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April 17–23, 2004

Global Comings of Age: Childhood, Youth, and Social Re-generation in a Time of Global Flows

Jennifer Cole, Co-Chair
Committee on Human Development
University of Chicago

Deborah Durham, Co-Chair
Department of Anthropology and Sociology
Sweetbriar College

What can be learned about the current moment of globalization and neoliberalism from looking at the lives of children and youths around the world? This question provided the impetus for this advanced seminar. Participants examined the shifting and often contested nature of childhood and youth as part of the transformations wrought by globalization.