CFS: Independent Contracting

Special Issue: “Freelancers and Independent Contractors”

Small Enterprise Research: The Journal of SEAANZ

Deadline for Papers: 30th November 2014

Volume 22 Number 2 2015 – ISSN: 1321-5906

Edited by: Dr Tui McKeown (tui.mckeown@monash.edu) and Robyn Cochrane (robyn.cochrane@monash.edu.au) Monash University, Australia

APRNs, nursing scholars researching professional issues, and nurses in consulting are invited to submit papers for this special issue of Small Enterprise Research devoted to Freelancers and Independent Contractors.

The world of work has seen the downsizing and outsourcing of work that once took place as part of a conventional employer-employee relationship. However, today there are a significant number of self-employed independent contractors or ‘freelancers’ working with and within organisations. The concept of a ‘freelancer’ remains vaguely defined in law and poorly understood within the academic literature. Definition of this type of micro-enterprise is also poor with the word ‘freelancer’ used in conjunction with ‘independent contractor’ and other terms. This special issue seeks to understand the nature, characteristics, contributions and challenges facing the freelancer. It also seeks to identify current research activity and directions for future research into this important and growing form of small business. Details here: http://ser.e-contentmanagement.com/archives/vol/22/issue/2/call/

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CFP: Aging Studies Conference

Call for Papers N.A.N.A.S. North American Network in Aging Studies Conference

Aging and Age Studies: Foundations and Formations

Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, May 19-22, 2015

  • Intergenerational relations: philosophical, historical, literary and/or gerontological insights
  • Problematizing age: other ways to organize human life
  • Memory and forgetting as personal and cultural phenomena
  • Age narratives
  • Creativity and imagination as a site of knowledge in old age
  • Age and the environment; the meaning of space and place
  • Hegemony of biological and non-biological models of aging
  • Morality, spirituality and ethics as mediated by age
  • Age across cultural, regional, or historical differences
  • Gerontology meets age studies: crossroads of science and meaning
  • Age and the body
  • Age across cultural, regional, or historical differences
  • Gerontological literacy and illiteracy
  • Beyond the young/old binary
  • Disciplinary challenges in an interdisciplinary field
  • Age and personal objects
  • Age, technology, and new media
  • Illustrating, dramatizing, choreographing, composing, and/or performing age
  • Defining age through public policy
  • Age across cultural, regional, or historical differences
  • Geography, politics, economics, and the lived experience of aging
  • Age in the classroom
  • Age and sexuality
  • Age and identity
  • Age-based roles in celebrations, ceremonies, and/or other public events.
  • Age and dis/ability
  • Imagining age
  • Age, nation, development: postcolonial paradigms

Conveners: Kate de Medeiros, Miami University; Erin Lamb, Hiram College; Leni Marshall, University of Wisconsin-Stout; and Cynthia Port, Coastal Carolina University.

Proposal abstracts for individual papers and themed sessions/symposia are welcome. Each person may participate in a maximum of two sessions.

Proposal abstracts for individual papers should include the title of the paper, an abstract of 250 words, and contact details.

Proposal abstracts for themed sessions/symposiaof up to 4 presentations should include the title, an 800-word abstract that refers to each paper, and contact details of the chair(s) and contributors. Researchers and scholars in all stages of their careers are welcome to submit proposals.

Proposals will be accepted until November 15, 2014. Please send abstracts to: conference@NANAS.org.

If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact conference@NANAS.org. Additional conference details can be found at: www.agingstudies.org.