Call for contributions “Young people, youth and sexualities : 19th-21st centuries”.
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Call for contributions
“Young people, youth and sexualities : 19th-21st centuries”
The study of the history and sociology of youth has become well established in western academia in recent years, as has the study of gender and sexuality. Yet, although youth and sexuality are intertwined both historically and in current affairs, the two themes have seldom been linked in research.
Contributions are invited for an edited collection on “Young people, youth and sexualities : 19th-21st centuries”. The aim of the book is to bring together work on youth and sexuality from the fields of history and sociology with case studies drawn from both modern history and the contemporary world. The volume will include articles covering a variety of cultural and geographical areas.
The volume will be edited by Véronique Blanchard, Régis Revenin and Jean-Jacques Yvorel, and published in French by Editions “Autrement” in a series entitled “Sexe en tous Genres” directed by Louis-Georges Tin (www.autrement.com).
This international and interdisciplinary work will gather together original articles that are either monographic studies or more general overviews linking “youth” and “sexuality”. Youth is here understood to include childhood, adolescence and the passage to adulthood.
Each article should take either a historical or a sociological approach (or both) to the topic in relation to a specific country or geographical area.
We will examine various aspects of youth and sexuality – social constructions, discourses, representations and practices. We will also explore methodologies and interpretations ranging from age, class, race and religion, to gender, sex and sexual orientation.
Among possible subjects, we will particularly focus on the following issues:
- sexed and sexual identities (heterosexuality/homosexuality, sex and gender connections).
- “outlaw” sexuality (prostitution, incest, paedophilia, sexual abuse).
- emotional, romantic and sexual development in young people during their upbringing and education (health, contraception, abortion, HIV, sexually transmitted diseases, standards of decency, pornography…).
Proposals for contributions may be submitted in English or French. The final articles will be translated from English into French. All proposals should include a tentative title and a one-page summary (sent as a Word file in .doc or .rtf) indicating the subject of the study, the methodology and sources, and a brief bibliography, as well as a short c.v. giving the author’s academic affiliation, previous publications and email address.
Proposals from early career researchers are also encouraged.
Proposals must be sent, by 15 May 2008, to firstname.lastname@example.org AND email@example.com AND firstname.lastname@example.org
Please write “JJS” in the email in the subject box of the message.
The list of papers selected for inclusion in the volume will be circulated by 30 June 2008 at the latest. Final papers, in either English or French, must contain a maximum of 20,000 characters (including spaces and all footnotes), and must be submitted to the editors by the final deadline of 30 October 2008.
Each article will then be peer reviewed anonymously by two or three members of the editorial advisory committee, whose names appear below.
Editorial advisory committee:
Robert ALDRICH, Ludivine BANTIGNY, Tamara CHAPLIN, Sylvie CHAPERON, Eric FASSIN, Mathias GARDET, Nacira GUENIF-SOUILAMAS, Gert HEKMA, Gabrielle HOUBRE, Dominique KALIFA, Gérard MAUGER, Nicole MOSCONI, David NIGET, Pascal ORY, Eric PIERRE, Rebecca ROGERS, Stéphanie RUBI, Christelle TARAUD, Françoise THEBAUD, Louis-Georges TIN.
Véronique BLANCHARD is a PhD student in modern history at the University of Paris 7-Diderot, working under the supervision of Gabrielle Houbre. She carries out research on female juvenile deviance in Paris in the 1950s. Several of her articles are currently in press in volumes published by the Presses Universitaires de Rennes (University Press of Rennes) and the Presses Universitaires de Franche-Comté (University Press of Franche-Comté). She is also an education officer at the Protection Judiciaire de la Jeunesse (Youth Legal Protection) (Ministère de la Justice/French Ministry of Justice), where she is currently in charge of the Historical Exhibition Centre on “Enfants en justice : XIXe-XXe siècles” (Children in court, 19th–20th centuries), located in Savigny-sur-Orge (Essonne). For the Centre, she has curated three exhibitions on the “Gamin de Paris” (in 2005), the “Blousons noirs” (in 2006), and “Châteaux, une prison sans barreaux ?” (Castles, prisons without bars?) (in 2007). She has also organized an international conference on “youth gangs”, the proceedings of which were published by the Editions “La Découverte” in December, 2007. She is a member of the editorial advisory committee of the journal Revue d'histoire de l'enfance “irrégulière” (RHEI), and she regularly takes part in colloquia and seminars on juvenile delinquency.
Régis REVENIN is a PhD student in modern history, associated with the Centre d’histoire sociale du XXe siècle (Centre for the Social History of the 20th Century), University of Paris 1-Panthéon Sorbonne. He is working on a thesis, supervised by Pascal Ory, on Young people, youth and male sexuality in France during the «Trente Glorieuses» (the post-war boom). He has published a number of papers in peer-reviewed journals as well as a book, Homosexualité et prostitution masculines à Paris : 1870-1918 (Male homosexuality and male prostitution in Paris, 1870-1918) published by L’Harmattan in 2005. He also edited a collection entitled Hommes et masculinités, de 1789 à nos jours : contributions à l’histoire du genre et de la sexualité en France (Men and masculinities from 1789 until the present: contributions to the history of gender and sexuality in France), published by Autrement in 2007, with a forward by Alain Corbin. He coordinates a doctoral workshop on “Genre & Sexualités” (Gender and Sexualities), which in the academic year 2007-2008 focuses primarily on two projects: the creation of a peer-reviewed international and interdisciplinary French-language e-journal, and the holding of a monthly doctoral seminar in Paris.
Jean-Jacques YVOREL has a PhD in history. He carries out work on the history of deviance and delinquency, the discourses to which they give rise and the actions that they trigger. He has worked on the history of justice, medicine, “abnormal” childhood, and popular sociability. He has edited a number of publications and various academic articles and volumes. His latest book, written in collaboration with Frédéric Chauvaud and Jacques-Guy Petit, explores the history of justice, and he is one of the main contributors to the Revue d’Histoire de l’enfance “irrégulière”. He is in charge of research at the Centre National de Formation et d’Etudes de la Protection Judiciaire de la Jeunesse (French Ministry of Justice). He teaches at the Universities of Paris 1 and Paris 7, and is associated with the Centre de recherches en histoire du XIXe siècle (Centre for Research on Nineteenth-Century History).
Véronique Blanchard, Régis Revenin and Jean-Jacques Yvorel
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