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CFP: Special Issue of Gender Studies devoted to Girls’ Studies

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Gender Issues

Call for Papers: Girls’ Studies

 A special issue of Gender Issues is now open for submission of articles by those conducting original applied research to the field of girls’ studies. We seek articles that unravel the constructions of girlhood and invite a critical discussion of issues including but not limited to: health, social justice, and well being; sites of social, political, and community action; trans and gender non-conforming girls; educating girls; sexuality and representations of girls; girls around the globe. Authors should including abstracts and brief bios. We would also welcome short book reviews that cover the field of girls’ studies. A general description of what the journal seeks to publish follows:

Gender Issues is multidisciplinary and cross-national in scope focusing on gender and gender equity. The journal publishes basic and applied research examining gender relationships as well as the impact of economic, legal, political, and social forces on those relationships across four domains:

  1. Understanding gender socialization, personality, and behavior in a gendered context.
  2. Exploring the wide range of relationships within the gender spectrum, such as acquaintances, friendships, romantic, and professional relationships.
  3. Assessing the impact of economic, legal, political, and social changes on gender identity, expression, and gender relations.
  4. Interpreting the impact of economic, legal, political, and social changes on the aspirations, status and roles of people internationally.

Date for Submissions: October 1, 2015

Publication Date: June 2016

Inquires and submissions: https://www.editorialmanager.com/geis/default.aspx

Authors should submit through the Editorial Manager system and note that this article should be saved for the “Girls Studies special issue”.

Gender Studies is published in print and online by Springer Publishing Company. From 1932-1980, Gender Studieswas published under the title Feminist Issues. Please visit http://link.springer.com/journal/12147 for further details. Special Attention should be paid to the “For Authors and Editors” section, which includes information about preparing the manuscript for submission. Past articles are also available to read online.

Guest Editor: Elaine J. O’Quinn is a Professor of English and affiliate faculty in Gender, Women’s and Sexuality Studies at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC where she helped develop a minor in Girls’ Studies. Her interests include girls and literacy, and her most recent publication on this topic is Girl’s Literacy Experiences In and Out of School: Learning and Composing Gendered Identities (Routledge 2013).

 

Mapping the Landscapes of Childhood II Conference

May 8-9, 2015
Institute for Child & Youth Studies
University of Lethbridge

Early bird registration ends April 8!

Keynote speakers:

  • Tim Gill
  • Katie Hinde
  • Jane Humphries
  • Karen Wells

PDF Flyer: Mapping the Landscapes II

Website: https://www.uleth.ca/conreg/icys/program

Just Published: Guidance for Researchers of Adolescent Sexual Health

Of interest for researchers:
A new commentary in the Journal of Adolescent Health that provides guidance on improving research methodology in adolescent sexual health research, with particular focus on how to identify and avoid assumptions about genders, bodies, sexuality, relating styles, and cultural norms commonly made by researchers.

This is a brief (only 2 journal pages) but informative piece that would be useful in research methods courses to give students a broad overview of critical thinking in research design or as a reference for researchers who wish to justify making methodological decisions that challenge problematic norms in research design, including quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research.

The paper can be downloaded from:
http://www.jahonline.org/article/S1054-139X%2815%2900032-4/abstract

2nd NZ Childhood Studies Colloquium – Oct 2015

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2nd New Zealand Childhood Studies Colloquium
What does Childhood Studies mean for research, policy and practice?
 
20-21 October 2015
University of Otago, Dunedin
 
Kia ora koutou,

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Winning Title for the ACYIG Newsletter!

In response to member feedback, we held a competition in March for a new title for the ACYIG Newsletter. Our intent was to professionalize the publication with a title that better reflects the peer-reviewed nature and high caliber of our authors’ work. We sought a new name would embody the spirit and future direction of ACYIG, be indicative of our membership’s common goals, and provide name-recognition. We were pleased to have numerous excellent suggestions from which to choose, and we extend our sincerest thanks to all those who participated in the competition. Continue reading Winning Title for the ACYIG Newsletter!