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CFP: Children’s Rights & Children’s Literature

Special Issue of The Lion and the Unicorn

We are seeking papers that investigate the intersections between the histories, theories, and practices of children’s rights and children’s literature. In response to the ratification of the United Nation’s Convention on the Rights of the Child (UN-CRC) in 1989, advocates and scholars have debated the necessity and revealed the complexity of defining and implementing children’s rights across the globe. Critical discourse on children’s rights, however, has not yet fully examined the role that children’s literature plays in shaping, promoting, implementing and interrogating children’s rights. This special issue invites scholars to explore the connections between the institutions of children’s rights and children’s literature. Continue reading

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REMINDER: Call for Contributions for the October 2014 ACYIG Newsletter

ACYIG is now soliciting contributions for theOctober 2014 issue. Please note that we have changed the submission deadline dates. We will now accept submissions on a rolling basis between Friday, August 15, 2014 and Friday, September 5, 2014. The final deadline for submission is Friday, September 5th, 2014.

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Atelier Epistemology of the sciences of childhood, 07/04 (Kinship and Parenthood) et 5/5 (Politics)‏ + website

We are glad to inform you that our group « Sciences de l’enfance, enfants des sciences » (SEES) is now officially on the net.

Our website, http://sciences-enfances.org/ is now open! Please feel free to have a look at it and don’t hesitate to send us informations for the blog!

 

Meanwhile, SEES is pleased to invite you to the 2nd and 3rd workshops of the Ateliers Campus Condorcet, a cycle of seminars on “Epistemology, methods, and history of the sciences of childhood.”

The next workshops will be held on March 27 (“Feelings and Emotions“) and April 7 (“Kinship and Parenthood“), at theEHESS from 14h to 17h, at the bâtiment Le France, 190 av de France 75013, Paris, room 638.

Registration is required (sciencenfance@gmail.com)

 7 April 2014, 14h – 17h

« Kinship and Parenthood »

Aurélie Fillod-Chabaud (Institut Universitaire Européen)  

« Enfance et séparation conjugales. La question des parents non gardiens et de leurs enfants »

Yann Favier (Université Rennes 2)

« Réflexions sur le dualisme parenté/parentalité et sa traduction juridique »

Francesca Nicola (Università di Milano Bicocca)

« Politics of parenting in a post-welfare era. The case of parents of kids with ADHD in the USA »

Discutantes : Natacha Collomb et Gladys Chicharro

 5 May 2014, 14h – 17h

« Politics »

Isabelle Konuma (Centre d’Etudes Japonaises)

« Comment définir l’ “intérêt de l’enfant” en droit japonais ? Les acteurs dans l’énoncé du bien-être de l’enfant. »

David Lancy (Utah State University)  

« Children as a Reserve Labor Force »

Damien Boone (Ceraps), « La politique racontée aux enfants : des apprentissages pris dans des dispositifs entre consensus et conflit. Une étude des sentiers de la (dé)politisation des enfants »

Discutante : Alice Sophie Sarcinelli (EHESS/Iris)