Theory and Method in Child and Youth Research
June 10-12 , 2015
European University Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus
We are pleased to announce the 3rd international conference of theInternational Childhood and Youth Research Network (ICYRNet) which isorganized by the Center for the Study of Childhood and Adolescence and the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, European University Cyprus.
Confirmed keynote speakers:
- Jo Boyden, Professor and Director of Young Lives, Oxford University
- Dan Cook, Professor of Childhood Studies, Rutgers University
The Centre for Children and Young People’s Participation
University of Central Lancashire
Harrington Building, Room 338a
February 26, 2015 / 4-5:30pm
Participation in the Corporate Parenting agenda – Can a shift in the power relationship really happen?
Children and Young Peoples Participation Officer, Children’s Services Department at Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council
There is increasing emphasis on listening to the ‘Voice of the Child’, especially those children and young people who are, or have been, involved in the care system. For many of these children and young people, the opportunities to influence life changing decisions are often dependent on the relationship with their key workers. This can often prove challenging, given the bureaucratic nature of care processes and procedures. If services are failing to even evidence that they are listening, how can they hope to demonstrate that what they are being told is having an impact and influencing the decisions that are being taken for those children and young people.
Call for Papers
Girls’ Economies: Work & Play Cultures
Edited by Miriam Forman-Brunell and Diana Anselmo-Sequeira
foreword by Dr. Eileen Boris
We know more about the history of grownups’ labor than we do about girls’ work, especially in informal domains. We know more about adult women workers than about girlhood employment and work-themed amusements. We know more about girls’ consumption practices than about their production patterns. We know more about childhood and play than we do about how play informs girls’ work skills, sensibilities, and identities as workers. We know more about businessmen and women than about moneymaking girls.
Art exhibit by Liu Scholar and PhD candidate (Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Social Justice at UBC) Beth W. Stewart.
‘We are all the Same’
Children, War, and Humanity in Northern Uganda
Thursday January 15, 2015 @ 5pm, Liu Institute for Global Issues, Vancouver, BC.
About Northern Uganda:
For 20 years, the conflict between the rebel group the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) and the Ugandan government forces destroyed the landscape, economy, communities, culture, relationships, and lives. And while the active conflict moved out of Northern Uganda by 2007, the legacy of war lives on in people’s everyday lives even as they actively reconstruct their world. As one frontline justice worker described to me in August 2014, “Our whole society is traumatized.”
About the collection:
Despite this difficult context, I believe that if we look and listen closely and creatively we begin to see impressive acts of resistance and resilience. This belief in human agency despite such dire constraints lies at the heart of each painting in this collection. The collection seeks to challenge our assumptions about war-affected people, and children especially, while also inviting you the viewer to bear witness to their stories and experiences.
Most of the paintings are collaborations with the children participants in the artist’s PhD research project. These are children who were born into the captivity of the LRA.
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