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Youths and Generation: Investments in Future Democracies

Consumer Culture and Social Change

Culture, Communication and Textuality
Children and art

Immigration and ethnical relations
Childhood research

Health and illness
Child labour
Girls and young women

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Consumer Culture and Social Change-
Identities, Practices and Consequences on Every-day-lives

Coordinators: Ragnhild Brusdal , Senior Researcher, National Institute for Consumers Research (SIFO), and Randi Wærdahl , University of Oslo, Conference Coordinator of Childhoods 2005 .

Consumption has received increased attention from a variety of academic disciplines. A diversity of approaches has resulted in a diversity of theories and understanding of consumption and consumer culture. The goal of the study group intends to develop a theoretical framework and a more coherent approach on which we can build a better and more comprehensive understanding of how childhood is effected by the rise of commercial culture in different countries.

Call for papers

Solicited papers and considerations from pre-conference work-shops will be presented at the conference in 2005, but the thematic session will be open for papers and posters from individual participants.