Society for Cross Cultural Research 2016 Conference
Portland, Oregon – Feb 17-20, 2016
SCCR is a multi-disciplinary organization with members sharing a common devotion to the conduct of cross-cultural and comparative research. Since its founding in 1971, SCCR has attracted professionals and students from the social science fields of Psychology, Anthropology, Sociology, and related fields including Archaeology, Education, Nursing, Family Studies, Social Work, Human Development, Psychiatry, Communications, Ethnic Studies, and Business. The SCCR conference provides a unique atmosphere encouraging attendees to get to know each other better, form lasting relationships, and provide genuine support to their fellow colleagues and students. Conference organizers invite you and your students to consider organizing a symposium or presenting individual papers or posters.
Tony Johnson, Invited lecture
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Call for Papers – Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association
Children and Childhood Studies Area
November 5-7, 2015 – Philadelphia, PA
The deadline for abstracts is June 29th 2015. Continue reading CFP: Children and Childhood Studies Area of MAPACA
Call for Papers
“Anthropology and Global Health: Interrogating theory, policy, and practice”
University of Sussex, UK, 9-11th Sept 2015
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The deadline for submitting proposals for the 114th AAA Annual Meeting is coming soon. The meetings will be held Nov. 18-22, in Denver, CO. We are looking forward to a STELLAR line-up of ACYIG-relevant sessions and individual presentations/posters!As an Interest Group, ACYIG does not (cannot) ‘review’ sessions. So you wouldn’t want to selct ACYIG as your primary or secondary reviewer. However, there IS a way to indicate your affiliation as you submit your paper/poster or session. Simply select ACYIG from the THIRD drop-down menu (you can’t miss it – it will be obvious – it is in a gray box in the middle of the page where you enter ‘title’ etc.).
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Call for Papers: American Anthropological Association Meetings
Denver, CO, USA November 18-22nd 2015
Session: “Breaking the rules?” The politics of deviance among children and youth
Organizers: Laura Sikstrom, Sarah Gould and Lauren Classen, University of Toronto
Discussant: Deborah Durham
Children and youth have been represented in both popular and scholarly discourse as being in crisis. Both victims and harbingers of violence and disorder, they emerge variably as “in danger” and “dangerous” (Brooks 2003: 3) and are frequently cast as disruptive, violent and deviant (Cheney 2007; Cohen 1972). Yet, our research with children and youth reveals that they are ‘breaking the rules’ in creative and often unexpected ways. This panel explores the slipperiness between deviance and agency (Bordonaro 2012) as children and youth respond to recent social and political changes in their lives, navigating shifting social norms and moral boundaries.
There is a tension between longstanding ideas about the need to protect or “save” children and youth, and the current agency-centred paradigm of childhood studies (Amith-Talai and Wulff 1995; Cole and Durham 2008; Honwana and DeBoeck 2008). Many scholars seek to describe children and youth as cultural agents and dynamic contributors to social life (Durham 2008), while in the contexts of our work these same forms of agency are stigmatised as deviant (Kovats-Bernat 2006). Many interventions tend to downplay children and youth’s agency, reflexivity and capacity for resistance, preferring to deal with them as mere victims (Valentin and Meinert 2009) or seek to correct “deviant” behavior. Thus, in this panel we ask, how do young people navigate these contradictions and what are the consequences for themselves, their families, communities and wider society? We consider how human rights campaigns, shifts in livelihood strategies, migration, the HIV/AIDS epidemic, and neoliberal policies affect agency/deviancy in different ethnographic contexts.
Please send a title and abstract to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, April 13.