CFP: Visions & Voices of Childhood Grad Conference @ Rutgers-Camden (May 21-22, 2011)

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Theresa Murzyn/ Rutgers-Camden
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Visions and Voices of Childhood: A Graduate Student Conference
Department of Childhood Studies
Rutgers University - Camden

The Rutgers University-Camden Childhood Studies Graduate Student
Organization (GSO) invites submissions for paper presentations for its
second formal graduate student conference to be held May 21-22, 2012
on the Camden, NJ campus. Graduate students from all disciplines who
are engaged in research relating to children and childhood are
encouraged to submit proposals.

As the field of childhood studies continues to grow, old and new
debates and concepts continuously impact the study of children and childhood.
Representations and interpretations of children's lives and
perspectives have become central to these debates. This conference
proposes an open, broad definition of children's visions and voices.
Both the theoretical debates
surrounding visions and voices and the application of such concepts
are encouraged.

Topics can include, but are not limited to:
- Representations of children across all media (literature, film,
television, internet, etc.)
- The theoretical concept of "the child's voice" in qualitative and
quantitative research
- Children's development
- Rights of children
- Globalization and children
- Children's involvement in research
- Ethical and methodological considerations for the child's voice
- Visual literacy and children
- Children and religion
- Statistical representations of children
- Children's health
- Race, class, and gender in the study of children
- Geographies and histories of childhood

We invite proposals from all disciplines—education, literature,
economics, psychology, sociology, anthropology, law, political
science, history, public policy, criminology, philosophy, medicine,
religion, film studies, cultural studies, and the arts — as well as
multi-disciplinary scholarly work.

Submission: 250-word abstract plus cover letter with name, current
level of graduate study, affiliated university, and email address to Include the words
"conference abstract" in subject line, and include name on the cover
letter only.

Deadline: December 15, 2011. Accepted presenters will receive
notification by February 1, 2012.

Contact Matthew Prickett at if you have
questions about the conference,
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