ARCYP Call for Papers – Institutionalized Spaces, Geographies, and Environments of Young People

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CALL FOR PAPERS
Institutionalized Spaces, Geographies, and Environments of Young People
A JOINT SESSION OF ARCYP AND ACCUTE AT THE CONGRESS OF THE HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA, VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA
JUNE 1-8, 2013
DEADLINE: November 1, 2012

This panel invites papers that explore spatial conceptualizations, experiences, and socio-cultural/political histories of young people within and in relation to institutionalized or publically funded/constructed physical or material spaces and environments that have been intentionally designed for young people. Research foci may include (but are not limited to): children’s museums and theatres; public libraries; children’s hospitals and rehabilitation centres, juvenile detention centres, and residential schools; public schools (and the spatial analysis thereof) summer camps, playgrounds and play spaces, and skate parks; and, other institutionalized physical/material spaces and environments allotted to young people.

Possible topics may include (but are not limited to):

  • The politics of private/public discourses of childhood relevant to these spaces;
  • Spatial experiences that result from criminal justice and legal policies around young people;
  • Socio-cultural histories of select institutionalized spaces (i.e. children’s hospitals etc.);
  • Relationships between national/civic/public identities and the allotment of spaces intended for young people in public environments.

We would especially encourage proposals that specifically explore spatially oriented analyses of the institutional contexts foregrounded in this CFP, and strongly encourage work that examines topics from social science perspectives and/or cross-disciplinary work rooted in geography, history, law, criminal justice, indigenous studies and sociology.

Following the instructions under Option # 1 at www.accute.ca/generalcall.html, send your 700-word proposal (or 8-10 page double spaced paper), a Proposal Submissions Information Sheet, and a 100-word abstract and 50-word biographical statement, as three attachments in an email addressed to admin@arcyp.ca by November 1 2012.

NOTES: You must be a current member of ARCYP or ACCUTE to submit to this session. Rejected submissions will not be moved into the general “pool” of ACCUTE submissions.