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Mikhail Evstafiev, GFDL  

Seminar 2: Violence and liminality: violent transitions from childhood to adulthood in a global context
Friday 18 June 2010, 9.30am - 5pm, Birkbeck College, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HX

Moving from the beginning of childhood to the end of childhood, this seminar focuses on the role of violence in the transition to adulthood. The concept behind the seminar is "liminality" or the space between childhood and adulthood. As children or young people enter into this conceptual space, they are particularly vulnerable to being both perpetrators and victims of violence. For boys, especially, the peformance of violence or the ability to withstand violence or pain may be thought of as central mechanisms through which the transition to normative masculine adulthood is made. Through the exploration of these issues, the seminar considers how violence publicly marks boys' transition to hegemonic adult masculinity in the context of political violence.

Programme

9.30-10am
Breakfast and registration (Room B30)

10-12 noon
Policy and practice: NGO perspectives on violence and youth transitions (Room B18)
Chair: Dr Karen Wells
Dr Lyndsay McLean Hilker, postdoctoral research fellow, University of Sussex, and international development consultant, Youth exclusion and violence: a short review report for the Department for International Development
Trefor Lloyd, Boys' Development Project,
Boys, conflict and violence and learning the skills of resolution
Gabriella Dutra, Children and Youth in Organized Violence, Children and youth engaged in organised armed violence: the problems with masculinity and a consistent solution       

12 noon-1pm
Lunch (Room B30)

1-3.30pm
Violence and liminality: violent transitions from childhood to adulthood in a global context (Room B18)
Chair: Professor Ali Watson
Dr Nicholas Argenti, Brunel University, Children's medicine: traditional paediatric practice, motherhood and fosterage in a Grassfields chiefdom
Professor Filip de Boeck, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, Funeral rites, civic wrongs: Kinois youth and alternative visions of "state"
Dr Margarita Palacios, Department of Pyschosocial Studies, Birkbeck College, From narcissism to melancholia: the case of the "violent" youth

3.30-4.30pm
Integrating theory and experience: break-out groups (Room B18)
Chairs: Dr Nicholas Argenti, Professor Filip de Boeck, Dr Margarita Palacios

4.30-5pm
Plenary (Room B18)
Chair: Dr Virginia Morrow 

 

Listen to clips from the seminar below:  

Nicholas Argenti, Children's medicine: traditional paediatric practice, motherhood and fosterage in a Grassfields

Filip de Boeck, Funeral rites, civic wrongs: Kinois youth and alternative visions of state

Margarita Palacios, From narcissism to melancholia: the case of the "violent" youth

 

 

 

Click here to find out more about the other seminars in the series: Seminar 1; Seminar 3; Seminar 4; Seminar 5; Seminar 6.

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