and Humanities. This is particularly reflected in the research that engages with the purchase of motivation during the COVID-19 pandemic or work that examines the concept of identity within the genre of cinematographic fiction. We would like to sincerely thank the CISOC 2022 Organizing Team, the Scientific Committee, the Logistic Committee, the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (Canada), the Universidad del Rosario (Colombia), the University of Nottingham (UK Campus) and to all colleagues who contributed to the success of this international event.

Moreover, we would like to congratulate all authors presented in this publication. We are sure their research will have a great impact on the discourses and scholarship in the relevant subject areas.

Daniel Barredo-Ibáñez
Farrah Bérubé
Paulo Carlos López-López
Daniel H. Mutibwa