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Antropologia Special Issue Call for Articles
Growing up outside families: cultures, religions and politics in independent children’s process of identity
Paper submission (5,000-6,000 excluding footnotes) due January 30, 2017
October 2017 Continue reading CFP – Growing up outside families: independent children’s process of identity
The Rutgers Series in Childhood Studies is dedicated to increasing our understanding of children and childhoods throughout the world, reflecting a perspective that highlights cultural dimensions of the human experience. The books in this series are intended for students, scholars, practitioners, and those who formulate policies that affect children’s everyday lives and futures.
We are pleased to announce a call for book proposals for The Rutgers Series in Childhood Studies. Having long been under the careful stewardship of Founding Editor Myra Bluebond-Langner, the series will now be edited by Jill E. Korbin and EJ Sobo.
A One-Day Conference
Rutgers University, Camden
March 31, 2017
Keynote speaker: Orlando Patterson, Harvard University
Deadline for abstracts: October 1, 2016
The killing of Trayvon Martin in 2012 and the publication of The New Jim Crow in 2010, among other watershed moments, have stimulated renewed anger and attention to the legacies of slavery in the United States, more than a hundred and fifty years after emancipation. This one-day conference brings together research on the diversity of practices, identities, and institutions of unfreedom—in the past and present, in the United States and beyond—and how the ghosts of those diverse unfreedoms continue to inhabit, animate, and haunt the present. Continue reading CFP – Diverse Unfreedoms and their Ghosts
Special Issue of Contemporary Social Science
Papers are invited that explore how citizens participate in society. What leads them to participate, and what are the consequences of their participation? These are important policy and practice relevant questions about political activism, defined as responding to matters of common concern. Many social science disciplines have explored these issues including social psychologists, political scientists, sociologists and social anthropologists. Central to these explorations is the question of how contemporary politics mark lives and how lives mark contemporary politics. This covers a range of concerns from health to education, environment to poverty, migration to domestic violence, gender identities to political conflict. In particular, we welcome studies that examine political activism across the life-course. Continue reading CFP – Political Activism Across the Life-Course
High Quality Culturally Responsive and Responsible Early Childhood Programs
Special Issue of Taboo: The Journal of Culture & EducationGuest Editors: Brian L. Wright, Zeynep Isik-Ercan, & Donna Y. Ford
Download the full call here (PDF): Taboo Special Issue Call for Papers
Registration now open
Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th September 2016
Please join us for a special two-day event celebrating the 40th anniversary of Mildred Taylor’s classic children’s novel, Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry. Continue reading Mildred Taylor symposium at Cambridge
Call for Papers – Edited Volume
Beyond Binaries: Exploring Children’s Lives Across Worlds
Download the call for papers here (PDF): Beyond Binaries
Editors: Dr. Afua Twum-Danso Imoh, Professor Michael Bourdillon,, Sylvia Meischner and Dr. Fernanda Wanderley.
Childhood Cancer: Powerful Words
review by Cindy Dell Clark, PhD.
Uncertain Futures: Communication and Culture in Childhood Cancer Treatment
by Ignasi Clemente
Wiley-Blackwell, 248 pp, October 2015
With regard to our kids, words we hope never to hear or have to say include “cancer” and “death.” We hope to avoid these words altogether, and when they arise, there is a tendency to shower the children involved with charity, pretense, and diversion: visiting clowns, get-well toys, or, as a last resort, wishes-come-true through the Make-A-Wish Foundation or Kids Wish Network. Justin Bieber alone is said to have participated in some 250 wishes-come-true for children with life-threatening conditions.