We briefly interrupt our summer photo/stories series to ask for your assistance in creating an arts & hums reading/viewing list for childhood and youth studies students and researchers. Over the next few months, we are looking to build up a resource for those of us involved in the teaching of childhood and youth studies, in whatever guise or disciplinary space, with an emphasis on the relationship between childhood and public life, children’s participation, childhood agency, and children’s politics.
We are asking that nominations are accompanied by short justification for the nomination (up to 300 words, can be less and/or, if you really feel like it, more is also fine). The nomination and its justification, credited to the nominator, will be re-blog on the Connectors Study blog over the winter of 2018-2019. All nominations will remain openly accessible on the blog and would provide a resource for enriching and complementing existing social science reading lists, where there is an interest in broadening social science curricula and engaging with cinematographic, literary, and poetic figurations of the civic and the political in childhood.
There is no deadline for nominations/submissions and we will take them on a rolling basis until the end of the project in September 2019. We are particularly keen to create an international resource and especially encourage the nomination of books, films and poetry from the Global South, and of directors, poets and writers, past and present, whose work speaks from different positions of ability, class, ethnicity, gender, and race backgrounds, and their combination.