30 de maio de 2011

Aula aberta sobre “Crianças Soldado”

31 de maio
ISCSP - 17 horas - Sala 4 - Piso 1

Ana Monteiro, da Amnistia Internacional - Secção Portuguesa sobre o Controlo de Armas e as Crianças Soldado, é a oradora convidada da próxima aula aberta a ter lugar no ISCSP. A iniciativa decorre no âmbito da unidade curricular de Protecção Internacional dos Direitos Humanos.
A aula é organizada pelas docentes da cadeira, Maria Francisca Saraiva e Isabel Cabrita.
Entrada livre.

26 de maio de 2011

23 de maio de 2011

Not Just a Victim: The Child as Catalyst and Witness of Contemporary Africa

Social scientists examining contemporary Africa take considerable pains to resist portraying Africa as nothing more than a land of victims unable to escape historical cycles of war, exploitation and tyranny. However, children are still frequently conceptualised as passive actors, mere extensions of adult societies and receptors of culture. The authors in this volume argue that children are dynamic contributors to the shaping of contemporary Africa. Through novel and unorthodox ethnographic research methods, each chapter provides insights into children’s perspectives on kinship, work,
caring, health, migration and conflict, shedding light on children’s views and the vital roles they play in the emerging Africa of tomorrow.
More info here

20 de maio de 2011

5th Summer University around the topic of CR - this edition is on "CR and the media"

Venue: Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
Date: 4-8 July 2011
Registrations until: 30 May 2011 
Objective: Sensibilize participants to a general culture of CR. A scientific committee of international experts defines a key topic on CR that the participants will work on during 5 consecutive days. Interdisciplinary approach and intercultural dimension (students from different disciplines, members of international institutions and experts working in the field: all who have considerable experience in the area of "media"). Course includes theoretical interventions as well as case studies, debates and practical activities.

19 de maio de 2011

MA in Children, Youth and International Development

This course is designed to equip you with the conceptual understanding and breadth of empirical knowledge that will enable you to critically evaluate policy and practice in the area of children, youth and development and give you the skills necessary to design and undertake research relating to children, youth and development. It is available full time or part time and can incorporate a short placement.
Further details: http://www.brunel.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/children,-youth-and-international-development-ma.
Download course inofrmation (PDF)
For further information: nicola.ansell@brunel.ac.uk

18 de maio de 2011

Colóquio Olhares sobre os Jovens em Portugal

Instituto de Ciências Sociais/UL

2-3 Junho, 2011

Tendo como pretexto o Ano Internacional da Juventude, o colóquio Olhares sobre os jovens em Portugal: saberes, políticas, acções pretende não apenas fazer um estado da arte da produção científica nacional mais relevante sobre a juventude, mas aproveitar também esse momento internacionalmente simbólico para mapear, reflectir e debater sobre as políticas públicas mais recentes e as modalidades de intervenção social destinadas aos mais jovens e/ou empreendidas pelos próprios.

Público-alvo: Investigadores e estudantes de pós-graduação, decisores políticos, técnicos da administração, dirigentes associativos e técnicos de intervenção social.

CFP: ‘Youth in Motion: Spatializing Youth Movement(s) in the Social Sciences’

UCL Youth Geographies Research Group (YGRG) Workshop – Thursday 16th June 2011
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‘Youth in Motion: Spatializing Youth Movement(s) in the Social Sciences’

Social science research frequently implicates movement(s) when examining the nature, meaning and experience of space and place. Exploring movement(s) itself/themselves can be as revealing of human lives as the sites in and across which they are located. Focusing on the perspectives of youth, this workshop aims to explore the ways in which young people define, experience, initiate or resist movement(s), and the ways that we as social scientists understand/research them. Taking notions of movement, motion and mobility in their broadest senses and at a variety of scales, we extend the reach of the workshop to encompass discussion on themes such as;

young bodies and corporeality
spatial freedom and restriction
travel and migration
emotional and developmental transition
youth subjectivities and narratives in flux
socio-economic and cultural inequalities of participation and engagement
contested spaces of belonging and exclusion

Rather than structuring the workshop around paper sessions, we are keen to foster open discussion and critical engagement with key conceptual and methodological questions relating to research on youth movement(s). The day will include a keynote panel discussion and interactive sessions where all participants will be encouraged to share aspects of their work. We are therefore eliciting submissions in the form of short (five minute) position papers concisely outlining a personal research project, question, problem or theme, coupled with key questions to be discussed by workshop participants. Position paper submissions are not a prerequisite to attend, but we would encourage prospective participants to do so in the interest of generating vibrant discussion.

Position paper abstracts plus proposed discussion questions (totalling no more than 200 words) should be sent to Caitlin O’Neill Gutierrez at c.o’neill@ucl.ac.uk or James Esson at james.esson.09@ucl.ac.uk by 5pm on Monday 9th May.

This is a free event but places are limited and registration is required. The workshop will take place between 9.30am-5pm on Thursday 16th June in the Department of Geography, Pearson Building, University College London, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT. Lunch will be provided.

This workshop is organised by the UCL Youth Geographies Research Group based in the Department of Geography, University College London. We hope that the workshop will provide a platform for those working across the Social Sciences to network, share ideas and engage critically with a host of common ‘youth’ themes, whilst also contributing to a ‘mapping’ of where we stand together on youth research today.

CFP: International Congress Indigenous youth and the politics of the future in the Americas

Indigenous youth and the politics of the future in the Americas

International Congress of Americanists, Vienna, 15-20 July 2012

Young indigenous people’s perspectives on the future are of great importance when, as is well known, the native societies of the Americas and elsewhere are undergoing continual change through their contact with world religions, state bureaucracies and modern technologies (in forms such as digital communication technology or biomedicine), and are affected by often dramatic environmental and demographic transformations. Few anthropologists have made detailed inquiries into the aspirations of indigenous people for the future, least of all into those of the youth. Anthropology has tended to focus on the past and the present, often maintaining a vestigial impulse towards ‘salvage’ ethnography. In doing so, it has naturally given more emphasis to the voices and perspectives of elderly and mature adults. Often the responses to contemporary changes among young people are markedly different from those of their elders. In some cases, they are more open to novelty, embracing it at home and traveling to the city to experience it further. Frequently, they express a sense of desperation, and bleak future prospects are blamed for alcoholism, drug addiction and even suicide, all of which are often most prevalent among young people. Such observations call for detailed ethnographic accounts that permit a fine-grained analysis. Recognizing the recurrence of similar features expressing attitudes towards the future among indigenous peoples across both continents, this panel seeks to foster a dialogue between anthropologists specializing in the different regions of the Americas, from Amazonia to Alaska, to compare and contrast case studies. In doing so, we expect to be able to contribute to knowledge of the common responses to change among Amerindian peoples. We hope that this focus on continuities will also allow us to build a bridge between the past and the future, allowing us better to understand the enduring features of indigenous youth. We invite contributions based on the ethnography of South, Central and North America, addressing the full range of questions raised by young indigenous people reflecting on the future. This may include (but is not restricted to) ethnographic accounts of: - Political engagement and youth activism - Narratives of and aspirations for the future - Health problems among young people, including addiction and suicide - Religion among young people, such as evangelical Christianity or shamanic revivalism - Cosmological or ontological perspectives, and, for instance, how they vary between generations - Parenthood, growing up and the 'moulding' of children for a changing world.

URL: http://ica2012.univie.ac.at/pre-approved-symposia/14.%20social%20and%20cultural%20Anthropology#877

Paper proposal submission guidelines: http://ica2012.univie.ac.at/call-for-papers/how-to-submit-a-proposal/

Deadline for proposal submission: 31st August 2011

CFP: The child image in media

Feather Journal (www.redfeatherjournal.org), an online, peer-reviewed, international and interdisciplinary journal of the child image, seeks submissions for the Fall 2011 issue (deadline July 15th, 2011). Red Feather Journal seeks well-written, critical articles on any aspect of the child image.

The journal welcomes submissions that examine a broad range of media: children’s film, Hollywood film, international film, Television, the Internet, print resources, art, or any other visual medium. Some sample topics include, but are certainly not limited to: studies of images of children of color; child as commodity; images of children in international films; political uses of the child image; children in advertising; childhood as myth, visual adaptations of children’s literary works; child welfare images; images of children and/in war; the child image in video games; or any other critical examination of the child image, or childhood, in a variety of visual mediums.

Contact: debbieo@okstate.edu
URL: www.redfeatherjournal.org

12 de maio de 2011

Youth, Inequalities and the Future of Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro, June 6-8, 2011
Rio de Janeiro is known for its beauty, for the warmth of its people, for carnival and samba. But it is also known for its social and economic inequalities, its social and political problems, most especially poverty and social violence. After decades of economic decadence (the reasons of which are quite consensual in the literature), sheer social and political problems have accumulated, shortening the horizon of expectations of its inhabitants, increasing the chance that companies and individuals choose to leave the city, reducing the will to participate in the political process, feeding violence and a problematic sociability. The idea of a "problematic sociability", of course, has much to do with how young people live and relate to other social categories as they constantly test the boundaries of that very sociability while negotiating or affirming their social and political identities. Youth has always been at the center of concerns about what to do in a social environment characterized by strong inequalities of opportunities, possibilities and results.

Complete program

11 de maio de 2011

Conferência Internacional Jovens, Direitos e Saúde Sexual e Reprodutiva

Promovida pela APF
Conselho Nacional da Juventude
Instituto Português da Juventude
27 de Maio, instalações do IPJ, junto ao Parque das Nações, Lisboa.

O evento integra-se no projecto SAFE II – Sexual Awareness for Europe II – um projecto participado por 14 países e APFs da Europa, apoiado pela OMS e Comissão Europeia e que se centra nos Direitos e na Saúde Sexual e Reprodutiva dos Jovens, abraçando nomedamente questões como a Educação Sexual nas Escolas, os serviços de saúde para jovens e o trabalho com jovens em situação de vulnerabilidade social.

Contacto: Dra. Sara Duarte, 213853993 ou saraduarte@apf.pt

9 de maio de 2011

Children and Youth in a Changing World

Organised by the IUAES Commission on Anthropology of Children, Youth and Childhood
Bhubaneswar, India
November 26-30, 2012

The 2012 Inter-congress of International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES) is a multi-disciplinary international conference on “Children and Youth in a Changing World”. We will examine childhood cross-culturally and historically to gain the richest and best-informed perspective for looking at children in the present and moving forward.  The principal aim of this congress is to bring anthropologists in academia, governmental organisations, non-governmental organisations and agencies working on and with children from different parts of the world and offer them a common platform to address various emerging issues relating to children and childhood.


7 de maio de 2011

Children and Young People's Participation in Planning and Regeneration

Day, L., Sutton, L. and Jenkins, S. (2011) Children and Young People's Participation in Planning and Regeneration: A final report to the Ecorys Research Programme 2010-11. UK: Ecorys.

This report presents the findings from a research study carried out by Ecorys in partnership with Loughborough University, to examine the evidence for children and young people’s participation in planning and regeneration.

The main purpose of this report is to present the detailed findings from the research study. Our intention was to draw together into one place the very diverse range of academic and non-academic studies that have been undertaken in this field, and to reflect upon the lessons for policy and practice at the current point in time; when children and young people's participation is framed by challenging economic circumstances in the UK and internationally. Whilst the report has a particular focus on the UK situation, it also draws upon research literature and practice examples from Europe, South America, North America and Australasia to provide a comparison. The findings are set within the over-arching context of the 1989 UN Convention of the Rights of the Child (CRC). 

4 de maio de 2011

Children’s Participation in French Child Protection

Anthropology of Children Seminar
Friday 20 May 2011, 13.30 – 15.00

Children’s Participation in French Child Protection:
A Journey from Restricted to Full Citizenship

By Pierrine Robin

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.

More info at www.anthopologyofchildren.net

Confirm your participation at childrenseminar@hotmail.com