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Call for submissions: SPA’s 2016 Stirling Prize Competition

2016 Stirling Prize for Best Published Book in Psychological Anthropology

The Society for Psychological Anthropology (SPA) welcomes submissions for the 2016 Stirling Prize for Best Published Book. The Stirling Prize is awarded to a published work that makes an outstanding contribution to any area of psychological anthropology, including works exploring childhood, adolescence and aspects of human development. All books published within the last six years (2011-2016), including ones scheduled for publication later in 2016, are eligible for consideration. Continue reading Call for submissions: SPA’s 2016 Stirling Prize Competition

Invitation for Book Reviews – Boyhood Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal

For Boyhood Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal (Berghahn Journals), we invite brief reviews (1,000-1,500 words) of the following three titles. Reviews are in principle eligible for publication in the Fall 2015 issue.

Shakespeare’s Boys: A Cultural History
by Katie Knowles (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014)

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Call for Authors – Family & Parent Leadership: A Reference Guide

We are inviting academic editorial contributors to Family & Parent
Leadership: A Reference Guide, a new 1-volume library reference to be published in 2016. This title examines in detail issues about family leadership, including topics such as the culture changing American families, concepts of marital leadership, the influence of economics, family stress, education, and health care among other topics.

Family & Parent Leadership: A Reference Guide includes approximately 125 articles organized A-Z in the following categories:

Sibling Leadership
Leadership in Ethnic Families
Leadership in Extended Families
Families and Social Institutions
Leadership in Childrearing
Leadership in Family Life
Leadership in Marital Relationship
Family Leadership: Family Problems, Stress and Crisis
Family Leadership and Economic Issues
Family Leadership and Religion
Family Leadership, Social Stratification and Social Class

Please also see the small sample of entries with word counts that are
relevant to your discipline:

Birth order 2200
Big brother 1800
Big sister 1800
Twins 1500
Half-siblings 1500
Adult siblings 2200
Sibling organ donation 1500
Stepmothers 200
Stepfathers 1500
Foster families 1200
Adoption 1500

Each 1,000 to 3,000-word article will include the name of the
contributor in the byline of the entry. This comprehensive project
will be published by Mission Bell Media (www.missionbellmedia,com).

The General Editor, who will be reviewing each submission to the
project, is Dr. Jenifer Kunz, West Texas A&M University. We are
currently making assignments with a deadline for submissions of
October 15, 2015.

If you are interested in contributing to this cutting-edge reference,
it is a unique opportunity to contribute to the contemporary
literature, redefining sociological issues in today’s terms. Moreover,
it can be a notable publication addition to your CV/resume and broaden your publishing credits. We offer an honorarium at 3 cents per word.

The list of available articles is already prepared, and as a next step
we will e-mail you the Article List (Excel file) from which you can
select topics that best fit your expertise and interests.
Additionally, Style and Submission Guidelines will be provided that
detail article specifications.

If you would like to contribute to building a truly outstanding
reference with Family & Parent Leadership: A Reference Guide, please contact me by the e-mail information below. Please provide your CV or a brief summary of your academic/publishing credentials in related disciplines.

Youth Circulations CFP

Call for Proposals
Youth Circulations

Youth Circulations ( is an online exhibit that traces the real and imagined circulations of global youth. As a collection of photographic representations, Youth Circulations illuminates a critical disconnect between the nuanced, transnational lives of the young migrants and the active reduction of these lives into abbreviated tropes–the vulnerable victim, the delinquent, and so on–in mainstream news sources and policy reports.

Youth Circulations invites scholars and artists to submit work that considers these primary circulations:

Youth themselves circulate. Through transnational movement and global technologies, young people circulate between nations, communities, and virtual spaces.

Global youth are agents of circulation. As transnational actors, young migrants shape and contribute to global flows of people, capital, ideas, and values.

3 Ideas circulate about global youth. Put forth in the media, in policy reports, and by advocacy and opposition efforts, representations of young migrants are power-filled and consequential, both in and beyond communities of origin and destination.

Submission format and length is flexible. We invite proposals for an individual blog post or photo essay; a brief analysis of a photo, series of photos, or a gallery on the site; a written or photographic  “conversation” between two or more individuals; or any other work that considers, critiques, or creatively counters so many circulating images of global youth.

With a wide, interdisciplinary readership, Youth Circulations offers artists, scholars, and practitioners a dynamic space to present and interact with ideas about age, mobility, and representation. To contribute, please email

ACYIG’s NEW Collaborative Research Networks

The Anthropology of Children and Youth Interest Group (ACYIG) is excited to announce the launch of Collaborative Research Networks (CRNs). Modeled after Law and Society’s research networks, CRNs provide an opportunity for ACYIG members to develop and lead inter-disciplinary groups of scholars, practitioners, and students around specific thematic interests. Collaborative Research Networks may involve activities such as email groups, listservs, calls to action, op-eds, organizing conference panels, etc.  Continue reading ACYIG’s NEW Collaborative Research Networks

Call for Applications for Editor of Children, Youth and Environments

The current editors are soliciting candidates for editor (or co-editors) of the journal Children, Youth and Environmentschilyoutenvi.24.issue-3.cover. The new editor will assume the position of editor-designate in the summer of 2015 and during the transition will begin working with the current editors Willem van Vliet, Louise Chawla and Fahriye Sancar to become familiar with journal operations and procedures. The editor-designate will assume lead responsibility for the journal beginning in the Spring of 2016, commencing with Volume 26.

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