“Social aspects of coronavirus pandemic” (2020)

Between April 13-24, researchers from Center for Sociological Research have conducted research aimed at investigating the social aspects of coronavirus pandemic in Serbia.

Preliminary results are presented in research report (in Serbia) authored by a group of CSI researchers.

“Formation of minority identity of women in Vojvodina”

The project is aimed at doing a systematic analysis of the influences which significantly contribute to the formation of the ethnic identity of minority women in Vojvodina. Under the supervision of professor Zolt Lazar, Karolina Lendak – Kabok will examine how the 1990s influenced the identity formation of ethnic minorities with special focus on gender differences. The intergenerational transfer of ethnic and cultural identity is often considered a female task, mainly through the role of motherhood, therefore the secondary aim of the project is to shed light on the role of mothers from minority communities in today’s society when it comes to preserving ethnic identity and transferring its attributes to younger generations.  The mothers’ role  will be compared to the role of fathers concerning the issue in question. The interviewiees will be members of ethnic minorities born between 1980 and 1990 in Vojvodina, with a special reference to women’s role in preserving minority identities. The research will be conducted using semi-structured interviews. After a thoruogh literature reivew in a field of minority and gender studies, an interview grid with pre-formulated questions will be created in order to guide the course of the interivews.  No less than 25 respondents will participate in the research. Interviews will be conducted with both women and men from minority communities. Respondents will be identified using the snowball method. Interviews will be transcribed, and the texts will be coded. After coding, a detailed analysis and quantification of codes will be introduced. In order to work as efficiently as possible, qualitative analysis will be done in the Atlas.ti software package.

Social actors in the protection of the architectural heritage: A sociological study for the management plan of the Petrovaradin Fortress (2015)

In 2015, during the months of November and December, the Center for Sociological Research carried out a (sub)project, entitled: “Social actors in the protection of the architectural heritage: A sociological study for the management plan of the Petrovaradin Fortress”, as part of the larger project entitled: “Development of the Management Plan of the Petrovaradin Fortress” implemented by the Institute for the protection of the cultural monuments of the city of Novi Sad, with the financial support of the Ministry of Culture and Information and the Provincial Secretariat for Culture and Public Information. The (sub)project was led by Dr. Ana Pajvančić – Cizelj, and the 4th year students of sociology participated as interviewers. Professor Ljubinko Pušić made a great contribution to the planning of the project. The following activities were carried out within the Center:

• Development of an instrument and sample for the sociological research of the socio-spatial needs of the residents of Novi Sad related to the Petrovaradin Fortress;

• Training of interviewers (students of the Department of Sociology) who surveyed the residents of Novi Sad and Podgradje, total sample of 500 respondents;

• Organization and coordination of field research.

The social and cultural potential of the Roma ethnic community in Serbia (2014)

In 2014, the Center for Sociological Research conducted a project which had an aim to explore the cultural and social potential of the Roma community. The study was conducted on a sample of 1200 respondents. The results of the project serve to advance the basis for planning and designing national and local Roma inclusion policies, but also contributed to reshaping the views – predominantly negative – on the social capital of the Roma population. Researchers from three universities participated in the study and the project was led by Dr. Valentina Sokolovska. The project was supported by the Open Society Fund in Serbia.

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