In preparation for the Symposium Young Lives, Changing Times the Department of Anthropology will hold workshops discussing relevant texts as listed below.

The workshops take place in RC Mills A26, Room 148, University of Sydney, 2006 NSW

For those who are interested in the readings, can find the references below. If any of them are unavailable to you, you can contact for copies.

SESSION I -Friday 8 April 2011, 5pm

System, Agency and Change: Through the Lens of Childhood and Youth Studies

Jensen and McKnee

Katz, C. 2004. ‘Disrupted Landscapes of Production and Reproduction’ (134–52), ‘New York Parallax; or, You Can’t Drive a Chevy through a Post-Fordist Landscape’ (155–9), from her Growing Up Global: Economic Restructuring and Children’s Everyday Lives. Minnesota: University of Minnesota Press.

McGillivray, A. 1997. ‘Therapies of Freedom: The Colonization of Aboriginal Childhood’, in A. McGillivray (Ed.), Governing Childhood. Aldershot; pp. .

SESSION II – Friday 6 May 2011, 5pm

Transforming Family Process and Pathways to Adulthood: Views from Aboriginal Australia

Collmann, J. 1979.’Women, Children and the Significance of the Domestic Group to Urban Aborigines in Central Australia’. In Ethnology 18(4), pp. 379-397

Moisseeff, M. (2011). ‘Invisible and Visible Loyalties in Racialized Contexts: A Systemic Perspective on Aboriginal Youth’. In U. Eickelkamp (Ed.), Growing Up in Central Australia: New Anthropological Studies on Aboriginal Childhood and Adolescence. Berghahn. [Urban Aboriginal Australia]

Robinson, G. 1995. ‘Informalization, Violence, Uncertainty: Aspects of Family Formation and Family Life in a Contemporary Aboriginal Community’, in V.R. Pulla (ed.), The Family: Asia Pacific Perspectives. Darwin: Northern Territory University, pp. 258-66. [Northern Remote Aboriginal Australia]

SESSION III – 27 May 2011, 5pm

Imaginaries Past and Present: Cultural Identity, Political Experience and the Self

Leavitt, S. C. 1998. The Bikhet Mystique: Masculine Identity and Patterns of Rebellion Among Bumbita Adolescent Males. In G. Herdt & S. C Leavitt, Adolescence in Pacific Island Societies. Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Press; pp. .

deBoeck, F. 2005. ‘The Divine Seed: Children, Gift & Witchcraft in the Democratic Republic of Congo’, in deBoeck and Honwana (eds), Makers and Breakers: Children & Youth in Postcolonial Africa, Oxford: James Curry, pp. 188–214.

Redding, K. A. 2004. ‘Being Young in Hitler’s Germany’, in her Growing Up in Hitler’s Shadow. Westport, Connecticut, London: Praeger, pp. 1–22.

And for those who wish to read more, two ‘classics’ and another contemporary piece:

Bronfenbrenner, U. 1972. ‘Upbringing in Collective Settings’. In his Two Worlds of Childhood: U.S. and U.S.S.R.. Touchstone Book, pp. 17–69. [USSR]

Das, V. 1979. ‘Reflections on the Social Construction of Adulthood’. In Kakar, S. (Ed.), Identity and Adulthood. Delhi, Oxford University Press, pp. 89–104. [India]

Hall, K. 1995. ‘“There’s a Time to Act English and a Time to Act Indian”: The Politics of Identity among British-Sikh Teenagers’, in S. Stephens (Ed.), Children and the Politics of Culture, Princeton University Press; pp. 244–64.

Additional SESSION IV – post symposium: June 2011 – tba

Cosmotechnologies: Images of Prenatal Life and Societal Renewal

Gottlieb, A. 2004. ‘Spiritual Beng Babies’, in her The Afterlife is Where We Come From: The Culture of Infancy in West Africa, The University of Chicago Press; pp. 80–

LaFleur, W. 1992. ‘A World of Waters and Words’, and ‘Social Death, Social Birth’,        from his Liquid Life: Abortion and Buddhism in Japan, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press; pp. 14–29; 30–43.

Leis, N. 1984. ‘The Not-So-Supernatural Power of Ijaw Children’, in Simon Ottenberg (Ed.), African Religious Groups and Beliefs, Meerut: Archana; pp. 151–69.

Lovelock, K. 2010. ‘Conceiving Reproduction: New Reproductive Technologies and

the Redefinition of the Kinship Narrrative in New Zealand Society’,  Anthropological Forum 20(2): 125–46.