Nov 112013
Schedule and Location: Wednesday, May 28 3:30pm-5:00pm Vallee-599

Primary Session Category: Sociology of Children and Youth
Session Code: SoCY1-A
Session Format: Regular (Presentations and Discussion)

Session Description: The study of children, childhood and youth has become increasingly prominent within sociology over the past two decades, particularly in the UK. Yet this area of study, while present, is less prominent in Canada. This session seeks to showcase Canadian scholarship in the sociological study of children, childhood and youth, with a particular focus on the following: theorizing childhood and youth as constructed, shifting, and politically charged categories; young people’s participation in youth culture, decision-making, activism, consumption, production, and other aspects of the broader social arena; research on or with children and youth, and associated research methods; and intersections and inequalities in the lives of children and youth in addition to age, such as gender, sexuality, race, class, religion and disability.

This session is co-sponsored by the Social Justice Research Institute at Brock.

Session Organizer: Rebecca Raby, Brock University, Child and Youth Studies,



1.     Jennifer Robinson  

Youth Homelessness: The Independence and Dependence of Street Life

2.     Gokboru Sarp Tanyildiz   

 Reading Queer Childhood In the Ruins of Neoliberalism

3.     Rebecca Raby, Mary-Beth Raddon 

Can a Child Speak About Economics? The Multiple Responses to Victoria Grant

4.     Vanessa Currie, Gabriela Mora, Benedito Dos Santos 

Modernizing Childhood: Changing Perceptions of Risk, Protection and Wellbeing

5.     Deborah Woodman, Cathy Denomme  

‘I can sleep tomorrow’ Young Workers and Safe Work; Mutually Exclusive Categories

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