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Jornadas Trasandinas de Aprendizaje, CONVOCATÓRIA


Estimados colegas, invitamos ustedes para presentaren porpuestas de trabajo (COMUNICACIÓN ORAL, RELATO DE PRÁCTICA, PÔSTER, TALLER) en el Congreso abajo, en lo cual estamos coordinando un Eje-Temático sobre niñez y juventud.

Con atención

Eduardo Silveira Netto Nunes


Popular Cultural Association/American Culture Association

Education, Teaching, History & Popular Culture

Call for Papers


The Area of Education, Teaching, History and Popular Culture is now accepting submissions for the Popular Culture and American Culture Association National Conference, San Diego, CA, to be held April 12-15, 2017 at the San Diego Marriott Hotel.  For detailed information please see http://pcaaca.org/national-conference/.

Re: Scholarship Central to the History of Childhood and Youth

The following may be useful:

Watt, Carey A., “‘No showy muscles’: the Boy Scouts and the global dimensions of physical culture and bodily health in Britain and colonial India”, chapter nine in N. R. Block and T. M. Proctor (eds.), Scouting Frontiers: Youth in the Scout Movement’s First Century. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009, pp. 121-42.

Watt, Carey. A, “The promise of ‘character’ and the spectre of sedition: the boy scout movement and colonial consternation in India, 1908-1921”, South Asia, New Series, 22, 2 (December 1999), pp. 37-62.

Re: Scholarship Central to the History of Childhood and Youth

Hello again, everyone! Thanks for your input and suggestions. The first draft of my list is below.

As I mentioned in the original post, my primary field is modern Asia with an emphasis on twentieth-century China, and my secondary is world history. My dissertation topic concerns transnational youth militarization during the interwar and world war two periods. These emphases are clearly represented in many of my choices below.