Call for Papers: Special Issue: Bridging the divide: Researching Children/ Young People and Sexuality

Please note the deadline for abstracts is 29th December 2013

Call for Papers: Special Issue: Global Childhood Studies
Bridging the divide: Researching Children/ Young People and Sexuality

Guest Editors
Nelly Ali (Birkbeck)
Joe Hall (University of Hull)

After a great success of our paper and panel sessions at the RGS Annual Conference, we are very pleased to share that we have secured a special edition volume of the peer reviewed journal Global Childhood Studies.

The sub-fields of children’s and youth geographies and geographies of sexualities often deal with intersecting themes that cross-cut the (seemingly) mutually exclusive nature of these fields. In our proposed sessions we aim to bring these themes to the forefront and bridge the divide between these geographical sub-fields by prompting a stimulating discussion between children’s and youth geographers (and scholars of childhood and youth more broadly) and researchers of sexuality. We hope this long overdue interaction will kick start a rich and rewarding dialogue that may continue for years to come.

We are seeking abstracts for a methodologically focused collected edition that we hope will address the practical aspects of conducting research with children/ young people around issues of sexuality. This may include papers given by early career researchers who have, or are about to explore a topic of sexuality with children/ young people in contrasting socio-cultural contexts. It may also include papers by experienced researchers who may be able to offer insight and practical advice for conducting ethically sound research with various types of children/ young people. We also welcome papers that explore innovative approaches to data collection and analysis.

Please submit proposed titles and abstracts of no more than 500 words to Nelly Ali (nelly.ali@gmail.com) and Joe Hall (j.j.hall@2005.hull.ac.uk) by 29th December 2013.

Schedule:
Abstracts in: 29th December 2013
Acceptance communicated 15th January 2014
First Draft of Papers: 15th March 2014
Reviews Complete 15th May 2014
Modifications: 30th June 2014
Checks and Editorial: 1st August 2014
Final Version ready for submission 15th September 2014

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