Special issue of Social Science & Medicine

Dear ACYIG,

We are writing to solicit ideas and feedback regarding a proposal for a special issue of Social Science & Medicine. This special issue will be dedicated to the examination of masculinity and traditional male gender norms as they impact societal integration, physical and mental health, and help-seeking and utilization of healthcare within military and veteran populations. We are specifically interested in examining these topics across the lifespan in societies and communities in which government-sponsored military status or non-governmental militarism may influence male identity. In advance of submitting a formal proposal for a special issue, we are reaching out to academics and researchers such as yourself who may be interested in submitting papers on these topics.

We wish to gauge your interest in submitting a paper for this special issue. We would also welcome ideas and suggestions for tailoring this proposal in accordance with the journal’s mission to represent international and cross discipline perspectives, including work within the fields of medicine, anthropology, and social and clinical psychology. Finally, we would be very grateful for any suggestions you might have as to the names (along with contact information) of colleagues who might be interested discussing the proposed special issue and/or submitting a paper in line with these topics.  We are hopeful that, providing reference to other academics interested in participating through paper submission, our proposal for a special issue will be well received by the journal editors.

Thank you in advance for any thoughts, suggestions, and willingness to contribute to this proposal idea.

If you are interested please e-mail Samantha Solimeo at: [email protected]

Professor of Childhood and Youth

Professor of Childhood and Youth

Edge Hill University

EHP0022-0114

Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Salary:  Negotiable
Location:  Ormskirk
Hours:  Full time

Edge Hill is a dynamic university with a clear sense of direction, a forward-thinking culture and significant resources to invest in its future. The University seeks exceptional individuals to join our intellectually stimulating, creative and inclusive community.

The Faculty of Arts & Sciences is a diverse grouping of academic and professional traditions, with a strong sense of identity and a fast-growing reputation for its research and teaching.  A number of openings have arisen for highly motivated and enthusiastic individuals to join the Faculty. We are particularly keen to continue to build our research capacity, and welcome applications from established researchers or those committed to developing their research careers.

We are seeking to appoint a Professor of Early childhood Studies. Candidates for professorships are expected to have a strong research and teaching profile, a successful track record in research income generation, experience of supervising doctoral vivas and of the external examining of research students.

This post offers the opportunity to contribute to the development of research and knowledge transfer in a key area within the Faculty’s portfolio. You will join a team of staff with research strengths in areas such as the law and policy for young children and families; social and development psychology; childhood education and care; diversity and equality; safeguarding young children and young people; international perspectives on children and families and youth culture.

The post will require an individual with the ability to integrate research and teaching, and with demonstrable experience of close collaborative working with other academics and professionals. Experience of contributing actively to the further development of their discipline through professional networks will also be important.

For informal enquiries about any of these vacancies, you may wish to contact Professor George Talbot, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research) and Dean of Arts & Sciences, at [email protected]

For an online application form and job description, please visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/jobs

Ref:  EHP0022-0114
Closing Date:  5 Mar 2014
Date Posted:  22 Jan 2014
More Information

Please send completed applications by e-mail to [email protected] or to Human Resources, Edge Hill University, St Helens Road, Ormskirk, Lancashire, L39 4QP.

CFP: Special Issue on The Rise of Developmental Science

Call for Papers: Special Issue on The Rise of Developmental Science: Debates on Health and Humanity

Guest Editors
Dominique P Béhague, Vanderbilt University & King’s College London
Samuel Lézé, École Normale Supérieure de Lyon

http://www.journals.elsevier.com/social-science-and-medicine/news/special-issue-on-the-rise-of-developmental-science/

Social Science & Medicine is soliciting papers for a Special Interdisciplinary Issue on the unique challenges arising in the creation of child/adolescent developmental expertise throughout the 20th and 21st centuries. Since the Enlightenment, the child’s developmental journey to adulthood has served as a prism for philosophical and scientific formulations of what it means to be healthy, normal, and human. Relative to other subfields in psychiatry and psychology, however, the focus on child/adolescent development and mental illness is both new and increasingly contested. As clinicians begin to work with an ever younger patient-population, critics from both outside and within relevant fields have begun sounding warning bells, since much of the evidence about early intervention, “normal/abnormal” development and treatment is uncertain and prone to undue pathologisation. Thus, experts are also calling for increased interdisciplinarity to better account for the unpredictability of development and the socio-cultural, economic, and biological heterogeneity in which normal/abnormal development and mental illness unfold.

Taking child/adolescent developmental expertise as an object of socio-cultural analysis, this special issue aims to explore how normative and marginal trends in this scientific subfield evolve in diverse socio-cultural and geopolitical contexts. The call builds on an existing set of manuscripts drawn from a workshop co-sponsored by Brunel University and the Royal Anthropological Institute entitled “The Rise of Child Science and Psy-expertise” (London, May 29-30, 2012). We welcome submissions that consider the institutionalized worlds of science, medicine and education alongside the everyday lives of children and youth from historical and/or contemporary perspectives. Papers should be both empirically-based and theoretically informed. As we aim to influence core practices in science, medicine and policy, authors are also invited, though not required, to consider how the critical study of expert knowledge – and the diversity that exists therein — can inform constructive debate on how best to produce and apply this knowledge.

Paper topics may include:

  • Comparative analysis of distinct ethno-psychiatric/psychological traditions and of normative and marginal research trends in child/adolescent science and clinical practice, including their institutionalized and increasingly globalized applications
  • Intersection of child/adolescent science and policy-development; e.g. growing interest in prevention and early intervention; emerging work on adolescent brain plasticity and implications for public policy and juridical practice
  • Implications of diverse trends in developmental science and child psychiatry for pedagogy, including psychologization of learning and school life through specific diagnoses (ADHD) and broader concepts (well-being, self-esteem, mindfulness)
  • Social vulnerability, ethnicity, inequity and minority status in child development research and clinical practice; global humanitarianism and medicalization of traumatic experience in children and youth
  • Popular uses and interpretations of emerging models of child development by advocacy groups, with special attention to the recent turn towards “child-centric” research and constructs of child agency
  • Interaction between “child” and “adult” categories in science, e.g. the methodological and conceptual tensions that research on child/adolescent development injects into mainstream adult psychiatry/psychology
  • Biologization of the child/adolescent in biopsychiatry and neuroscience, e.g. the adolescent brain; mother-infant bonding; geneticization; pharmaceuticalization

Authors can submit their papers any time after October 1st and up until the 18th February 2014. Online submission can be found at: http://ees.elsevier.com/ssm/default.asp. When asked to choose article type, please stipulate ‘Special Issue: Debates on Humanity/Child-development.’ In the ‘Enter Comments’ box, the title of the Special Issue, along with any further acknowledgements, should be inserted. All submissions should meet Social Science & Medicine author guidelines (http://ees.elsevier.com/ssm). Please contact [email protected]edu and [email protected] for further questions.

 

Equity for Children is looking for a new Program Manager

Equity for Children is looking for a new Program Manager – is it you?

If you have professional experience in the field of development, poverty, and human rights, and are looking to make a long-lasting impact as a Program Manager who is committed to advocating for children’s rights, then this position is for you.

Equity for Children (EFC) is a non-profit affiliated with the International Affairs graduate program at The New School who aims to raise awareness and promote advocacy and influential research, conduct interviews with field experts, send out monthly newsletters to subscribers, and conduct hands-on projects and collaborations with other universities and related organizations. We are partners with Equidad para la Infancia in Argentina and Equidade para a Infancia in Brazil. We envision a world where all children can enjoy their social, economic, cultural and political rights. We want to help build societies based on social justice and fair distribution of power and resources for children and their families, where all children are protected from harm and discrimination. Do you want to help us achieve the same?

We are looking for a motivated self-starter to jump right in as Program Manager and learn the ins and outs of the organization. Reporting to the Director of Equity for Children and working closely with the Director of Research and Programs, the Program Manager participates fully in all the research and programmatic activities of Equity for Children.  The Program Manager provides administrative oversight and develops, manages, coordinates and helps execute Equity for Children’s initiatives. This permanent, part-time position requires 20 hours weekly.

The core responsibilities of this position span over five key areas:

  • Website Management and Social Media
  • Administration
  • Programming (Content)
  • Marketing Communications
  • Fundraising

The skills and qualifications of this position include:

  • Strong interest and experience in the field of children’s rights and human rights
  • Highly developed project management skills, very organized and attentive to detail
  • Excellent organizational, written and communications skills
  • Self-motivated and collaborative, team player
  • Experienced working with multi-leveled organizations, such as executive director, advisory boards and deans
  • Program management and fundraising experience
  • High proficiency w/ WordPress, light HTML, and databases; experience with Adobe Photoshop and FinalCutPro programs is a plus
  • Proficiency in written and spoken Spanish language strongly preferred
  • Preference given to recent post-graduates or students with at least 2 semesters of graduate coursework completed at The New School or other higher level post-graduate universities

To learn more about the detailed responsibilities of this position, please click here.

Time Frame: The position will start training immediately. Formal employment starts March 15th.

If you have experience working in a similar capacity and want to make an active and lasting contribution to promote equity for children, please submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected]edu by Monday, February 24, 2014 with the subject line: ‘Program Manager – Equity for Children. We look forward to hearing from you!

 

CFP: Gender and Childhood Conference

Call for Papers

 

“Fun with Dick and Jane: Gender and Childhood”

A Gender Studies Conference at the University of Notre Dame

South Bend, Indiana

December 4-6, 2014

In recent years, there has been great interest in questions of gender and childhood, ranging from issues around boys wearing princess costumes to school; to Disney princess culture; to parents refusing to announce a baby’s biological sex; to pre-teen children coming out as gay, lesbian, and queer; to toy companies marketing toys by gender; to gender-related bullying, and more.

How are children gendered?  How do we account for transgender children? How have ideas about girls and boys changed historically?  How are children hailed as gendered consumers? How do schools inculcate ideas about gender? How do children’s books promote ideas about gender?  How do changing ideas about parenting relate to children’s gendering?

This conference seeks to explore issues of gender and childhood through multiple lenses and from a wide range of disciplines.  We welcome papers on gender and childhood in media, literature, history, anthropology, biology, architecture, philosophy, art history, sociology, education, and more.  We are especially open to interdisciplinary approaches.

Topics might include:

  • Representations of children in film, children’s books, adult books, TV shows, paintings, photography. etc.;
  • Childhood spectatorship and fandoms;
  • Gendered childhood spaces;
  • Gendered toys and games;
  • Ideologies of childhood sexuality;
  • Parenting books and gender;
  • Children and gay parents;
  • Sports and gender;
  • Children’s fashion;
  • Reality TV and children’s gender;
  • Children’s fiction and gender;
  • Transgender children;
  • Children’s own media and internet practices;
  • Journalism and childhood;
  • Gender and bullying;
  • Transnational gender identities;
  • Schooling practices.

Proposals should consist of a 200 word abstract of the paper, a list of three keywords, and a brief biographical statement listing your title, the name of your college or university, and your areas of research and writing . Proposals for creative work – poetry, short stories, short films, will be considered.

Please indicate technology needs, such as powerpoint or DVD.

Proposals are due by May 1, 2014

Send proposals to:

https://notredame-web.ungerboeck.com/spa/spa_p1_authors.aspx?oc=10&cc=114020403651

Questions can be addressed to: Pamela Wojcik, Director of Gender Studies, The University of Notre Dame, by email, with the subject line “Gender and Childhood”: [email protected]

Conference call: Gender and Childhood

Call for Papers

 

“Fun with Dick and Jane: Gender and Childhood”

A Gender Studies Conference at the University of Notre Dame

South Bend, Indiana

December 4-6, 2014

In recent years, there has been great interest in questions of gender and childhood, ranging from issues around boys wearing princess costumes to school; to Disney princess culture; to parents refusing to announce a baby’s biological sex; to pre-teen children coming out as gay, lesbian, and queer; to toy companies marketing toys by gender; to gender-related bullying, and more.

How are children gendered?  How do we account for transgender children? How have ideas about girls and boys changed historically?  How are children hailed as gendered consumers? How do schools inculcate ideas about gender? How do children’s books promote ideas about gender?  How do changing ideas about parenting relate to children’s gendering?

This conference seeks to explore issues of gender and childhood through multiple lenses and from a wide range of disciplines.  We welcome papers on gender and childhood in media, literature, history, anthropology, biology, architecture, philosophy, art history, sociology, education, and more.  We are especially open to interdisciplinary approaches.

Topics might include:

Representations of children in film, children’s books, adult books, TV shows, paintings, photography. etc.;

Childhood spectatorship and fandoms;

Gendered childhood spaces;

Gendered toys and games;

Ideologies of childhood sexuality;

Parenting books and gender;

Children and gay parents;

Sports and gender;

Children’s fashion;

Reality TV and children’s gender;

Children’s fiction and gender;

Transgender children;

Children’s own media and internet practices;

Journalism and childhood;

Gender and bullying;

Transnational gender identities;

Schooling practices.

Proposals should consist of a 200 word abstract of the paper, a list of three keywords, and a brief biographical statement listing your title, the name of your college or university, and your areas of research and writing . Proposals for creative work – poetry, short stories, short films, will be considered.

Please indicate technology needs, such as powerpoint or DVD.

Proposals are due by May 1, 2014

Send proposals to:

https://notredame-web.ungerboeck.com/spa/spa_p1_authors.aspx?oc=10&cc=114020403651

Questions can be addressed to: Pamela Wojcik, Director of Gender Studies, The University of Notre Dame, by email, with the subject line “Gender and Childhood”: [email protected]

 

Call for Papers: (New) Media in Children’s Literature

I would like to draw your attention to interjuli’s current call for papers on “(New) Media in Children’s Literature”. interjuli is a scholarly journal for international research into children’s literature — you can find more information on our website www.interjuli.de.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. I would be very grateful if you could pass the call on to any colleagues you think might be interested.

Best wishes from Germany,

Marion

interjuli

www.interjuli.de

www.facebook.com/interjuli.magazine

Call for Abstracts for an Edited Collection: Working with Children Affected by Armed Conflict

We are pleased to invite you to contribute a chapter to an edited collection entitled, Working with Children Affected by Armed Conflict: Theory, Method, and Practice edited by Myriam Denov and Bree Akesson. Details about the scope and process can be found in the link to the online document included below.
If you are interested in contributing, please email a 300-word abstract and 150 word biography to [email protected]com by March 1st, 2014. Accepted abstracts will be notified by April 1st, 2014.
Sincerely,

Myriam Denov and Bree Akesson
McGill University
Montreal, Canada

Call for abstracts