[URBANTH-L]CFP: Transnational Parenthood and Children Left Behind (Oslo)

Angela Jancius jancius at ohio.edu
Tue Aug 5 12:14:18 EDT 2008

Call for papers - Transnational parenthood and children-left-behind

Research on transnational parenthood and children-left-behind has developed rapidly in recent years. The International Peace Research Institute, Oslo (PRIO) and the Department of Social Anthropology at the University of Oslo are hosting a workshop in Oslo 20-21 November 2008 that seeks to bring together international expertise in the field in order to identify commonalities and differences in research findings, explore implications for policy, and identify areas of priority for future research. Questions that could be addressed include the following: How do international migrants practice parenting from a distance? How are care arrangements for children organized? How do children of migrants experience the separation from their mother or father? How are relations between biological parents and those who care for the children negotiated? How are perspectives of children-left-behind integrated in debates on migration and development?

Proposals for presentations (based on new papers or recent publications) are invited from social-science researchers who are doing research on transnational parenthood and children-left-behind. In order to facilitate discussion, the workshop will have a board­room format with a restricted number of participants. The organizers will cover board and lodging in Oslo for all participants, and can cover airfare for participants who do not have alternative funding. The deadline for submitting proposals is Monday 1 September 2008. For further details, see www.prio.no/migration.

The workshop is convened by Jørgen Carling <http://www.prio.no/staff/jorgen> , Senior Researcher at PRIO, and Cecilie Øien, Researcher at the University of Oslo.

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