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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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.
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.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com by March 1st 2013.
Section on Children and Youth