23 de dezembro de 2009

Journal: Girlhood Studies

We are pleased to announce the latest issue of Girlhood Studies has just been published by Berghahn Journals. This issue focuses on particular girlhood practices—the everyday activities in which some girls engage as part of their ordinary lives. We look at these girls engaging in these practices, sometimes on their own and sometimes in small groups, how and when they engage in them and where they do so. These include the long-standing practice of girls engaging in child care as babysitters, playing with dolls (in the case of younger girls) or reading fashion magazines (in the case of older girls).


14 de dezembro de 2009

Childhood in Africa: An Interdisciplinary Journal (new)

Childhood in Africa: An Interdisciplinary Journal is the journal of The Institute for the African Child at Ohio University. Childhood in Africa is published online on a bi-annual basis. It follows the mission statement and goals of the Institute for the African Child by encouraging holistic approaches to the understanding of and issues impacting children and childhood in Africa.

Childhood in Africa seeks to reflect African and Africanist perspectives regarding children and childhood. It includes all academic disciplines in the discussion of childhood in Africa and also attempts to further the professional interests of Africanists by disseminating knowledge about children and childhood in Africa.

View the journal online at http://www.afrchild.ohio.edu/CAJ/browse/current_issue.html

10 de dezembro de 2009

Knowledge and Voice in Early Childhood - 20th EECERA Conference

The 20th annual conference organised by the EECERA "European Early Childhood Education Research Association" in collaboration with the Centre for Research in Early Childhood (CREC) flows from the ethical stance of the Association which sets out a democratic commitment to work towards a more equitable sharing of power and voice in the development of early childhood research, practice and policy.
Sep 6, 2010 - Sep 8, 2010, University of Birmingham, UK

Conferência no ISCTE-IUL, Lisboa

O mestrado em Família e Sociedade do Departamento de Sociologia do ISCTE-IUL tem o prazer de convidar todas e todos a assistir à certamente estimulante Conferência da Professora Rae Lesser Blumberg, Professora de Sociologia na Universidade da Virginia nos Estados Unidos da América e também Professora Emérita de Sociologia da Universidade da California, San Diego.

Conferência Rae Lesser Blumberg
Dia 16 de Dezembro, quarta-feira, 18.30
Sala 329 (Piso 3 da Ala Autónoma).

The "Feminine Mistake": How Textbooks Worldwide Stereotype Women and Ignore their Economic Roles (As Well As How They Combine Work and Family)


Here are three facts: 1. For almost all of human history on Earth, women have combined crucial economic roles with raising their families. 2. In recent decades, female labor force participation and the proportion of women earning income have been rising worldwide and, according to The Economist, have been driving global economic growth. 3. In 2009, women became a majority of the U.S. labor force.  But if you were a visitor from another galaxy and you looked to children’s textbooks to understand about human females and males, you would be convinced that almost no women did anything beyond domestic drudgery and childcare.

Today I’ll present the results of two studies I’ve published in 2009.  One is my UNESCO research on gender bias in children’s textbooks around the world and the other is a cross-historical, cross-societal look at women’s crucial roles in technology and in providing economically for their families.  There is an enormous gulf between these two pictures and, most disturbingly, the one portrayed in the world’s textbooks can be termed the “feminine mistake” for its ignoring of the economic side of women’s dual lives.  And what is perhaps the most amazing is that, except for Sweden, studies of gender bias in textbooks in every country and since 1970 paint the same distorted and inaccurate view of women as almost inconsequential for any human endeavor beyond taking care of house and children.  

9 de dezembro de 2009

27a Reunião Brasileira de Antropologia (RBA) – Belém – 2010

Grupo de Trabalho:
Antropologia da Criança: reconhecendo conhecimentos e saberes infantis
Coordenadoras: Antonella Tassinari e Clarice Cohn
Debatedora: Angela Nunes

Ver aqui o resumo deste e de outros Grupos de Trabalho
Atenção: a data de submissão de trabalhos para GT's foi alterada e será posteriormente divulgada pelo site e boletim informativo. Para manter-se informado sobre a 27ª RBA, acesse o link: http://www.abant.org.br/noticias.php?type=congressoRBA

Rethinking Children/Childhood in the 21st Century

The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities
London - 4th and 5th Feb. 2010

The conference will bring together a wide range of scholars and practitioners from history, law, literature, psychology, sociology to examine the older meanings of childhood and the new attempts to rethink this category in society, both west and east.  One focus will be on public scholarship.  We will examine the literal representations of childhood in the new wave of  “museums of childhood” and their reinvention over the past decade.
“Rethinking Childhood/Children in the 21st Century” will be a two-day conference with round tables, lectures, and films - we hope to invite at least one filmmaker to discuss her work.

4 de dezembro de 2009

Anthropology of Children Seminar - Amsterdam

Next meeting of the Anthropology of Children Seminar:
Cilel Smith (Institute of Education, University of London)
The Global Classroom: Introducing new arrivals, refugees, and travellers children to school settings in the United Kingdom

Thursday 10 December 2009 10.00-13.00
VU University Amsterdam, Metropolitan Building,
first floor, room Z-113

VU University is located at a 10-minutes’ walk from Amsterdam Zuid railway station. The Metropolitan Building is located opposite the University’s main building, across the tramway. Tram stop ‘De Boelelaan / VU’ is served by tram lines 5 and 51.
Confirm your participation in this meeting to childrenseminar@hotmail.com

CFP: Childhood and Youth in Transition


6th -  8th  JULY 2010
Childhood and Youth in Transition
1st call for papers…….

In the context of global social, political and economic changes the conference this year will explore the ways in which these broad shifts are having an impact on ideas of childhood and youth and on children's and young people's everyday lives.

Abstracts of no more than 200 words should be sent to  the conference administrator, Dawn Lessels, by January 31st 2010. d.j.lessels@sheffield.ac.uk.


2 de dezembro de 2009


UCSIA and the University of Antwerp are pleased to announce the organisation of a two-day international, multidisciplinary conference on children, adolescents & ICT. We welcome a broad audience including researchers, educators, students, policy makers, NGO and industry representatives to share research results and discuss policy and educational issues regarding children’s and adolescents’ use of information and communication technologies.