The Sociological Studies of Children and Youth (SSCY, volume 17) will discuss children and youth as “the soul of society.” Nelson Mandela noted “there can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.” This volume will provide a general glimpse into the modern lives of children and youth.
The Guest Editor, M. Nicole Warehime of Oklahoma City University, is considering a broad knowledge of current empirical research that focuses on children and youth in today’s society. Manuscripts featuring qualitative and quantitative methods, mixed methods, program evaluation, and outcome studies are particularly invited. Manuscripts should be a maximum of 30 pages in length including references, and should be prepared according to the American Sociological Association, Third Edition (ASA 2007). Author guidelines may be found at www.asanet.org.
--The deadline for submission is firm at Friday, December 13, 2013. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically email@example.com with a subject line of “SSCY Volume 17”.
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.
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 counterpublics
Guidelines: 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.
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Department of Sociology
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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.
Gonzales, Roberto G. 2011. "Learning to be Illegal: Undocumented Youth and Shifting Legal Contexts in the Transition to Adulthood.” American Sociological Review, Volume 76, number 4, 602-619.
This article examines the transition to adulthood among 1.5-generation undocumented Latino young adults. For them, the transition to adulthood involves exiting the legally protected status of K to 12 students and entering into adult roles that require legal status as the basis for participation.
Gonzales, Roberto G. 2010. “On the Wrong Side of the Tracks: The Consequences of School Stratification Systems for Unauthorized Mexican Students." Peabody Journal of Education, Volume 85 Issue 4, 469-485.
This article draws from 78 in-depth life histories of undocumented Latino young adults in the Los Angeles metropolitan area. Gonzales incorporates a sample, stratified by educational experiences. The lived experiences of these young adults shed important light on the broader world in which they live and the ways in which immigration policies interact with school practices to shape success and failure.
Patricia A. Adler (University of Colorado) and Peter Adler (University of Denver) are the authors of a blog for Psychology Today called "The Deviance Society," which can be found at: http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-deviance-society.
Victor Rios recently published Punished: Policing the Lives of Black and Latino Boys, NYU Press 2011. A former gang member who went on to earn a Ph.D. at Berkeley, Rios returned to his old Oakland neighborhood to shadow 40 young men as they dealt with poverty, violence, and institutionalized racism. As he recounts their life stories, Rios deftly balances analysis with vivid anecdotes about uninterested educators, struggling parents, police brutality, and gang victimization. He examines how the culture of punishment pushes young men into the very criminality that the punishment is meant to deter.
Patricia A. Adler and Peter Adler recently published The Tender Cut: Inside the Hidden World of Self-Injury (NYU Press 2011). The authors draw on 150 interviews with self-injurers from all over the world, along with 30,000-40,000 internet posts in chat rooms and communiqués. Their 10-year longitudinal research follows the practice of self-injury from its early days when people engaged in it alone and did not know others, to the present, where a subculture has formed via cyberspace that shares similar norms, values, lore, vocabulary, and interests.
2011 KIDS COUNT Data Book Available on August 17! The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s annual KIDS COUNT Data Book is a comprehensive resource on the status of U.S. children, featuring state-specific data on ten key indicators of child well-being. This year’s Data Book examines how children and families are faring in the wake of the economic downturn. The report can be downloaded to create maps and graphs at the national, state, and local level. The 2011 mobile site offers access to hundreds of indicators of child well-being. It can be downloaded from:http://datacenter.kidscount.org/databook/. To access the Data Center, please visit: http://datacenter.kidscount.org
“State of the Young Hoosier Child” was completed through Indiana’s Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems grant recipient “Sunny Start.” Multiple factors contribute to the well-being of Indiana’s children and their families. A child’s ability to learn and stay healthy can be determined in part by his early childhood experiences-or even before he is born. Researchers found that many adult health problems, for example, can be attributed to early childhood experiences. Children who received a high-quality education are likely to earn more, pay more taxes, and commit fewer crimes as adults. Download the study at: http://sunnystart.in.gov/syhc
In their new book, The Risks of Prescription Drugs, health policy experts Donald Light, Howard Brody, Peter Conrad, Allan Horwitz, and Cheryl Stults describe how current regulations reward drug companies to expand clinical risks and create new diseases so millions of patients are exposed to unnecessary risks, especially women and the elderly. They reward developing marginally better drugs rather than discovering breakthrough, life-saving drugs. Harmful side effects have become epidemic, about 23-46 million a year, resulting in 1.5 million hospitalizations and about 115,000 deaths. The book covers issues important to C&Y section members. Allan Horwitz describes the rapid increase in youth being prescribed psychotropic drugs. Key to the proliferation syndrome is prescribing off-label, without telling the patients or their families. Furthermore, Peter Conrad and Cheryl Stults describe the medicalization of women and mothers.
Markella B. Rutherford recently published Adult Supervision Required: Private Freedom and Public Constraints for Parents and Children (Rutgers University Press, September 2011). In many ways, today’s parents and children have more freedom than ever before. There is widespread respect for children’s autonomy as distinct individuals, and a broad range of parenting styles are flourishing. Yet it may also be fair to say that there is an unprecedented fear of children’s and parents’ freedom. Dread about Amber Alerts and “stranger danger” have put an end to the unsupervised outdoor play enjoyed by earlier generations of suburban kids. Using popular parenting advice literature as a springboard for a broader sociological analysis of the American family, Rutherford explores how our increasingly psychological conception of the family might be jeopardizing our appreciation for parents’ and children’s public lives and civil liberties. Markella B. Rutherford is an assistant professor of sociology at Wellesley College.
Ralph LaRossa published Of War and Men: World War II in the Lives of Fathers and Their Families with University of Chicago Press. To uncover the real story of fatherhood during the transformative era of the 1950s, LaRossa takes the long view—from the attack on Pearl Harbor up to the election of John F. Kennedy— revealing the myriad ways that World War II and its aftermath shaped men. The book explores the brutal side of family life in the postwar years. In the book, he dismantles stereotypes while offering up a chronicle of fatherhood in all its complexity.
Yvonne Vissing recently published Introduction to Sociology with Bridgeport Education Publishers. The textbook addresses children’s issues more than most Introduction to Sociology textbooks. Professor Vissing teachers at Salem State University.
The Brooklyn CUNY Children’s Studies Program and Center has published New Horizons III: The Future of Children, Youth, and the Public Good. The publication details the news, events, and activities of the Children's Studies Program and Center over the past year. The Children's Studies website has extensive information on legislation for an Independent Office of the Child Advocate for New York. For a complete list of their news visit: http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/pub/departments/childrensstudies/
David A. Kinney and Loretta E. Bass announce the publication of Volume 14 of Sociological Studies of Children and Youth entitled, “The Well Being, Peer Cultures and Rights of Children.” Volume 14 of SSCY is comprised of empirical research and theoretical papers highlighting current thinking on children and youth in our world today. ASA Children and Youth Section members can order this volume through Emerald at a 30% discount. See the third attachment to this email or the following URL for more information:http://www.emeraldinsight.com/books.htm?issn=1537-4661&volume=14.
Section member, Kristin Turney, and her co-editor colleagues, Hedwig Lee, Neil Mehta, are soliciting papers for a Special Issue of Social Science & Medicine on the Social Determinants of Child Health. The deadline for submissions is 16th January 2012, and authors should submit online athttp://ees.elsevier.com/ssm/. Please see the second attachment (C&Y_announce_sept2_k turney) to this email for the details.
The "State of the Young Hoosier Child" Report
Multiple factors contribute to the well-being of Indiana's youngest children and their families. A child's ability to learn and stay healthy can be determined in part by his early childhood experiences-or even before he is born. These experiences can have a lasting effect on children, even as they mature into adulthood. Researchers have found that many adult health problems, for example, can be attributed to early childhood experiences. In addition, children who received a high-quality education are likely to earn more, pay more taxes, and commit fewer crimes as adults. See how young Hoosier children are faring at the state and county level in the "State of the Young Hoosier Child" Report and County Data Profiles available athttp://sunnystart.in.gov/syhc
2011 KIDS COUNT Data Book Available on August 17
The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s annual KIDS COUNT Data Book is a comprehensive resource on the status of U.S. children, featuring state-specific data on ten key indicators of child well-being. This year’s Data Book essay examines how children and families are faring in the wake of the economic downturn and includes the Casey’ Foundation’s recommendations for strengthening policies and programs to ensure a strong economic future for our country. Visit the KIDS COUNT Data Center to download the report and create maps, graphs, and charts at the national, state, and local level. Our new 2011 mobile site offers access to hundreds of indicators of child well-being on the fly. To download the Data Book please visit:http://datacenter.kidscount.org/databook/ . Or to visit the Data Center, please visit: http://datacenter.kidscount.org
We are inviting academic editorial contributors to Cultural Sociology of Divorce: An Encyclopedia, a 3-volume library reference to be published in 2013 by SAGE Publications.
While the formal definition of divorce may be fairly concise and straightforward (the legal termination of a marital union, dissolving the bonds of matrimony between parties), the effects are anything but, particularly when children and other family members are involved. The Americans for Divorce Reform estimates that “probably, 40 or possibly even 50 percent of marriages will end in divorce if current trends continue." And outside the United States, there are markedly increased divorce rates across developed countries—divorce and its effects are a significant social factor in our culture and others. In fact, it might be said that a whole “divorce industry” has been constructed, with divorce lawyers and mediators, family counselors, support groups, etc. As King Henry VIII’s divorces showed, divorce has not always been easy or accepted. In some countries, divorce is not permitted and even in Europe, countries such as Spain, Italy, Portugal, and the Republic of Ireland only legalized divorce in the latter quarter of the twentieth century. This multi-disciplinary encyclopedia covers curricular subjects around the world ranging from marriage and the family to anthropology, social and legal history, developmental and clinical psychology, and religion. Three volumes, comprised of over 500 articles, illuminate what has become a culture of divorce and its impact on society.
This comprehensive project will be marketed to academic and public libraries as a print and digital product available to students via the library’s electronic services. We are now making assignments with a deadline of October 15, 2011.
Each article, ranging from 900 to 4000 words, is signed by the contributor. The General Editor of the encyclopedia is Robert E. Emery, Ph.D., University of Virginia, who will review all the articles for editorial content and academic consistency.
If you are interested in contributing to the encyclopedia, it can be a notable publication addition to your CV/resume and broaden your publishing credits. Payment for the articles are honoraria that range from a $50 book credit from Sage Publications for article submissions up to 1,000 words up to a free copy of the encyclopedia for contributions totaling greater than 10,000 words. More than this, your involvement can help assure that credible and detailed data, descriptions, and analysis are available to students of divorce issues.
The list of available articles (Excel file) submission guidelines, and sample article are prepared and will be sent to you in response to your inquiry. Please then select which unassigned articles may best suit your interests and expertise.
If you would like to contribute to building a truly outstanding reference with Cultural Sociology of Divorce: An Encyclopedia, please contact me by the e-mail information below. Please provide a brief summary of your background in divorce issues. Thanks for your time and interest.
Poverty in America: Health and Well-Being Among
the Vulnerable edited by Kevin Fitzpatrick.
This three-volume interdisciplinary collection will explore the challenges and solutions in
addressing the public health crisis among America’s poor. While providing both theoretical and empirical insights, contributors will be asked to prepare manuscripts for one of the three volumes. The first volume explores the general challenges of health and health care among the low and no-income population; a second volume is devoted exclusively to health and health care issues among the homeless; and a third volume
focuses on the link between health and place and its impact on America’s poor. Potential contributors are asked to propose a chapter for one of these volumes. E-mail a proposal of no more than 900 words, and a two-page CV to Kevin Fitzpatrick email@example.com.
Deadline: September 15, 2011. For more information go to: http://sociology.uark.edu/3550.php and click on the “Poverty and Health in America” link.
I am writing to share a new publication from the William T. Grant Foundation for mentors and mentees. Maximizing Mentoring: A Guide for Building Stronger Relationships is a toolkit of resources that both partners in a mentoring pair can draw upon. This guide draws heavily on past reports from William T. Grant Scholars and mentors, identifying recurring concerns and interests.
We hope you will find this guide offers practical advice for your mentoring relationships. Feel free to forward to friends and colleagues. While Maximizing Mentoring is aimed primarily at the Scholars audience, we believe much of the information it includes is relevant to other early-career researchers and mentors.
Maximizing Mentoring is available for download through a link on the Foundation’s website.
Mary Annaïse Heglar
William T. Grant Foundation
Section on Children and Youth