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>Subject: CFP: 19th-C. Commodity Culture and Youth (4/15/05; collection)
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>From: "Dennis Denisoff" <[log in to unmask]>
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>Call for proposals for an essay collection tentatively entitled
>"Consuming Youth"
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>Consuming Youth will be a collection of previously unpublished essays
>addressing ways in which the young and traits associated with them
>developed during the nineteenth century in relation to commodity
>culture, broadly defined. It is intended to appeal to scholars of
>cultural studies, cultural theory, and children's literature and
>culture. The volume will be characterized by interdisciplinary
>scholarship addressing child and youth culture from various national
>contexts and scholarly and theoretical approaches. A publisher has
>already shown strong preliminary interest in this project. We plan to
>start making selections as of 15 April 2005.
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>Possible topics include (but are not at all limited to):
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>- youthfulness as a commodity
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>- infantilizing adults (by gender, race, etc.)
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>- young people as consumers
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>- the young and imperialism
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>- childhood and the public space
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>- visual arts, visuality, and illustration
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>- the politics of sports
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>- crafts, games, toys, etc.
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>- sexuality and youth
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>- music, theatre, and children
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>- child poverty and the market
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>- children in the work force
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>Please send inquiries, 2-page proposals, or completed essays, along with
>your c.v., to Dennis Denisoff by e-mail at [log in to unmask]  or by
>regular mail at Dennis Denisoff / Department of English / Ryerson
>University / 350 Victoria Street / Toronto, ON  M5B 2K3 / Canada
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>Dr. Dennis Denisoff
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>Associate Professor
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>Dept. of English and Graduate Programme
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>      in Communications and Culture
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>Ryerson University
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>416-979-5000 (ext. 6135)
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