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2012 Inter-Congress of International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES)
Children and Youth in a Changing world November 26-30, 2012

Session title: Studies of Children and Childhood in Latin America from the Colonial Period to the Present

This panel is open to anthropological studies that bring knowledge about children in Latin America past and present. Recently, children studies have grown widely across the world. The social meaning of children and their participation in societies have been determined by contexts of colonialism, independent movements, revolutions and globalization, where gender, ethnicity and class have been crucial for the construction of what a baby, a girl or a boy is. This session looks for papers based on rigorous and long-term research that contributes to the understanding of children in Latin America through time, including aspects of interest to different areas of anthropology. This panel looks for good proposals from any field within anthropology that will contribute to analyze similarities and differences about understanding childhoods and children in different places and times.

Scholars are encouraged to submit abstracts on the following topics:

  • indigenous children
  • children and poverty
  • childrearing
  • children and health
  • childrearing and language
  • children and migration
  • babies
  • other related topics

Please, send your abstract no later than August 10, 2011 to Nadia Marín-Guadarrama to this e-mail:

Nadia Marín-Guadarrama
Assistant Professor
School of Political and Social Sciences
Autonomous University of the State of Mexico

Facultad de Ciencias Políticas y Sociales
Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México

CFP – Studies of Children and Childhood in Latin America from the Colonial Period to the Present