Anthropology of Childhood and Children

From the H-CHILDHOOD@H-NET.MSU.EDU listserv, announcement of AnthropoChildren: Perspectives ethnographiques sur les enfants & l’enfance / Ethnographic Perspectives in Children & Childhood:

AnthropoChildren is an online international review edited at the University of Liège (Belgium). The Review publishes original articles in the area of Social and Cultural Anthropology of Children & Childhood. It subscribes to voluntary open access in an attempt to foster debate between academics, students and professionals worldwide. The importance of long-term fieldwork and participant observation as a scientific process and a singular relation in the construction of subject matter is a starting point for addressing questions and issues on the development of the discipline. However, even if Anthropology of Children & Childhood is a field unto itself, there is no reason to separate it from the other areas within general anthropology (kinship, religion, economics, politics, etc.).

“The Review aims to bring together various academic traditions so that they may enlighten each other on the basis of ethnographic fieldwork conducted in different social categories and groups, communities, institutions, and societies around the world. Articles will provide knowledge on Children worlds. It is expected that papers will critically enhance theoretical thought and the dialogue between anthropologists of Children & Childhood and a larger audience. Reflections on scientific, social and political issues in Anthropology of Children & Childhood are thus welcome.

“The Review is published twice yearly in both French and English. The criteria for acceptance and publication of submissions are originality, quality of ethnographic descriptions and data, contribution to the field of Anthropology of Children & Childhood, theoretical and methodological rigor, analytical capacity, relevance of the bibliography, and ability to foster the dialogue between actors and institutions”.

The first Issue is “Anthropology of Childhood and Children Worldwide“.