This month, Youth Circulations features a series of conversations between two migration scholars, Heide Castañeda (University of South Florida) and Kristin Yarris (University of Oregon). In this series, Drs. Castañeda and Yarris creatively and critically examine representations of the circulation of Central American and Mexican migrants through what they describe as “a zone of transit” in Western Mexico. Their research is funded by The Wenner Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, and is a collaboration with Dr. Juan Manuel Mendoza of the Universidad Autonoma de Sinaloa. Continue reading “The Stress Along the Way”: Medicalization and Transit Migration
Are you passionate about improving the lives of children and young people?
Are you seeking to develop further understandings of childhood and the status of children?
Come and study childhood at University College London (UCL) Institute of Education!
Download the flyer to see details about our:
- MA in Sociology of Childhood and Children’s Rights
- MPhil/PhD in Social Sciencewith a focus on childhood.
Come to the Open Evening on Monday 21st March 2016 from 17.00 to 19.30 to find out more.
The Centre for Research in Young People’s Texts and Cultures is pleased to announce that the 2015 Winter Issue of Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures is available.
The following sections are open access:
– Editorial, “For the Record,” by Mavis Reimer
– Forum on Keywords in the Cultures of Young People, with essays by Elizabeth Marshall, Derritt Mason, and Tyler Pollard, Louise Saldanha, Kristine Alexander, Awad Ibrahim, Lisa Weems, and Natasha Hurley
Articles in this issue include:
– “Postnational Possibilities in Two YA Novels about Taiwan: The American Trace” by Emily Murphy
– “Art Spiegelman’s In the Shadow of No Towers as Board Book: From the Matter of Materiality to the Way That Materiality Matters” by Michelle Ann Abate
– “Gregor the Overlander and A Wrinkle in Time: Father Lost, Father Found” by Chantel Lavoie
– “Representations of Happiness in Comedic Young Adult Fiction: Happy Are the Wretched” by Nerida Wayland
Housed in the Centre for Research in Young People’s Texts and Cultures (CRYTC) and produced 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:http://www.jeunessejournal.ca.
To recommend Jeunesse to your institution’s library, download our form.
Friday 19 February 10.30-12.00
W&N building, 6th floor, room WN-P656, this is behind the main building
VU University Amsterdam
Cartographies of Child Poverty in Policies and Programmes in Kenya: Locating Children’s Voice at the Interstices of Competing Representations
Elizabeth Ngutuku (Eliza)
International Institute of Social Studies
Policies and programmes for child poverty and vulnerability harbour specific constructions on child poverty as well as poor children. These constructions may affect children’s subjective experiences and elide the voices of children. Despite this possibility, these interventions have often been perceived as natural and the norms they harbour are often invisible. The proposed one year research in Kenya intends to problematize and denaturalize these dominant constructions as embedded in policies and programmes. Elizabeth Ngutuku will map these competing representations against the perspectives and lived experience of children. In so doing, she intends to locate children’s voices, while aware that these perspectives might go beyond the articulated as they might be contained in the unsaid as well as hidden in the processes of silencing.
Note that our March meeting will take place on Tuesday 15 March 10.30-12.00. We will have the pleasure of a presentation of Dr Clarice Cohen from Brazil. If you are interested in presenting at one of our seminars yourself, please contact the Network chair: Dr Sandra J.T.M. Evers, firstname.lastname@example.org
VU University is located at a 10-minutes’ walk from Amsterdam Zuid railway station. Tram stop ‘De Boelelaan / VU’ is served by tram lines 5 and 51. W&N Building is located behind the main building:
Feel free to communicate information of this seminar to other people who might be interested.
Could you confirm your participation in the 19 February seminar to us? email@example.com
Panel: Ethical and Practical Complexities: Navigating the IRB to Conduct Ethnographies with Vulnerable Populations
Call for Papers: AAA 2016
November 16-20, 2016
Theme: “Evidence, Accident, Discovery”
Anthropologists face unique challenges in obtaining IRB approval to conduct research with vulnerable populations, particularly (but not limited to) people with mental illnesses or who are undergoing mental health treatment. Beyond the basic challenges of collecting data while remaining sensitive to the needs of the populations work with, we also face the complexities of satisfying IRB requirements in ever-changing ethnographic environments and maintaining participant confidentiality in clinical settings. Due to the sensitive nature of mental illnesses, anthropologists also participate in extra screenings in order to ensure the safety of the participants.
Consistent with this year’s AAA theme, “Evidence, Accident, Discovery”, this panel highlights questions for anthropologists conducting mental health and other disability research. First, how anthropologists face challenges in obtaining IRB approval for our research and how we obtain high-quality data while adhering to high ethical standards? In the case of uneven balances of power between ethnographer and participant, the panel asks how we can envision our relationships with vulnerable people and populations? This panel also examines the obligations that anthropologists have to our participants, from prevention of harm during the course of research to ensuring the results of our research also do not cause harm, and perhaps can be used to reduce vulnerability.
Papers relevant to this panel might discuss IRB requirements to conduct ethnographic research among people with mental illnesses; whether ethical obligations to participants with mental illnesses differ from those we might hold to other participants; and the challenges of complying with IRB while in the field.
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ASA 2016 conference – Association of Social Anthropologists of the UK and Commonwealth
University of Durham, UK, 4-7 July 2016
Living histories, making futures: Temporality and young lives
Sarah Winkler-Reid (Newcastle University), Ditte Strunge Sass (Mahidol University International College), Camilla Morelli (University of Bristol)
This panel examines the temporal dimensions of young lives, both in terms of how young people construct their life-trajectories and future selves; and how they experience, discuss, reflect and mobilise personal local, national or global histories and memories.
Children and young people often symbolise both hope and anxiety in public discourses about the future. Since the 1990s, an increasing number of anthropologists have sought to study children and young people in their own right, rather than as adults-in-the-making or societal symbols. However, as scholars have noted, this leads to a tendency to disconnect young people from the generational relations in which they are embedded (Cole 2004), while on the other hand, the focus on the ‘now-ness’ of youth action can overlook the temporal dimensions of experience (Ansell et al 2014). This panel considers how different temporalities intersect at the level of childhood and youth. It examines how children and young people prepare the ground for their future selves and life-trajectories by mediating between desires, hopes and aspirations for the future on one side; and the social and political-economic constraints informed by previous generations on the other. What are the aspects of continuity and transformation in this process? How can we understand young people’s learning as both an act of creativity, and as the result of past actions and collective histories?
We invite papers that examine the temporal and political dimensions of young lives. Both in terms of the future, as children and young people’s actions, efforts and choices shape the trajectories of their own lives and of society at large; and to the past, by examining how they experience, discuss, reflect and mobilise personal, local, national or global histories and memories.
Please follow this link to submit a paper: http://www.nomadit.co.uk/asa/asa2016/panels.php5?PanelID=4413