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.
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HOW TO SUBMIT: Please make all formal submissions to the new Publications Chair, Janel Benson (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Friday 11/4/11 at 5pm EST.
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Call for Abstracts
Second International Sociological Association Forum of Sociology, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2012, "Social Justice and Democratization "
Abstract Submission Deadline: December 15, 2011
Call for Papers
Research Committee on Sociology of Childhood, RC53, calls for session proposals on the topic: Children's Voices, Well-Being and Social Justice. We are interested in research papers for the following sessions that address the current state of children and meanings of childhood. We invite abstracts for proposed papers for sessions that provide a platform for international discussions that engage exciting work in the sociology of childhood on relevant and timely issues as well as the Forum theme,Social Justice and Democratization. Abstracts should be submitted directly to ISA Forum Website at the following URL: http://isaconf.confex.com/isaconf/forum2012/cfp.cgi. Completed papers will be due to the Session Organizer by May 31, 2012 in order to facilitate Forum discussions. Address specific questions to the following Session Organizers.
Session A. Children's Rights and Social Justice
Session Organizer – Loretta E. Bass, Email: Lbass@ou.edu
Session B. Childhood in Democracy’s Infancy
Session Organizer – Doris Buhler-Niederberger, University of Wuppertal, Email:email@example.com
Session C. Children, Society and ExclusionsSession Organizer: Ethel Kosminski, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (English session)
Session Organiser: Valeria Llobet, Universidad Nacional de San Martín, Email:email@example.com (Spanish session)
Session D. Globalization and New Contours of Childhood
Session Organizer – Vinod Chandra, University of Lucknow, Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Session E. Children's Bodies
Session Organizer – Lars Alberth, University of Wuppertal, Email: email@example.com
Session F. La infancia en las sociedades de disciplinamiento y exclusión social(in Spanish)
Session Organizer – Elinor Bisig, CONICET-CIJS-UNC, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Session G: Poster Session - Children's Lives, Voices and Well Being
Session Organizer: Ethel Kosminski, Email: email@example.com
Session H. Leisure, Democracy and Diversity of Lifestyles of Children and Youth
Joint Session of ISA RC 13 (Sociology of Leisure - Host Committee), RC 53 (Sociology of Childhood) Session Co-Organizers: Ishwar Modi, India International Institute of Social Sciences, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, and Loretta E. Bass University of Oklahoma, Email: Lbass@ou.edu
CSU East BayDepartment of Human Development & Women's Studies California State University, East Bay, Department of Human Development & Women’s Studies, seeks applications for a full-time tenure-track position in childdevelopment/childhood studies, available 9/12. Candidates must hold the Ph.D. or M.D. by 9/12. The successful candidate will have a record of scholarly productivity in child development/childhood studies. Visit http://www.csueastbay.edu/OAA/position.html for more information. Review of applications begins 11/1/11, but the position remains open until filled. Submit a letter of application, current vita, graduate transcripts, copies of major publications, and three letters of recommendation to Dr. Steven Borish, Search Committee Chair, Department of Human Development & Women’s Studies, California State University, East Bay, 25800 Carlos Bee Boulevard, Hayward, CA 94542. Phone 510-885-3076, FAX 510-885-3071, email:email@example.com, (EOE).
Visions and Voices of Childhood: A Graduate Student Conference
Department of Childhood Studies
Rutgers University - Camden
The Rutgers University-Camden Childhood Studies Graduate Student
Organization (GSO) invites submissions for paper presentations for its second formal
graduate student conference to be held May 21-22, 2012 on the Camden, NJ campus. Graduate students from all disciplines who are engaged in research relating to children and childhood are encouraged to submit proposals.
As the field of childhood studies continues to grow, old and new debates and concepts
continuously impact the study of children and childhood. Representations and interpretations of children's lives and perspectives have become central to these
debates. This conference proposes an open, broad definition of children's visions and voices. Both the theoretical debates surrounding visions and voices and the application of such concepts are encouraged.
Topics can include, but are not limited to:
- Representations of children across all media (literature, film,
television, internet, etc.)
- The theoretical concept of “the child’s voice” in qualitative and
- Children’s development
- Rights of children
- Globalization and children
- Children's involvement in research
- Ethical and methodological considerations for the child's voice
- Visual literacy and children
- Children and religion
- Statistical representations of children
- Children's health
- Race, class, and gender in the study of children
- Geographies and histories of childhood
We invite proposals from all disciplines—education, literature, economics, psychology,
sociology, anthropology, law, political science, history, public policy, criminology, philosophy, medicine, religion, film studies, cultural studies, and the arts — as well as multi-disciplinary scholarly work.
Submission: 250-word abstract plus cover letter with name, current level of graduate study,
affiliated university, and email address to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include the words
"conference abstract" in subject line, and include name on the cover letter only.
Deadline: December 15, 2011. Accepted presenters will receive notification by February 1,
Contact Matthew Prickett at email@example.com if you have questions about the
conference, or visit http://clam.rutgers.edu/~childgso/conference2012.html
Visit the Department of Childhood Studies here:
The Open Society Foundations'™ Youth Initiative requests proposals for up to $10,000 in funding to develop and curate thematic pages on the new global youth portal and community at youthpolicy.org.
The site aims to consolidate knowledge and information on youth policies across the international sector, ranging from analysis and formulation to implementation and evaluation.
Potential themes for website pages include, but are not limited to:
Policy fellowships with the Society for Research in Child Development will be available for 2012-2013. We are seeking applicants at all career stages, including tenured faculty, from all disciplines related to child development. A brief description of the program follows. We appreciate your assistance in sharing this announcement with your colleagues and faculty:
SRCD Fellowships in Public Policy
SRCD Policy Fellows - in both Congressional and Executive Branch placements - work as "resident scholars" at the interface of science and policy. The goals of these fellowships are: (1) to contribute to the effective use of scientific knowledge in developing public policy, (2) to educate the scientific community about the formation of public policy, and (3) to establish a more effective liaison between developmental scientists and the federal policy-making mechanisms.
SRCD Fellows participate with other scientific societies in the fellowship programs of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Since 1978, SRCD has recruited more than 140 fellows.
Both early and mid-career doctoral level professionals of all scientific disciplinesrelated to child development are encouraged to apply. The deadline for applications isDecember 15, 2011. For more information and application instructions, please click here.
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