Freitag, 7. August 2020
Dienstag, 14. Juli 2020
Mittwoch, 29. April 2020
2) of the Journal for Social Action in Counseling and Psychology
(JSACP) is now available online. To view the entire issue, please
Challenging Definitions of Psychological Trauma: Connecting Racial
Microaggressions and Traumatic Stress
Kevin L. Nadal, Tanya Erazo, & Rukiya King
Advocacy-in-Action: Case Portrait of a Helping Professional Pursuing
Positive Social Change for Transgender and Gender-Expansive Youth
Cortny Stark & Gene Crofts
Social Justice Pre-Practicum: Enhancing Social Justice Identity
Through Experiential Learning
Samuel Sanabria & Leigh DeLorenzi
Process Evaluation of Training Model for School-Based Mental Health
Valeria Chavez German & Lia D. Falco
JSACP is an open access, free of charge journal that aims to
highlight 'engaged scholarship' and the very important social change
work done by professionals and activists that would not normally find
its way into publication in the form of empirical research. The
journal attempts to break down the divide between theory and practice
in one of the most critical areas of our work: social transformation
toward social justice and peace. This journal features action-oriented
articles, meaning manuscripts that discuss actual work (e.g.,
advocacy, activism, research, policy formulation and implementation,
training, legislation) that has been conducted by the submitting
author(s) and not proposed work or simple conceptualizations of
Sonntag, 15. März 2020
- Understanding the response to Covid-19 from a psychological perspective
- New work that is being conducted to address the crisis
- Effects of Covid-19 on your work (research or practice) or that of other psychologists
- Humanistic-existential approaches to terror and dread
- The place of hope and resilience
- The psychological side of infectious diseases and pandemics
- The psychological effects of curfews and lockdowns
- Case reports or individual stories addressing any of the above
Mittwoch, 11. März 2020
ab jetzt ist die Anmeldung zur Ferienuni Kritische Psychologie 2020 möglich.
Die Kritische Psychologie ist eine Arbeitsrichtung mit
interdisziplinären Bezugsebenen und politischer Stoßrichtung gegen die
Psychologisierung und Naturalisierung gesellschaftlicher Widersprüche.
Wir laden interessierte Studierende, Forschende und Praktizierende aus
der Psychologie und anderen Fachrichtungen ein, um sich mit uns
gemeinsam über die Grundkonzepte der Kritischen Psychologie
auszutauschen, aktuelle Fragestellungen und Studien zu diskutieren, uns
zu vernetzen und weiterzubilden. Die Ferienuni findet vom 8. bis 12.
September 2020 an der Alice Salomon Hochschule in Berlin statt. Die
Teilnahme an der Ferienuniversität Kritische Psychologie ist kostenlos..
Weitere Infos, Ankündigungstext, Anmeldung und bald das Programm auf:
English information regarding Critical Psychology Summer School 2020:
Mit besten Grüßen,
Dienstag, 3. März 2020
#CFP: Crossroads: #Intersectionality in Critical #Feminist Research, Practice and Policy; Australian National University, Canberra, Australia; 3-4 Nov 2020
An international conference at the Australian National University
Signature Event, 2020, ANU Gender Institute
Also supported by:
Development Policy Centre, ANU
3-4 November 2020
Molonglo Theatre, J.G. Crawford Building, Liversidge Road, ACTON 2601, Canberra, Australia
Today, feminist politics recognises multiple forms of social stratification, such as class, race, indigneity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, religion and disability as well as gender. 'Intersectionality' was introduced as a name for the ways they combine to create intensified disadvantages and exclusions. As gender mainstreaming has gained momentum, the idea that identities are heterogeneous has also evolved and spread into multiple arenas. Yet, in institutional settings, the term is often watered down: difference is equated with diversity, and 'intersectionality' is utilised as a shorthand for a bland conception of diverse needs and interests.
The growing use of the term 'intersectionality' in contemporary research, policy-making and practice creates challenges in a wide range of contexts – from the careers of women in universities and other institutions in the Global North to development research, policies and practices in the Global South. While putting intersectionality at the centre of gender debates enriches awareness of marginality, the diffusion of the term risks emptying its powerful and specific meaning, and diminishing or instrumentalising feminist politics.
This conference will discuss the meanings of intersectionality in feminist analysis and emerging gender politics. It will consider the power of the concept to advance and deepen feminist thought, and the theoretical and methodological challenges as well as practical implications of translating a sophisticated feminist theory into research, policy-making and practice in all parts of life. We invite everyone interested in intersectionality to participate in discussions with a wide range of actors who are affected by the circulation of the concept, including civil society activists, union-workers, academics, researchers, policy-makers as well as professionals who apply these policies, and development institutions.
We encourage the presenters to address the four broad sets of issues that arise across this spectrum:
• Experiential – Who is 'intersectional'? We all have multiple characteristics that make up our identities but the intersections are more likely to be obscured for characteristics that are normative, such as whiteness, maleness and so on. How are intersectional inequalities experienced in different locations and contexts? Does this approach change our understandings of politics or power?
• Theoretical - The term 'intersectionality' came from practical attempts to show the cumulating impact of gender and race. How does the term work for other structures of inequality such as class and disability? How do subaltern, decolonised or postcolonial perspectives converse with intersectionality? Does intersectionality change our understanding of gender, power and feminism? What further potential does the concept have to advance feminist thought and social change?
• Political – How does intersectionality strengthen the mainstreaming of gender in institutions and in policies (such as those about violence against women)? How does an understanding of intersectionality allow us to imagine feminist solidarities in a globalised world? How do we now understand the ground of feminist solidarity and cooperative action if not through the category 'women'?
• Methodological - In today's audit culture there is pressure to turn any policy-relevant concept into a measurable and replicable tool. What has happened to the idea of intersectionality in the world of indicators, and does quantification help or hinder feminist work? What use is currently being made of the term in research and practice? What prospects are there now for combining feminist theories with applied practices without diluting either?
Information for intending participants/presenters
We hope to create interactive platforms such as designated panels for a wide range of participants on topics chosen by you. please nominate the session title, a brief content (length as above) and the names of speakers in that panel. Please send your proposal, written as a few lines of text with a suitable title. Such panels offer opportunities for audience participation with active discussions fecilitated by provocative, short talks offered by panelists reflecting on specific points and questions they have confronted in their areas of work. The proposal should be a short (not more than 250 words) abstract, along with a proposed title, sent as a Word document. Please also send a short (not more than 150 words) bio (or bios of all presenters in that panel) at the same time.
If you would like to deliver an academic paper or a presentation, please also follow the above guides.
All correspondence should be sent to Kuntala.Lahiri-Dutt@anu.edu.au, by 30 May, 2020.
We will be in touch by mid-June with final decision to allow adequate time to plan travel etc.
Organising Committee, ANU
Chair: Associate Professor Fiona Jenkins, Convenor of ANU Gender Institute, and Centre for Moral, Social and Political Theory, College of Arts and Social Sciences
Primary Organiser: Professor Kuntala Lahiri-Dutt, Crawford School of Public Policy, College of Asia and the Pacific
Honorary Associate Professor Sally Moyle, ANU Gender Institute
Professor Bina D'Costa, Coral Bell School of Asias-Pacific Affairs, College of Asia and the Pacific
Professor Margaret Jolly, School of Culture, History and Languages, College of asia and the Pacific
Professor Raewyn Connell, University of Sydney, Australia
Professor Sirma Bilge, Faculté des arts et des sciences, Département de sociologie, Université de Montréal, Canada
Confirmed Panel Speakers:
Senator Mehreen Faruqi, Greens. NSW.
Ms Celeste Liddle, National Tertiary Education Union
Associate Professor Swati Parashar, School of Global Studies, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Dr Shakira Hussein, University of Melbourne
Associate Professor Sita Venkateswar, School of People, Environment and Planning, Massey University, New Zealand
Senior Lecturer Mridula Nath Chakraborty, Monash Asia Institute, Monash University
Please pre-register for the conference on ANU's Gender Institute website. Please register by 15th October, 2020 to avail the following prices.
Participants from outside of ANU – AUD 200 for two days (no single-day registration is available).
Participants from ANU: Staff – AUD 100; Masters & PhD students pay $30.
The conference organizers regret that we do not have funds to offer travel or accommodation assistance.
Information on ANU/Canberra, and some logistics
Established in 1946 under a special Act of the Parliament, The Australian National University is one of the highest-ranking universities in Australia and in the world. In 2011, it established the ANU Gender Institute, which acts as the nodal point that connects all ongoing work on gender and sexuality in research, education and outreach in the university and beyond. It also promotes innovative research and programs to help redress gendered inequalities within the ANU.
Canberra is Australia's capital city, located about 290 km from Sydney, the nearest large metropolis. The best way to travel is to fly to Sydney and then catch a Murrays or Greyhound bus from Sydney Airport. The three and half hour bus ride is pleasant, and brings you to the heart of Canberra (Jolimont Centre bus station) from where the ANU Campus is less than 2 kilometres away. With its many nature reserves and the nearby ranges, the planned 'bush capital' city offers excellent exposure to the compelling beauties of Australian nature. Weather in November is generally pleasant, but please look up the BOM site for latest updates.
There are many hotels, and quite a few AirBNBs and self-serviced apartments available nearby. If you choose to stay within the ANU campus, accommodation is available in the commercially run hotel, the University House. Short-stay accommodation is also available in the self-serviced Liversidge Apartments.
Dienstag, 11. Februar 2020
Call for Participation
'Decolonising Critical Thought' Workshop
Wed 29th April, 2020, 12 to 5pm
International Anthony Burgess Foundation (Manchester)
In recent years, through the contestation of symbolic figures, campaigns such as #RhodesMustFall have highlighted the lasting impact of colonialism in the public realm. These campaigns exist alongside wider debates about the less visible legacy of colonialism in contemporary power relations and the ongoing exclusions and oppressions that they sustain. In the education sector, and in Universities in particular, these discussions have prompted reflection on the possibilities and advantages of decolonising the curriculum. Attempts to diversify a Euro-centric and culturally hegemonic syllabus, have revealed more deep-rooted, structural challenges than a mere re-shuffling of the personnel that appear on reading lists. At the same time, important discussions have started in a wide range of research fields and disciplines on the colonial assumptions underpinning established intellectual traditions and research practices. This project poses the question of what it means to decolonise the methodologies used for engaging in intellectual production. We need to ask whether the concepts and questions through which we inscribe our inquiries are committed to modes of thought that perpetuate and sustain coloniality.
The Critical Theory in Hard Times research network was initiated in February 2019 at Manchester Metropolitan with a research cluster event centred on the question: 'What does it means to be critical today?' This academic year, we hope to reflect on the relationship between coloniality and critical thought today. Our efforts as a network to re-think critical theory beyond the silos of particular traditions of critical traditions (including but not limited to postcolonial and decolonial thought, feminism, critical race theory, Frankfurt School, Gramscian, Bourdieusian, Foucauldian approaches, deconstruction), lead us to ask about the potential for dialogue and engagement between these approaches concerning the question of (de)colonisation. This workshop will ask to what extent a dialogue between these traditions, or a clarification of the terms of their incompatibility, can contribute towards identifying the resources that they provide towards creating a global critical theory.
We are looking to experiment with the format of our engagement by hosting less formal modes of presentation in order to encourage discussions between contributors rather than a series of presentations.
For this reason, we ask for a 200-word statement of interest and an indication of the questions with which you are interested to engage – either from the indicative list or by adding to it.
Please send contributions by Friday 28th February to email@example.com (Participants will be notified of acceptance by 13th March)
We particularly encourage the participation of PGRs and ECRs.
· What are the colonial and racialised structures that endure in your field of study?
· What does it mean to 'decolonise' critical thought?
· How can we relate to the teaching and research conversations on 'decolonising' the curriculum and research?
· What are the risks of institutionalisation, co-optation etc. and how can they be avoided?
· What is the critical content of decolonisation?
· What is the broader significance of these discussions for contemporary politics?
· What dialogues / conversations can be started between different strands of CT?
· How is the issue of epistemic incommensurability / incommunicability to be dealt with?
· What does it mean to be methodologically decolonial?
· What is a decolonial methodology?
· Is a 'global critical theory' possible?
· In what ways does 'practice as research' engage with the decolonisation of critical thought?
Critical Theory in Hard Times network co-convenors: Sadiya Akram, Paul Giladi, Davide Schmid, Robert Jackson
Donnerstag, 16. Januar 2020
#CFP: 2nd multi-disciplinary conference on #food and #poverty in the UK; King’s College London, UK; 23-24 June 2020
23rd & 24th June 2020, Bush House, King's College London
Following on from the inaugural research conference on UK food insecurity in 2018, Drs Rachel Loopstra and Hannah Lambie-Mumford are hosting a second research conference in June 2020 at King's College London. The conference theme is 'Evidence for Change', and the conference will focus on highlighting both the evidence base which demonstrates the need for change but also on how and what research evidence can be change-making.
The aim of the conference is to build understanding on how food insecurity research can make a difference to policy, practice, and lived experience. It will do this through showcasing research findings to a varied audience and exploring how to enhance the usability of evidence from the perspective of stakeholders including policy makers and practitioners.
The conference will have at its heart the importance of excellent research, collaboration and building relationships with research stakeholders. Academic paper streams will feature as part of a varied programme of panel sessions, workshops and plenaries. Panel sessions will include voices from within central, devolved, and local government, and civil society organisations. There will also be workshops on conducting academic research in partnership with non-academic stakeholders and methods for doing so.
The conference will also be an opportunity to showcase primary research from across the UK in numerous paper sessions throughout the conference.
Call for Papers - Deadline: 28th February 2020, 17.00
To meet our conference aims, we are inviting academics, students, third-sector organisations and other applied or policy researchers conducting research on intersections of food and poverty in the UK to submit abstracts for consideration into the conference programme. Papers will be grouped according to how they fit with the following themes, though papers that fall outside these themes are also welcome to be submitted.
• Measuring and conceptualising the relationship between poverty and food experiences, including 'food insecurity'
• Lived experiences of food and poverty in the UK
• Determinants of household food insecurity and food bank usage in the UK
• Debates and dilemmas in the provision of charitable food assistance
• Public policy, welfare reform, and food insecurity
• Faith and food provision
• Evaluations of food insecurity interventions
• Health and nutritional impacts of food insecurity in the UK
• Social and emotional impacts of food insecurity in the UK
• Economic impacts of food insecurity in the UK
• UK food insecurity in comparative perspective
To make a submission, please use the abstract submission form on the conference website. https://enuf.org.uk/events/2nd-uk-research-conference-food-and-poverty-evidence-change
If you have any difficulties, please get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note: if you and collaborators/colleagues would like to submit a group of papers on a specific theme or research study, you may want to consider a group submission through the workshop proposal submission page. Please find more detail about these submissions under the workshop tab on the conference website: https://enuf.org.uk/events/2nd-uk-research-conference-food-and-poverty-evidence-change
Mittwoch, 25. Dezember 2019
o DISCOURSE UNIT DIARY, VOL. 31, NO. 1 (SPRING 2020)
This DU Diary now gives a snapshot of upcoming events. Our events schedule is now continually updated at the bottom of the home page of www.discourseunit.com See you there!
□□ EVENTS □□
□□ MANCHESTER MEETINGS □□
For details of seminars in University of Manchester see: http://events.manchester.ac.uk/calendar/tag:lectures/tag:seminars/
▫▫▫ 11 MARCH 2020: PSYCHOLOGY THROUGH CRITICAL AUTO-ETHNOGRAPHY –
University of Manchester Sarah Fielden Seminar Series, OPEN LECTURE, Wednesday 11 March 2020, 4pm, Room C5.1, Ellen Wilkinson Building , PSYCHOLOGY THROUGH CRITICAL AUTO-ETHNOGRAPHY: INSTITUTING EDUCATION, Ian Parker, Honorary Professorial Research Fellow, MIE, University of Manchester - This lecture examines the discipline of psychology as a form of educational practice, exploring the student experience, the world of psychological research, how psychology is taught, how alternative critical movements have emerged inside the discipline, and the role of psychology in coercive management practices. This is an opportunity for critical reflection on how psychology actually operates as an academic discipline, what teaching in higher education and immersion in research communities around the world looks like, and institutional crises which psychology provokes. This open lecture also launches Ian Parker's 2020 Routledge book Psychology through Critical Auto-Ethnography: Academic Discipline, Professional Practice and Reflexive History. Details of the book at: https://www.routledge.com/Psychology-through-Critical-Auto-Ethnography-Academic-Discipline-Professional/Parker/p/book/9780367344177 Copies of the book will be available at discount at the launch event following the lecture. Please register at Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/psychology-through-critical-auto-ethnography-tickets-76931432987
▫▫▫ DISCOURSE UNPLUGGED –
Details of Discourse Unplugged meetings are at https://discourseunpluggedmanchester.wordpress.com/
▫▫▫ MANCHESTER PSYCHOANALYTIC MATRIX –
Details of the MPM open meetings are at the Discourse Unit site diary, and you can contact email@example.com about being involved in a cartel workgroup.
▫▫▫ EaT –
EaT is a research group that has been developed by members of staff linked to the Doctorate in Counselling Psychology. The seminars are free to attend, but please email Dr Laura Winter on firstname.lastname@example.org if you intend to come. Follow EaT on twitter: #EatUoM
▫▫▫ CIDRAL EVENTS, UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER – Details of CIDRAL events are at http://www.alc.manchester.ac.uk/cidral/events/
▫▫▫ MANCHESTER FEMINIST THEORY NETWORK (MFTN) EVENTS – The Manchester Feminist Theory Network (MFTN) was started in 2009 by Erica Burman (Discourse Unit), Jane Kilby (University of Salford) and Jackie Stacey (The University of Manchester) to organise, co-ordinate and publicise events of interests to feminists working across the three Universities. Everyone is welcome to participate. Details of MFTN events are listed at: http://www.socialsciences.manchester.ac.uk/ricc/projects/MFTN/index.html
▫▫▫ RADICAL POLITICAL THOUGHT SEMINARS – Seminars at the European Studies Research Institute (the other ESRI) at Salford University are organised by Carlos Frade: C.Frade@Salford.ac.uk
▫▫▫ 2020 FEBRUARY 29 TO MARCH 1: THE 2020 CRITICAL PSYCHOLOGY CONFERENCE IN EAST ASIA –
The 2020 Critical Psychology Conference in East Asia will be held on February 29th and March 1st, 2020 at Wako University in the City of Machida in Tokyo. Aims: The international critical psychology movement has been provoking changes in the psychological world since the turn of the 21st Century. Although it not as strong as in the UK, North Europe, South Africa, Canada, and Latin America, critical psychologists are carrying out important work here in East Asia. The principal aim of the 2020 Critical Psychology Conference in East Asia is to connect critical psychologists in this area and to connect them with critical psychologists with parts of the globe. Date: February 29th & March 1st, 2020. Venue: Wako University in the City of Machida, Tokyo. (Address: 2160 Kanai-machi, Machida-shi, Tokyo 195-8585 JAPAN) Participation fee: Free, except for lunch expenses (TBA). The conference is supported by Wako University and Critical Psychology Colloquium of Japanese Psychological Association. Language used for presentation: English. Papers presented at the conference can be published in in the special issue of Annual Review of Critical Psychology. Details from Yasuhiro
Igarashi(email@example.com), using the following Email subject
□□ PUBLICATIONS □□
▫▫▫ ANNUAL REVIEW OF CRITICAL PSYCHOLOGY, VOLUME 16, SPECIAL ISSUE: KRITISCHE PSYCHOLOGIE –
This special issue of 1413 pages is edited by Athanasios Marvakis, Sertan Batur, Shose Kessi, Desmond Painter, Ernst Schraube, Eva Strohm Bowler and Sofia Triliva. Within the polyphony of Critical Psychologies, Kritische Psychologie represents a substantial and distinct voice. It has its origins in Germany, especially at the Free University Berlin, and developed over the years to a tradition of thought flourishing at various places around the world. This special issue of the Annual Review of Critical Psychology brings together current research of Kritische Psychologie as well as work inspired by or developed in response to it. Scholars are presenting in 63 articles how they are working in and with this tradition of thought. They describe, how they explore the problems people are confronted with in their everyday world, they share how they rethink and expand psychological theory, methodology and empirical research, and they are discussing, applying, criticizing, elaborating, linking or comparing Kritische Psychologie with other theoretical and geopolitical approaches, often going beyond disciplinary boundaries of psychology. This issue of ARCP, an online open-access journal, is available at https://discourseunit.com/annual-review/arcp-16-kritische-psychologie-2019/
▫▫▫ CONCEPTS FOR CRITICAL PSYCHOLOGY –
This book series now has 29 titles published, and more ready to come out in 2020. Order them all for your university library! Details of all the books at: https://www.routledge.com/Concepts-for-Critical-Psychology/book-series/CONCEPTSCRIT
▫▫▫ ASYLUM –
The Magazine for Democratic Society Winter 2019 issue is out now. Details at www.asylummagazine.org
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