The IUAES Commission on Children, Youth and Childhood invites all scholars with a focus on childhood studies to contribute to this panel.
The IUAES Commission On Children, Youth And Childhood invites all scholars with a focus on childhood studies to contribute to this panel. Starting with the rather universal idea that children are the future of their societies (e.g. that they are cultural and social resources) the panel aims to bring together scholars who present culturally specific variations of this idea - preferably with a special reference to alternative modernities. What kinds of socio-political and ideological conditions/tensions/contradictions determine the assumption that children are resources for the future? Which of these prerequisites contribute in shaping current childhood studies and thus are likely to linger into the future of our subject? The panel also welcomes contributions from scholars whose work critically scrutinizes the assumption that children are valued as cultural and social resources.