sexta-feira, 11 de janeiro de 2019

Geografias das Infâncias: fronteiras e conexões

Caros colegas e amigos, 
Temos o prazer de anunciar a publicação do nosso último dossiê, GEOGRAFIAS DAS INFÂNCIAS: FRONTEIRAS E CONEXÕES, ne revista da FACED/PPGE, Educação em Foco.
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Mando a seguir o sumário.
Desejamos a todos um excelente fim de ano e um ano de 2019 repleto de coragem, esperança e resistência!!!
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Renewed questions of ethics in research with and for children and young people

Renewed questions of ethics in research with and for children and young people

Session convenors: Sophie Hadfield-Hill (University of Birmingham) and Matt Finn (University of Exeter)

Responding to Elsbeth Robson’s (2018) call for continued reflection on ethical research with and for children and young people, and a decade after a significant special issue on the topic in Children’s Geographies (Hopkins and Bell, 2008), it seems apposite to revisit and extend reflection on questions of ethics.  There are three points of departure for a renewed focus on ethics.  First, in relation to the diverse range of methodologies which Children’s Geographers are now employing in their research with children and young people, from mobile apps and technologies (Hadfield-Hill and Zara, 2018) to multisensory and multispecies methods (Taylor and Pacini-Ketchabaw, 2015).  With methodological innovation comes new ethical questions.  

Second, as Children’s Geographers we are faced with new ethical issues in relation to researching phenomena that extend beyond unaided human perception and lifespans -  plastic childhoods, climate change, nuclear fuel dependencies, waste and the Anthropocene (after Kraftl). Ongoing challenges around economic change (Pimlott-Wilson and Hall, 2017), racism, xenophobia (Horton and Kraftl, 2017) and the rise of the far-right highlight challenges about the ethics and politics of speaking for and with children, young people and families especially when what is vocalised by children and young people may reinforce oppressive conditions.

Third, the shifting research landscape should also prompt ethical questions. Changes in the academy have seen children’s and young people’s geographies become more established, and in some cases more mainstream in research and teaching (Philo, 2016Mulvenna and Searcey, 2018). Funding for such research remains fraught in the context of the politicisation and re-colonisation of knowledge production (Noxolo, 2017) [cf GCRF where a number of the focus areas imply an attention to children’s lives and livelihoods].  With new funding opportunities come new ethical challenges.  Then, at an institutional level there remain divergent practices in what kind of research is approved by ethics committees – particularly at the undergraduate level – raising questions about institutional processes, training and the experience of the children and young people who do take part in research. Indeed, what do we know about the long term benefits or harms on those who have taken part in research – where in many cases the children are now of adult age?

This session invites 10 minute papers that consider questions of ethics in relation to research with, for and by children, young people and families. We hope that it may result in a special issue in a journal.

If you are interested, please send a title, 250-word abstract and author details to:

Matt Finn at and Sophie Hadfield-Hill at

The final deadline for submission is Friday 8th February 2018.

Dr Matt Finn

Senior Lecturer in Human Geography
Education Incubator Fellow 2017-2018@mattmattfinn | +44 (0) 1392 725917
Staff Page including office hours | Course-related tweets @MFGeog

The geographies of loneliness and solitude

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Call for Papers: The geographies of loneliness and solitude

Royal Geographical Society with IBG Annual Conference, London, Wednesday 28 to Friday 30 August 2019.

Session convenors: Eleanor Wilkinson (University of Southampton), Sarah Marie Hall (University of Manchester) and Alison Stenning (Newcastle University)

Session sponsorship: Geographies of Health and Wellbeing Research Group & Social and Cultural Geography Research Group

This session seeks to provide a critical, geographical reflection into the so-called ‘epidemic’ of loneliness. Loneliness has been positioned as a pressing health concern, depicted as a risk to both physical and mental wellbeing, but also as a socio-economic issue of inequality. The rise in solo living, geographically distant kinship networks, and declining community bonds are all seen as potential factors that have resulted in this rise in loneliness. People are seen to be living increasingly isolated and detached lives, and this is something which people may increasingly be reflecting on and working to mitigate in their everyday lives. In this context, in 2018 the UK government published the first ‘strategy for tackling loneliness’, which set out ‘to build personal and community resilience’. Yet missing from this strategy is the role that austerity measures may have had in intensifying loneliness. Austerity has resulted in the closures of social infrastructures that offered the potential for connection, such as libraries and children centres, and has also led to housing and welfare reforms that have displaced people from the communities in which they once lived.

The session will also seek to move beyond framing loneliness as a ‘problem’, to examine what Denise Riley has termed ‘the right to be lonely’. Central here is the idea that to be alone is not the same as to be abandoned. What might it mean to desire solitude, and what if our problem might not be disconnection, but too much closeness? In the context of the remaking of domestic and local spaces in austerity, for example, some are being expected to share everyday space in ways that are experienced as uncomfortable or undesirable. This session will reflect upon how solitude may be an integral part of people’s mental wellbeing and ask how this broader discussion of the geographies of solitude might speak back to dominant policy concerns around loneliness.

In these ways, this session seeks to think about geographies of loneliness and solitude both as spaces of trouble and as spaces of hope. We welcome submissions that explore geographies of loneliness and solitude, connection and disconnection, at a variety of scales and in a range of geographical contexts.

Please send 250-word abstracts to all three convenors (; by Monday 4th February.

Professor Alison Stenning
Chair in Social and Economic Geography
School of Geography, Politics and Sociology
Newcastle University
Newcastle upon Tyne

Publicação - Em Aberto

Caros/as colegas, com satisfação comunico a publicação do número 103 da Revista Em Aberto. Este número dedica-se à temática "Imagem e ensino: possíveis diálogos" e foi organizado por  Josie Agatha Parrilha da Silva e Marcos Cesar Danhoni Neves. 

Bianca Salazar Guizzo
Coordenadora do Comitê Editorial da Em Aberto (INEP/MEC)

A Revista Ibero-Americana de Estudos em Educação acaba de publicar seu último número especial de 2018.

Caros colegas coordenadores de PG e editores de periódicos da Área de Educação,
A Revista Ibero-Americana de Estudos em Educação acaba de publicar seu último número especial de 2018. A edição foi organizada pelas professoras, Mirlene Ferreira Macedo Damázio e Mônica Pereira dos Santos e tem como título "Retratos da Educação Superior: Inclusão, Interculturalidade e Inovação Pedagógica". Está disponível em:

Nosso convite para que naveguem no sumário da revista, acessem os artigos e divulguem nas redes das quais façam parte.
Agradecemos o interesse e o apoio ao nosso trabalho!
josé luís bizelli

Explorer la ville: enfances - adolescences - espaces publics

Re-bonjour à toutes et à tous,

J’ai le plaisir de vous annoncer la parution du dossier que j’ai coordonné avec mon collègue Mouloud Boukala pour la revue canadienne en ligne Enfances, Familles et Générations sur le rapport aux espaces publics des enfants et des adolescents.

Nadja Monnet
Laboratoire Architecture Anthropologie

RGS-IBG 2019: 'Intergenerational and Family Perspectives on Mobility, Migration and Care'

Apologies for cross-posting... 

Intergenerational and family perspectives on mobility, migration and care

Convenors:Matej Blazek, Newcastle University,
Ruth Cheung Judge, UCL,
James Esson, Loughborough University,

Intergenerational care is a central aspect in numerous forms of mobility. For instance, the care needs of ageing populations drive worker movement (Anderson and Shutes 2014; Connell and Walton-Roberts 2016). Negotiations over the appropriate allocation and distribution of care for children and the elderly underpin family migration and transnational family arrangements (Baldassar 2016) and reflect the way mobility is deeply implicated in the constant renegotiation of kinship norms. Notions of care and family are central to transnational policies in areas such as child protection (Hoang et al. 2015). Thus, the politics of inequality, interdependency, exploitation or progressive change often coalesce around how intergenerational care and mobility are experienced, governed, altered and negotiated (Maksim and Bergman 2009).

This session invites further examination of connections between care, transnational mobility, and intergenerational and family relations. It asks how material and intersubjective power relations – and social and physical spaces – are maintained, produced and transformed at the intersections between these forces. The session will speak to and draw connections between these issues in both global North and South. We invite papers analysing how intergenerational and family care – understood as culturally produced rather than universal notions – shape mobility within and across national borders; and how methodological and theoretical insights on the experiences of mobility can generate fresh perspectives on the politics of family relations and care. In doing so, the session hopes to bring scholarship on care, mobility and migration, and the family into closer conversation for fresh perspectives on troubled and hopeful politics.

Specific themes to address include, but are not limited to:
  • In-family and intergenerational care commitments as drivers of insecure migration
  • How immigration politics challenge or are challenged by the politics of care
  • Racialised, gendered and aged experiences of mobility and immobility driven by family care
  • Family ideals, life-course aspirations, and intergenerational contracts as central to theorising mobility and migration
  • Multi-scalar links between the intimacy of intergenerational caring relationships and global mobilities and migrations
  • Political economies of family care mobilities
  • How spaces and places are materially and socially (re)made through care mobilities
Please submit a 250-word outline of your contribution to the session, including a preliminary title, to Matej Blazek (, Ruth Judge ( and James Esson ( by Friday 8 February 2019.

Ruth Cheung Judge
Marie Sklodowska-Curie Global Fellow
UCL and Rutgers Camden