Reading Group – Childhood and Youth Studies with Intersectional Humanities
Friday 3 February 2023, 12.30-2pm,
Childishness, inexperience, physical immaturity, vulnerability, and the need for protection – constructions of childhood inferiority have played a fundamental part in race science, essentialist thinking, and the rationalisation of colonial hierarchies. The Childhood and Youth Studies Network and the Intersectional Humanities Programme are running an in-person discussion of the politics of age, in response to Ashwini Tambe’s article on ‘Climate, Race Science and the Age of Consent in the League of Nations’. The article relates how concepts of climate, race, and sex underpinned efforts to track the age of consent around the world, and draws upon history, geography, and social sciences.
What new approaches to researching childhood and youth does Tambe’s work help us to consider?
Our reading group welcomes participants from across disciplines, at all career stages from undergraduate to academic staff. We aim to create a space for developing thinking on childhood, and youth, and how age factors into our research. We hope this will be a chance to meet students and researchers with similar interests in other fields, and to discuss new concepts or methods from other disciplines. This is a lunchtime seminar, and participants are welcome to bring their own lunch.
We suggest participants read the article Climate, Race Science and the Age of Consent in the League of Nation by Ashwini Tambe. This reading is to be used for individual research purposes only.
Childhoood and Youth Studies Network (CYS)