Category Archives: Announcements

Call for Neos Submissions – Special Section on Child and Youth Displacement

ACYIG is now soliciting submissions for the October 2018 issue of Neos. We are accepting submissions on a rolling basis between Monday, August 13 and Friday, September 7. The final deadline for submission is Friday, September 7. If possible, please notify me of your intent to submit by the start of the rolling period (August 13), so that I can identify peer reviewers in a timely manner. You will be able to find this call on our blog site shortly. In the meantime, you can also refer to it here. All material should be sent to me at [email protected].

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MEET THE NEW NEOS EDITOR – VICTORIA HOLEC

Victoria Holec is currently working on her PhD in Cultural, Social, and Political Thought in the departments of Anthropology and Sociology at the University of Lethbridge (Canada). Her dissertation titled “Who are the Millennials? Exploring the constructions and performances of ‘Millennial’ as categories of analysis and practice” investigates Millennial identities as both other-constructed and self-performed through discourse and lived experience. Here, she examines the usefulness of the generation as category of analysis, theories of post-identity, and conceptualizations of youth. Her methodologies involve microblog discourse analysis and design studios (cf. Rabinow & Marcus, 2008). Currently, Victoria is developing a course on “Conceptualizing Youth,” which reviews deterministic and constructivist conceptualizations of youth, major theories and methodologies used to study youth, and applies these to current issues and media representations concerning youth ranging from Neuroscience, Psychology, Anthropology, and History to Media and Cultural Studies.

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New ACYIG YouTube Channel

Dear ACYIG community,

We are excited to announce that we’ve recently launched a New YouTube Channel.

The channel includes content from our previous channel as well as new content more recently provided by our members.

The purpose of this channel is simply to consolidate all audiovisual material that can be useful for teaching about different topics related to children and youth. For example, we currently have sub-sections that include material on “Children and the Media,” “Children and Race,” and “Children and Gender.”

We invite you to 1) subscribe to our channel and 2) share any relevant materials with us. What are some of the videos that you turn to when teaching about children and youth?  Materials could include videos on: race, gender, sexuality, migration, education, development, cultural psychology, play, consumption, the state, globalization, you name it!

Suggestions can be sent via FacebookTwitter, or E-mail. We look forward to collaborating with you to further the resources available to our ACYIG community!

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.

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.

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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].

 

NEOS February 2017 issue now available!

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

Some highlights:

  • Childhood and the Anthropology of Violent Radicalization (Marisa O. Ensor (Georgetown U))
  • Adolescence and Global Mental Health: Perceptions of Emotional Wellbeing in Tijuana, Mexico (Olga L. Olivas Hernandez (U of California – San Diego), Sol D’Urso (UCSD), and Janis H. Jenkins (UCSD))
  • Childhood and Digital Civics: How Fieldwork with Youth Highlights the Need to Rethink Civic Education in Canada (Megan Cotnam-Kappel (U of Ottawa))
  • NEW BOOK ANNOUNCEMENTS Let us know what you think! Share your reactions in a Letter to the Editor at [email protected].

Neos highlights—Interdisciplinary Action on Pediatric Injury

Applied anthropologists often work in fields that have not been adequately explored through ethnographic or qualitative methods. See how researcher Nazia Hussain comes to understand the impact of anthropology within the field of injury prevention in “Positioning Anthropology at the Intersection of Pediatric Injury and Motor Vehicle Collision: A Need for Interdisciplinary Action,” pp. 9-10 of the October 2016 issue of Neos (http://acyig.americananthro.org/neos/current-issue/).