Category Archives: Resources

Issue 5.2 of *Jeunesse* Out Now

The Centre for Research in Young People’s Texts and Cultures is pleased to announce that the 2013 Winter Issue of Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures is now available.

The following sections are open access:

– Editorial, “The Child of Nature and the Home Child” by Mavis Reimer
– Review essays by Rose-May Pham DinhNaomi Hamer, and Laurel J. Felt

Articles in this issue include:

– Zetta Elliott’s “The Trouble with Magic: Conjuring the Past in New York City Parks”

– Virginie Douglas’s “Charlotte Sometimes de Penelope Farmer, entre Histoire nationale et histoire individuelle, identité collective et identité personnelle”

– Frosoulla Kofterou’s “Mickey Mouse Gas Masks and Wonderlands: Constructing Ideas of Trauma within Exhibitions about Children and War”

– Christa Jones’s “Sufi Mysticism and Dreams in Nabil Ayouch’s Ali Zaoua, Prince of the Streets

– Teya Rosenberg’s “Cultural Preservation and Metropolitan Transformation: Folk-Tale Traditions and The Queen of Paradise’s Garden, a Newfoundland Jack Tale”

– Rachel Conrad’s “’We Are Masters at Childhood’: Time and Agency in Poetry by, for, and about Children”

Housed in the Centre for Research in Young People’s Texts and Cultures (CRYTC) and produced under the sponsorship of the Vice-President (Research) and the Dean of Arts at the University of Winnipeg, with funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures is an interdisciplinary, refereed academic journal whose mandate is to publish research on and to provide a forum for discussion about cultural productions for, by, and about young people.

More information on how to submit papers and how to subscribe can be found on our website:

To recommend Jeunesse to your institution’s library, download our form.

Inaugural newsletter for I-CYS at the University of Lethbridge

We’re proud to announce the inaugural newsletter from the Institute for Child and Youth Studies at the University of Lethbridge.  This will be second post for some, but the web link should allow for easier viewing.

The inaugural issue of the University of Lethbridge’s Institute for Child and Youth Studies (I-CYS) Newsletter is available here

We’re also on Facebook; please take a look at our page and give us a like!

Children, Youth and Environments Vol. 23, No. 3, 2013 is now available online

The new issue of the Children, Youth and Environments Journal includes nine articles from the U.S.A., Canada, Sweden, and Turkey on various topics, including travel to school, outdoor play, sense of place, perceptions of neighborhood safety, and use of urban parks and nature.

See below for the detailed table of contents.  The issue is available at:

You will find access and subscription information on:

Please, share this announcement with appropriate professional networks, listservs, and interested others.

Louise Chawla

Fahriye Sancar

Willem van Vliet–


Children, Youth and Environments

A Journal of Research, Policy and Applications

University of Colorado

Family Troubles? video resources update

Video links are now available for the Symposium Family Troubles?, including the following presentations:


Professor David Morgan (Emeritus Professor of Sociology, Morgan Centre, University of Manchester), Family troubles, troubling families and family practices

Professor Jo Boyden (Director of Young Lives, University of Oxford), Changing expectations of children and childhood in four developing countries: challenges for intergenerational relations


Dr Jonathan Dickens and Dr Georgia Philip (School of Social Work, University of East Anglia), Challenging meetings and talking about troubles: families and professionals in statutory meetings about children

Professor Ann Phoenix (Co-Director of the Thomas Coram Research Unit, Institute of Education, University of London) Situating children’s family troubles: Resources, relationality and social context

All the information, including the new videos and a podcast about the book, is available at, or linked from this page:


Oxford Bibliographies in Childhood Studies

Your Best Research Starts Here

Oxford Bibliographies as a whole continues to grow, adding both new subject modules (with three dozen now published) and new articles to our existing subject areas. We also continue to draw more users and currently see on average more than 100,000 visits per month.

For those who may not have access to Oxford Bibliographies through their institution, please feel free to log in on the left side of the homepage with the following username and password, which will be active for one month:

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Oxford Bibliographies  has been recognized with three prestigious awards in 2013:

  • 2013 Best Online Publishing Campaign from the Internet Advertising AwardsRead more
  • 2013 Best in Class Award in the category ‘Reference’ from the Interactive Media AwardsRead more
  • August 2013 Editor’s Pick, CHOICERead more

Usage and Discoverability

Overall, the number of visitors to Oxford Bibliographies increased 250% in the past year. The addition of 6 new subjects and the creation of dynamic social media campaigns on Facebook, Twitter, and Google helped us to bring in new users from all over the world.

We invite you to review the following helpful tips for increasing usage and discoverability of your own article. In general, the more links to your article exist on the Web, the more likely it is that interested users will find it through Google searches.

  1. Listing your article on your faculty or personal webpage will help users find your work. Information on how to cite your article can be found in the For Authors section of the site.
  2. The best article titles accurately and specifically describe the content. If you would like to make revisions to your article’s title as it appears in your contract, please let me know.
  3. If you have a social media profile, link to your article from your page (and like Oxford Bibliographies while you’re at it!).

Featured Author Map

Oxford Bibliographies now boasts over 4,000 authors from six continents and is still growing. To learn more about our authors, we invite you to explore our new Featured Author Map. If you are interested in being featured, please contact us.

 Graduate Student Article Award

We would like to offer congratulations to the published winners of our Graduate Student Article Award. Information about their work is available here. If you are interested in learning more about the award, nominating a student, or being nominated, we welcome you to read more. Nominations for the 2015 award will open in January.

 Upcoming Conferences

Please keep an eye out for any announcements about an Oxford Bibliographiespresence at upcoming conferences. If you’re attending a conference and would like to take a more active role in promoting Oxford Bibliographies in Childhood Studies, we would be happy to provide flyers about the project. Please feel free to contact usif you are interested. And if your institution doesn’t already subscribe, it would be wonderful if you could recommend us to your librarian so that your article can be made available to all the faculty and students at your institution.

Announcement: Release of Ethical Research Involving Children Charter, Compendium and Interactive Website

Research is vital to understanding how we can improve children’s lives and create a better future for all. Methods of research involving children are expanding rapidly and changing the way we think about children and what they have to tell us about issues relevant to their lives. But how can we ensure these research approaches are ethically sound, children are respected and their views and perspectives gathered and reported with integrity? Faced with dilemmas and challenges, researchers often struggle to find adequate guidance and strategies.

While a range of guidance materials on research involving children is available, it was considered timely and important to bring together the best thinking internationally about key ethical issues and how these might be addressed in different research contexts. This extensive evidence is underpinned by an explicit emphasis on the important role of reflexivity, rights and relationships in progressing ethical research.

The Ethical Research Involving Children Project is intended to provide both guidance and a forum for discussion offering advice and possible solutions. A joint initiative by the UNICEF Office of Research, the Childwatch International Research Network, the Centre for Children and Young People at Southern Cross University and the Children’s Issues Centre at the University of Otago, the Ethical Research Involving Children Project avoids a prescribed approach and encourages greater consideration of ethical issues as part of a reflective process between researchers, children and other stakeholders.

Nearly 400 members of the international research and NGO communities have contributed to this project that has developed a range of resources to provide clear guidance on ethical issues and concerns that can be applied in multiple research contexts. The resources include:

  • An International Charter for Ethical Research Involving Children;
  • Compendium on ethical issues and challenges, including a collection of over 20 case studies as well as structured questions to guide ethical research involving children (called ‘Getting Started’);
  • A website specifically designed to provide a rich repository of evidence-based information, resources and links to journal articles to guide and improve research involving children and to provide a platform for further critical reflection and dialogue.

We hope that these resources will support you and your organisation to further develop, enrich and sustain high quality, ethical research that will contribute to improving the lives of children. Please join us in this effort and share your ideas and experience on