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Book Launch Event: Feminism and the Politics of Childhood: Friends or Foes?

We are pleased to announce the forthcoming release of Feminism and the Politics of Childhood: Friends or Foes?  (details attached)

To celebrate the launch of the book, we invite colleagues, friends, family and contributors to join us at the Institute of Advanced Studies (University College London) on the 7th March at 6pm. As well a brief overview of the book and an opportunity to hear from contributors, there will be wine and nibbles to enjoy!
Feminism and the Politics of Childhood: Friends or Foes?, edited by Rachel Rosen and Katherine Twamley, is a collection of 18 chapters which together offer an innovative and critical exploration of perceived commonalities and conflicts between women and children and, more broadly, intersections and antagonisms between various forms of feminism and the politics of childhood. This unique collection brings into dialogue authors from a wide variety of geographical contexts, academic disciplines, activist organisations, and theoretical perspectives. Together the contributions offer new ways to conceptualise relations between women and children and to address injustices faced by both groups.
Details and registration information for the launch are here:

CfA: Youth on the Move: Reframing and Representing Youth Migration, South Africa, April 2018

The Anthropology of Children and Youth is thrilled to co-sponsor Youth on the Move: Reframing and Representing Youth Migration, an interdisciplinary conference at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. On April 11, 2018, we will hold a workshop for emerging scholars and on April 13, 2018, we will hold an international conference. Please see the CFP for additional details. The application deadline is January 31st.

CfA: Society for Research in Child Development Policy Fellowships

The Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) is seeking applicants for SRCD Federal Policy Fellowships for 2018-2019.

There are two types of federal fellowships: Congressional and Executive Branch. Both types of fellowships provide researchers with exciting opportunities to come to Washington, D.C. and use their research skills in child development to inform public policy. Fellows work as resident scholars within congressional or federal agency offices.  Continue reading CfA: Society for Research in Child Development Policy Fellowships

CALL FOR NEOS SUBMISSIONS

ACYIG is now soliciting submissions for the February 2018 issue of Neos. We are accepting submissions on a rolling from Monday, December 4, 2017. The final deadline for submission is Friday, January 5, 2018. If possible, please notify me of your intent to submit, so that I can identify peer reviewers in a timely manner.

All material should be sent to me at [email protected]Continue reading CALL FOR NEOS SUBMISSIONS

Love and Fear among Rural Uyghur Youth during the “People’s War”

By Darren Byler and Eleanor Moseman
(Originally posted on November 14, 2017: reposted here with permission from Youth Circulations)

This is the second of a two-part series by Darren Byler, who with photographers Nicola Zolin and Eleanor Moseman, powerfully document how the bodies of migrants are marked, just as their communities are erased, in the often unconsidered spaces of China’s “People’s War on Terror.” 

Since the beginning of the “People’s War on Terror” in May 2014, the everyday life of Uyghurs has been transformed by the presence of intense security measures, regular home invasions, and the mass detention of thousands of young Uyghurs suspected of so-called religious extremism. Although many young Uyghurs are simply interested in practicing a form of pious religiosity, or what in other contexts might be referred to as a Hanafi form of Sunni Islam, the state has determined that this is a threat to the sovereignty of the Chinese nation. In order to exert its authority, the state has required that Uyghur Muslims practice their faith only as permitted by social workers and police monitors. As education policies and religious regulations demonstrate, the state would prefer that Uyghurs embrace Han cultural values and forget about their centuries-old practice of Islamic piety altogether.

Continue reading Love and Fear among Rural Uyghur Youth during the “People’s War”

Uyghur Migrant Life in the City During the “People’s War”

By Darren Byler, with images by Nicola Zolin
(Originally posted on October 30, 2017: reposted here with permission from Youth Circulations)

This is the first of a two-part series by Darren Byler, who with photographers Nicola Zolin and Eleanor Moseman, powerfully document how the bodies of migrants are marked, just as their communities are erased, in the often unconsidered spaces of China’s “People’s War on Terror.”

An older Uyghur man and young children.

In May 2014 the Chinese state declared a “People’s War on Terror.” This war was directed at what was perceived to be the Islamic “extremism” of young Uyghur men and women. Uyghurs are a Turkic Muslim minority group that is indigenous to Chinese Central Asia, or what in colonial terms is referred to as “the New Dominion” (Xinjiang). This vast area of the nation, whose borders stretch from Tibet to Afghanistan to Mongolia, is the source of nearly 20 percent of China’s oil and natural gas. It is also a central node on China’s New Silk Road initiative, which seeks to expand China’s influence throughout Western Asia. Increasingly the eleven million Uyghurs who call the southern part of this region their homeland are seen as an obstacle in China’s vision of the future.

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NEOS October 2017 issue now available!

The October 2017 issue of Neos is now available for your reading pleasure at http://acyig.americananthro.org/neos/current-issue/.

Some highlights:

  • Why My Son is Learning Cantones
    (Jermaine Gordon-Mizusawa (Chinese U of Hong Kong))
  • Protecting the Privacy of Child and Youth Participants
    (Jaycee L. Bigham (U of California, Santa Barbara))
  • Childhood, Food, and Health: Self-Expressions of Transition and Identity (Preety Gadhoke and Barrett P. Brenton (St. John’s U))
  • NEW BOOK ANNOUNCEMENTS Let us know what you think! Share your reactions in a Letter to the Editor at [email protected].

 

Resource: freelance editing

(post provided by David Lancy)

I would like to share some helpful information. For the last few years, I have relied heavily on the services of an editor to “clean up” my prose and to organize formatting, citations, references, indexing and the like. Jennifer Delliskave—a former student—has edited three books and, roughly, eight articles/chapters for me. She has spared me 100s of hours of proofing and editing—tasks which aren’t among my favorites. One consequence is that Jennifer is extremely well versed in academic editing, especially in the anthropology of childhood and youth field. Continue reading Resource: freelance editing