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[Xmca-l] Re: Fwd: [AAA_ACYIG] New CRN_Lifecourse
Looks like a very interesting idea, Greg. Of definite interest to any
Vygotskian in principle seems to me. But when I went as far as I could, I
got to a page that spoke of lists of which there were none.
Maybe it is just in the planning stages? Do you know?
On Fri, Jan 15, 2016 at 9:24 AM, Greg Thompson <email@example.com>
> Another nice resource that might be of interest - a joint Collaborative
> Research Network (CRN) for those interested in exploring connections (e.g.,
> physical, political, developmental, symbolic, etc.) between childhood/youth
> and adulthood/old age.
> Details below.
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Lauren Heidbrink <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Date: Fri, Jan 15, 2016 at 7:34 AM
> Subject: [AAA_ACYIG] New CRN_Lifecourse
> To: "Aaa_acyig@binhost.com" <Aaa_acyig@binhost.com>
> Dear Colleagues,
> The Association for Anthropology and Gerontology working together with the
> Anthropology of Aging and the Life Course Interest Group (AALCIG) and ACYIG
> have now established a joint Collaborative Research Network (CRN) for those
> interested in exploring connections (e.g., physical, political,
> developmental, symbolic, etc.) between childhood/youth and adulthood/old
> The group has several potential project in mind (for those of you who like
> a few outputs to go with your intellectual exchange), including a blog
> share, a conference, organizing panels for other conferences, sharing
> teaching resources like syllabi, and developing opportunities for
> publishing and collaborative research projects.
> The central communication hub for plotting and schemeing will be our
> CRN_Lifecourse listserv. If you are interested in joining, please visit and
> complete the registration form.
> CRN_Lifecourse is interested in strengthening the intellectual exchange
> among scholars whose primary research focus has been on one stage of the
> life course but who are interested in inter-generational relationships,
> longitudinal studies, autobiographies, life course transitions, and the
> category of age itself in ways that require broader conceptual frameworks.
> At the moment, funding, publication, teaching curriculums, and the sections
> and subgroups of professional groups reinforce and naturalize divisions
> between scholars interested in the life course. Ages end up like
> fieldsites, where the anthropologist is encouraged, for example, to
> specialize on the internal workings of a single village, rather than
> looking at a the larger area of settlements with which it shares
> relationships and ecological context. In contrast, the CRN_Lifecourse
> encourages the development of concepts that problematize terms like ‘stages
> of life,’ ‘generations,’ and ‘age,’ and encourages the proliferation of
> specific methods and strategies to help us better conduct life-course
> research. Finally, the membership of CRN_Lifecourse will critically engage
> with the ways old age and youth are sometimes pitted against each other
> (e.g., in competition for humanitarian aid or organ transplants), while at
> other times, they are lumped together (e.g., as unproductive, naive,
> care-dependent, vulnerable, or sacred). We hope to examine how such
> connections impact the ways societies evaluate the life course.
> If you have questions (especially technical ones best handled off the
> listserv) contact Jason Danely (email@example.com<mailto:
> All our best,
> ACYIG Board
> Lauren Heidbrink, MA/MS, Ph.D.
> Assistant Professor, Social & Behavioral Sciences
> Chair, Public Policy and Administration Program
> NATIONAL LOUIS UNIVERSITY | 122 S. Michigan Ave., #3030, Chicago, IL 60603
> Tel/fax: 312.261.3409
> Skype: laurenheidbrink
> Email: firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com>
> Website: www.youthcirculations.com<http://www.youthcirculations.com>
> New book: Migrant Youth, Transnational Families and the State: Care and
> Contested Interests.<http://www.amazon.com/dp/0812246047/ref=cm_sw_su_dp>
> University of Pennsylvania Press.
> American Anthropological Association's Anthropology of Children and Youth
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