Announcement and Call for Papers
Special Issue of the International Journal of Play
Topic: Play and Well Being
Issue Editor: Cindy Dell Clark
The final issue of the International Journal of Play in 2013 will be a special issue devoted to the role of play in human well being. This topic is broadly construed to include ways in which play is connected to biological or physical health, mental health, spiritual health, or healthy shared relationships of people of all ages. We are interested in papers that enlighten our understanding of how play adds to human resilience and functioning. Authors of these papers may work in mono-disciplinary or interdisciplinary paradigms, and may approach play from a theoretical, empirical or applied perspective. Since play is a topic of interest across a broad spectrum of contexts, we welcome papers drawn from any cultural or social setting. Authors throughout the social sciences or from medical fields (public health, nursing, child life, occupational therapy, nutrition, medicine, clinical psychology etc.) are encouraged to submit manuscripts. If you work on issues of play relevant to other applied fields (sports, media, social work, or another play-related area) your papers are also invited.
Manuscripts should be 7000 words or less, written in English and should be submitted by email to email@example.com
no later than March 1, 2013. All papers will undergo a peer review process. Please conform to the manuscript preparation instructions set forth on the journal website: http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=rijp20&page=instructions
. About the International Journal of Play
The International Journal of Play is the official journal of the Association for the Study of Play. It is an interdisciplinary journal focusing on all facets of play, providing an international forum for papers and scholarly debate on topics of play theory, policy and practice worldwide. The journal is currently edited by Pat Broadhead, June Factor, and Michael Patte, and is published by Routledge. About Cindy Dell Clark
Cindy Dell Clark is Visiting Associate Professor of Anthropology at Rutgers University in Camden NJ. She studies and teaches about children and culture, including a focus on health related issues. Her publications include a book-length, child-centered ethnography on how children and their families cope with asthma and diabetes, In Sickness and In Play: Children Coping with Chronic Illness.
18th ISA World Congress of Sociology, Yokohama, Japan, July 13-19, 2014
Loretta E. Bass, University of Oklahoma, USA
Email: Lbass@ou.edu RC53 Corresponding Theme:
Facing an Unequal World – Challenges for Childhood within a Global Sociology
Session Proposal Submission deadline: March 1, 2013 Call for 10 Session Proposals:
The ISA Research Committee on Sociology of Childhood, RC53, requests Session Proposals responding to a child focus relating to the main congress theme. A Session Proposal should include the 1) title of the proposed session, 2) the proposed session organizer (with his/her professional affiliation and email contact information), and 3) a 100-world abstract detailing the focus of the session. Session Proposals selected by the RC53 Programme Committee will then appear within the Congress Call for Papers to be issued in April, 2013. The ISA has three official languages, English, French and Spanish, and a session may occur in any of the three official languages of the ISA: English, French or Spanish. However, because the administrative language of the ISA is English, Session Proposals should be submitted to the Programme Coordinator, Loretta Bass (Lbass@ou.edu), in English by March 1, 2013.
The following types of Proposed Sessions will be considered: Paper Presentation Session
It is recommended that each session uses its 110 minutes to accommodate 4-5 papers and 15-20 minutes of collective discussion. All other papers should be listed as distributed papers in the relevant session and serve as “waitlist” for Session Organizers. These papers will be listed in the program and, providing the authors register in time, their abstracts will be included in the abstracts book. If a participant does not show, the first participant listed under distributed papers will be asked to present a paper. Panel Session
This session accommodates a larger number of invited panelists who will debate around a specific theme or on current issues of particular importance to the area of research. The floor will then be opened to the audience. Panel sessions are organized directly by Program Coordinators and/or Session Organizers and are not open for abstract submission. Author Meets his/her Critics Session
A debate around an important recent publication that could be presented by the author(s), with commentators and opening the floor to the audience. These sessions are organized directly by Program Coordinators and/or Session Organizers and are not open for abstract submission. Invited Session
Sessions organized directly by Program Coordinators and/or Session Organizers. These are not open for abstract submission. With this format, all potential papers and authors should be outlined within the abstract.
The ASA Section on Children and Youth awards the Student Paper Award each year, as well as two alternating award streams: a) Distinguished Contribution Award in even years and Distinguished Service Award in odd years, and b) Distinguished Early Career Award in even years and Distinguished Career Award in odd years.
In 2013, the Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Award, Distinguished Career Service and Distinguished Career awards will be awarded at the ASA Annual Meeting.Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Award
This award recognizes an outstanding paper authored by one or more graduate students. To qualify for this year’s competition, the author and any co-authors must have been students at the time the paper was written. A paper is eligible if it made a “public appearance” in 2012-13, defined as one of the following: 1) having been submitted for a class or seminar held in those years, 2) having been presented at a professional meeting in those years, or 3) having been accepted for publication or published in those years. Papers should be unpublished, but could be under journal review at the time of the award's submission due date. Students are welcome to submit their own papers. Please send paper submissions to the Committee Chair, Loretta Bass, at firstname.lastname@example.org
by March 1st 2013.Distinguished Career Service Award
This award is awarded in odd years to recognize collective career contributions in service through scholarship in the area of Children and Youth. Service is defined as professional and/or community service, while scholarship is defined as theoretical, empirical or applied contributions. This award therefore may recognize the entire body of the person’s academic work, including its public influence and understanding, and may include engaged pedagogy, community-based research, and advocacy research. This award may also acknowledge teaching, mentoring, and service to the Children and Youth community. In a two-year cycle to be awarded in odd years, this award rotates with the Distinguished Scholarly Contribution Award. Nominees must be a member of the section. Please submit a brief letter of nomination not to exceed two pages, a second supporting letter of nomination from another professional, and the nominee’s curriculum vitae to the Committee Chair, Pamela Quiroz, at email@example.com
by March 1st 2013. Distinguished Career Award
This award recognizes collective career scholarly contributions, especially a body of work displaying an extended trajectory of productivity over a career that has contributed to theory and/or research in the Sociology of Children and Youth. In a two-year cycle to be awarded in odd years, this award rotates with the Distinguished Early Career Award. Nominees must be a member of the section. Please submit a brief letter of nomination, two other suggestions for nominators, and the nominee’s curriculum vitae to the Committee Chair, Ann Meier, at firstname.lastname@example.org
by March 1st 2013.
The Rutgers Journal of Sociology: Emerging Areas in Sociological Inquiry
provides a forum for graduate students and junior scholars to present well-researched and theoretically compelling review articles
on an annual topic in sociology. Each volume features comprehensive commentary on emerging areas of sociological interest. These are critical evaluations of current research synthesized into cohesive articles about the state of the art in the discipline. Works that highlight the cutting edge of the field, in terms of theoretical, methodological, or topical areas, are privileged.RJS
invites submissions for its third annual edition: Inequalities Reinterpreted
*Papers and abstracts must be submitted by October 31, 2012.WWe are seeking reviews by authors who take a fresh approach to inequality.Areas of interest include:-Blending different sociological and/or interdisciplinary paradigms of inequality-New perspectives on social hierarchies, stratification and mobility-How a particular concept in the sociology of inequality has developed over time-New understandings of global inequality WWe also seek reviews showing how social actors are redefining inequality or experiencing inequality in a new way. Areas of interest include:-Political contestations over inequalities-Emerging lay discourses of inequality-New forms of collective resistance to inequalities-Media representations of inequality-New frames, contexts, forums, and performances of inequality-Inequalities, publics, and counterpublicsGuidelines
: We accept original reviews of relevant research. We do not accept empirical research papers. Papers must not be under review or elsewhere published at the time of submission and should be no more than 10,000 words, including references, notes, tables, figures, acknowledgements and all cover pages. The first page should contain a title, author’s affiliation, a running head and approximate word count. The second page should contain the title, an abstract of no more than 250 words and should not contain the names of the authors. Papers should be double-spaced, using Times New Roman font size 12, with 1.25” margins on all sides. All references should be in ASA Style. All documents should be in Microsoft Word and submitted as email attachments to RJS@sociology.rutgers.edu
. For further guidelines, see our guide for contributors at http://sociology.rutgers.edu/RJS.html
Department of Sociology
Department of Sociology
Kathryn Burrows, email@example.com
Jorie Hofstra, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Rutgers Journal of Sociology: Emerging Areas in Sociological Inquiry provides a forum for graduate students and junior faculty to present well-researched and theoretically compelling review articles on an annual topic in sociology. Each volume features comprehensive commentary on emerging areas of sociological interest. These are critical evaluations of current research synthesized into cohesive articles about the state of the art in the discipline. Works that highlight the cutting edge of the field, either in terms of theoretical, methodological, or topical areas, are privileged. See http://sociology.rutgers.edu/rjs.html
Dear Section Members,
We are proud to announce that we are working on the Fall Issue of the Children and Youth News
, and we need your help.
The publications committee welcomes contributions from members in the following areas:Announcements:
Upcoming conferences, employment openings, and opportunities for funding/publishing.Accomplishments
: Promotions, honors, and awards.Publications:
Recently published books and articles.Current Events
: Issues affecting children and youth across the globe.Features:
Excellent centers, websites, leaders in research on children and youth.HOW TO SUBMIT
: Please make all formal submissions to the Meghan Mordy , co-editor, at Meghan.Mordy@ColoState.edu
by Wednesday 9/19/12 at 5pm EST.
Newsletter content may be published on the website
] prior to its publication in the newsletter. As usual, all appropriate submissions will also be posted on our section website.
Please take the time to share your news with us today.
Janel Benson, Publications Chair
Meghan Mordy and Jason Blind, Newsletter Co-Editors
Council members have donated funds to boost the Children and Youth Section membership by buying Student Memberships. To this end, the Section is offering FREE student memberships until September 30. If you know any graduate students who would find our section a resource, please invite them to join for FREE. Note, though, that we may only offer the free membership to those students who are already members of the ASA.
What to do:
1) Invite a graduate student to join our section.
2) Have the graduate student send her or his ASA membership number and name to Kelly Musick, our Secretary/Treasurer (Email: email@example.com
) by September 30.
-- Children and Youth Section Council
Application Deadline: September 15, 2012.
PI Richard Arum at New York University is looking for one Postdoctoral Scholar who will collaborate in MacArthur Foundation-funded research investigating national and international developments in digital media and learning. The scholar will be conducting fieldwork based in Chicago.
Requirements – Candidates should have a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline and research experience with contemporary developments concerning youth, digital media, and learning in the US and globally. Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in school-based qualitative research and/or experience with ethnographic research with young people. Must have experience with collaborative and mixed methods research. Travel may be required in this position to perform research and meet with collaborators. Positions are dependent on extramural funding. Initial appointments are for one year and renewal is based on performance and is contingent on receipt of project funding. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue through application deadline of September 15, 2012.
The appointments may begin as early as October 1, 2012 and would continue until September 1, 2014, renewable pending review and available funding. Annual salary ranges from $52,000 to $55,000 depending on experience.
Application Procedure - Candidates should send a CV, a letter of interest (including research skills), a sample of written work and three letters of reference to Richard Arum at firstname.lastname@example.org
New York University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity.
The William T. Grant Foundation is pleased to announce our fourth Request for Proposals (RFP) on Understanding the Acquisition, Interpretation, and Use of Research Evidence in Policy and Practice
. This purpose of the RFP is to help us better understand how research evidence is acquired, interpreted, and used in policy and practice that affect youth. The next deadline for letters of inquiry is April 3, 2012.
We are delighted to invite you to attend a conference this April in Chicago.
The conference is co-sponsored by the Council on Contemporary Families (CCF; http://contemporaryfamilies.org/
) and the University-Based Child and Family Policy Consortium (http://www.childpolicyuniversityconsortium.com/
The theme of the conference is "Crossing Boundaries: Public and Private Roles in Assuring Child Well-Being." More information and registration is available online (http://contemporaryfamilies.org/conference/2012-conference-program.html
) but here are a few highlights:
* This is a small, intimate conference, with numerous opportunities to network with other scholars who conduct policy-relevant research and to engage in thought-provoking dialogue about new research findings.
* On Friday, there will be a series of plenary sessions, with engaging panelists and audience discussion on topics such as: disparities in maltreatment risk and system response and innovative approaches to prevention and intervention, as well as speakers such as: Jill Korbin, John Eckenrode, and John Fluke, to name just a few!
* The first session focuses on Illinois' new differential response approach to child welfare, including speakers from DCFS and national experts.
* A Friday evening reception at the Jane Addams Hull House museum features a keynote address by Dorothy Roberts of Northwestern University on "The Politics of Racial Disparities in Child Welfare."
* On Saturday morning, Vivian Tseng, Vice President for Programs at the William T Grant Foundation will deliver a keynote address about the process through which research evidence informs policy and practice affecting youth. Several experts from CCF will also run workshops to help you build your skills in interacting with the media.
* There are also opportunities for you to share your research in a refereed poster session (more info athttp://www.contemporaryfamilies.org/conference/2012-conference-call-for-papers-poster-session.html
). Poster submissions from a range of disciplines and on a variety of topics (including beyond the conference theme) are welcome.
The conference will be Friday, April 27th and Saturday morning, April 28th at the Crowne Plaza Metro hotel in downtown Chicago (on the West edge of the Chicago downtown loop).
For those of you who aren't familiar with Consortium, it is comprised of about two-dozen of the leading child and family policy centers and programs across the country. The Consortium fosters both research and engagement by sharing strategies for conducting policy-relevant research, facilitating scientific collaboration around child and family policy, and fostering effective translation between research, practice, and policy.
For those of you who aren't familiar with CCF, they are a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to providing the press and public with the latest research and best-practice findings about American families. CCF's members include demographers, economists, family therapists, historians, political scientists, psychologists, social workers,
sociologists, as well as other family social scientists and practitioners.
We invite you to participate in the 37th annual meeting of the Social Science History Association by submitting a paper or session proposal to the Children and Childhood Network of the SSHA. The conference will take place November 1-4, 2012 in Vancouver, British Columbia. For more information on the conference as well as the general call for proposals, please refer to the SSHA website: http://www.ssha.org
. The deadline for full panel or individual paper proposals is March 1, 2012.
The association particularly emphasizes interdisciplinary and transnational research, and the annual meeting provides a very supportive environment in which to present new work. The theme of the 2012 conference is “Histories of Capitalism,” though papers related to the conference location of Vancouver or other aspects of social science history are also welcome. Please see a preliminary list below of session ideas generated at last year’s C & C network meeting. Complete panels must include at least 4 papers and presenters from more than one academic institution. Other formats, including roundtable discussions and book sessions, are also possible.
Proposals can be submitted by means of a web conference management system athttp://conference.ssha.org
. If you haven’t used the system previously you will need to create an account, which is a very simple process. Graduate students presenting at the conference may apply for a travel grant from the SSHA (http://www.ssha.org/grants
Let us know if you need any help making a submission or advice about a proposal. If you have any questions, please contact either of the Children and Childhood network co-chairs:
Birgitte Søland: email@example.com
Emily Bruce: firstname.lastname@example.org
Possible panels suggested at the 2011 C&C network meeting:
• youth, parents, and the market (contact Emily Bruce, email@example.com
• children’s social capital
• indigeneity and youth
• globalization of child labor
• surrogacy/reproductive technologies
• child placement in histories of capitalism
• disability, the medicalization of childhood
• children and consumerism
• international adoption
• roundtable on pedagogy: teaching the history of childhood
• queer childhoods