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The American Studies Association’s Childhood and Youth Studies Caucus invites all interested 2008 ASA conference attendees to attend the following four events, to be held at the annual meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Oct. 16-19, in the Albquerque Convention Center.
1) Caucus-Sponsored Panel
Disability & Youth Culture: “Mental Defective” Embodiment, Special Education, and the Brain
Friday, Oct. 17, 2:00-3:45, Taos Room
Chair: Michael Bérubé (Pennsylvania State University, University Park Main Campus (PA))
Mona Gleason (University of British Columbia (Canada))
Navigating the Pedagogy of Failure: Medicine and Education Encounters the Disabled Child in English Canada, 1900-1960
Beth Ferri (Syracuse University (NY)), *David John Connor (City University of New York, Hunter College (NY))I was the special ed. girl: Urban Working-class Young Women of Color
Julie Passanante Elman (George Washington University (DC))
Normative Neurology: Disability and Teen Sexuality in the Decade of the Brain
Commentator: Michael Bérubé
2) Related Panel of Interest
At the Crossroads of Children’s Studies and American Studies: Intersections, Possibilities, Challenges
Saturday, Oct. 18, 10-11:45, Tijeras Room
Chair: Carol J. Singley (Rutgers University, Camden (NJ))
Presenter: Anna Mae Duane (University of Connecticut (CT))
Presenter: Paula S. Fass (University of California, Berkeley (CA))
Presenter: Lucia Hodgson (University of Southern California (CA))
Presenter: Caroline F. Levander (Rice University (TX))
Presenter: Karen Sánchez-Eppler (Amherst College (MA))
3) Related Panel of Interest
Coloring Outside the Lines: Performing Race in Children’s Books
Saturday, Oct. 18, 12:00-1:45, Santa Ana Room
Chair: Cecelia Tichi (Vanderbilt University (TN))
Jennifer A. Hughes (Emory University (GA))
The Right to Laugh: Children, Race, and Humorous Publication in Antebellum America
Michelle H. Martin (Clemson University (SC))
Performing Race, Performing Music & Black Identity: The Sad-Faced Boys of Arna Bontemps
Philip Nel (Kansas State University (KS))
The Black Cat in the Hat: Seuss and Race in the 1950s
4) Annual Business Meeting of the Childhood and Youth Studies Caucus
Thursday, Oct. 16, 11:45-1:15, Nambe Room
For further information or to join our caucus, please visit our website at http://www.theasa.net/caucus_youth/
or e-mail the caucus organizers, Bill Bush (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Adam Golub (email@example.com).
Caucus-related events at 2007 ASA:
1) Business Meeting of the Childhood and Youth Studies Caucus
WHEN? Saturday, Oct. 13, 12-1:30, Rm. 501
2) “Childhood and Youth Studies: Surveying an Emerging Interdisciplinary Field.”
“Breakfast of Champions” Roundtable Panel for Graduate Students, co-sponsored with the ASA Students’ Committee
Paula Fass, UC-Berkeley; Myra Bluebond-Langner, Rutgers University; William Bush, UNLV
WHEN? Saturday, Oct. 13, 8 AM, Salon CD.
3) Keywords in the Historical Study of Children and Youth
Chair: Lynne Vallone, Department of Childhood Studies, Rutgers U.
“Character”: Jay Mechling, American Studies, U. of California, Davis
“Innocence”: Leslie Paris, History, U. of British Columbia
“Consumer Culture”: Daniel Thomas Cook, Department of Childhood Studies,
“Politics”: Julia Mickenberg, American Studies, U. of Texas-Austin
Comment: Lynne Vallone, Department of Childhood Studies, Rutgers U.
WHEN? Friday, Oct. 12, 2-3:45, Rm. 412
4) Forty Years of Juvenile Justice Studies in North America: Revisiting Anthony M. Platt’s _The Child Savers_ (1969, 1977)
Chair: Miroslava Chavez-Garcia, Chicana/o Studies, U. of California, Davis
Anthony M. Platt, School of Social Work, California State U., Sacramento
Mary Odem, Women’s Studies and History, Emory University
Tamara Myers, History, U. of British Columbia
Geoff Ward, College of Criminal Justice, Northeastern U.
William Bush, History, U. of Nevada-Las Vegas
Comment: The Audience
WHEN? Friday, Oct. 12, 8-9:45, Rm. 412
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