A Symposium - _Representations of Canadian Childhood and Youth_
Organized by Childhood and Social Institutions Program Faculty, King's University College at the University of Western Ontario, London, ON
To be held at the:
Centre for the Study of Childhood and Youth
2ND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
'Re-presentations of childhood and youth'
8TH -10TH JULY 2008
University of Sheffield, UK
As part of the 2nd International Conference on Childhood and Youth at the University of Sheffield, UK, King's CSI faculty at are pleased to invite you to take part in a symposium on Canadian childhoods, to run alongside the main conference. This is an exciting opportunity to meet other Canadian childhood researchers and to discuss issues around childhood and youth as they relate to the Canadian context. The original call for papers and other details for the main conference are reproduced below for your information.
Please contact Dr. Sally McNamee (email@example.com) in the first instance to signify your intent to take part in the symposium. Further details will then follow.
CALL FOR PAPERS
The conference will explore the ways in which childhood and youth are represented as life course categories and how, in changing cultural and historical contexts, these are beginning to be questioned and re-presented. The conference offers a chance for reflection and review about the different ways in which this is taking place. We are inviting papers across 4 main strands:
Theory - what new theoretical approaches are being developed in the
study of childhood and youth? How do these re-present children and young people? What insights can different disciplines contribute?
Methods - how are children and young people's views being accessed and represented and what implications do these have for the re-presentation of children's voices?
Discourses & cultures- how are ideas about children and youth changing? What similarities and differences are there across different cultural sites - e.g. film, literature, art, law, education? How is childhood represented in different societies and cultures? How do children understand and experience these representations of themselves?
Policy - what impacts are changing policy representations of childhood and youth having on young people's everyday lives and experiences and how are young people responding to these representations?
Jens Qvortrup - NOSEB, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Harry Hendrick - Odense University, Denmark
Sonia Livingstone - London School of Economics, UK
The conference will be held in the Sheffield Marriott Hotel. This
beautiful Victorian Hotel is set in 12 acres of stunning grounds, yet is only a mile from the City Centre.
£ 435 - this special all inclusive rate includes: conference fee, 2 nights' bed & breakfast at the Sheffield Marriott hotel, dinner
(Tuesday) the conference dinner (Wednesday), all lunches/teas/coffees.
£280 - includes conference fee, all lunches/teas/coffees.
£ 175 day rate (includes conference fee, 1 lunch, teas/coffees)
£ 175 self-funded PhD student (includes conference fee, all
Please note that places are limited at this conference so early booking is recommended
Further details can be found at www.sheffield.ac.uk/cscy
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