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July 29, 2010

CfP Journal: East-European Family Patterns, Historical Context and New Developments

Deadline: December 31, 2010

“Whatever Happened to Hajnal's Line. ‘East-European’ Family Patterns, Historical Context and New Developments”


Guest editor: Cristina Bradatan (Texas Tech University)

THE JOURNAL OF COMPARATIVE FAMILY STUDIES hereby invites contributions for a special issue on the topic: “‘East-European’ Family Patterns, Historical Context and New Developments”

More than forty years ago, John Hajnal introduced the notion of an ‘European’ pattern of marriage/ household, characterized by high age at marriage, women and men working as servants before marriage and establishing their own households upon marriage. He called this pattern ‘European’ for brevity, although it applies only to the Northwestern Europe, west of an imaginary line connecting ‘Leningrad’ (Saint Petersburg) to Trieste.

Interestingly enough, Hajnal’s line followed quite closely the Iron Curtain, then dividing Europe into capitalist and socialist societies. As Churchill put it in a speech he gave at Westminster College, Missouri, in 1946, an iron curtain has descended after the World War II ‘from Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic’. Within a larger context of ideas, the 1950s – 1960s were the times when Rostov’s theory of modernization was quite popular in the academic world. Hajnal’s line brought to life the older Weberian idea that the West is somehow different (in this case, in terms of family formation patterns) and it might very well be that the other regions of the world would not follow a similar route, anytime soon, simply because their history followed a different path.

Although the notion of a ‘Western’ as opposed to ‘Eastern’ type of family is currently related to Hajnal’s work, his research relied on the studies coming from the Cambridge Group for the Population History, and, in particular, from Peter Laslett and Peter Czap. Eastern European countries, falling East of the Hajnal’s line, were characterized as having a non-European household formation system. The concept of an ‘European pattern’ of family formation remained popular over the years, to such an extent that even today a Google search returns more than 11,000 hits for this concept.

In the meantime, however, a series of political, social and economic changes affected Eastern Europe and the whole notion of a Western versus Eastern type of household/family seems to have taken a different path. First, in his earliest article on the topic (1965), Hajnal defined this pattern as unstable, since he saw the post-WWII Europe as moving toward an earlier age at (and high rates of) marriage. Secondly, studies on Eastern European countries initially excluded from the ‘European’ marriage group yielded unexpected results. Multi-generation households are a rarity in these countries (Botev, 1990) and age at marriage presents high variation between different regions of Eastern Europe (Sklar,1974), making it difficult to simply divide Europe into an ‘European’ and ‘Non-European’ type of household. Thirdly, Ruggles (2009) using data from 97 historical and contemporary censuses, argues that, when variables such as demographic structure and level of agricultural employment are taken into account, the ‘Western’ family pattern does not seem to be an exceptional case anymore.

Thisspecial issue proposes a discussion of the validity of an ‘Eastern’ versus ‘Western’ type of family as a distinct analytic category in family studies in Europe. Specifically, we seek to address, among others, the following questions:
How useful is this distinction nowadays within the European context?
Does history continue to play an important role in shaping the household and family characteristics in Eastern as opposed to Western Europe?
Is there (has ever been) an Eastern European pattern of family?
Do countries from Eastern Europe have a common family pattern?
How are they different from the Western European ones?
How does history shape family systems in Eastern Europe?
How have the post-1990s changes affected the family ties in these countries?
How relevant is Hajnal’s line today?

Rather than separate case studies, a comparative (in terms of time span, between countries of the region or in comparison with other regions) and
interdisciplinary perspective is preferred.

For the purposes of this special issue, Eastern Europe is considered to include Albania, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, East Germany, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, and former Yugoslavian countries.

Deadline for submissions (extended): December 31, 2010
This special issue is scheduled for 2012.
Please submit your contributions to: cristina.bradatan@ttu.edu (with “For JCFS issue” in the subject line). Please allow at least 4-6 months for the review process and editorial decisions. Receipt of materials will be confirmed by email in a matter of days.

All submissions should be in English.

When using e-mail, articles must be put into the MICROSOFT WORD format. Include: a TITLE PAGE with your name, title of article, and affiliation with complete postal mailing address, telephone number, and email address. NO pdf files please. Manuscripts should be usually about 5000 words (20-30 pages), line spacing 1-1/2, text in Times Roman, font 12. It must have an English Abstract of about 250 words on a separate page. MAIN headings should be UPPER-CASE, bold lettering and centered. Sub-Headings are in bold and lower-case. Subset headings in Italics, not bold. Any ‘Notes’ must be Endnotes, placed at the end of the text on a separate page. Each Table, or Figure, must be camera ready, or done on a laser printer, very clear, each on a separate page at the very end of the entire manuscript after the references, etc. Always indicate at the exact place within the text where it is to go, i.e., "Table 2 about here," "Figure 1 about here". (Note: Publishing done only in black/white.)

Each listed reference must be cited within the text, and vice versa. Single spaced, no indentations, with one blank line between each reference listed. Follow the American Psychological Association (APA) reference style guide (except follow #3 above as your Footnote example).
For information on APA Editorial Style, please go to www.apastyle.org

For more information on manuscript preparation, please go to: http://soci.ucalgary.ca/jcfs/welcome/submission-guidelines

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July 27, 2010

American Research Institute in the South Caucasus in Tbilisi

American Research Institute in the South Caucasus in Tbilisi

ARISC's Tbilisi representative is Eteri (Etuna) Tsintsadze, who is available to meet and greet US scholars. She is working out of the library of the Caucasus Research Resource Center (CRRC) office at 16, Zandukeli str. (formerly Javakhishvili street, in the ISET building), 0108, Tbilisi, Georgia, during the hours of 10:00-12:30pm Tuesdays and Thursdays (please see www.arisc.org for map).

Ms. Tsintsadze will provide guidance to US scholars on basic needs to conduct their research in Georgia, including information on libraries, archives, local scholars and permits. She will also be coordinating several lectures and events in Tbilisi sponsored by ARISC. Ms. Tsintsadze can be reached at ARISCTbilisi@yahoo.com

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July 16, 2010

CfP Journal: Journal of International Organizations Studies

Deadline: November 1, 2010

Journal of International Organizations Studies
Call for Papers

The Journal of International Organization Studies invites article submissions in all areas of research concerning international organizations. We welcome contributions from a wide range of topics from different disciplines, including International Relations, political science, management studies, organisational sociology, and international law.

The journal is a new, peer-reviewed journal that seeks to encourage the creation of a distinct field of international organization studies, bringing together researchers and practitioners. The journal’s mission is to support innovative approaches in the study of international organizations which explore new grounds and transcend the traditional perspective of international organizations as merely the sum of its member states.

JIOS is published by the United Nations Studies Association in association with the David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies, Brigham Young University. For more information, or to submit your manuscript, please contact the JIOS editors at editors@journal-iostudies.org, or visit the journal website at www.journal-iostudies.org.

The submission deadline for the next issue is 1 November 2010.

Dr Kirsten Haack
Journal of International Organizations Studies
UN Studies Association
c/o coconets
Hannoversche Str. 2
10115 Berlin
Email: editors@journal-iostudies.org
Visit the website at http://www.journal-iostudies.org

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ethical or religious values in all fields of the humanities and social sciences

Deadline: November 15, 2010

Charlotte W. Newcombe Dissertation Fellowships

The Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships are designed to encourage original and significant study of ethical or religious values in all fields of the humanities and social sciences, and particularly to help Ph.D. candidates in these fields complete their dissertation work in a timely manner. At least 20 awards of $25,000.00 each will be available in the 2011 competition.

Applications are available online only. To learn more, and to apply, visit http://www.woodrow.org/newcombe. Potential applicants who have questions AFTER a full review of the Newcombe Fellowship Web site may email billmaier@woodrow.org

Susan E. Billmaier
Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation
Charlotte W. Newcombe Dissertation Fellowship
5 Vaughn Drive Suite 300
Princeton, NJ 08540-6313
Office: 609-452-7007 (310)

Email: billmaier@woodrow.org
Visit the website at http://woodrow.org/newcombe

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July 15, 2010

CfP Journal: Annuaire Roumain d'Anthropologie

Deadline: October 1, 2010

Annuaire Roumain d’Anthropologie 2011 issue (No. 47)

Call for Papers

The editors of the Annuaire Roumain d’Anthropologie (ARA) invite submission for the 2011 issue. ARA is an international peer-reviewed journal celebrating its 47th anniversary. ARA publishes original research and reviews of anthropology covering paleoanthropology (human osteology, bioarchaeology, forensic anthropology, and paleopathology), bio-medical anthropology (auxology, behavioral ecology, epidemiology, medical anthropology, nutrition, and population biology), social and cultural anthropology, anthropological ethics and methodology, and overlapping areas. The publishing languages are English and French, with an English-written abstract.

For other information and announcements you can write to:

Andrei Soficaru (for paleoanthropology, human osteology, paleopathology) asoficaru@yahoo.com

Consuel Ionică (for biological anthropology) consuelionica@hotmail.com

Ştefan Dorondel (for social and cultural anthropology) dorondel@yahoo.com

See the Notes for contributors (http://annuaire.antropologia.ro/ ) for more information about how to submit.

Stefan Dorondel
Francisc I. Rainer Institute of Anthropology Bucharest
8 Bvd. Eroii Sanitari, 5th Sector, Bucharest

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