Children and Land Grabs:
Development, Social Reproduction and the Future in a Nature Park in Senegal
Davide Cirillo, University of Padova & VU University Amsterdam.
Since 2008, the sharp raise of commodity prices resulted in an energy and food crisis, and pressure on market supply chains. International organizations reacted by placing agriculture, both for energy and food production, at the centre of their political agendas. The resulting development model is one that insists on private capital investment to fuel production on ‘underexploited’ and ‘potential arable’ land. Continue reading Monthly Seminar – “Children and Land Grabs”
March 12-15, 2015 — Long Beach, CA
Hosted by California State University, Long Beach
Conference Hotel: Ayres Hotel Seal Beach
Keynote Speaker: Susan Terrio (Georgetown University)
Susan will speak about her widely touted research chronicling the experiences of undocumented children and youth in U.S. immigration custody, in advance of her new book Whose Child Am I? Unaccompanied, Undocumented Children in U.S. Immigration Custody, to be published by the University of California Press in May 2015.
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Childhood with Bourdieu
Leena Alanen, Liz Brooker and Berry Mayall (eds.)
Wednesday 25th February 2015, 4-6 pm
Drama Studio, UCL Institute of Education
20 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL
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Information from Sweden – an upcoming workshop in March!
Refugee children as political and moral subjects – now and then:
Interdisciplinary crossings in studies of childhood, migration, and forced evacuations
Tuesday March 3, 2015
9.00 AM – 4.30 PM
Linköping University, Sweden
The aim of the workshop is to address how contemporary research contribute to the historical study of refugee children and vice versa; how can historical research invigorate critical analysis of the contemporary study of refugee children. The workshop program includes presentations by researchers with both disciplinary backgrounds, such as history, sociology, geography, and interdisciplinary backgrounds, such as health studies and child studies. The majority of the speakers study refugee children and young people in a Nordic context. An important theme at the workshop is to approach children and youth as moral and political subjects, either in terms of agency (actions) or in terms of representations of children and youth (media, political documents, etc), or both. Continue reading Refugee children as political and moral subjects – now and then